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Man Indicted After Allegations of Threatening Judge and Attorneys

Man Indicted After Allegations of Threatening Judge and Attorneys

A Cookeville man has been indicted after being accused of threatening a judge and two attorneys in Sevier County.   In February, TBI special agents began investigating allegations involving Sevier County inmate Tyler Dakota Matthews. The investigation revealed that Matthews wrote letters to a Sevier County judge and an assistant public defender threatening to harm…MORE

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Begins This Friday and Brings Celebrations of Spring to East Tennessee

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Begins This Friday and Brings Celebrations of Spring to East Tennessee

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health begins this Friday (4/23) and runs through June 7. You can enjoy more than half-a-million blooming flowers, a new dining pass that provides an unforgettable culinary journey, and a warm spring atmosphere filled with the sounds of inspirational music emanating from stages throughout the Pigeon Forge…MORE

Seven People are Arrested for Disrupting a Knox County Commission Meeting

Seven People are Arrested for Disrupting a Knox County Commission Meeting

Seven people are arrested for disrupting a Knox County Commission meeting. Those protests were regarding the ongoing desire and demand to see the body camera footage in the shooting at Austin-East Magnate high school which killed 17 year old Anthony Thompson Jr. and injured Officer Adam Willson. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says those who…MORE

Family of Anthony Thompson, Jr. Hire Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump

Family of Anthony Thompson, Jr. Hire Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump

The family of 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. who was killed during an officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnate High School hires Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump. Crump announcing he will represent the 17-year-olds family and “advocate for justice.” Crump has previously focused on cases including Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and George Floyd. TBI officials say during…MORE

Rural Metro Fire Fighter Injured Battling House Fire

Rural Metro Fire Fighter Injured Battling House Fire

A firefighter with Knox County Rural Metro is injured battling a house fire. Fire crews and deputies responding to a house fire in the 7300 block of Asheville Highway yesterday afternoon (Thursday). According to Rural Metro, one of its firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. Wind complicated…MORE

KPD Releasing Names of Officers Involved in Monday’s Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin East

KPD Releasing Names of Officers Involved in Monday’s Officer-Involved Shooting at Austin East

The Knoxville Police Department has identified the officers involved in the officer-involved shooting incident at Austin-East Magnet High School on Monday. KPD says Officer Adam Willson, Lieutenant Stanley Cash, Officer Jonathon Clabough and Officer Brian Baldwin were on the scene. Willson is continuing to recover from his injuries at the UT Medical Center. Per departmental…MORE

Governor Bill Lee Proposing $100 Million, Two Week Sales Tax Holiday on Restaurants, Bars and Groceries

Governor Bill Lee Proposing $100 Million, Two Week Sales Tax Holiday on Restaurants, Bars and Groceries

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is proposing a $100 million, two-week sales tax holiday on restaurants, bars and groceries. Lawmakers have been presented a budget amendment to the Governor’s $42 billion spending plan. The proposal was fueled by better-than-expected revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic. When those sales tax holidays would occur has not yet been determined.…MORE

Tennessee Receives $4.5 Billion Dollars for Education

Tennessee Receives $4.5 Billion Dollars for Education

The state of Tennessee has received $4.5 billion in federal funding to go towards K-12 schools.   Individual school districts will be allotted money and they can decide how to use it. Governor Bill Lee has stated that he hopes much of the money goes towards infrastructure in schools, professional support for teachers, and developing…MORE

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Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic

Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic

The Phillip Fulmer Golf Classic takes place Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at Avalon Golf & Country Club to benefit Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.

Dogwood Arts Festival

Dogwood Arts Festival

Join us April 23-25 for the Dogwood Arts Festival at World’s Fair Park! Featuring 75 art vendors, live music, food vendors, and take-home art activities for kids. Reserve your ticket today!

Game On Against Cancer

Game On Against Cancer

Game On Against Cancer takes place June 25th, 2021 at The Wakefield Corporation. This benefit event features celebrity matches on a variety of home gaming equipment, a silent auction & more!