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Board of Health Member Now Advocating Curfew for Bars

Board of Health Member Now Advocating Curfew for Bars

One of the members of the Knox County Board of Health is now advocating of a curfew instead of a shuttering bars in the county. Dr. Patrick O’Brien in a letter to the board says current data shows community spread has not primarily been located in bars and restaurants. The curfew would go into affect…MORE

FBI Releases Audio Recording of Person of Interest in Child Victim Case

FBI Releases Audio Recording of Person of Interest in Child Victim Case

The FBI is asking for help finding a woman believed to be connected to a child victim. They’re calling her Jane Doe and she’s believed to be in her mid-thirties. The woman is believed to have critical information pertaining to the health and welfare of a child. Officials say she is not the subject of the…MORE

Oak Ridge High School Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

Oak Ridge High School Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

One person has tested positive for COVID-19 at Oak Ridge High School. In a letter to parents, officials say a staff member at the high school had tested positive. Officials announced the case in a letter to families over the weekend. “It is our sincere hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and…MORE

Early Voting Ends Saturday for August 6th Primary

Early Voting Ends Saturday for August 6th Primary

Saturday is the last day you can Early Vote for the August 6th Primary. So far over 33,000 people have cast their ballots early in Knox County. Almost 7,000 of those were through absentee ballots. Remember, during early voting you can cast your ballot at any polling location. However, on election day you must vote at…MORE

UT Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer Working out Logistics of This Year’s Football Season

UT Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer Working out Logistics of This Year’s Football Season

UT Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer says the SEC’s announcement provides important clarity as it relates to the 2020 football season. The league office is currently developing a revised schedule. Fulmer says student-athletes and coaches are working hard to prepare while prioritizing health and safety. The next decision will be capacity at Neyland Stadium. Fulmer says…MORE

Knox County Board of Health Votes to Close Bars

Knox County Board of Health Votes to Close Bars

Bars across Knox County will close again on Monday. The Knox County Board of Health voted last night to again close bars in the county in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Board Member Dr. Patrick O’Brien said, “Action of some kind is warranted and certainly better than inaction.” The order affects any business…MORE

BLM Mural on MLK Jr. Ave. Vandalized

BLM Mural on MLK Jr. Ave. Vandalized

KPD is investigating after someone vandalized the Black Lives Matter Mural on MLK Jr. Avenue. Early Wednesday morning officers noticed black paint poured across the mural out in front of Austin-East High School. The paint was still wet and being tracked across the road by passing vehicles. They’ve been working to clean it up. So…MORE

Today’s Knox County COVID-19 Numbers July 28, 2020

Today’s Knox County COVID-19 Numbers July 28, 2020

The latest COVID-19 numbers from the Knox County Health Department 46 New Active Cases Reported, Total Active Now 1893. Current hospitalizations decreased 8 to 37. No deaths reported total at 26 Deaths Connected to COVID-19. 121 more people have recovered from the virus bringing the Total Recovered Cases to 1453.MORE

Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts Down I-75 Overnight

Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts Down I-75 Overnight

Lanes are open, but crews had to clean up a mess Tuesday morning after a tractor trailer spilled its load. The crash involving multiple trucks was report around 12:30 a.m. on I-75 South near Merchants Drive. All southbound lanes were blocked for a time overnight. The Sheriff’s Office reports hundreds of bottles of Canada Dry…MORE

Nashville Civil War Monument Vandalized

Nashville Civil War Monument Vandalized

AP – Officials say a monument in Tennessee that recognizes both Union and Confederate troops was vandalized with red spray paint. The Tennessean reports a derogatory phrase about America was scrawled at the base of the Battle of Nashville Monument.   Battle of Nashville Trust President Tim Kay said the damage will cost at least…MORE

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