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KCHD: Vaccine Demand is Outpacing Supply

KCHD: Vaccine Demand is Outpacing Supply

From the Knox County Health Department:   Knoxville, Tenn. – Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in Knox County is significantly outpacing supply. With just 4,700 vaccines in hand—most of which went to health care workers and first responders—the Knox County Health Department must rely on the State and vaccine distributors with regard to how quickly it…MORE

KPD Asking For Help Finding Shooting Suspect

KPD Asking For Help Finding Shooting Suspect

The suspect from the fatal shooting that occurred in the early hours of December 27, 2020 at 8705 Unicorn Drive has been identified.   KPD Violent Crimes Unit investigators have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Landon Hank Black, 25, of Knoxville, Tennessee, for first degree murder for the shooting that resulted in the…MORE

Tennessee is Topping a List for States Most People are Moving

Tennessee is Topping a List for States Most People are Moving

Tennessee is seeing an increase in movers. New data from U-Hauls hows that far more trucks left California and moved to Tennessee. Knoxville is number 7 on the list for U.S. growth cities and the Johnson City – Kingsport area are at number 12. U-Haul says California remains in lockdown during the pandemic and Americans…MORE

Knox County Sheriff’s Vehicles Getting a New Logo for the First Time in Decades

Knox County Sheriff’s Vehicles Getting a New Logo for the First Time in Decades

Knox County Sheriff’s vehicles will have a new look for the first time in twenty years. Sheriff Tom Spangler says the new logo is meant to unite law enforcement and the community as well as bring in the flag.  The new logos won’t cost tax payers anything because only new vehicles will be receiving the new…MORE

KCS Moving to Online Learning Friday Due to Inclement Weather

KCS Moving to Online Learning Friday Due to Inclement Weather

Knox County Schools announced that classes for Friday, January 7th will be held online due to inclement weather.   Based on forecasted inclement weather and the potential for hazardous road conditions, Knox County Schools will move to online learning on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. pic.twitter.com/n99PMp8N1g — Knox County Schools (@KnoxSchools) January 7, 2021 KCS added…MORE

Three Pets are Killed in Early Morning Apartment Fire

Three Pets are Killed in Early Morning Apartment Fire

Three pets are killed in an early morning apartment fire. The Knoxville Fire Department responding to The Park Apartments on Adair Drive just before 3 a.m. this (Thursday) morning. One unit in the building was on fire, but firefighters were able to quickly put it out and prevent damage to eight other units connected to…MORE

KPD Investigating an Early Morning Shooting

KPD Investigating an Early Morning Shooting

Knoxville Police officers responding to a shooting at Fuller Avenue and Wilder Place. Police arrived around 2:30 this (Wednesday) morning and found a male gunshot victim inside of a vehicle. The victim was transported to the UT Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries. The shooting is now under by the KPD Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone…MORE

Police Searching for a Missing 14 Year-Old Girl in Knox County

Police Searching for a Missing 14 Year-Old Girl in Knox County

The search for a missing 14 year old girl is underway in Knox County. Knoxville Police say Alanna Gray was last seen leaving home in the 3100 block of Indigo Lane early Monday morning. Police say Gray is 5′4″ with blue eyes and blond hair. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black…MORE

Bryce Thompson Leaving UT Vols for the NFL Draft

Bryce Thompson Leaving UT Vols for the NFL Draft

Tennessee junior defensive back Bryce Thompson announces his intentions to declare for the NFL Draft this (Tuesday) morning after three years in the program. He made the announcement via personal Instagram account. “Words can’t describe how honored I am to fulfill my lifelong dream, and I am ready for the challenge,” Thompson said in is…MORE

KCHD Scheduling Vaccine Appointments For Those 75 and Older

KCHD Scheduling Vaccine Appointments For Those 75 and Older

Release from the Knox County Health Department:   Knoxville, Tenn. – The Knox County Health Department is offering scheduled appointments this week for Knox County residents, who are 75 and older, to receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.   Walk-up appointments at KCHD’s main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will be scheduled for…MORE

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TN Job Fair – Are You Hiring

TN Job Fair – Are You Hiring

TENNESEE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR February 1st – February 28th Are you hiring? We’re hosting a virtual job fair and can help you fill positions with qualified candidates.

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Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Due to circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to host our annual Off The Record event at the Bijou Theatre in 2020. We have a new date scheduled for April 20, 2021.