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Knox County Board of Health Voting to Extend Restrictions

Knox County Board of Health Voting to Extend Restrictions

COVID-19 vaccines will soon be distributed to those who qualify in Knox County. Last night during the Board of Health meeting, Health Department Director, Dr Martha Buchanan, reiterated the importance of taking precautions, even if you receive the vaccine.  The Board of Health voted to extend social gathering restrictions and curfews until at least January 21st.  Also…MORE

Knox County Board of Health Meets Wednesday

Knox County Board of Health Meets Wednesday

The Knox County Board of Health is set to meet Wednesday, December 30 at 5:00.   Per the agenda, the board is set to discuss three main topics:   COVID-19   Face Covering Regulation COVID-19 Restaurant Occupancy Limitation and Early Closure Regulation COVID-19 Social Gathering Limitation   To watch the meeting live, visit STREAM.KNOXCOUNTYTN.GOVMORE

Man Suspected of Firing Shots at Officers and Leading Police on a Manhunt is in Custody

Man Suspected of Firing Shots at Officers and Leading Police on a Manhunt is in Custody

A manhunt for the suspect accused of firing shots at Loudon County Officer’s is over. 31-year-old Devin McGuire was arrested this (Monday) morning. He is charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated kidnapping. Officers with the Lenoir City Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle Sunday with a woman…MORE

KPD Receives 300 Body Cameras For Officers

KPD Receives 300 Body Cameras For Officers

The Knoxville Police department has announced that officers should be equipped with body cameras soon after receiving a shipment of 300 cameras.   During the summer, the department set the goal of getting all officers equipped with body cameras. Over recent months, select officers have been participating in a trial run with the proposed camera…MORE

Gatlinburg Cancels New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

Gatlinburg Cancels New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

The City of Gatlinburg announces its New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration is canceled due to rising cases of COVID-19. Officials say “they look forward to continuing our many treasured traditions, like the annual New Year’s celebration, when it is safer to do so.” The Island in Pigeon Forge plans to continue its scheduled fireworks show…MORE

Representative From Knoxville Explains Why He Voted Against Stimulus Bill

Representative From Knoxville Explains Why He Voted Against Stimulus Bill

Congress passed the newest Covid-19 stimulus relief bill Monday evening after months of stalemate on the issue. Representative from Knoxville, Tim Burchett, voted against the bill.   Burchett posted a video to Twitter explaining his vote.   Foreign countries get over a $Billion. Kennedy Center gets $40 million. American families get $600 in COVID relief.…MORE

Former Tennessee House Speaker Named to Board of TVA

Former Tennessee House Speaker Named to Board of TVA

The U.S. Senate confirms the nomination of a former Tennessee House speaker to the board of directors of the nation’s largest public utility. Beth Harwell has been appointed to the Tennessee Valley Authority board. President Trump nominated Harwell in January. Senator Lamar Alexander said Harwell worked with the TVA on several issues during her time…MORE

Tennessee is the Only State to Withhold Some COVID-19 Vaccines for Emergency Reserve

Tennessee is the Only State to Withhold Some COVID-19 Vaccines for Emergency Reserve

Tennessee will hold back some of the coronavirus vaccines. As states rush to inoculate health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic, Tennessee has prioritized building its own emergency reserve of the coveted vaccine. Tennessee is the only state has that will hold back a small portion in “case of spoilage of vaccine…MORE

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