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Is Governor Bill Lee’s School Voucher Plan Bill Dead

Is Governor Bill Lee’s School Voucher Plan Bill Dead

 Governor Bill Lee’s bill to give students private school vouchers in Tennessee appears to be dying. The intent was to let 20,000 public school students go to private institutions across the state and give them $7,000 each. For four weeks lawmakers have rolled Gov. Lee’s voucher plan, but as the session starts to wind down,…MORE

University of Tennessee Extends Enrollment Deadline Amid FAFSA Delays

University of Tennessee Extends Enrollment Deadline Amid FAFSA Delays

Knoxville, TN (WOKI / WVLT) The University of Tennessee is extending its enrollment confirmation deadline amid delays in processing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Department of Education’s change in the distribution of FAFSA information to universities across the country has resulted in delays in financial aid information for students and families,…MORE

Anderson County Schools Investigating Possible Student Record Manipulation

Anderson County Schools Investigating Possible Student Record Manipulation

Anderson County Schools is investigating possible issues related to student grades and coursework at Clinton High School. ACS believes that at least one student’s records were manipulated to satisfy graduation requirements, and a teacher and Clinton High School principal Dan Jenkins, Tennessee’s Principal of the Year award winner in 2023, were suspended. Jenkins resigned but…MORE

Non-Custodial Mother of Two of the Three Children Found at the Center of a TBI Endangered Child Alert, Tiara Shelton has Turned Herself In

Non-Custodial Mother of Two of the Three Children Found at the Center of a TBI Endangered Child Alert, Tiara Shelton has Turned Herself In

Update: The non-custodial mother of two of the three children at the center of a TBI Endangered Child Alert, Tiara Shelton has turned herself into Knoxville Police. 4 year-old Josh Hollins and 20 month old Jaisy Hollins were found Saturday effectively canceling the alert but detectives are still searching for her 17 year-old son Raymond.…MORE

Knox County Public Library Presents Truth and Consequences: Film and Conversation on News and Information Integrity

Knox County Public Library Presents Truth and Consequences: Film and Conversation on News and Information Integrity

Knox County Public Library is pleased to present Truth and Consequences: film and conversation on information integrity in today’s world from April 25-28, 2024. All events are free and open to the public.  With AI, deep fakes, and online influencers adding to the already complex landscape of media disruption and information integrity, the Library is partnering with experts to…MORE

A Jacksboro Man Enters Plea Agreement in Elk Poaching Charge
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A Jacksboro Man Enters Plea Agreement in Elk Poaching Charge

A man from Jacksboro who was charged with illegally killing two elk on North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area (NCWMA) last November, entered a plea agreement in court last week. In a plea agreement, Preston William Douglas, 34, of Jacksboro, appeared in Campbell County General Sessions Court on April 4 and was found guilty on two…MORE

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2024 Rossini Festival- April 20th and 21st

2024 Rossini Festival- April 20th and 21st

The Rossini Festival is Knoxville Opera’s annual International Street Fair that celebrates the global impact on the music, food, art, and culture of East Tennessee. April 20th and 21st.

50th NSRA Street Rod Nationals South May 3rd-4th

50th NSRA Street Rod Nationals South May 3rd-4th

Check out the nearly 2,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars, and more than 600 exhibitors and swappers at Chilhowee Park as the National Street Rod Association presents its Annual Street Rod Nationals South.

The Edge Foundation- Kickball with Curt and Friends- Sat. April 27th

The Edge Foundation- Kickball with Curt and Friends- Sat. April 27th

Kickball with Curt & Friends serves a greater purpose than only an annual exciting event. It’s a celebration of unity, empowerment, and the limitless possibilities that lie within the hearts and minds of Knoxville’s underprivileged youth. This event serves as a beacon of hope and opportunity, shining a light on the incredible potential that resides within our community.