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Public Comment Available for Wednesday Board of Health Meeting

Public Comment Available for Wednesday Board of Health Meeting

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will facilitate a public forum before the Board of Health meeting Wednesday. The board has been holding virtual meetings and hadn’t allowed public comment. The meeting will start with 30 minutes of public input. Each speaker will have up to three minutes. Mayor Jacobs says, “No public institution I’ve ever…MORE

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for 7/30/20

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for 7/30/20

The latest COVID-19 numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health. Active Cases increased by 2,049 at 102,871. Current Hospitalizations increased 90 to 4,572. 13 new deaths reported, Total at 1,033 Deaths Connected to COVID-19. 2,105 more people have recovered from the virus bringing the Total Recovered Cases to 64,234.MORE

Medic to Start Screening Donors for COVID-19 Antibodies

Medic to Start Screening Donors for COVID-19 Antibodies

Medic Regional Blood Center will start testing donors for COVID-19 antibodies. The screening is part of Medic’s efforts to identify and recruit potential Convalescent Plasma donors. This is not the diagnostic test and if you are sick you should not donate. You will be screened before testing and make an appointment to donate. Masks are…MORE

TN Attorney General: Mask Mandates Are Constitutionally Defensible

TN Attorney General: Mask Mandates Are Constitutionally Defensible

Tennessee’s attorney general says mask mandates are constitutionally defensible. The opinion comes as some county mayors have moved to enact the requirements. Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III wrote that for more than a century, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that communities have the right to protect themselves against an epidemic of disease. Slatery…MORE

Bill Lee Speaks on Additional $115 Million Being Sent to Local Governments

Bill Lee Speaks on Additional $115 Million Being Sent to Local Governments

On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced an additional $115 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds were provided to local governments across the state to offset costs incurred from responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In Lee’s Thursday press conference, the governor emphasized the importance of keeping that money in…MORE

Gov Lee Urging You to Complete 2020 Census

Gov Lee Urging You to Complete 2020 Census

State officials are urging you to complete the 2020 Census. Governor Bill Lee announced only 61.5% of Tennesseans have finished it so far. The Governor is urging you to finish the Census as it brings federal money to the state and local communities. The money is used to fund hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and…MORE

TSSAA Rules on High School Football and Other Fall Sports

TSSAA Rules on High School Football and Other Fall Sports

The TSSAA has voted on measures for a high school football season this fall. The organization has also issues 12 regulations that will apply to all fall sports.   High school football will happen this year with an 8 game regular season. Each team’s schedule will change and teams will only play within their region.…MORE

KPD Asking For Help Identifying and Finding Suspects

KPD Asking For Help Identifying and Finding Suspects

The Knoxville police department is asking for your help in finding a group of people suspected of a theft over the weekend on Third Creek Road.   The theft occurred on Friday evening around 5:00.   Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call police. KPD investigators are working to identify the suspects…MORE

KCHD Resuming COVID-19 Testing in the Morning to Avoid Heat

KCHD Resuming COVID-19 Testing in the Morning to Avoid Heat

The Knox County Health Department is resuming COVID-19 testing Wednesday at their location on Dameron Avenue. They called off testing Monday because they didn’t want people having to stand outside in the heat. They decide to move the testing to a new location, but say it won’t be available until next month. In the meantime,…MORE

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