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Medic Regional Blood Center Has Blood Drives This Week

Medic Regional Blood Center Has Blood Drives This Week

Medic Regional Blood Center still needs blood donations. Due to COVID-19 concerns, Medic is requiring donors to make an appointment. They remind us that blood donation is safe. They do have a scheduled blood drive today at Walmart at 7420 Chapman Highway from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. They will also have drives this Wednesday…MORE

Woman Still Missing Following Boating Accident

Woman Still Missing Following Boating Accident

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says a woman remains missing after she and her husband were involved in a boating incident on Norris Lake. TWRA said the couple, in their 70s, were on a pontoon boat near the Rock Harbor development when the woman went overboard around 7 p.m. last night. (Thursday) Her husband went…MORE

TBI Urging Parents to Stay Vigilant Monitoring Children’s Computer Activity Due to Increase in Child Exploitation Cases

TBI Urging Parents to Stay Vigilant Monitoring Children’s Computer Activity Due to Increase in Child Exploitation Cases

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking parents to stay vigilant in monitoring their child’s online activity especially with more kids at home due to COVID-19. Our TV News Partner, WVLT says the TBI is experiencing a sharp increase in child exploitation cases. A special agent says investigators have received double the amount of tips…MORE

Knox County Mayor says County Will Pay for COVID-19 Testing for Uninsured Residents

Knox County Mayor says County Will Pay for COVID-19 Testing for Uninsured Residents

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs says that the county will pay for COVID-19 testing for uninsured residents through the Knox County Health Department. To qualify, those without insurance must first call KCDC at 865-215-5555. KCDH staff will assess patients over the phone to determine testing options. Residents must be symptomatic and meet clinical guidelines to…MORE

Cades Cove Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Cades Cove Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Cades Cove employee tests positive for COVID-19. Our TV News Partner, WVLT says the employee was asked to self-isolate at home and was showing minor symptoms. The last day the employee was at work was March 19th. Other park employees who had close contact with the patient were also asked to self-isolate. None of…MORE

TN Department of Education Will Begin Offering Daily Learning Opportunities on PBS

TN Department of Education Will Begin Offering Daily Learning Opportunities on PBS

The Tennessee Department of Education secured a partnership with the state’s PBS stations to deliver daily instructional content for Tennessee students during COVID-19 school closures. This partnership will provide all students with access to daily learning opportunities right in their own homes. Starting April 6, Tennessee’s six PBS stations— WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI— will deliver two hours of programming with high-quality instructional content from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST. Four…MORE

Tennessee Sports to Take Over SEC Network

Tennessee Sports to Take Over SEC Network

The SEC Network is putting Tennessee in charge Friday as the network continues its two-week SEC takeover period. The Big Orange takeover begins at midnight ET on Friday, March 27. During the SEC Network Takeover, each of the 14 Southeastern Conference schools has the opportunity to create a customized, 24-hour stretch of programming to highlight…MORE

Zoo Knoxville Asking for Your Help for Animals During COVID-19 Closure

Zoo Knoxville Asking for Your Help for Animals During COVID-19 Closure

Zoo Knoxville is asking the community to help support the ongoing care of zoo animals while they are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoo Knoxville is a non-profit organization and 75% of their daily operating funds come from sales of tickets and passes. The zoo closed voluntarily on March 16th to help prevent the…MORE

Tennova Hospitals in East Tennessee Suspend Visitation

Tennova Hospitals in East Tennessee Suspend Visitation

Tennova Hospitals in East Tennessee is restricting visitors at their facilities. Due to cautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are no longer allowed in the hospital until further notice. These are for all East Tennessee hospitals, including North Knoxville Medical Center, Turkey Creek Medical Center, Jefferson Memorial Hospital, LaFollette Medical Center and Newport Medical…MORE

Dollywood Delays Opening and Suspends Operations at DreamMore Resort and Spa

Dollywood Delays Opening and Suspends Operations at DreamMore Resort and Spa

Dollywood is delaying their opening and DreamMore Resort and Spa will suspend operations today. (Tuesday) Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins remains open at this time. Dollywood’s President Craig Ross says “The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented, and based on the ever-changing developments, we are constantly re-evaluating our options and hoping to open in May,” For guests with…MORE

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Big Kahuna Wing Festival

Big Kahuna Wing Festival

The Big Kahuna Wing Festival returns to World’s Fair Park on Sunday, September 6th, 2020! Tickets go on sale July 6th.

Restaurants Offering Takeout & Delivery

Restaurants Offering Takeout & Delivery

Due to COVID-19 concerns, dine-in restaurants are currently closed. But you can still enjoy food from your favorite restaurants at home! Find out which East Tennessee restaurants are providing takeout & delivery services. 

Donate to Help Those in Need

Donate to Help Those in Need

Find information here how you can donate to various charitable organizations and help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.