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Zoo Lights at Zoo Knoxville will Feature a Pop-Up Crafter’s Market Saturday

Zoo Lights at Zoo Knoxville will Feature a Pop-Up Crafter’s Market Saturday

Zoo Lights presented by Chick-fil-A will be featuring a pop-up Crafter’s Market on Saturday, December 10.  In addition to beautiful animal lanterns, lighting, and festive food and drinks, guests can shop for unique holiday gifts and support local businesses.  Zoo Lights is open each Wednesday through Sunday until January 8, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until…MORE

Shania Twain Bringing Her Queen of Me Tour to Knoxville in 2023

Shania Twain Bringing Her Queen of Me Tour to Knoxville in 2023

Country music superstar Shania Twain bringing the second leg of her 2023 Queen of Me Tour to Thompson Boling Arena. The show will be October 16 in Knoxville and tickets for the newly added dates go on sale starting December 16th at LiveNation.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning next Tuesday (12/13)…MORE

An East Tennessee Baker in Quarterfinals of the Greatest Baker Competition

An East Tennessee Baker in Quarterfinals of the Greatest Baker Competition

An East Tennessee baker advancing into the quarterfinals of the Greatest Baker competition. Emily Cooke, owner and baker at Buttercup Bakehouse in Maynardville, has made it through five heated rounds. Cooke specializes in banana pudding cookies and danishes as well as a German Pastry, the recipe from her grandmother who immigrated from Germany. Winning the…MORE

It Might be a Little Harder to Get a Real Christmas Tree This Year

East TN farmers are running out of Christmas trees quickly. Some East TN farmers said this year wasn’t the best for harvesting Christmas tree crops and they have to prepare years in advance when planting their trees. The farmers said the drought-like conditions have affected the number of trees they were able to grow and…MORE

The Final Total in the Tennessee Versus Kentucky Blood Drive is Announced

The Final Total in the Tennessee Versus Kentucky Blood Drive is Announced

The final totals are in for the Tennessee versus Kentucky blood drive between Medic and Kentucky Blood Center. Kentucky has beaten Tennessee in the 35th annual blood competition. Kentucky collected 2,094 units of blood while medic collected 1,840. The competition is still a win for both blood centers as much needed, life-saving donations were collected.…MORE

The TBI Releasing Studies on Crime on School Campuses and Domestic Violence Crimes

The TBI Releasing Studies on Crime on School Campuses and Domestic Violence Crimes

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two new studies today, detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crime identified as having a domestic violence nexus. Both studies utilize data from the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).Among the findings of ‘School Crime 2021’:• From 2019 to 2021, 22,855 crimes were reported…MORE

A Nurse is Arrested for Public Intoxication While on the Job in Knoxville Clinic

A Nurse is Arrested for Public Intoxication While on the Job in Knoxville Clinic

An on-duty Nurse is arrested and charged with public intoxication. WVLT reporting police responding to the Little Clinic on Middlebrook Pike. Officers say Matthew Lappin, a worker at the clinic, had gotten into an argument with a parent about their daughter’s appointment and reportedly threatened to fight the victim. Police say Lappin smelled like alcohol…MORE

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The 12 Days of Textmas with The Phil Show

The 12 Days of Textmas with The Phil Show

Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 1st through Friday, Dec. 16th it’s NewsTalk 98.7’s 12 Days of Textmas! Just listen to The Phil Show for the “Holiday Keyword” to text to 865-686-8255 daily. One winner will be selected for each day and you could win great prizes.

The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes!

The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes!

UPDATE: The Grand Prize winner for The Home Depot Fantasy of Prizes is Jeff West! Jeff won the Festive Nutcracker LED Pre-lit Wreath, The 9 Foot Giant LED Blow Up Inflatable Santa, and the Nexgrill 30Q Turkey Fryer Package! Congratulations Jeff and thanks to all of those who were qualified, and don’t forget to check out East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s Fantasy of Trees “Christmas in the Pines” this year at the Knoxville Convention Center from Nov. 23rd through 27th!

NewsTalk 98.7’s Titans Suite Experience

NewsTalk 98.7’s Titans Suite Experience

Update: Congratulations to Arturo Cano! He is the Grand Prize winner of the Titans Suite Experience! Arturo won 4 suite tickets to the Titans VS Jaguars game on Dec. 11th plus a parking pass and a $100 Visa card.

XHunger Tour 2022

XHunger Tour 2022

Are you a High School or College Student that needs service hours? Know someone who is? Join or start an XHunger club today and check out the list of events this season!