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Great Smoky Mountains National Park will Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway and Spur, will remain closed until further notice. All access to the park, including trails and roads, were originally closed on March 24 through April 6, in alignment with efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 across the region. The…MORE

Knox County Mayor Says County Convenience Centers are Doubling Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

Knox County Mayor Says County Convenience Centers are Doubling Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs says County Convenience Centers are doubling down on service. Knox County leaders say several issues have created a “perfect storm” causing a larger-than-normal buildup of solid waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, residents are collecting more and more carry-out trash from restaurants and spending additional time at home spring cleaning.…MORE

Blount County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Help to Find Man who Fled From Police

Blount County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Help to Find Man who Fled From Police

Blount County’s Sheriff is asking for your help to find a Maryville man who fled from deputies. Deputies are looking for 22 year-old Jordan Blake Wallace from Friendsville. Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, a deputy attempted a traffic stop on a 1990 Chevrolet pick-up truck on U.S. Highway 321 at Old Glory Road due to…MORE

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for April 1, 2020

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for April 1, 2020

Laboratory Type Positive Test Negative Tests Total State PH Lab 269 1,687 1,956 Non-State PH Lab 2,414 28,082 30,496 Total 2,683 29,769 32,452 * Please note, these data are meant to provide a rough estimate of testing volume. Due to different source data, numbers may differ slightly from day to day. ** Laboratory reports of positive cases…MORE

KCHD: Assisted Living Facility Reports COVID-19 Cases

KCHD: Assisted Living Facility Reports COVID-19 Cases

A Knox County assisted living facility is now dealing with a cluster of COVID-19 cases. Dr. Martha Buchanan with the Knox County Health Department, says three residents and one staff member at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.  Dr. Buchanan says they are waiting for test results for three other staff members at the same…MORE

Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million Dollars to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 Research

Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million Dollars to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 Research

Dolly Parton is making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards COVID-19 research and is encouraging people that can afford it to make donations. She says a longtime friend is a Doctor who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years. He has informed her that they are making some exciting advancements towards…MORE

University of Tennessee Campuses Announce On-Line Only Summer Semester

University of Tennessee Campuses Announce On-Line Only Summer Semester

University of Tennessee System President Randy Boyd – in consultation with chancellors at UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, UT Martin and the UT Health Science Center – announces that summer session classes at all campuses will be delivered online in response to COVID-19. At UTHSC, clinical rotations in hospitals will continue with students following COVID-19 protocol.…MORE

4/1/20 COVID-19 Numbers for Knox County

4/1/20 COVID-19 Numbers for Knox County

The Knox County Health Department releases COVID-19 for Knox County. There are 77 confirmed cases in the county, up from 63 yesterday (Tuesday). There are 12 hospitalizations, still only one fatality and 28 recovered cases which means they have been released from isolation.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.