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UT to Formally Announce New Head Football Coach This Afternoon

UT to Formally Announce New Head Football Coach This Afternoon

Josh Heupel, the former Oklahoma quarterback who led his team to the national title, and who as an assistant coach and head coach captured conference championships at Oklahoma and UCF, has been named Tennessee’s 27th head football coach, Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White announced on Wednesday. Heupel will be formally introduced during a live-streamed…MORE

UT’s Athletic Director Hires a New Head Football Coach

UT’s Athletic Director Hires a New Head Football Coach

The University of Tennessee has a new head football coach.  Tennessee has hired Josh Heupel, UCF’s coach as UT’s new head football coach. That’s according to our Jimmy Hyams. Athletic Director Danny White told the team this (Wednesday) morning. Heupel was 28-8 in three years at Central Florida and his offense was top five in…MORE

The Victim in a Deadly West Knoxville Shooting is Identified

The Victim in a Deadly West Knoxville Shooting is Identified

The victim in a deadly shooting on Aldenwood Lane is identified. The Knox County Sheriff’s office says 21-year-old Cameron Lashan Russell died in the shooting. Deputies have not identified the second victim yet. Emergency crews rushed them to the University of Tennessee Medical Center to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds. KCSO did not have…MORE

Tennessee Ranks Third Lowest in Senior Tax Burden

Tennessee Ranks Third Lowest in Senior Tax Burden

A new report by seniorliving.org says that Tennessee has the 3rd lowest tax burden for seniors and retirees in the U.S.   Senior Living measures the tax burden based on the percentage of total income that residents pay on state and local taxes.   The only states that ranked less expensive than Tennessee were Alaska…MORE

The Knox County Health Department is Asking for Patience with the Public Information Line

The Knox County Health Department is Asking for Patience with the Public Information Line

The Knox County Health Department asking for patience with their public information line. They received over 70 thousand inbound calls last Friday, a majority of those calls came in between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., which was 30 minutes before and after KCHD opened registration for 1,000 additional first dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments last Saturday. For…MORE

TBI Searching for a Man Believed to be Involved in Double Homicide

TBI Searching for a Man Believed to be Involved in Double Homicide

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is searching for a person of interest in a double homicide. 70 year-old David Vowell is considered armed and dangerous following an incident on Reelfoot lake in Obion County Monday morning. If you have seen him or know where he may be located please call 1-800-TBI-FIND. 26 year-old Chance Black…MORE

My TN State Park Fundraiser

My TN State Park Fundraiser

Pandemics and social distancing last year made outdoor activities popular. Tennessee State Parks saw an increase in visitors and they are having a donation campaign to vote for your favorite park. One dollar gives you one vote. For the entire month of January, you can donate to vote for your favorite park. Every dollar given will…MORE

Morristown Police Searching for a Missing Teen

Morristown Police Searching for a Missing Teen

The Morristown Police Department is asking for the public’s help regarding a missing 16-year-old boy. 16-year-old Federico Vega Olvera was last seen as his residence on Sunday, Jan. 24 around 10:30 a.m. in North Morristown. Olvera is described as a 5′3 White male, weighing around 160 pounds. Olvera may be wearing a red hoodie and…MORE

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TN Job Fair – Are You Hiring

TN Job Fair – Are You Hiring

TENNESEE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR February 1st – February 28th Are you hiring? We’re hosting a virtual job fair and can help you fill positions with qualified candidates.

Project Shine

Project Shine

NewsTalk 98.7 is proud to be a part of Project Shine! We’ve teamed up with VolunteerMatch to encourage you to donate your TIME this holiday season!

Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Due to circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to host our annual Off The Record event at the Bijou Theatre in 2020. We have a new date scheduled for April 20, 2021.