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TBI Asking for Help to Find Suspects in 10 Year Old Case

TBI Asking for Help to Find Suspects in 10 Year Old Case

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for your help to learn what happened to a man found dead in his own trunk ten years ago. Jim Miller’s body was found in the trunk of his own car in rural Monroe County. Investigators say the car had been set on fire. Miller’s wife, Vickie said…MORE

Sevier County Schools Moving to Virtual Learning

Sevier County Schools Moving to Virtual Learning

Sevier County Schools will move to virtual learning starting tomorrow (Wednesday). Officials say “In order to reduce contacts between students on the upcoming half-day of school and to allow for continued deep cleaning efforts all classes will be taught virtually” . Students are expected to return to class on November 30.MORE

UT Basketball Head Coach Rick Barnes Tests Positive for COVID-19

UT Basketball Head Coach Rick Barnes Tests Positive for COVID-19

Tennessee Vols basketball activities are suspended. Head Coach Rick Barnes has tested positive for COVID-19. Other Tier 1 staffers, includes coaches, student-athletes, team managers and support staff also tested positive for the virus. Two games have been postponed. UT says the program is following protocol for the positive cases. Athletic Director Philip Fulmer has also…MORE

Knoxville Mayor Releases Statement on Monday’s Board of Health Meeting

Knoxville Mayor Releases Statement on Monday’s Board of Health Meeting

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon published a statement on twitter leading up to Monday night’s Knox County Board of Health meeting.   The statement is posted below:   The Board of Health is slated to meet beginning at 5:00 pm  Monday evening as cases of Covid-19 rise in Knox County. The board is scheduled to discuss…MORE

Roane County Issues Mask Mandate

Roane County Issues Mask Mandate

A mask mandate went into effect in Roane County Monday morning.   In a statement, Roane County executive Ron Woody said “I hope the community will take this order without causing more divisions among our citizens. I hope no law enforcement will be needed due to this order.”   Woody cited a recent rise in Covid-19…MORE

Cineworld, Parent Company of Regal Cinemas, Hopes to Re-Open Next Year

Cineworld, Parent Company of Regal Cinemas, Hopes to Re-Open Next Year

Cineworld, Parent company of Regal Cinemas, which closed its cinemas in the U.S. and the U.K., has secured more than $750 million of new financing that it hopes will see it through the coronavirus pandemic. The company says its finances will be bolstered over over the coming months largely from a new debt facility as…MORE

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