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Three People Injured When an Iceberg Wall Collapsed at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

Three People Injured When an Iceberg Wall Collapsed at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

Three people are injured due to an iceberg wall collapse at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. It happened yesterday (Monday). All three were taken to the hospital and the extent of their injuries has not been released. The Titanic Museum allows “passengers” experience the environment of the Titanic. The tour is self-guided and…MORE

TBI Looking for a Fugitive Out of Scott County Added to Their Most Wanted List

TBI Looking for a Fugitive Out of Scott County Added to Their Most Wanted List

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation asking for you help to find a fugitive. Phillip Ross Bowling has been added to TBI’s Most Wanted list. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to his arrest. He’s wanted out Scott County for Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Aggravated Assault. He should be…MORE

Tennessee Education Dips in 2020 According to Standardized Testing Results

Tennessee Education Dips in 2020 According to Standardized Testing Results

Standardized testing results in Tennessee came back and shed a negative light on education during the pandemic. Governor Bill Lee called the data “sobering” and “unacceptable.”   The results showed an educational downturn in every county in the state. Academic proficiency also dipped in all subjects across every grade.   Soon after the release of the…MORE

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs: “The Time for Mandates and Lockdowns is Over”

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs: “The Time for Mandates and Lockdowns is Over”

In his weekly address posted Friday, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs spoke about Covid-19 in the county. Jacobs echoed views he had made on twitter previously in the week that he has no plans to implement any restrictions or vaccine mandates.   “I highly encourage you to talk with your doctor about getting a COVID…MORE

I-40 Bridge Over Mississippi River Back Open

I-40 Bridge Over Mississippi River Back Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities on Saturday night reopened the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that had been closed ever since a crack was discovered in the span in May.   The Hernando DeSoto Bridge reopened to the public for eastbound traffic on Saturday. The I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River was shut…MORE

Death Investigation Underway after Two Found Shot and Killed in Jefferson County Home

Death Investigation Underway after Two Found Shot and Killed in Jefferson County Home

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two people. Deputies responded to a home on Shields Ridge Road in New Market around early this (Monday) morning and found two people dead from gunshot wounds. Investigators say preliminary evidence leads to one of the two victims as the possible shooter, however the investigation…MORE

Some School Systems Across East Tennessee Already Welcoming Students Back to School While Others Preparing for Students Arrival Soon

Some School Systems Across East Tennessee Already Welcoming Students Back to School While Others Preparing for Students Arrival Soon

It’s back to school time and schools throughout East Tennessee are preparing for students return to the classroom. Here is a list of start dates and whether school districts are requiring masks to be worn to start the 2021-22 school year. Alcoa City Schools already back in the classroom, Hancock County Schools starting back today…MORE

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Dog Daze at Village Green

Dog Daze at Village Green

D​OG DAZE V@ Village Green. The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Planet Fitness, Friday August 13 through Sunday the 15th.

Register to win tickets to Loco Drive-In!

Register to win tickets to Loco Drive-In!

Located right off Exit 72 on I-75 (Loudon), The LoCo Drive-In will feature the latest LED technology video board with day and night viewing capabilities. We plan to present movies, sporting events, concerts and more, catering to all ages and demographics, and connecting our local communities.