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Police Catch Suspect After West Knoxville Carjacking

Police Catch Suspect After West Knoxville Carjacking

A 17-year-old male has been charged with carjacking after stealing a car at gunpoint from a West Knoxville apartment complex. The victims say that they were approached by a man who displayed a handgun and threatened the victims before taking a white Jeep Cherokee and fleeing the scene. Officers tracked down the vehicle and took…MORE

Tennessee DOE Adjusting Rules Regarding Teaching Topics Such as Critical Race Theory

Tennessee DOE Adjusting Rules Regarding Teaching Topics Such as Critical Race Theory

The Tennessee Department of Education has released rules regarding what is allowed to be taught in classrooms. The rules deem 14 different topics to be barred from classrooms including the idea that people are naturally privileged solely due to race. Also banned from the classroom is the idea that the United States is an irreparably…MORE

Wreaths Across America Meets Their Christmas Goal

Wreaths Across America Meets Their Christmas Goal

The goal of 18,000 wreaths donated for our Veteran’s graves in East Tennessee is met. Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths in all three East Tennessee Veteran Cemeteries on December 18th. This is the first year they have met their goal. You can still make donations which will go toward wreaths for next year.…MORE

KUB Says Customers Should Expect Increased Heating Prices This Winter

KUB Says Customers Should Expect Increased Heating Prices This Winter

From KUB: Due to global demand for natural gas, KUB and its customers will experience higher bills this winter compared to 2020. The projected change is due to market demand for energy, not an increase by KUB. KUB expects customers who heat their home with natural gas to see approximately a 19% increase this winter,…MORE

A University of Tennessee Fraternity is Suspended for Five Years

A University of Tennessee Fraternity is Suspended for Five Years

The University of Tennessee says the Pi chapter of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) has been suspended for five years due to repeated hazing and alcohol violations. The home’s registration was immediately suspended, and officials said it would not be reinstated any earlier than the fall of 2026. All individuals living in the on-campus house must…MORE

LaFollette’s Mayor is Removed from Office

LaFollette’s Mayor is Removed from Office

LaFollette’s mayor is removed from office. A petition filed last week calling for his removal following an investigation. In 2020, Mayor Mike Stanfield was arrested after being accused of using city equipment and employees to complete work on private property, some that he personally owned according to a TBI report. Stanfield was also accused of…MORE

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Ron White at the Tennessee Theatre 1/29/22

Ron White at the Tennessee Theatre 1/29/22

Catch Ron White live at the Tennessee Theatre Saturday, January 29th! Tickets on sale Friday, 10/29 at 10am Ron White official site https://tatersalad.com/ Get tickets Here

COATS FOR THE COLD

COATS FOR THE COLD

It’s time to gather your gently used or new coats and donate them during the Coats for the Cold campaign for Knox Area Rescue Ministries! Drop off the coats at any KARM location or Prestige Cleaners location! Please help our friends in need by donating a gently used or new coat during the Coats for…

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

It’s planting time in Tennessee! Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming by selling dogwood trees through their annual Bazillion Blooms program.