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Governor Bill Lee Issues Limited State of Emergency Order #82 for Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee Issues Limited State of Emergency Order #82 for Tennessee

Limited State of Emergency for the state of Tennessee is in effect through August 31st. Governor Bill Lee issuing executive order 82 over the weekend due to rising COVID cases and it says even those vaccinated in high risk areas like Knox County should wear a mask indoors. The Governor says he will not shut…MORE

KPD Searching for Burglary Suspect

KPD Searching for Burglary Suspect

Knoxville police are looking for a robbery suspect.   On July 21 around 8:00 a.m., the suspect broke into a car on Peters Road and took a purse. The suspect then used a credit card at the Fuel City on Beaumont Ave.   Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers.  MORE

TBI Reports Two Formerly Missing Teens Found Safe

TBI Reports Two Formerly Missing Teens Found Safe

Two formerly missing teenagers have been found and are now safe.   Erica Gamerdinger was located in Harrogate, Tennessee. She originally went missing in Cumberland Gap National Park.   Keith Griffith was also found in Harrogate. Griffith also suffers from a known medical condition which added to the importance of the search.  MORE

Knoxville Police Searching for Man Suspected of Stealing Catalytic Converter

Knoxville Police Searching for Man Suspected of Stealing Catalytic Converter

Knoxville Police and East Tennessee Valley Crimestoppers asking for you help to identify the man who is suspected of stealing a catalytic converter off a vehicle on Pratt Road July 27th. The suspect was in a 2013-19 Ford Escape. If you’ve seen him, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.   Suspect’s vehicle   MORE

Dine Out or Shop for Food Items Without Paying Sales Tax in Tennessee

Dine Out or Shop for Food Items Without Paying Sales Tax in Tennessee

Tennessee is offering people an opportunity to eat out at a restaurant without paying sales tax during it’s tax free holiday on food, food ingredients and prepared food which includes qualified sales of prepared food by restaurants, food trucks, caterers and grocery stores. This event runs through Thursday, August 5.  Alcohol is not included during…MORE

Construction Crews Severe Fiber Optic Strands and Cause Several Spectrum Customers to be Without Services

Construction Crews Severe Fiber Optic Strands and Cause Several Spectrum Customers to be Without Services

Wondering why you don’t have internet or other services from if you’re a Spectrum customer? Several East Tennessee counties were experiencing an outage due to damaged cables. A construction crew in Maryville severed more than 500 fiber strands on two large fiber-optic cable bundles yesterday. (Thursday) The damage impacted all services to Sevierville, Gatlinburg, parts…MORE

Knoxville Fire Department Battles Overnight North Knoxville House Fire

Knoxville Fire Department Battles Overnight North Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department investigating an overnight fire. KFD responding to a residential fire on Valley View Drive in North Knoxville just after 11 p.m. When crews arrived they found flames coming from the side of the house, and part of the back had already fallen. Firefighters requesting an additional engine to fight the fire.…MORE

How Bad is the Delta COVID Variant in East Tennessee?

How Bad is the Delta COVID Variant in East Tennessee?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updating their guidelines on masking, suggesting even vaccinated people mask up when in an area with high transmission of COVID-19. So how do you know how bad transmission is where you live?  The CDC offers an online tool that shows how bad COVID-19 transmission is by county. The tool ranks…MORE

Residents Suing Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for Ending Federal Unemployment Benefits

Residents Suing Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for Ending Federal Unemployment Benefits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Seven unemployed Tennessee residents have filed a lawsuit over Gov. Bill Lee’s decision to opt out of the federal unemployment benefits programs earlier this year.   The plaintiffs say in a federal complaint filed this week against Lee and Department of Labor Commissioner Jeff McCord that they struggle to survive on…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.