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All Appointments for KCHD’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Quickly Filled

All Appointments for KCHD’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Quickly Filled

All appointments for tomorrow’s (Saturday’s 1/23/21) Knox County Health Department’s vaccine clinic are filled. KCHD had 1,000 first dose appointments available but those were taken in under ten minutes. Moving forward, KCHD is working with Knox County IT to create a new online registration system that will include an automated waitlist. More information on this…MORE

Family Pets are Lost in House Fire

Family Pets are Lost in House Fire

A family loses their pets in a house fire. Rural Metro Fire crews responding to a fire at 909 Sunnydale Road yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. When firefighters arrived, they found the two-story home with heavy flames in the back of the home and garage. Crews contained the fire but smoke damage was throughout the rest of…MORE

KCHD Offering New Vaccination Opportunity

KCHD Offering New Vaccination Opportunity

The Knox County Health Department is offering another opportunity to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.   Charity Menefee of the KCHD announced Thursday, “We have received another shipment of vaccine today. Those doses will be used for another vaccination opportunity on Saturday. Qualifying individuals will be able to sign up for appointments on our website beginning…MORE

Randy Parton, Dolly’s Brother, Has Died

Randy Parton, Dolly’s Brother, Has Died

Randy Parton, Dolly’s brother, has lost his battle with cancer. Dolly releasing a statement for the family saying “the family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time. We are a family of faith and we believe that he is safe with…MORE

Knox County Schools Announce Construction Date for New Gibbs High School Stadium

Knox County Schools Announce Construction Date for New Gibbs High School Stadium

Knox County Schools announcing that construction of a new stadium for Gibbs High School will begin after the 2021 fall sports season has finished. The initial timeline for the project anticipated that the stadium would be completed before the start of the upcoming fall sports season. However, due to current conditions in the construction market,…MORE

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Help to Find a Missing Woman

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Help to Find a Missing Woman

UPDATE:  Rachel Adams, a woman The Knox County Sheriff’s Office was searching for has been found safe. ORIGINAL STORY:  The Knox County Sheriff’s Office asking for your help to find a missing woman. Rachel Adams was last seen on Tuesday. Investigators believed she left her home in West Knox County around the Gallaher View Road area in…MORE

Topgolf Coming to Neyland Stadium

Topgolf Coming to Neyland Stadium

From UT Athletics   The Topgolf Live Stadium Series brings a truly immersive Topgolf experience to iconic Neyland Stadium May 20-23.   Golfers will enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to tee it up inside historic Neyland Stadium, hitting golf balls to on-field, glowing targets placed between 60 and 140 yards from the tee box. Toptracer Range…MORE

Joe Biden is Sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden is Sworn in as the 46th President of the United States

The United States has a new President, Joe Biden was sworn into office just before noon today as the 46th President of our Country. Kamala Harris was sworn in prior to Biden as the 49th Vice President and the first female to hold that office in U.S. history. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife…MORE

KPD Investigating Shooting of Two Victims and a Dog

KPD Investigating Shooting of Two Victims and a Dog

Knoxville Police investigating a shooting with two victims and a dog. KPD responding to a shots fired call in the 300 block of Avenue B yesterday (Tuesday) night. Officers found two gunshot victims, the male and female victims were transported to UT Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. One person inside of the residence, identified as…MORE

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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.

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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.