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Officials are Investigating a House Fire in Gibbs

Officials are Investigating a House Fire in Gibbs

The cause of an early morning fire in Gibbs is under investigation. Rural Metro Fire crews were called to the home in the 8400 block of Tazewell Pike just after midnight and said when they arrived there was heavy fire coming from the front of the house extending into the attic and roof. Fortunately, the…MORE

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Garners Award from Library of Congress

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Garners Award from Library of Congress

The worldwide literacy program that many have called “the little program that could” continues to receive praise and recognition for its role in shaping the future for millions of children around the world. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library received one of the highest literacy honors from the Library of Congress on International Literacy Day Wednesday for…MORE

UT vs. Florida Blood Drive is Locally Supporting Medic

UT vs. Florida Blood Drive is Locally Supporting Medic

It’s time for the annual Volunteer versus Gators blood drive.  MEDIC competing against LifeSouth Blood Center to see who can collect the most Red Blood Cells and win the competition. Let’s go Tennessee and show Florida why we are the Volunteer state and help save some lives. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Please go to…MORE

Tennessee State Legislature Begins Redistricting Process

Tennessee State Legislature Begins Redistricting Process

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s Republican supermajority Legislature has begun work on the once-a-decade task of carving up new legislative and congressional districts based on population shifts.   On Wednesday, the House redistricting committee heard testimony from Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper not to divide fast-growing Nashville into different U.S. House seats. The 16-member House…MORE

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is Investigating a Fatal Shooting

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is Investigating a Fatal Shooting

Sevier County Sheriff Office is investigating a fatal shooting. Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Boyd’s Creek Highway last night (Wednesday) on a shooting call. They found 30 year-old Chase Turner had been shot. He was taken to U.T. Medical Center where he later died. A 16 year old man was detained at the…MORE

University of Tennessee System Extends Mask Mandate

University of Tennessee System Extends Mask Mandate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee system has extended a mask requirement at its campuses amid the state’s continued spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. University spokesperson Jennifer Lynn Sicking said Tuesday that the mask requirement will remain in place for indoor public spaces.   Exceptions include private offices, residence hall rooms and…MORE

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Clear the Shelters

Clear the Shelters

NBC Universal Local is teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive in August 2021 that helps find loving homes for animals in need. More than 551,000 pets have found their forever homes since 2015.

4 in the Box Tennessee Titans Experience

4 in the Box Tennessee Titans Experience

News Talk 98.7FM will be giving away the ultimate Tennessee Titans experience to one lucky listener which includes 2 pairs of suite tickets to see the Tennessee Titans host the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 10th at Titans Stadium!

Support XHunger this season!

Support XHunger this season!

The XHunger Tour is a series of events and entertainment to benefit local food pantries and food banks. All events help to educate about the food insecurities we experience locally and about the agencies that provide these helpful services.