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Nine Knox County Schools Honored with “Reward” Designation by State of Tennessee

Nine Knox County Schools Honored with “Reward” Designation by State of Tennessee

District Scores Highlight Opportunities For Improvement The State of Tennessee has released designations related to school achievement, and the results highlight several opportunities for growth. Nine schools from KCS were honored with the “Reward” designation, which recognizes schools that are making gains in terms of achievement and growth for all students and student groups. However,…MORE

Almost 2,000 Medicaid Recipients Personal Information May Have Been Compromised

Almost 2,000 Medicaid Recipients Personal Information May Have Been Compromised

Personal information for about 1,700 Medicaid recipients in Tennessee may have been disclosed during an update to a computer system. TennCare officials say the update may have led to a limited number of people from one household to be able to view some information about individuals in another household that included some of the same…MORE

Could Peyton Manning be the Next Santa

Could Peyton Manning be the Next Santa

Could Peyton Manning be the next Santa Clause? A new trailer dropped for Disney’s new show The Santa Clauses and the former Vol and Super Bowl champion was featured in the preview. The upcoming miniseries will take place after the events of Tim Allen’s “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.” In the trailer, Tim…MORE

A Pedestrian is Killed After Being Hit by an Ambulance on Major Highway

A Pedestrian is Killed After Being Hit by an Ambulance on Major Highway

A pedestrian is killed after being hit by an ambulance on Alcoa Highway. The City of Alcoa says the crash happened just after midnight (Tuesday) when an AMR ambulance was traveling northbound on the highway, hitting the pedestrian, who was walking in the left-hand lane lane, wearing all black. The pedestrian was taken to the…MORE

KPD Asking For Public’s Help Finding Missing Teen

KPD Asking For Public’s Help Finding Missing Teen

Knoxville Police department officials are asking for the public’s help finding a teenage girl.  17-year-old Desaray Thurmer left her home on Middlebrook Drive in an uber but KPD says she never arrived at her destination.  Police say she may have been heading to an address on Avalon Drive. S he has not been seen since…MORE

Remote Area Medical is Seeking Volunteers for Upcoming East Tennessee Pop-Up Clinic

Remote Area Medical is Seeking Volunteers for Upcoming East Tennessee Pop-Up Clinic

Remote Area Medical – RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need – is seeking volunteer medical, dental and vision professionals and general support staff for its Dec. 3 clinic. The one-day clinic is to be held at Coalfield High School, located…MORE

Hatmaker’s Bar and Grill Serving Beer Once Again after Having its License Revoked

Hatmaker’s Bar and Grill Serving Beer Once Again after Having its License Revoked

Hatmaker’s Bar & Grill has it’s beer license reinstated. The Fountain City business had it’s license revoked for ten years by the Beer Board on August 16th after multiple calls to law enforcement and a shooting in April between gangs in the parking lot which left two dead and three injured. According to court documents…MORE

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Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

Lumberjack Feud to Host First-Annual Rib Fest

October 1st and 2nd, 2022 Lumberjack Feud is hosting its first-annual Rib Fest presented by Sugarlands Distilling Co. The weekend-long festival will be fun for the whole family with fresh ribs from local vendors, games, inflatables, live music, and an authentic lumberjack competition.

XHunger Tour 2022

XHunger Tour 2022

Are you a High School or College Student that needs service hours? Know someone who is? Join or start an XHunger club today and check out the list of events this season!