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Tax Increase Not Expected to Bridge TN Budget Shortfall

Tax Increase Not Expected to Bridge TN Budget Shortfall

When state lawmakers return to Nashville in June, they’ll resume work on passing a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  The process becomes more complicated due to the loss of about 700 million dollars in sales tax revenue and collections due to the COVID-19 shutdown.  State Senator, Richard Briggs, calls it a good news, bad…MORE

TN Department of Health COVID-19 Numbers

TN Department of Health COVID-19 Numbers

3/20/20  The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Tennessee jumped from 154 to 228. There are now three reported cases in Knox County. Davidson county still has the most reported COVID-19 cases with 101.   Testing Location Total COVID-19 Tests Completed Number Negative Number Positive TN State Public Health Laboratory 613 563 50 All other…MORE

Knox Co Jurors Asked to NOT Report

Knox Co Jurors Asked to NOT Report

Knox County officials said prospective jurors for Knox County Civil and Criminal Court should not report for jury duty. That’s according to the Knox County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office which made the announcement Sunday amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The announcement includes prospective jurors through March 31. Officials are also postponing the previously scheduled Chancery Court…MORE

TN Dept. of Health: Coronavirus in Knox County

TN Dept. of Health: Coronavirus in Knox County

The Tennessee Department of Health reports there is one case of coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Knox County.  The Knox County Department of Health says  the person was exposed overseas and is an isolated case. They have been in isolation since they returned and have not required hospitalization.   The number of cases in Tennessee has…MORE

Young Williams Animal Center Offering St. Petrick’s Day Special

Young Williams Animal Center Offering St. Petrick’s Day Special

Young-Williams Animal Center is currently at capacity for dogs. Our TV News Partner, WVLT says the shelter is offering a St/ ‘Pet’rick’s Day special with low-cost adoption fees for all adult dogs today (Thursday) through Tuesday. During this time the adoption fee will only be $17. Every animal adopted during this special promotion will receive…MORE

TBI Confirms Remains Found are 15 Month-Old Evelyn Boswell

TBI Confirms Remains Found are 15 Month-Old Evelyn Boswell

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirms that remains found belong to 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell. Investigators say that remains of a 15-month-old were found at a home on Muddy Creek Road in Sullivan County last Friday at a home belonging to the a relative of the child’s mother, Megan Boswell. TBI said they were limited…MORE

Largest Home in Tennessee, Located in Knoxville is to be Auctioned

Largest Home in Tennessee, Located in Knoxville is to be Auctioned

The largest home in Knoxville is headed to auction. The Villa Collina on Lyons View Pike is listed at $14.5 million. The home’s owner, Eric Barton, told our TV News Partner, WVLT they want to see what type of buzz an auction can create. “If we get the right price, we will sell it. If…MORE

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Outlook on East TN

Outlook on East TN

Get an UPDATE on what’s ahead The 2020 Breakfast Speaker Series is back ONLINE. Literally. Get an update THIS Friday, May 29, 8-9AM on the most current issues & concerns of local businesses from our panel of elected officials, while NewsTalk 98.7’s Hallerin Hilton Hill moderates Q&A and discussion of the new “Outlook on East Tennessee.” Panelists for this online event…

NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover

NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover

NewsTalk 98.7 wants to give you a $4,500 summer home makeover of your dreams from some of East Tennessee’s best home improvement services! Find out how you can win here.

Cumulus Knoxville COVID-19 Resource Center

Cumulus Knoxville COVID-19 Resource Center

Listen to Hallerin Hilton Hill discuss with official resources as he provides you with important information regarding the COVID-19 crisis, and how you can get relief through local & federal resources. Find all the information you need to know about COVID-19 testing, relief, & resources, with web links and more here.

Local Love

Local Love

Cumulus Knoxville loves the local community. We want to show some local love by encouraging you to shop at East Tennessee businesses. 

Heroes of Health

Heroes of Health

Cumulus Media thanks all of the Heroes of Health in our community, from first responders to health care workers, who have been on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis. View a list of local health heroes here.