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Face Mask Requirement Approved for Knox County

Face Mask Requirement Approved for Knox County

Starting Friday morning face masks are required in any indoor public space in Knox County. In a meeting Wednesday night, the Knox County Board of Health passed the “COVID-19 Face Covering Regulation.” Masks are required inside all public spaces except for exempt populations and when eating or drinking. The measure covers stores, libraries, private businesses,…MORE

Knox County Schools Wants Feedback on Virtual Classes

Knox County Schools Wants Feedback on Virtual Classes

Knox County Schools are asking for your input about virtual classes this fall. School officials say the goal is still to return to in-person classes as it will lead to the best academic outcomes, but that a virtual option will be available for families who are not comfortable returning. The survey is non-binding and parents…MORE

Water Rescue on Papermill Dr During Heavy Rains Tuesday

Water Rescue on Papermill Dr During Heavy Rains Tuesday

Two teen girls are okay after they were rescued from swift water Monday night. Heavy rains caused flooding in several parts of Knoxville. Two men were waiting out the rain at McKay’s Bookstore on Papermill Drive, when they watched the girls’ car stall out and get pushed down the road. They made it out of…MORE

AMC & Regal Delay Reopening Theaters

AMC & Regal Delay Reopening Theaters

The two largest movie theater chains in the U.S. are pushing back their opening dates. There has been an up-tick of COVID-19 cases in many states, but also a severe lack of movies to play. The big releases for July were supposed to be “Mulan” and “Tenet.” However, both were pushed back to August. AMC…MORE

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs Statement on Increase in COVID-19 Cases

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs Statement on Increase in COVID-19 Cases

In his weekly press briefing, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs addressed the increase of COVID-19 cases locally. “It is unrealistic, at this time, to believe COVID-19 could be stamped out completely so the goal must be to mitigate the damage the virus causes as it spreads. We have seen a spike in the number of…MORE

TN Sees the Biggest Jump in COVID-19 Cases Again

TN Sees the Biggest Jump in COVID-19 Cases Again

Tennessee health officials have again reported the biggest one-day jump in people testing positive for COVID-19, the second time that’s happened within a week. The state Health Department said in its daily report Friday that more than 1,400 people have newly tested positive. That tops the one-day high total of nearly 1,200 new confirmed cases…MORE

Teen Drowned at Mead’s Quarry

Teen Drowned at Mead’s Quarry

Family is grieving after a teen drowned at Mead’s Quarry in South Knoxville Thursday night. Officers were called to the quarry near Ijams Nature Center just before 8:00 o’clock. Witnesses say the boy had gone under the water while swimming and never resurfaced. After about 20 minutes dive teams located the body. The boy was…MORE

Regal Cinemas Reopening July 10th

Regal Cinemas Reopening July 10th

Regal Theaters is opening back up next month. The theater chain based out Knoxville will start opening July 10th. They’ll have several safety measures in place including contactless payment, disinfecting fogging machines and other sanitation measures. Employees will undergo daily screening, hand-washing and be required to wear masks. Capacity will be reduced to enable social distancing…MORE

21 People Detained Outside State Capitol in Protest Monday Night

21 People Detained Outside State Capitol in Protest Monday Night

As Tennessee lawmakers are promising stricter penalties against demonstrators that break the law, 21 people were detained outside the state capitol Monday night. Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers issued the warning at 10:30 p.m. that anyone who didn’t leave by 11:00 p.m. would be arrested. Officials say the crowd refused, sat down, locking arms and legs. More…MORE

Rural Metro Responds to Fire on Gov. John Sevier Hwy

Rural Metro Responds to Fire on Gov. John Sevier Hwy

Authorities are investigating a morning fire on Governor John Sevier Highway. Rural Metro Fire Crews were called to a structure fire on Governor John Sevier Highway Monday morning. The call came in just before 6:00 a.m. to the 4800 block of John Sevier. The fire was on the side of a two-story home, above a…MORE

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The Drive-In Concert Series

The Drive-In Concert Series

Get ready for a unique live music experience you’ll never forget, the Drive-In Concert Series at Smokies Stadium! Bring a lawn chair, listen to the sound system or tune in through your car radio and enjoy the music at a safe, responsible distance.

NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover

NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover

Congratulations to Heather Riordan of Oak Ridge, TN, the winner of NewsTalk 98.7’s Summer Home Makeover! Heather is the winner of a $4,500 home makeover from our local sponsors. Thank you to our sponsors and all our listeners who registered!

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.

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Local Love

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