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Knox County Schools are Short Several Special Education Teachers

Knox County Schools are Short Several Special Education Teachers

The Assistant Superintendent of Student Success said Knox County Schools are short 27 special education teachers. Jason Myers is in the first year of his position at KCS and said right now the district is getting creative to staff special ed classes. ”That’s why it’s a balancing act between the staff that’s in the schools,…MORE

Mask Required in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Buildings

Mask Required in Great Smoky Mountain National Park Buildings

High COVID-19 community levels have put the Great Smoky Mountains National Park under a strict mask mandate once again. This is Consistent with CDC guidance, visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.MORE

Two Jefferson County Men Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Two Jefferson County Men Charged with Production of Child Pornography

Two Jefferson County men are sentenced to at least 15 years each in federal prison following charges of production of child pornography. The United States Attorney’s Office says 27 year-old Alan Malott and 25 year-old Christopher Thurman were sentenced after both pled guilty as part of their plea agreements, for the 2019 rape of a…MORE

TBI is Investigating a Fire in Jefferson County that Leaves One Person Dead

TBI is Investigating a Fire in Jefferson County that Leaves One Person Dead

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Jefferson County officials are investigating a fire that leaves one person dead. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responding to the fire Saturday night on State Route 92. A woman reportedly told authorities that her husband was still inside of the home. Firefighters found a body inside the home. The…MORE

Dolly Parton Announcing a Unique New Roller Coaster

Dolly Parton Announcing a Unique New Roller Coaster

Dolly Parton announcing Dollywood’s largest single-attraction investment in the history of the theme park, a new roller coaster – Big Bear Mountain. The new Wildwood Grove coaster, which is set to debut in the spring of next year, is the largest and longest coaster in the park. The coaster will circle Wildwood Grove for nearly…MORE

There Are a Few Upsets as Election Results are Released

There Are a Few Upsets as Election Results are Released

A new mayor and sheriff will be taking office in two East Tennessee counties after both incumbents are voted out. The current Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton will be replaced by Jack Lynch. The sheriff will also be changing. Eddy Wayne Barton II received more votes than incumbent Robbie Goins, who faced recent controversy on…MORE

Knoxville Police Have Identified the Victim of an East Knoxville Shooting

Knoxville Police Have Identified the Victim of an East Knoxville Shooting

The investigation into a fatal stabbing is on-going and police have identified the victim. Knoxville Police say 53 year-old William Burris lived in the apartment where yesterday’s stabbing and assault occurred on North Bertrand Street. No suspects have been arrested or charged at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley…MORE

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Stabbing in East Knoxville

Knoxville Police are Investigating a Fatal Stabbing in East Knoxville

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal stabbing. Officers responding to an apartment on North Bertrand Street on an assault and stabbing call. They found the victim inside of a second-floor apartment. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165. Tipsters can…MORE

Knoxville Police Soon will no Longer Respond to Certain Non-Injury Accidents

Knoxville Police Soon will no Longer Respond to Certain Non-Injury Accidents

Beginning on September 1, 2022, Knoxville Police Department officers will no longer respond to certain non-injury crashes, Chief of Police Paul Noel announced on Monday.   Much like the Severe Weather Plan and the steps that were taken during the COVID-19 pandemic to comply with social distancing guidelines, KPD officers will no longer respond to…MORE

Country News

Happy Album Anniversary to Jason Aldean’s Self-Titled Debut Release

Happy Album Anniversary to Jason Aldean’s Self-Titled Debut Release

On July 26th 2005 Jason Aldean released his self-titled debut album – and the rest is country music history. The album features 11-tracks – including the three radio singles, “Hicktown,” “Amarillo Sky,” and “Why” – the first of his 25 number-1 songs on the Billboard country chart. Jason says “17 years ago today I released…

Dan + Shay Are Learning From Kenny Chesney Here And Now

Dan + Shay Are Learning From Kenny Chesney Here And Now

Dan + Shay’s single at country radio right now is “You” – the latest release from their 2021 album, “Good Things.” Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney have spent their summer out on the road with Kenny Chesney’s Here And Now 2022 tour playing stadium’s all over the country. While Dan + Shay have been on the road touring for a decade…

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