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TVA Releases Statement after Tennessee Representative Sends Letter to CEO Asking for Answers About Rolling Blackouts

TVA Releases Statement after Tennessee Representative Sends Letter to CEO Asking for Answers About Rolling Blackouts

East Tennesseans are still waiting for answers after the Tennessee Valley Authority had to implement rolling blackouts over the Christmas weekend. The blackouts came amid the worst freeze the state had seen in years and left several thousand without power. Representative Tim Burchett sent a letter to Jeffery Lyash, TVA CEO, Tuesday, asking for answers.…MORE

Young Williams Receives Some of the Beagles Rescued from a Virginia Breeding Facility that Intended to Sell the Dogs to Labs for Research

Young Williams Receives Some of the Beagles Rescued from a Virginia Breeding Facility that Intended to Sell the Dogs to Labs for Research

Young-Williams Animal Center welcoming 20 beagles that were rescued from a mass-breeding facility in Virginia that intended to sell the dogs to laboratories for experimentation. These dogs were just a portion of the more than 4,000 beagles being rescued from the Envigo facility as part of a historic Humane Society rescue operation. The dogs received…MORE

A School Bus Catches on Fire on I-40 in West Knoxville

A School Bus Catches on Fire on I-40 in West Knoxville

No children were on board a school bus that caught fire on Interstate 40 as authorities continue their investigation into why the bus caught fire. WVLT reporting the Morgan County school bus caught fire on I-40 East yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Rural Metro and Loudon County crews all responded to the call near Watt Road exit…MORE

A Gatlinburg Hotel is Kicking Out Customers who Feed or Try to Pet Bears

A Gatlinburg Hotel is Kicking Out Customers who Feed or Try to Pet Bears

Guest are being thrown out of a Gatlinburg hotel for petting bears. At least 10 to 15 guests have been kicked out of the Quality Inn Creekside hotel in downtown Gatlinburg this year alone because they continually got too close to bears. Two people were seen actually walking up to a bear and petting it…MORE

Knoxville Police No Longer Responding to Certain Non-Injury Accidents

Knoxville Police No Longer Responding to Certain Non-Injury Accidents

Beginning today, Knoxville Police Department officers will no longer respond to certain non-injury crashes.   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 minor, non-injury crashes unless a car is disabled in the roadway…MORE

Country News

Mitchell Tenpenny Shares ‘We Got History’ Video

Mitchell Tenpenny Shares ‘We Got History’ Video

Country pop singer-songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny recently shared a music video for “We Got History.” The video was filmed near Cocoa Beach, Florida, and was directed by Brenton Giesey. In the clip, two people get connected romantically after meeting each other at a bar. The track is the new radio single from Tenpenny’s This Is The…

Zach Bryan Announces 2023 ‘Burn, Burn, Burn Tour’

Zach Bryan Announces 2023 ‘Burn, Burn, Burn Tour’

Rising country superstar Zach Bryan plans to embark on a North American tour in 2023. The “Burn, Burn, Burn Tour” kicks off on May 10 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, and concludes at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 30. The trek will also include several festival appearances. “I’ve tried…

Morgan Wallen Teases Reflective New Song ‘I Wrote The Book’

Morgan Wallen Teases Reflective New Song ‘I Wrote The Book’

Morgan Wallen recently took to social media to tease a reflective new song, “I Wrote The Book.” “Figured I’d let y’all hear another one real quick before we all get to head banging to Hardy’s new album tonight,” Wallen captioned the clip on Instagram, referencing HARDY’s new album, the mockingbird & THE CROW. Hardy’s album,…

Dolly Parton Shares New Song ‘Don’t Make Me Have To Come Down There’

Dolly Parton Shares New Song ‘Don’t Make Me Have To Come Down There’

Legendary country singer Dolly Parton recently shared a new song, “Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There.” “I got up, I started writing this song over a period of weeks, months,” Parton said in an Instagram video announcing the song’s release. “I finished it as things would come to me, and I just felt…

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