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Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million Dollars to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 Research

Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million Dollars to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 Research

Dolly Parton is making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards COVID-19 research and is encouraging people that can afford it to make donations. She says a longtime friend is a Doctor who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years. He has informed her that they are making some exciting advancements towards…MORE

University of Tennessee Campuses Announce On-Line Only Summer Semester

University of Tennessee Campuses Announce On-Line Only Summer Semester

University of Tennessee System President Randy Boyd – in consultation with chancellors at UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, UT Martin and the UT Health Science Center – announces that summer session classes at all campuses will be delivered online in response to COVID-19. At UTHSC, clinical rotations in hospitals will continue with students following COVID-19 protocol.…MORE

Dolly Parton Will be Reading Books to Viewers from Her Imagination Library

Dolly Parton Will be Reading Books to Viewers from Her Imagination Library

Dolly Parton will read select children’s books from her Imagination Library. She will be reading each Thursday evening beginning on April 2 at 7 p.m. For the next 10 weeks, “Goodnight With Dolly” will feature Parton reading books that have been specifically chosen for their appropriate content at this unique time. The stories will be…MORE

Essential and Nonessential Businesses

Essential and Nonessential Businesses

Essential businesses include but are not limited to: Supermarkets and grocery stores Big-box stores Pharmacies Convenience stores and discount stores Garbage collection Healthcare operations Daycare centers Hardware stores Gas stations and auto-repair shops Banks Post offices and shipping businesses Veterinary clinics and pet stores Farmers’ markets and food banks Businesses that provide necessities to shelters…MORE

Knox County Health Department: Nonessential Businesses Must Close at Midnight

Knox County Health Department: Nonessential Businesses Must Close at Midnight

The Knox County Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan issued an order closing non-essential businesses and encouraging residents throughout Knox County to stay home when possible and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for non-essential purposes. All businesses not performing essential services have been ordered closed for 14 days beginning at 12:01…MORE

Foul Play Not Suspected After Jefferson Co Woman’s Remains Found

Foul Play Not Suspected After Jefferson Co Woman’s Remains Found

Foul play is not suspected after crews located the body of a missing Jefferson County Woman. Tiffany Trull was reported missing last week and her car was found parked at Cherokee Farms on UT’s campus. An extensive search of the Tennessee River was unsuccessful last week. However, a fisherman found her body yesterday on Fort…MORE

UT Professor Arrested Accused of Hiding Relationship with Chinese University

UT Professor Arrested Accused of Hiding Relationship with Chinese University

The Justice Department says a professor at the University of Tennessee has been arrested on charges that he hid his relationship with a Chinese university at the same time he received research grants from the federal government. Anming Hu was charged with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements. The…MORE

High School Fishing Team Missing on Pickwick Lake

High School Fishing Team Missing on Pickwick Lake

Three boaters, including two high school students, are missing after a fishing tournament in Hardin County. The group was part of the Obion County Central High School fishing team. They were fishing on Pickwick Lake and reported missing Sunday. They were having engine trouble at the start of the tournament. Officials thought they’d pulled their…MORE

TN Lawmakers Grilling Education Officials Over School Voucher Program

TN Lawmakers Grilling Education Officials Over School Voucher Program

Outraged Tennessee lawmakers have been grilling state education officials over the handling of a much-debated school voucher program. Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough demanded answers Wednesday from the education agency, comptroller’s office and finance officials on who approved the contract and why and why legislators didn’t get a chance to review it. The program…MORE

Rockslide Closes The Spur in GSMNP

Rockslide Closes The Spur in GSMNP

A mudslide has closed The Spur in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The slide happened in the northbound lanes of the Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday. The slide was just past the Westgate Resort and covers about 100 feet of both northbound lanes. A detour is in place…MORE

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Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson, 69, revealed via Facebook on March 31 that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. “Well folks, the bad news I’ve contracted the corona virus!!” said Ray. “Been feeling tired for about 10 days! Went to be tested on the 21st! No tests so went home! Went back yesterday…

Luke Bryan Scores 24th No. 1 Single With “What She Wants Tonight”

Luke Bryan Scores 24th No. 1 Single With “What She Wants Tonight”

Luke Bryan scored the 24th No. 1 single of his career as “What She Wants Tonight” ascended to the top of both the Billboard Country Airplay chart and the Mediabase chart this week. Co-penned by Luke, Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey and Jon Nite—and produced by Jeff and Jody Stevens—“What She Wants Tonight” is the second…

Nashville Singer/Songwriter Kalie Shorr Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

Nashville Singer/Songwriter Kalie Shorr Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis

Nashville singer/songwriter Kalie Shorr revealed via Twitter on March 30 that she has been diagnosed with COVID-19. “Despite being quarantined (except for a handful of trips for groceries) for three weeks, I managed to contract COVID 19,” said Kalie in her initial tweet. “I’m feeling significantly better, but it’s proof how dangerous and contagious this…

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