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Decades in the Making:  Dolly Parton to Release a New Christmas Album

Decades in the Making: Dolly Parton to Release a New Christmas Album

East Tennessee’s own Dolly Parton will celebrate the holiday season with the release of her first holiday album in decades. The album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, will be released on October 2nd. Dolly says she wanted the name to be cute and clever and was inspired by Burl Ives classic “A Holly Jolly Christmas”. Several…MORE

Joe Clayton Being Laid to Rest Today

Joe Clayton Being Laid to Rest Today

Joe Clayton, co-founder of Clayton Homes, is being laid to rest today. He was killed in a helicopter crash on the Tennessee River last week. Joe’s brother and other founder of Clayton Homes, Jim Clayton survived the crash. A grandson and friend were also on the craft. Visitations are from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m…MORE

KPD Investigating Claims of Self-Defense in Stabbing Death

KPD Investigating Claims of Self-Defense in Stabbing Death

An investigation is underway after a stabbing in Knoxville. A woman was found dead outside the Holly Berry Apartments on East Inskip Drive. Officials say the suspect is known and is a woman. KPD investigators say the victim arrived at a residence and a physical altercation ensued. So far no arrests have been made. Officials…MORE

Public Comment Available for Wednesday Board of Health Meeting

Public Comment Available for Wednesday Board of Health Meeting

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will facilitate a public forum before the Board of Health meeting Wednesday. The board has been holding virtual meetings and hadn’t allowed public comment. The meeting will start with 30 minutes of public input. Each speaker will have up to three minutes. Mayor Jacobs says, “No public institution I’ve ever…MORE

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for 7/30/20

State of Tennessee COVID-19 Numbers for 7/30/20

The latest COVID-19 numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health. Active Cases increased by 2,049 at 102,871. Current Hospitalizations increased 90 to 4,572. 13 new deaths reported, Total at 1,033 Deaths Connected to COVID-19. 2,105 more people have recovered from the virus bringing the Total Recovered Cases to 64,234.MORE

Medic to Start Screening Donors for COVID-19 Antibodies

Medic to Start Screening Donors for COVID-19 Antibodies

Medic Regional Blood Center will start testing donors for COVID-19 antibodies. The screening is part of Medic’s efforts to identify and recruit potential Convalescent Plasma donors. This is not the diagnostic test and if you are sick you should not donate. You will be screened before testing and make an appointment to donate. Masks are…MORE

TN Attorney General: Mask Mandates Are Constitutionally Defensible

TN Attorney General: Mask Mandates Are Constitutionally Defensible

Tennessee’s attorney general says mask mandates are constitutionally defensible. The opinion comes as some county mayors have moved to enact the requirements. Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III wrote that for more than a century, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that communities have the right to protect themselves against an epidemic of disease. Slatery…MORE

Gov Lee Urging You to Complete 2020 Census

Gov Lee Urging You to Complete 2020 Census

State officials are urging you to complete the 2020 Census. Governor Bill Lee announced only 61.5% of Tennesseans have finished it so far. The Governor is urging you to finish the Census as it brings federal money to the state and local communities. The money is used to fund hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and…MORE

KCHD Resuming COVID-19 Testing in the Morning to Avoid Heat

KCHD Resuming COVID-19 Testing in the Morning to Avoid Heat

The Knox County Health Department is resuming COVID-19 testing Wednesday at their location on Dameron Avenue. They called off testing Monday because they didn’t want people having to stand outside in the heat. They decide to move the testing to a new location, but say it won’t be available until next month. In the meantime,…MORE

Country News

Gone West Disbands Two Months After Debut Album

Gone West Disbands Two Months After Debut Album

Country quartet Gone West—comprised of Colbie Caillat, Justin Kawika Young, Jason Reeves and Nelly Joy—released its debut album, Canyons, on June 12. Two months later on Aug. 12, Colbie announced via Instagram that she and Justin have decided to leave the group: “After a lot of thought during this time, Justin and I have decided…

Tennessee Senate & House Pass Resolution Honoring the Memory of Charlie Daniels

Tennessee Senate & House Pass Resolution Honoring the Memory of Charlie Daniels

The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution honoring the memory of Charlie Daniels on Aug. 11. The ceremonial resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 8011, passed with a unanimous vote of 28 to 0, stating, in part, “that we celebrate the life of Charlie Daniels, even as we mourn his passing, and reflect fondly upon his impeccable character…

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