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Governor Bill Lee Issues Limited State of Emergency Order #82 for Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee Issues Limited State of Emergency Order #82 for Tennessee

Limited State of Emergency for the state of Tennessee is in effect through August 31st. Governor Bill Lee issuing executive order 82 over the weekend due to rising COVID cases and it says even those vaccinated in high risk areas like Knox County should wear a mask indoors. The Governor says he will not shut…MORE

Knoxville Police Searching for Man Suspected of Stealing Catalytic Converter

Knoxville Police Searching for Man Suspected of Stealing Catalytic Converter

Knoxville Police and East Tennessee Valley Crimestoppers asking for you help to identify the man who is suspected of stealing a catalytic converter off a vehicle on Pratt Road July 27th. The suspect was in a 2013-19 Ford Escape. If you’ve seen him, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.   Suspect’s vehicle   MORE

Dine Out or Shop for Food Items Without Paying Sales Tax in Tennessee

Dine Out or Shop for Food Items Without Paying Sales Tax in Tennessee

Tennessee is offering people an opportunity to eat out at a restaurant without paying sales tax during it’s tax free holiday on food, food ingredients and prepared food which includes qualified sales of prepared food by restaurants, food trucks, caterers and grocery stores. This event runs through Thursday, August 5.  Alcohol is not included during…MORE

Construction Crews Severe Fiber Optic Strands and Cause Several Spectrum Customers to be Without Services

Construction Crews Severe Fiber Optic Strands and Cause Several Spectrum Customers to be Without Services

Wondering why you don’t have internet or other services from if you’re a Spectrum customer? Several East Tennessee counties were experiencing an outage due to damaged cables. A construction crew in Maryville severed more than 500 fiber strands on two large fiber-optic cable bundles yesterday. (Thursday) The damage impacted all services to Sevierville, Gatlinburg, parts…MORE

Knoxville Fire Department Battles Overnight North Knoxville House Fire

Knoxville Fire Department Battles Overnight North Knoxville House Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department investigating an overnight fire. KFD responding to a residential fire on Valley View Drive in North Knoxville just after 11 p.m. When crews arrived they found flames coming from the side of the house, and part of the back had already fallen. Firefighters requesting an additional engine to fight the fire.…MORE

How Bad is the Delta COVID Variant in East Tennessee?

How Bad is the Delta COVID Variant in East Tennessee?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updating their guidelines on masking, suggesting even vaccinated people mask up when in an area with high transmission of COVID-19. So how do you know how bad transmission is where you live?  The CDC offers an online tool that shows how bad COVID-19 transmission is by county. The tool ranks…MORE

Country News

Luke Combs Drops a Hot Lyric Video for “Cold As You”

Luke Combs Drops a Hot Lyric Video for “Cold As You”

Luke Combs is following up his number-one hit “Forever After All” with “Cold As You” – another track off the deluxe version of What You See Ain’t Always What You Get. Luke shares the story behind the song, “‘Cold As You,’ I wrote this song with two of the same guys that I wrote ‘Beer…

Ashley McBryde Is a Giver – Not A Getter When It Comes to Gifts

Ashley McBryde Is a Giver – Not A Getter When It Comes to Gifts

Happy belated birthday to Ashley McBryde! If you missed her birthday yesterday (July 29th) and didn’t get her a gift…don’t worry! Turns out that when it comes to presents, Ashley’s much more of a giver than a getter, “I prefer giving. I love to see the look one somebody’s face when they know you’ve put a…

Johnny Dailey Debuts New Song – “Driving Things Around”

Johnny Dailey Debuts New Song – “Driving Things Around”

Johnny Dailey‘s new song “Driving Things Around” probably wouldn’t have been possible without driving around in his cousin’s truck.   Johnny shares that it was there, in that truck, that he discovered a love for country music. “I was always drawn to country music because of the story telling.” It wasn’t long after that discovery…

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