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UT Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer Tests Positive for COVID-19

UT Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Tennessee Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer has announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Fulmer says the positive results came back Thursday and he immediately began following isolation protocols. He took a second test which confirmed the diagnosis. In his statement Friday morning, Fulmer says he is asymptomatic and feeling fine. He’s working from home remotely and adhering…MORE

Escaped KY Inmate Spotted in Claiborne County

Escaped KY Inmate Spotted in Claiborne County

A Kentucky inmate may be on the run in Tennessee. 43-year-old Harold Hatfield was serving a 10-year-sentence on an Assault charge. Authorities say he escaped from a career development center in Richmond Kentucky in a gray SUV. Hatfield has ties to Tazewell Tennessee and was spotted in Claiborne County yesterday. Deputies were called to the…MORE

Wildfire in Fentress County 95% Contained

Wildfire in Fentress County 95% Contained

A 150 acre wildfire in Fentress County Tennessee is said to be 95 percent contained. The fire is on the west side of Hoodtown Road and South of Jamestown. Crews were able to put down bulldozer lines around the fire Thursday night and started back burning operations. Officials say no structures are threatened. There’s no…MORE

Knox County Board of Health Calls Special Session

Knox County Board of Health Calls Special Session

The Knox County Board of health has called a special session Friday night. On the agenda is a discussion on further actions the Board can take to protect public health. Director of the Knox County Health Department Dr. Martha Buchanan will update board members on the local situation. They also plan to review regulations instituted…MORE

Missing Knoxville Teen Has Been Located

Missing Knoxville Teen Has Been Located

Knoxville Police say a missing teen is back with his family. 14-year-old Christopher Yardley Jr. was reported missing Tuesday night. Authorities say he returned home Thursday morning and is safe. Previous Story A Knoxville teen went missing from his home Tuesday night. Officials say 14-year-old Christopher Yardley Jr. left his home on Trousdale Road sometime…MORE

Beer Permit Could Be Revoked for Businesses that Violate Bar Curfew

Beer Permit Could Be Revoked for Businesses that Violate Bar Curfew

Knoxville bars and restaurants that break the 11:00 p.m. curfew could have their beer permit revoked, after an Emergency Ordinance was passed Tuesday night. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon says some bars stop serving alcohol at the curfew, but stay open as late as 3:00 a.m. Police can now issue a citation for violators. Kincannon says…MORE

Missing Middle TN Boy Built Shelter to Survive

Missing Middle TN Boy Built Shelter to Survive

A Tennessee boy who disappeared into a heavily wooded area near his home Sunday has been found safe. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 9-year-old Jordan Gorman was found Tuesday at a creek bed about three-quarters of a mile from his home. The boy told investigators he found a blue tarp and built a shelter,…MORE

Suspect Accused of Tying Victim Up and Ransacking Home

Suspect Accused of Tying Victim Up and Ransacking Home

A man is in custody after police say he tied up and robbed a homeowner in West Knoxville. Police were called to the the 5600 block of Aloha Avenue around 5:00 Monday afternoon. A neighbor came home and says he saw the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Dustin Breeden, leaving in the victim’s car. Breeden reportedly…MORE

Suspect in Custody Wanted from Incident in July

Suspect in Custody Wanted from Incident in July

A suspect wanted on a number of outstanding warrants in Knoxville was arrested yesterday. 23-year-old Jyrmanie Moulden was wanted for an Aggravated Domestic Assault incident in July on Mystic River Way and another incident on Taliwa Court. Knoxville Police and US Marshals found Moulden on Woodbine Way. He was booked on a $45,000 bond.MORE

Wilson County Man Arrested in 40-Year-Old Sexual Assault Case

Wilson County Man Arrested in 40-Year-Old Sexual Assault Case

A Tennessee man is facing charges in a 40-year-old Sexual Assault Case. The investigation started in July when a woman said she was the victim of sexual assault that started when she was less than 13-years-old. Officials say Donald Haynes abused the victim from 1979 until 1985. Last week the Wilson County Grand Jury indicted…MORE

Country News

Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

Vince Gill & Amy Grant Announce 2021 “Christmas at the Ryman” Shows

One of Nashville’s longstanding holiday traditions—Vince Gill and Amy Grant’s Christmas at the Ryman shows—will not take place in 2020 because of the ongoing pandemic, but plans have already been announced to bring the festive shows back to the Mother Church in 2021. Vince and Amy announced their 2021 Christmas at the Ryman shows will…

Garth Brooks Reveals Why He Ditched Track No. 13 on New “Fun” Album

Garth Brooks Reveals Why He Ditched Track No. 13 on New “Fun” Album

Garth Brooks released his new album, Fun, on Nov. 20. While there are 14 songs on the new project, fans will notice that Track 13 is actually two seconds of emptiness. Don’t worry, it’s not a glitch from the production team, according to Garth. Track 12 on Fun is the album’s most serious song, “Where…

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