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Dolly Parton Receives COVID-19 Vaccination

Dolly Parton Receives COVID-19 Vaccination

If anyone deserves to be one of the first in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, it would be Dolly Parton. She’s a national treasure. She is 75, above the age for those at high risk for complications from the disease. And she donated $1 million to help fund research into a vaccine. But she…MORE

Missing Claiborne County Man Found Dead in Tazewell

Missing Claiborne County Man Found Dead in Tazewell

The body of a man missing from Claiborne County is found. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a resident found Aaron Massengill’s body late Monday afternoon along Ferguson Ridge Road in Tazewell. TBI agents along with Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office and Tazewell Police Department say they don’t know how he died. His body will be…MORE

Police Need Help to Find Missing Claiborne County Man

Police Need Help to Find Missing Claiborne County Man

The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office asking for help to find a missing man. 28 year-old Aaron Massengill was last seen in Tazewell on February 16. He was last known to be driving a black 1991 Nissan pickup. He is 5′5″ with blue eyes and brown hair. Family members and concerned neighbors are also searching for…MORE

Dolly Parton Auctioning Off Guitar to Celebrate Opry’s 95th Anniversary and to Help Those in the Music Industry Affected by the Pandemic

Dolly Parton Auctioning Off Guitar to Celebrate Opry’s 95th Anniversary and to Help Those in the Music Industry Affected by the Pandemic

Dolly Parton has partnered with the Grand Ole Opry to auction a one-of-a-kind, custom guitar to celebrate Dolly Parton’s song “9 to 5” and the Opry’s 95th anniversary. The custom Oscar Schmidt Acoustic guitar is signed by Dolly and valued at $2,500. The proceeds will be used to benefit individuals in the industry who have…MORE

New Amazon Fulfillment Center to Bring 800 Jobs to East Tennessee

New Amazon Fulfillment Center to Bring 800 Jobs to East Tennessee

Amazon is bringing a new fulfilment center to Alcoa. Governor Bill Lee says this center is expected to bring around 800 jobs to East Tennessee.   According to Amazon, the facility will specialize in small products such as books and electronics. .@amazon is growing yet again in Tennessee. The company will establish a new fulfillment…MORE

All Appointments for Next Week’s KCHD’s COVID-19 Vaccination Event are Full

All Appointments for Next Week’s KCHD’s COVID-19 Vaccination Event are Full

The Knox County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination registration opened at 11 today for 2,000 first dose vaccines and all appointments were filled in less than 30 minutes. KCHD says additional vaccination opportunities will immediately be announced and scheduled as soon as more vaccine is received. KCHD plans to launch a new automated scheduling and registration…MORE

Freedom Pass Will Allow Knox County School Students to Ride KAT Bus Free

Freedom Pass Will Allow Knox County School Students to Ride KAT Bus Free

Knox County students can ride a KAT bus free under an agreement with the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Area Transit. Freedom Pass is a pilot program which allows unlimited rides on KAT’s fixed bus service through the end of this year. Knoxville’s Mayor India Kinncannon hopes it will increase access to after-school activities, jobs,…MORE

UT to Formally Announce New Head Football Coach This Afternoon

UT to Formally Announce New Head Football Coach This Afternoon

Josh Heupel, the former Oklahoma quarterback who led his team to the national title, and who as an assistant coach and head coach captured conference championships at Oklahoma and UCF, has been named Tennessee’s 27th head football coach, Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White announced on Wednesday. Heupel will be formally introduced during a live-streamed…MORE

Country News

Dolly Parton Gets COVID Vaccine — All is Well in the Universe Now

Dolly Parton Gets COVID Vaccine — All is Well in the Universe Now

Last April news broke that Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University’s coronavirus research. Dolly posted the following message at the time…   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Dolly Parton (@dollyparton) In response to the donation Vanderbilt University Medical Center released the statement “We are incredibly grateful to Dolly for…

Tim McGraw Does His Own Carpool Karaoke

Tim McGraw Does His Own Carpool Karaoke

Turns out that Tyler Hubbard isn’t the only one sharing vocal duties with Tim McGraw these days. As Tim and Tyler’s “Undivided” is climbing the country airplay chart, Tim is going retro on the road trip playlist. He shared a video of him and his brothers jamming out to The Eagles‘ classic “Hotel California” Tim…

Dierks Bentley Shares Some Good News About New Music

Dierks Bentley Shares Some Good News About New Music

Dierks Bentley is still here with “Gone” on the country airplay chart — but now he’s also saying new music is coming! While his latest track is getting ready to jump inside the Top 20, Dierks took to social media to announce, “Back in the studio with the band working on some new tunes. Album…

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