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UPDATED: Three Knox sheriff's employees, one Knoxville police staffer test positive for COVID-19


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:46:40 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

None of the three sheriff's office staffers were connected to a Knox County inmate who also recently tested positive for the virus.

       

Read more: UPDATED: Three Knox sheriff's employees, one Knoxville police staffer test positive for COVID-19


Knox County coronavirus numbers: Get daily case counts


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:06:25 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Here's what we know about the coronavirus outbreak in Knoxville and Knox County, including COVID-19 case counts and demographics like age and gender.

       

Read more: Knox County coronavirus numbers: Get daily case counts


Knoxville police: Shooting victim's cause of death undetermined


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:01:51 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Charges against the shooting suspect could be upgraded once the victim's cause of death is determined.

       

Read more: Knoxville police: Shooting victim's cause of death undetermined


As teachers prepare for an uncertain school year, 'next week cannot come quick enough'


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:22:53 +0000

Author: Isabel Lohman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Schools plans to release its reopening plan Wednesday, one month before fall classes are scheduled to start.

       

Read more: As teachers prepare for an uncertain school year, 'next week cannot come quick enough'


Email from Copper Cellar management tells employees to ignore 'absurd' mask mandate


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:33:13 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Copper Cellar's COO told managers to continue "business as usual."

       

Read more: Email from Copper Cellar management tells employees to ignore 'absurd' mask mandate


These seven Knoxville-area organizations took federal PPP loans of $5 million or more


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:00:26 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

The loans are a centerpiece of the job saving effort in response to COVID-19.

       

Read more: These seven Knoxville-area organizations took federal PPP loans of $5 million or more


Pigeon Forge now has ice cream that can get you 'buzzed.' Could Knoxville be next?


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:04:58 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Buzzed Bull Creamery is opening an ice cream shop in Pigeon Forge with alcoholic scoops and shakes. Knoxville and Gatlinburg could be next.

       

Read more: Pigeon Forge now has ice cream that can get you 'buzzed.' Could Knoxville be next?


The Second Saturday concert series is bringing back live music amid COVID-19 cancellations


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:41:01 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Starting this weekend, families can enjoy free music and a day at the park during the Second Saturday concert series. Find out who's performing.

       

Read more: The Second Saturday concert series is bringing back live music amid COVID-19 cancellations


A new tower at Anakeesta has views of three states — nearly 2,000 feet above sea level


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:40:26 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Anakeesta's AnaVista Tower is the highest point in downtown Gatlinburg and the only 360-degree view of the Smoky Mountains.

       

Read more: A new tower at Anakeesta has views of three states — nearly 2,000 feet above sea level


Scruffy Stuff: A sci-fi encounter (without the fiction), plus new scooters come to town


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:31:53 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Scruffy Stuff hosts discuss an 'Unsolved Mysteries' UFO encounter, new LINK scooters and more downtown Knoxville news.

       

Read more: Scruffy Stuff: A sci-fi encounter (without the fiction), plus new scooters come to town


Ransomware hackers demanded $390,000 to release Knoxville data


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:53:24 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

The city does not intend to pay the ransom.

       

Read more: Ransomware hackers demanded $390,000 to release Knoxville data


Sheriff: Only Knox County inmate to test positive for COVID-19 released by court order


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:16:34 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Everyone believed to have had contact with the inmate since his arrest has tested negative for the virus.

       

Read more: Sheriff: Only Knox County inmate to test positive for COVID-19 released by court order


Want a COVID-19 getaway? Biltmore has socially distanced fun for all — kids included


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:09:01 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Biltmore Estate has plenty of socially distanced activities for every member of the family. Here's what you should know before visiting.

       

Read more: Want a COVID-19 getaway? Biltmore has socially distanced fun for all — kids included


Health care business hires workers displaced by coronavirus pandemic


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:00:23 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hillcrest Healthcare, a network of senior living centers in Knoxville, hired nearly 90 employees during the coronavirus pandemic and plans on keeping them.

       

Read more: Health care business hires workers displaced by coronavirus pandemic


You have to look to find this Sequoyah Hills park


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:09:57 +0000

Author: John Shearer, Shopper News

Due to its smaller size and location away from main streets, the park in Sequoyah Hills seems almost hidden to a first-time visitor.

       

Read more: You have to look to find this Sequoyah Hills park


Bean Station slaughterhouse raided by ICE ordered to pay workers $610,000


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:00:34 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The owner of an East Tennessee slaughterhouse targeted by federal agents in a massive immigration raid will shell out $610,000 to his employees.

       

Read more: Bean Station slaughterhouse raided by ICE ordered to pay workers $610,000


You can go behind the scenes at Dollywood this weekend for a one-of-a-kind experience


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:00:29 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Tickets to the 12th annual "Thrills in the Hills" happening Friday and Saturday include behind-the-scenes access, fireworks and extra time on rides.

       

Read more: You can go behind the scenes at Dollywood this weekend for a one-of-a-kind experience


Classrooms are best, says Knox County reopening task force, but follow science


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:58:08 +0000

Author: Isabel Lohman and Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

The task force said that while we all want to return to something approximating normalcy, COVID-19 virus really doesn't care what we want.

       

Read more: Classrooms are best, says Knox County reopening task force, but follow science


Knoxville mother charged with felony murder in 5-year-old daughter's shooting death


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:25:46 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Robin Howington gave police several conflicting stories about how her daughter was killed before being charged with felony murder.

       

Read more: Knoxville mother charged with felony murder in 5-year-old daughter's shooting death


Downtown Knoxville's 'most prestigious' address is for sale: Inside the treasure-filled home


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:47:08 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Gayle and Baron Bustin are selling their million-dollar condo that features a home theater, wine cellar and views in every direction. It's stunning.

       

Read more: Downtown Knoxville's 'most prestigious' address is for sale: Inside the treasure-filled home


Sevier County mandates masks indoors to protect health and prevent business shutdowns


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:47:19 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters announced the county will adopt a mask mandate as COVID-19 cases continue to spike.

       

Read more: Sevier County mandates masks indoors to protect health and prevent business shutdowns


Partial human skull found at former Michigan home of man killed in Cumberland Co. shootout


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:46:12 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

It wasn't immediately clear when Mark Eberly last lived in the home.

       

Read more: Partial human skull found at former Michigan home of man killed in Cumberland Co. shootout


Warrants: Man threatens KAT bus driver with box cutter when asked to wear mask


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:05:38 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Thankfully no one was hurt.

       

Read more: Warrants: Man threatens KAT bus driver with box cutter when asked to wear mask


Knoxville Pridefest is postponed to 2021, Fall Festival canceled


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:43:25 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Organizers are creating a new event for 2020 called KnoxPride's Fall Festival.

       

Read more: Knoxville Pridefest is postponed to 2021, Fall Festival canceled


Recent Knox County COVID-19 deaths include first victims under age 42


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:51:07 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County's mortality rate has spiked within the past week, with four additional deaths reported since July 2, bringing the total to nine.

       

Read more: Recent Knox County COVID-19 deaths include first victims under age 42

 
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