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Knox County's delicate property records, and the history tied to them, will soon be searchable online


Created: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 03:00:58 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

The records go back to the 1750s, well before Tennessee was a state. Here's what happening now deep in a Gay Street basement.

      

More details: Knox County's delicate property records, and the history tied to them, will soon be searchable online


Knox County digitizes its collection of property deed records


Created: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 03:00:53 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, calvin.mattheis@knoxnews.com

Some of the Knox County deed books being digitized date back to the 1700's.

      

More details: Knox County digitizes its collection of property deed records


See how Knox County is digitizing its records of deeds


Created: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 03:00:51 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Nick McBride, Knox County Register of Deeds, talks about the value of digitizing tens of thousands of deeds dating back to the 1700's.

      

More details: See how Knox County is digitizing its records of deeds


Knox County COVID-19 case counts and vaccine numbers


Created: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:52:04 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley and Tee Willis, Knoxville News Sentinel

A look at the latest coronavirus numbers, including positive tests, isolations and hospitalizations.

      

More details: Knox County COVID-19 case counts and vaccine numbers


Knox News tops East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists awards


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:19:04 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel received 18 honors in the Society of Professional Journalists 2020 Gold Press Card awards.

      

More details: Knox News tops East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists awards


Tennessee's strict new abortion law to go before full 6th Circuit Court of Appeals


Created: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:45:18 +0000

Author: Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean

The state is in a back-and-forth battle with reproductive health providers over a 2020 law severely restricting abortion in Tennessee.

      

More details: Tennessee's strict new abortion law to go before full 6th Circuit Court of Appeals


NAACP to Knox County Schools: Hire a superintendent who will eliminate disparities


Created: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:24:49 +0000

Author: Isabel Lohman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Search committee chair Evetty Satterfield said she will make sure the NAACP's feedback is sent to the Knox County Schools' hiring firm.

      

More details: NAACP to Knox County Schools: Hire a superintendent who will eliminate disparities


University of Tennessee System drops mask mandate and vaccine requirements in latest twist


Created: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:29:48 +0000

Author: Rebecca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

The change means that, right now, UT has walked back its requirements.

      

More details: University of Tennessee System drops mask mandate and vaccine requirements in latest twist


Tennessee Comptroller's Office suspends permits for entities to keep vaccine mandates


Created: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 19:08:56 +0000

Author: Yue Stella Yu, Nashville Tennessean

The decision came after two federal judges blocked President Joe Biden's federal vaccine mandate, arguing Biden bypassed Congress on the decision.

      

More details: Tennessee Comptroller's Office suspends permits for entities to keep vaccine mandates


Tracking the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Knoxville and East Tennessee


Created: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 16:16:51 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

COVID-19 vaccine inoculations began last month to the most at-risk groups and those on the front lines. How long before it's available to everyone?

      

More details: Tracking the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Knoxville and East Tennessee


Louisiana judge blocks nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers


Created: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:38:26 +0000

Author: Greg Hilburn, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Louisiana judge blocked a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health workers Tuesday as many prepare for holiday travel and the omicron variant threatens to spread.

      

More details: Louisiana judge blocks nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers


Knox County Sheriff's Office says fatal shooting occurred but releases very few details


Created: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:52:59 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

The release does not detail the sex or age of the victim, or whether any arrests have been made.

      

More details: Knox County Sheriff's Office says fatal shooting occurred but releases very few details


Tennessee signed $75M contact tracing deal with firm lacking prior epidemiology experience


Created: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 03:40:39 +0000

Author: Yue Stella Yu, Nashville Tennessean

The emergency contract, signed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, did not go through the fiscal review process overseen by Tennessee legislators.

      

More details: Tennessee signed $75M contact tracing deal with firm lacking prior epidemiology experience


UT housing is tight so a new lottery system is in place. Here's what students need to know


Created: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 19:17:22 +0000

Author: Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

The current freshman class is big, and so is the incoming one. Older students might be out of luck.

      

More details: UT housing is tight so a new lottery system is in place. Here's what students need to know


Knox County Schools graduates 10 new School Security Offficers


Created: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 01:53:30 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

The second 2021 Knox County Schools Security Officer graduation ceremony at South-Doyle High School on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

      

More details: Knox County Schools graduates 10 new School Security Offficers


Mike Chase and the dock outside of Calhoun's, his downtown Knoxville restaurant


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 21:53:16 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Mike Chase and the dock outside of Calhoun's, his downtown Knoxville restaurant

      

More details: Mike Chase and the dock outside of Calhoun's, his downtown Knoxville restaurant


Tennessee, local districts seek delay in school funding lawsuit until after upcoming legislative session


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:27:55 +0000

Author: Meghan Mangrum and Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean

All parties to the lawsuit agreed to the joint motion to halt the case's proceedings until the end of the legislative session next year.

      

More details: Tennessee, local districts seek delay in school funding lawsuit until after upcoming legislative session


Large crane shuts down a block of Gay St. in downtown Knoxville


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:26:04 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

A large crane working on the First Horizon Bank Building has closed a block of Gay St. in downtown Knoxville.

      

More details: Large crane shuts down a block of Gay St. in downtown Knoxville


Why is a large crane in downtown Knoxville, and how long will Gay Street be closed?


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:26:07 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Plan for detours when visiting downtown Knoxville. A large crane has closed a portion of Gay Street.

      

More details: Why is a large crane in downtown Knoxville, and how long will Gay Street be closed?


However you want to spend the holidays, something special awaits in downtown Knoxville


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:07:28 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Downtown Knoxville has plenty of festivities this holiday season, with businesses providing Christmas cheer through themed specials and events.

      

More details: However you want to spend the holidays, something special awaits in downtown Knoxville


FBI: Person of interest in missing Arkansas girl case from 1995 may have had ties to Tennessee


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:56:19 +0000

Author: Natalie Neysa Alund, Nashville Tennessean

FBI agents are looking for anyone in Tennessee who knew Billy Jack Lincks, a person of interest in the 1995 disappearance of 6-year-old Morgan Nick.

      

More details: FBI: Person of interest in missing Arkansas girl case from 1995 may have had ties to Tennessee


Reader's Eye 2021: Knoxville area photographers share their photos


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:01:22 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Reader's Eye 2021: Knoxville area photographers share their photos

      

More details: Reader's Eye 2021: Knoxville area photographers share their photos


'Yeah, names do hurt': As America changes, West High School weighs its Rebels nickname


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 03:00:42 +0000

Author: Isabel Lohman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Students at West High School in Knoxville, Tennessee are challenging the Rebels nickname because of its Confederate origin.

      

More details: 'Yeah, names do hurt': As America changes, West High School weighs its Rebels nickname


Why your Giving Tuesday gift goes further with our Empty Stocking Fund


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 03:00:06 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Because our Empty Stocking Fund is volunteer-run with no overhead, your whole gift goes directly into the effort!

      

More details: Why your Giving Tuesday gift goes further with our Empty Stocking Fund


West High School will hold community meetings to discuss the future of Rebels nickname


Created: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 02:36:53 +0000

Author: Isabel Lohman, Knoxville News Sentinel

"We will never be able to fully get away from the racially motivated past of our mascot without changing it," a petition reads.

      

More details: West High School will hold community meetings to discuss the future of Rebels nickname


Check out these live music events happening in Knoxville in 2021


Created: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 22:58:48 +0000

Author: Kelli Krebs, Knoxville News Sentinel

Here's who is playing, where and when in Knoxville in 2021, plus shows that were rescheduled for 2022.

      

More details: Check out these live music events happening in Knoxville in 2021


30-year-old Knoxville man who was shot Wednesday has died from his injuries


Created: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 22:28:22 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

30-year-old Alonzo Rodgers has died after he was shot Wednesday in Knoxville's Park City neighborhood, police said. There are no suspects in custody.

      

More details: 30-year-old Knoxville man who was shot Wednesday has died from his injuries


Knoxville holiday events are back: Check out the best Christmas lights displays


Created: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 21:18:37 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

It's the most wonderful time of the year in Knoxville! Christmas events are back. Here are some holiday favorite things to do.

      

More details: Knoxville holiday events are back: Check out the best Christmas lights displays


New Y-12 management firm starts in December under a $2.8 billion contract


Created: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 21:44:37 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

Y-12 National Security Complex and its 8,700 employees and contractors in Oak Ridge will be under new management beginning next month.

      

More details: New Y-12 management firm starts in December under a $2.8 billion contract


See photos inside Villa Collina before auction and demolition


Created: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 15:22:43 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, calvin.mattheis@knoxnews.com

Items inside Villa Collina in Knoxville are being auctioned off before the building is demolished to build three new homes.

      

More details: See photos inside Villa Collina before auction and demolition

 
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