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Lee says Tenn. will speed up hiring in labs, aims to push through backlog of rape kits


Created: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 20:45:35 +0000

Author: Melissa Brown, Nashville Tennessean

Gov. Lee says Tennessee will speed up hiring lab techs, wants to cut backlog of untested rape kits.

      

More details: Lee says Tenn. will speed up hiring in labs, aims to push through backlog of rape kits


Where abuse investigations stand after teens file lawsuit against Knoxville cheer coach


Created: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 18:17:50 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar and Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

A criminal investigation is pending, the coach has been dropped from the University of Tennessee squad, and the gym report abuse.

      

More details: Where abuse investigations stand after teens file lawsuit against Knoxville cheer coach


Knoxville police investigate fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy near Middlebrook Pike


Created: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 21:03:19 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

A male gunshot victim was found dead at the scene, the post stated. Multiple possible witnesses were located on scene and detained for questioning.

      

More details: Knoxville police investigate fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy near Middlebrook Pike


Knoxville cheer coach and gym are the subjects of a sexual abuse lawsuit: What we know


Created: Wed, 28 Sep 2022 19:11:50 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

The 22-year-old coach previously was fired by the gym, Premier Athletics in West Knoxville, and suspended from the national federation.

      

More details: Knoxville cheer coach and gym are the subjects of a sexual abuse lawsuit: What we know


How United Methodist seminaries are navigating uncertain future as denomination splinters


Created: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 14:21:01 +0000

Author: Liam Adams, Nashville Tennessean

As the United Methodist Church splinters and faces uncertainty about what happens next, so do the institutions responsible for the denomination's future.

      

More details: How United Methodist seminaries are navigating uncertain future as denomination splinters


What to know about the 4 constitutional amendments on Tennessee's Nov. 8 ballot


Created: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 02:01:30 +0000

Author: Melissa Brown, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee voters have a chance to vote on four constitutional amendments this fall. Here's what you need to know about each one.

      

More details: What to know about the 4 constitutional amendments on Tennessee's Nov. 8 ballot


Removing an unenforced ban on clergy in legislature: Tennessee's Amendment 4


Created: Wed, 28 Sep 2022 02:35:05 +0000

Author: Liam Adams, Nashville Tennessean

Tennesseans will decide on Nov. 8 whether to repeal a ban on clergy serving in the legislature, which hasn't been enforced in 40-plus years.

      

More details: Removing an unenforced ban on clergy in legislature: Tennessee's Amendment 4


Biden warns Tropical Storm Ian could be 'deadliest' in Florida history; 2.6M without power: Live updates


Created: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 20:59:02 +0000

Author: John Bacon, Celina Tebor and Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY

A section of the Sanibel Causeway collapsed into San Carlos Bay, cutting off access to the barrier island. Tropical Storm Ian updates.

      

More details: Biden warns Tropical Storm Ian could be 'deadliest' in Florida history; 2.6M without power: Live updates


Hurricane Ian one of strongest storms in US history; 2M in Florida without power; 911 callers stranded in homes


Created: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 14:42:15 +0000

Author: John Bacon, Doyle Rice and Celina Tebor, USA TODAY

Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida as one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the U.S. 2 million reported power outages. Live updates.

      

More details: Hurricane Ian one of strongest storms in US history; 2M in Florida without power; 911 callers stranded in homes


To end gun violence, leaders say, Knoxville must alleviate stifling Black poverty


Created: Wed, 28 Sep 2022 03:25:32 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

It's critical for public officials to be seen in neighborhoods grappling with economic and public safety problems, said community leaders.

      

More details: To end gun violence, leaders say, Knoxville must alleviate stifling Black poverty


Explore the secret fairy tale gardens of this historic Kingston Pike mansion


Created: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 15:27:47 +0000

Author: John Shearer

You can step inside the garden, full of terraced walls, hedges, a gazebo and plenty of roses.

      

More details: Explore the secret fairy tale gardens of this historic Kingston Pike mansion


3 new living options would transform South Knox area near proposed UT pedestrian bridge


Created: Wed, 28 Sep 2022 02:00:28 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Whether you're looking for student housing or post-grad apartments, this South Knoxville street could be one of downtown's up-and-coming areas.

      

More details: 3 new living options would transform South Knox area near proposed UT pedestrian bridge


Gov. Bill Lee sending 1,200 emergency responders as Florida braces for hurricane Ian


Created: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 20:42:10 +0000

Author: Craig Shoup, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee emergency response being sent to Florida as Hurricane Ian bares down on gulf coast.

      

More details: Gov. Bill Lee sending 1,200 emergency responders as Florida braces for hurricane Ian


Tennessee textbook commission needs more staff to deal with school books law, chair says


Created: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 19:53:22 +0000

Author: Melissa Brown, Nashville Tennessean

Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission chair Linda Cash told a legislative subcommittee the law has added a lot of work.

      

More details: Tennessee textbook commission needs more staff to deal with school books law, chair says


Teens file lawsuit saying Knoxville cheer gym and coach didn't protect them from sex abuse


Created: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 22:58:26 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar and Clare Amari, Knoxville News Sentinel

Two teenage boys say they were sexually abused by their coach at a Knoxville cheerleading gym, and the abuse widespread, a federal lawsuit says.

      

More details: Teens file lawsuit saying Knoxville cheer gym and coach didn't protect them from sex abuse


Say farewell to the old Adrian Burnett Elementary with last walk through the building


Created: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:24:32 +0000

Author: Ali James

The last chance to wander the hallways of the original Adrian Burnett Elementary School building is happening 4-7 p.m. Saturday.

      

More details: Say farewell to the old Adrian Burnett Elementary with last walk through the building


Fifth Avenue in Knoxville through the years in pictures


Created: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 09:00:05 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

See pictures of Fifth Avenue in Knoxville through the years!

      

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Amendment 2 would create a temporary line of succession if the governor is incapacitated


Created: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 02:04:52 +0000

Author: Adam Friedman, Nashville Tennessean

Under the amendment, the Speaker of the Senate would assume the temporary duties of the governor and not be required to resign their Senate seat.

      

More details: Amendment 2 would create a temporary line of succession if the governor is incapacitated


'Communications is a huge part': After high-profile shootings, Knoxville agencies prepare


Created: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 14:28:57 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville Police Department served as the lead agency as multiple first response crews participated in the collaborative active shooter training.

      

More details: 'Communications is a huge part': After high-profile shootings, Knoxville agencies prepare


Will that Tennessee college degree pay off? It depends on where you go – here's the data


Created: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:41:30 +0000

Author: Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

Will an investment in Tennessee's higher education actually pay off? Data from the U.S. Department of Education suggests it will - for most colleges.

      

More details: Will that Tennessee college degree pay off? It depends on where you go – here's the data


Burned body identified as 34-year-old Knoxville woman


Created: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:14:13 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

On Saturday, police responded near Watauga Avenue in North Knoxville to meet with fire crews, who had responded for what was reported as a tire fire.

      

More details: Burned body identified as 34-year-old Knoxville woman


Knoxville Public Safety Building through the years in pictures


Created: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 23:51:53 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

See photos of the Knoxville Public Safety Building through the years! It was once located on N. Broadway and currently sits on Howard Baker Jr. Ave.

      

More details: Knoxville Public Safety Building through the years in pictures


Hurricane Ian could bring weekend rain and wind to Knoxville and across East Tennessee


Created: Wed, 28 Sep 2022 13:49:16 +0000

Author: Devarrick Turner, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall on Florida's western coast later this week, and its remnants could reach East Tennessee this weekend.

      

More details: Hurricane Ian could bring weekend rain and wind to Knoxville and across East Tennessee


How do you know if a college education in Tennessee is worth the cost?


Created: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 18:44:14 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell and Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

Will an investment in Tennessee's higher education actually pay off? Data from the U.S. Department of Education suggests it will -- for most colleges.

      

More details: How do you know if a college education in Tennessee is worth the cost?


'It belongs to you': Inaugural First Amendment Festival unites freedom, fun


Created: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 18:03:39 +0000

Author: Angele Latham, Jackson Sun

Discovery Park of America and the Freedom Forums' inaugural First Amendment festival drew scores of people Saturday to appreciate the nation's freedoms.

      

More details: 'It belongs to you': Inaugural First Amendment Festival unites freedom, fun


If downtown Knoxville had a book of unspoken rules, these should make the cut


Created: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 16:41:41 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

From biking to driving, drinking to petting (dogs, of course), these are the things everyone should just know about downtown Knoxville.

      

More details: If downtown Knoxville had a book of unspoken rules, these should make the cut


Tennessee man catches state record-breaking 118-pound catfish


Created: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 18:23:24 +0000

Author: Rachel Wegner, Nashville Tennessean

Micka Burkhart hauled in a 118-pound blue catfish from the Cumberland River in Stewart County over the weekend.

      

More details: Tennessee man catches state record-breaking 118-pound catfish


Tennessee's Amendment 1 would add right-to-work to state's constitution, unions oppose it


Created: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 02:02:06 +0000

Author: Adam Friedman, Nashville Tennessean

If Tennessee's amendment 1 passes, it would cement the state's right-to-work law in the constitution, a move unions oppose and business leaders support.

      

More details: Tennessee's Amendment 1 would add right-to-work to state's constitution, unions oppose it


Retiring Urban League CEO reflects on tenure: 'I was privileged to sit in the chair'


Created: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:44:33 +0000

Author: Devarrick Turner, Knoxville News Sentinel

Phyllis Nichols explains her proudest moments as Knoxville Area Urban League CEO and how we can better support Knoxville's underserved communities.

      

More details: Retiring Urban League CEO reflects on tenure: 'I was privileged to sit in the chair'

 
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