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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.

       

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


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.

       

More details: 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.

       

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


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.

       

More details: Knox County coronavirus numbers: Get daily case counts


Are you registered to vote?


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:48:10 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

It only takes a few minutes to register for this year's election.

       

More details: Are you registered to vote?


Congrats, Class of 2020! See hundreds of photos from high school graduations across East Tennessee.


Created: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:47:53 +0000

Author: Kelli Krebs, Knoxville News Sentinel

East Tennessee high school seniors walked across the stage this month despite the safety challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

       

More details: Congrats, Class of 2020! See hundreds of photos from high school graduations across East Tennessee.


More than 93K TN businesses approved for $8.9 billion in PPP loans: See which took the largest loans


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:07:19 +0000

Author: Cassandra Stephenson, Nashville Tennessean

More than 93,000 Tennessee businesses and organizations have been approved for Paycheck Protection Program loans.

       

More details: More than 93K TN businesses approved for $8.9 billion in PPP loans: See which took the largest loans


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.

       

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


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.

       

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


Capitol Commission approves moving Nathan Bedford Forrest bust to Tennessee State Museum


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:32:33 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

The vote now goes on to the Tennessee Historical Commission.

       

More details: Capitol Commission approves moving Nathan Bedford Forrest bust to Tennessee State Museum


Here are the latest coronavirus maps, charts and numbers in Tennessee


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:05:17 +0000

Author: USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee, Nashville Tennessean

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading through the nation and Tennessee. Here are the latest numbers, and everything else to know about the pandemic.

       

More details: Here are the latest coronavirus maps, charts and numbers in Tennessee


Three Knox County Sheriff's Office employees test positive for COVID-19


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:37:33 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

None of the three staffers were connected to an inmate who also recently tested positive for the virus.

       

More details: Three Knox County Sheriff's Office employees test positive for COVID-19


REPLAY: Knox County Health Department update on COVID-19


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:57:21 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Health Department will provide updates and answer questions regarding the novel coronavirus today at 12:30 p.m. ET.

       

More details: REPLAY: Knox County Health Department update on COVID-19


Charlie Daniels, 'Devil Went Down to Georgia' singer, famed fiddler and outspoken star, dies at 83


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:29:11 +0000

Author: Dave Paulson and Matthew Leimkuehler, Nashville Tennessean

Charlie Daniels, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame best known for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," has died at age 83.

       

More details: Charlie Daniels, 'Devil Went Down to Georgia' singer, famed fiddler and outspoken star, dies at 83


Charlie Daniels funeral: Watch the memorial service live from Murfreesboro


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:22:44 +0000

Author: Nashville Tennessean

A funeral service for country star Charlie Daniels will take place Friday at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Watch it live here.

       

More details: Charlie Daniels funeral: Watch the memorial service live from Murfreesboro


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."

       

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


Face masks required at all TN courthouses as COVID-19 spreads, state Supreme Court orders


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:18:40 +0000

Author: Mariah Timms and Jamie Satterfield, Nashville Tennessean

Mask mandates have been rolling out across Tennessee, and the state Supreme Court just made the face coverings a requirement at all courthouses.

       

More details: Face masks required at all TN courthouses as COVID-19 spreads, state Supreme Court orders


Death row inmate sues Tennessee Supreme Court in an effort to halt August execution


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:09:19 +0000

Author: Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean

Harold Nichols' execution is still scheduled for Aug. 4 in Tennessee, even as executions around him have been delayed.

       

More details: Death row inmate sues Tennessee Supreme Court in an effort to halt August execution


Former House Speaker Glen Casada fined $10,500 for campaign finance violations


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:40:37 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert, Nashville Tennessean

Campaign finance officials fined the Williamson County lawmaker after he failed to accurately report campaign contributions and expenses.

       

More details: Former House Speaker Glen Casada fined $10,500 for campaign finance violations


25K unemployment claims filed in Tennessee last week, highest since May


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:50:19 +0000

Author: Cassandra Stephenson, Nashville Tennessean

More than 25,000 Tennesseans filed for unemployment last week, the highest weekly total since May. Continued claims remain on the decline.

       

More details: 25K unemployment claims filed in Tennessee last week, highest since May


Fans pay respects to Charlie Daniels at Mt. Juliet visitation Thursday


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:42:47 +0000

Author: Matthew Leimkuehler, Nashville Tennessean

Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet began a 10-hour visitation for Charlie Daniels with a line that spilled out the door.

       

More details: Fans pay respects to Charlie Daniels at Mt. Juliet visitation Thursday


Bed Bath & Beyond announces plans to permanently close 200 stores over next two years


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:03:15 +0000

Author: Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. plans to close approximately 200 stores or 21% of Bed Bath stores over the next two years, the company announced Wednesday.

       

More details: Bed Bath & Beyond announces plans to permanently close 200 stores over next two years


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.

       

More details: 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.

       

More details: 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.

       

More details: 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.

       

More details: Ransomware hackers demanded $390,000 to release Knoxville data


COVID-19 case increase up to 'more than 50 cases a day' in Knox County


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:29:59 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County's benchmark for deaths from COVID-19 has changed to a "red" rating for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit this spring.

       

More details: COVID-19 case increase up to 'more than 50 cases a day' in Knox County


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.

       

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


Gov. Bill Lee calls for Nathan Bedford Forrest bust to be relocated to museum


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:17:03 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

The State Capitol Commission meets Thursday morning and will take up whether to remove the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

       

More details: Gov. Bill Lee calls for Nathan Bedford Forrest bust to be relocated to museum


Knoxville Entrepreneur Center through the years


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:00:24 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

News Sentinel archive pictures of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center

       

More details: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center through the years

 
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