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Having to cancel tailgate plans? Try 'Bargates' or Vols parties delivered to your door


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:56:56 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

With a cap on people allowed in Neyland Stadium during the COVID-19 pandemic, Vols fans could consider options like these to replace tailgating.

       

More details: Having to cancel tailgate plans? Try 'Bargates' or Vols parties delivered to your door


TDOC to resume visitation at 3 state prisons with zero active COVID-19 cases


Created: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 17:18:38 +0000

Author: Cassandra Stephenson, Nashville Tennessean

The Tennessee Department of Correction will resume visitation — by appointment only — starting Oct. 3 in three of its facilities.

       

More details: TDOC to resume visitation at 3 state prisons with zero active COVID-19 cases


Testimony: Slaying suspect Josh Carr said 'Lord told him to quit taking his medication'


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:50:57 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

A Sevier County man accused of stabbing his mother 77 times told his grandmother God told him to stop taking prescribed pills, according to testimony.

       

More details: Testimony: Slaying suspect Josh Carr said 'Lord told him to quit taking his medication'


University of Tennessee, Knox County Schools and Knox County COVID-19 case counts


Created: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 00:51:02 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

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

       

More details: University of Tennessee, Knox County Schools and Knox County COVID-19 case counts


Judge won't block Tennessee law with heavy penalties for sharing absentee ballot request forms


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:56:14 +0000

Author: Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean

Sharing an absentee ballot request form can be prosecuted as a felony in Tennessee if the sharer is not an election commission employee.

       

More details: Judge won't block Tennessee law with heavy penalties for sharing absentee ballot request forms


Bears might be showing up in new areas this fall. Here's what to do if you see one.


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:10:00 +0000

Author: Brittany Crocker, Knoxville News Sentinel

Black bear sightings might increase as hungry bears seeking acorns prepare for hibernation. Here's how to avoid an encounter and what to do in one.

       

More details: Bears might be showing up in new areas this fall. Here's what to do if you see one.


The Scruffy Stuff: Gay Street plans include new restaurants, daiquiris and apartments


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:33:41 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Thomas Boyd is branching out of the Old City with big plans for the Kress Building on Gay Street. And could Amazon be coming to Knoxville Center Mall?

       

More details: The Scruffy Stuff: Gay Street plans include new restaurants, daiquiris and apartments


Tennessee approves first 3 online sports betting operators as November launch date approaches


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:16:59 +0000

Author: Cassandra Stephenson, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee conditionally approved licenses for its first three online sports betting operators: FanDuel, DraftKings and BetMGM.

       

More details: Tennessee approves first 3 online sports betting operators as November launch date approaches


'I felt threatened': Board of health members slam Glenn Jacobs for ominous video


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:28:12 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

What started out as a typical board meeting turned into a tongue-lashing.

       

More details: 'I felt threatened': Board of health members slam Glenn Jacobs for ominous video


Even with seven days left, September had already tied August in local COVID-19 deaths


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:20:59 +0000

Author: Vincent Gabrielle, Knoxville News Sentinel

With seven days to go, September looks like it will outpace August in terms of deaths and cases.

       

More details: Even with seven days left, September had already tied August in local COVID-19 deaths


Joel Guy Jr. asks to be put to death in his parents' murders, but state won't pursue it


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:20:26 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

A man accused of killing and dismembering his parents made short work of his stint as his own defense attorney Wednesday.

       

More details: Joel Guy Jr. asks to be put to death in his parents' murders, but state won't pursue it


Tennessee students likely experienced 'significant' learning loss due to school closures this year, state says


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:12:28 +0000

Author: Meghan Mangrum, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee students could show an estimated 50% decrease in proficiency rates in 3rd grade reading this year, data from the state suggests.

       

More details: Tennessee students likely experienced 'significant' learning loss due to school closures this year, state says


Tropical Storm Beta will bring rain to Knoxville late in the week


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:32:27 +0000

Author: Brittany Crocker, Knoxville News Sentinel

The National Weather Service is Morristown has forecast rain late this week, followed by a sunny weekend.

       

More details: Tropical Storm Beta will bring rain to Knoxville late in the week


Knox County Health Department offers walk-up flu vaccine clinics


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:35:03 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

"Getting a flu vaccine is always important, but especially during the time of a global pandemic," said Dr. Martha Buchanan

       

More details: Knox County Health Department offers walk-up flu vaccine clinics


How Hardin Valley and Karns school board candidates want to improve Knox County Schools


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:01:00 +0000

Author: Isabel Lohman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Two of the three candidates are Knox County parents, while the other is a former KCS student.

       

More details: How Hardin Valley and Karns school board candidates want to improve Knox County Schools


Cheryl Galvan shares her unemployment experience during the COVID-19 pandemic


Created: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:00:27 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Cheryl Galvan of Harriman shares her Tennessee unemployment experience during the coronavirus pandemic

       

More details: Cheryl Galvan shares her unemployment experience during the COVID-19 pandemic


A carnivore concept is coming downtown — next to a vegan restaurant. Will they compete?


Created: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:00:51 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Avi Zenatti is expanding his presence in downtown Knoxville by opening KoPita Meat next to his KoPita Falafel and Hummus Bar on Gay Street.

       

More details: A carnivore concept is coming downtown — next to a vegan restaurant. Will they compete?


KoPita Meat to open in downtown Knoxville


Created: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:00:21 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Kopita owner Avi Zenatti is opening KoPita Meat in the former Viet Bred and Tea location on Gay St. in downtown Knoxville

       

More details: KoPita Meat to open in downtown Knoxville


Why is Kopita owner Avi Zenatti opening KoPita alongside his vegan restaurant?


Created: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:00:18 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Kopita owner Avi Zenatti explains why he is opening KoPita Meat next door to his vegan restaurant KoPita in downtown Knoxville.

       

More details: Why is Kopita owner Avi Zenatti opening KoPita alongside his vegan restaurant?


Did a son kill his parents for cutting him off financially? Knox County jury will decide


Created: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 03:00:16 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

A jury in Knox County, Tennessee, has been seated in the case of Joel Guy Jr., who is accused of killing and dismembering his parents in Hardin Valley

       

More details: Did a son kill his parents for cutting him off financially? Knox County jury will decide


Kami Lunsford on being named Tennessee Teacher of the Year


Created: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 02:00:11 +0000

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

Kami Lunsford on being named Tennessee Teacher of the Year

       

More details: Kami Lunsford on being named Tennessee Teacher of the Year


'Every teacher is reinventing the wheel,' says Tennessee Teacher of the Year


Created: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 02:00:12 +0000

Author: Isabel Lohman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Karns Middle School's Kami Lunsford loves teaching chorus students. She said COVID-19 or not, students need to feel connected and loved.

       

More details: 'Every teacher is reinventing the wheel,' says Tennessee Teacher of the Year


Coronavirus in Tennessee: Tennessee reports 2,104 new cases, three deaths


Created: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 19:22:57 +0000

Author: Natalie Neysa Alund, Nashville Tennessean

Get the latest news and updates on coronavirus in Tennessee here.

       

More details: Coronavirus in Tennessee: Tennessee reports 2,104 new cases, three deaths


Sights at Dollywood's Great Pumpkin LumiNights 2020


Created: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 03:19:30 +0000

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

Take a tour of Dollywood's Great Pumpkin LumiNights 2020!

       

More details: Sights at Dollywood's Great Pumpkin LumiNights 2020


Photos: Dollywood Great Pumpkin Luminights 2020


Created: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 02:44:40 +0000

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

See Dollywood's Great Pumpkin Luminights and Harvest Festival 2020 in photos!

       

More details: Photos: Dollywood Great Pumpkin Luminights 2020


Health Department officials explain the risks when people avoid getting tested for COVID-19


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 20:23:59 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Health Department officials explain the risks of not getting tested for COVID-19.

       

More details: Health Department officials explain the risks when people avoid getting tested for COVID-19


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


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 19:05:29 +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


Carrie Underwood offers dignified Christmas 'Gift'; Fleet Foxes find peace on 'Shore'


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 17:58:32 +0000

Author: Chuck Campbell, Knoxville News Sentinel

Carrie Underwood gets the parade of holiday music going with "My Gift." But will it help put 2020 behind us?

       

More details: Carrie Underwood offers dignified Christmas 'Gift'; Fleet Foxes find peace on 'Shore'


Where to find the best fall coffee in Knoxville


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:16:57 +0000

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

Knox News' Erica Breunlin and Monica Kast discover where to drink the best fall coffee around downtown Knoxville.

       

More details: Where to find the best fall coffee in Knoxville


OktOBERfest begins at Ober Gatlinburg


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:00:12 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

OktOBERfest has begun at mountaintop amusement park Ober Gatlinburg

       

More details: OktOBERfest begins at Ober Gatlinburg

 
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