Pandemic prompts changes at city facilities on game day

Following the lead of health officials and the University of Tennessee, the City of Knoxville and Knoxville Area Transit have adopted several COVID-19 public-health protocols that will change how many University of Tennessee fans take part in home football games this fall. UT has prohibited large tailgate parties on campus, and UT-sponsored tailgates are not […]

State of Emergency Remains Through October

State of Emergency Remains Through October

Some Restrictions Amended, Mask Authority Continues   As a National State of Emergency remains in place, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the State of Emergency in Tennessee will continue through October with adjustments made to previous executive orders.   “Tennessee’s response continues to be one of the most targeted in the country and a […]

McKenzie hosting “Stop The Violence” virtual town hall tonight

In response to recent shootings in Knoxville, Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie is hosting a virtual “Stop The Violence” Town Hall, September 29, 2020 from 5-6:30 p.m. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook.  The town hall is the first of a series of community conversations that will engage the community, provide information and resources, and provide […]

Tennessee State Museum Commemorates 75 Years of United Nations with Display of Cordell Hull’s Nobel Peace Prize and Additional Programming

“Cordell Hull: Tennessee’s Father of the United Nations,” a temporary display October 13-25 at the Museum, includes rare exhibition of Tennessee native’s 1945 Nobel Peace Prize The Tennessee State Museum will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations by recognizing Tennessee-native Cordell Hull, whom President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called “The Father […]

MEDIC Regional Blood Center Wrapping Up Antibody Screening

MEDIC Regional Blood Center will stop screening blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies on September 30, 2020. MEDIC has been screening donations since August 1 to identify and potentially recruit COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP) donors.   Anyone donating through September 30 will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Eligible donors will need to sign a separate consent […]

Interested in strange places in East Tennessee?

By Mike Steely I was going through my photo files recently and ran across several photos of unusual places in our region. With the COVID-19 pandemic clustering many families inside except for needed food shopping I thought I’d share some of the places with you You can easily drive to most of the strange places […]

Stress Tests

By Dr. Jim Ferguson “Our world is not divided by race, color, gender or religion. Our world is divided into wise people and fools. And fools divide themselves by race, color, gender or religion.” Nelson Mandela   These days we hear a lot about divisiveness and especially the generational characteristics of millennials. I have written […]

Libraries and theaters

By John J. Duncan Jr. My wife has told me more than once “No more books,” because my offices and our homes have always been filled with books.  But I love to read. She has told me more than once that I am the “most boring person” with whom to take a vacation.  She is […]

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