Secretary Hargett encourages voters to use official election day hotline

Secretary Hargett encourages voters to use official election day hotline

As Tennesseans cast their ballots today, Secretary Hargett encourages voters to call the Division of Elections toll-free Election Day hotline at 1-877-850-4959 to report possible voter fraud, misinformation or get answers to Election Day questions. Today is the State and Federal Primary and County General election. All polls in Tennessee will close at 8 p.m. […]

Tennessee State Parks announce discounts for state residents on overnight accommodations

Tennessee State Parks are providing a 10-percent discount for Tennessee residents to enjoy overnight accommodations through a new Tennessee Resident Discount Program, applying to most campsites, cabins and lodge rooms across the state.   “Our parks belong to Tennesseans, so it is only fitting that state residents pay less than out-of-state visitors for overnight stays,” […]

Knox County Schools Delays Opening to Aug. 24

A letter from Superintendent Bob Thomas: Dear KCS families, We were very excited to welcome our teachers back to the classroom yesterday, getting ready for the new school year. We have the very best educators and I know they miss their students and can’t wait to start teaching. We want the very best start to […]

Absentee Ballots must be returned to Election Commission by USPS, FedEx, or UPS by Close of Polls on Thursday, August 6

Knox County Election Commission reminds voters that absentee ballots cannot be hand-delivered to a polling place or KCEC office     With thousands of ballots still unreturned by Knox County voters, the Knox County Election Commission is advising voters that haven’t yet mailed their absentee ballots to take their absentee ballots (with postage) to the: […]

Second Saturday Concert Series Set for Aug. 8

The Second Saturday Concert Series continues this weekend at the Cove at Concord Park and Clayton Park.   The free concerts are held 6 to 8 p.m. July through September on the second Saturday of each month. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and food. However, no alcohol is allowed.   […]

Judge Kristi Davis Joins the Court of Appeals

Judge Kristi Davis was sworn in today as Tennessee’s newest member of the Court of Appeals. She was appointed to the Court by Governor Bill Lee just over 60 days ago. Judge Davis, who has been a circuit court judge in the Sixth Judicial District in Knoxville since 2014, is the second female judge to […]

Museum of East Tennessee history reopens

“ETHS staff and board are very pleased to announce that the Museum of East Tennessee History is officially re-opened as of Saturday, August 1, 2020, which makes the East Tennessee History Center fully re-opened to the public,” said Executive Director Cherel Henderson.  “The Museum and all public programming at the History Center has been closed […]

Gov. Lee Signs Executive Order to Allow Contact Sports, Extend Local Authority for Mask Requirements

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Friday signed Executive Order No. 55, allowing the resumption of contact sports and extending local authority to require masks, among other provisions.   “Athletics is an important part of our way of life and provides many benefits for our student-athletes, but common-sense precautions must be taken to combat COVID-19,” said Gov. […]

Deadline Extended for Free Teacher Training on Digital Learning and Teaching

18,000+ Teachers Already Participated; Now Available Through Labor Day   The Tennessee Department of Education and Trevecca Nazarene University announced today that the deadline for the free teacher training on digital learning and teaching has been extended for an additional month and is available through Labor Day.   Since the launch in May, this free, self-paced and optional online training has equipped over […]

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