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Mayors: Enlarging stadium tax district will benefit East Knoxville

KCHD receives grant funding from the Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation

Knoxville Area Urban League supports students with 20th annual ‘Shoes for School’

pine ridge substation Final transition to Pine Ridge substation signals power shift for Y-12
OAK RIDGE, TN -- Y-12 flipped the switch on a new era as crews finalized the process of moving the entire site’s electrical supply to the new Pine Ridge substation.
john schmisseur Schmisseur begins as UT Space Institute Executive Director
KNOXVILLE -- Professor and H. H. Arnold Chair John Schmisseur is serving as executive director of the UT Space Institute. The institute is poised to help meet the needs of the US Space Force in preparing a world-class workforce and advancing technologies and systems to protect US and allied interests in space.
schults pediatrics Shults Pediatrics partners with nonprofit to provide donor milk for vulnerable babies
Shults Pediatrics has formed a formal partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee to become the nonprofit’s 13th Milk Drop Depot in the state.
oak ridge soil remediation Soil remediation brings Oak Ridge closer to completion at ETTP
OAK RIDGE, TN -- An area of land in Oak Ridge will be added to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park thanks to EM’s cleanup efforts there. Crews are addressing an area of soil on the massive footprint of the former K-25 building.
clayton homes Clayton® and Family Promise redefine how corporations help prevent family homelessness
MARYVILLE, TN, Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton and Family Promise have expanded their partnership strategy, changing the way corporations are helping fight family homelessness.
william hastie natural area New trails to open at William Hastie Natural Area
KNOXVILLE -- City officials, Appalachian Mountain Bike Club members and a wide array of outdoor recreation enthusiasts will cut a ribbon on Thursday, Aug. 4, to celebrate and officially open four new trails at William Hastie Natural Area.
pantex y-12 awards Pantex and Y-12 receive excellence awards
OAK RIDGE, TN -- The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations recently awarded the 2021 NA-50 Excellence Awards to teams that helped keep production moving at the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex.

Pastors demand accountability for Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty

Area landlords needed to advocate for homeless Veterans

Proposed certified tax rate to be lowest since 1974

Fort Sanders summer roundup planned; vehicles must be temporarily moved

Faith leaders denounce comments from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline goes live

FBI Knoxville Field Office warns of increase in sextortion schemes targeting young boys


Crime In Tennessee 2021

Environmental Stewardship Award winners

tennessee migration report Follow Me to Tennessee: Tennessee Migration Report
KNOXVILLE -- East Tennessee is seeing huge increases in relocation interest in 2022. Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Brentwood are experiencing the greatest increases, according to search data from moving company booking website.
paris landing lodge State officials host grand opening of new lodge at Paris Landing
BUCHANAN, TN -- State officials opened a new 91-guestroom Lodge at Paris Landing, an attraction featuring a full-service restaurant and lounge, with indoor and outdoor dining, and conference spaces to serve both business meetings and social functions at Paris Landing State Park.

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This Colorado museum will really bug you
ut gardens plant of the month
UT Gardens Plant of the Month

Governor's Corner

Governor Lee lifts injunction on Education Savings Account program

Lt. Governor McNally touts conservative endorsements in state Senate race

Governor Lee signs the Crown Act

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Blackburn, colleagues’ legislation addresses pilot shortage

Blackburn-Blumenthal Kids Online Safety legislation to be considered


Women's health care in DOD unchanged by Supreme Court decision

Reward offered for information on foreign interference in U.S. elections

Fact sheet on U.S. security assistance to Ukraine

james webb space telescope DOD secures critical material for James Webb Space Telescope
By Devon Bistarkey

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope recently captured the highest-resolution image of the universe in infrared that has ever been seen.
low-cost tech shaping modern battlefield Low-cost tech shaping modern battlefield, Socom commander says
In his 38 years as a soldier, across theaters ranging from the Middle East to Europe, the commander of Special Operations Command says he never had to look up. But those days are ending. 
human trafficking report released 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report released
This week the Department of State released the 2022 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. The report is meant to effect positive change and encourage governments to increase and improve their anti-trafficking efforts each year.

victims of communism museum
Victims of Communism Museum
opens in Nation’s Capital
combat survival training
Cadets participate in combat
survival training

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UTIA to launch UT Center of Farm Management
laurel falls trailhead crowding
National Park continues efforts to eliminate unsafe roadside parking at Laurel Falls Trailhead
nasa webb telescope findings
NASA reveals Webb Telescope’s first images of unseen universe
wild laurel golfcourse
Wild Laurel Golf Course in the Smokies achieves Audubon certification
country cascades waterpark resort expands
Country Cascades Waterpark Resort making $30 million expansion
ijams river rescue
Ijams River Rescue removes 21 tons of trash from area waterways
mountain dew outpost
First-Ever MTN DEW® Outpost opens at Doe Mountain in Tennessee
fort sanders medical center robot
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to perform robotic-assisted lung biopsies
reward for elk poacher
$14,000 reward for elk poached in Claiborne County
beauford delaney building
Beauford Delaney Building to be first residential structure at new stadium
tennessee state parks competition
Tennesseans invited to donate in state parks competition
national park visitation 2021
National Park sets visitation record with 14.1 million visits in 2021

Volunteer firefighter charged in series of structure fires
Cirrus Aircraft delivers first United Aviate Academy training aircraft
McNabb Center to open Jail to Work program in Claiborne County
Beacon releases 2021 Pork Report
TVA publishes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Report
EBCI Tribal Council approves $75 million for The 407: Gateway to Adventure & Puy du Fou partnership
Hawkins County lawyer censured
Eight arrested in human trafficking operation in Sevier County
KCDC fully reopens Love Towers after $6.5 million renovation
Old City redevelopment momentum: $22 million hotel is latest private investment
Twenty-Two Tennessee localities file suit against opioid producers and pharmacies
National Park receives $31 million to repair Foothills Parkway West
TVA unveils $3M in pilot projects to advance valley connectivity, carbon-free future
KUB’s first female lineworker inspires ahead of International Women’s Day
City tests noise-monitoring camera downtown
Tennessee to be electric vehicle charger manufacturing hub
Kayaker drowns in Oconaluftee River near Smokemont
Man charged in cold case homicide from 1996

Thirteen arrested in multi-agency human trafficking operation
Drug investigation nets 39 indictments, most offenders are from Knoxville
Undercover drug investigation gets 33 drug dealers off the streets
McNabb Center receives $1.1 million to increase children’s mental health crisis services

• Faith leaders called for rejection of proposed racially divisive maps
Three new playgrounds for Knoxville
Roane County lawyer suspended
National Park Service acquires 60 acres of land
TVA approves Asian carp fish barriers at seven dams
Stream bank stabilization project set to begin in January
$2 million dollar Streetscape Road Project
Cades Cove, Laurel Falls Trail pilot project outcomes
City announces $35 million in strategic investments, community assistance
Hillcrest Healthcare’s Beverly Park Place earns spot on Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2022
Knox County District Attorney General launches podcast series, Generally Speaking
KCDC earns $900,000 grant to support continued Austin Homes redevelopment
$7.5 million federal grant to bring supportive housing for seniors to Austin Homes site
Four men arrested, charged in human trafficking operation
TBI launches new Tennessee Sex Offender Registry
Populus expands mobility management solution to City of Knoxville
Tennessee to leverage state lands for tourism in rural, distressed counties
Memphis regional megasite lands $5.6 billion investment from Ford Motor Company
City's investment in Austin Homes revitalization reaches $12.5 million
New sidewalks to be built in Lonsdale
Council approves City funds to serve at-risk youth
$2 million committed to Burlington streetscape project
Smokies nonprofit documents life in understudied area of National Park
Anti-human trafficking partnership launched by Gov. Bill Lee
Knoxville earns Tree Cities of the World recognition
Former officer charged, accused of assaulting juvenile
AG Crime Unit steps up citations for off-road users in areas of state forests
Operation Volunteer Strong recovers 150 missing children in Tennessee
New East Knoxville greenway to connect parks, botanical garden
City investing $1.6 million to build sidewalks along Old Broadway
City’s online chatbot available in Spanish
Service proposes listing for the rare sickle darter fish

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East Knoxville streets to close as stadium construction moves to next stage

Advance Auto Parts partners with Knoxville Police Department

Officers, first responders graduate from Crisis Intervention Team training


Surrendering power to reverence

By Robert C. Koehler

“I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous Peoples.” So said Pope Francis last week, at a powwow in Alberta, at the start of his “apology tour” across Canada — for the participation of the Catholic Church in the multi-century horror of Native American “residential schools” on this continent, which more accurately might be called concentration camps for 6-year-olds.

Beyond the mulish, look to the stars
By Winslow Myers

How a single baseball game could determine the future of democracy
By Rob Okun

An iron curtain is descending on America and we were warned
By Kary Love

White supremacists want ‘their’ country back
By Robert C. Koehler

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