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KSO, MLK Commemorative Commission to celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Big South Fork to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 17

The Read House celebrates 150th anniversary in Chattanooga

ut swimmers with eight medals at world championships

oak ridge project Secretary Granholm honors Oak Ridge project team with achievement award
OAK RIDGE, TN – Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm honored a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) team from Oak Ridge with the Secretary’s Achievement Award.
cades cove laurel falls trail pilot project Cades Cove, Laurel Falls Trail pilot project outcomes
GSMNP - Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials recently assessed monitoring data collected during the Cades Cove Vehicle-Free Day and Laurel Falls Trail Congestion Management pilot projects in 2021.
elk killed claiborne county $14,000 reward for elk poached in Claiborne County
A $14,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person(s) responsible for an elk poached on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area in the Valley Creek area of Claiborne County.
first horizon bank robber FBI, Knox County Sheriff’s Office search for First Horizon robbery suspect
KNOXVILLE – FBI Special Agents along with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office are searching for the suspect responsible for the bank robbery of First Horizon Bank located at 11685 Parkside Drive, Farragut, TN.
seven islands state park Tennesseans invited to donate in state parks competition
NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee State Parks are accepting donations throughout January for the annual My TN State Park fundraiser, where state park enthusiasts can “vote” for their favorite state park by making contributions.
early literacy foundation behind bars Governor's Early Literacy Foundation bridges the gap behind bars
Governor's Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), whose mission is to strengthen early literacy in Tennessee, partners with Women Ablaze Ministries in Memphis to connect incarcerated parents with their children through reading this holiday season.
pork report 2021 Beacon releases 2021 Pork Report
The Beacon Center released its "recipe book" themed Tennessee Pork Report, revealing hundreds of millions of dollars in government waste, fraud, and abuse.
leaf collection knoxville City crews begin leaf collection
KNOXVILLE - City of Knoxville Public Service Department crews will begin collecting leaves—approximately 6,500 tons of them from residents’ yards between now and February 2022.

Physicians say vaccine block creates unsafe workspace environments

TDEC to accept applications for tire program grants beginning Jan. 17

KCHD expands COVID-19 testing at main location

Know of a city street where speeding is a problem?

Aiken appointed Deputy Commissioner for Tennessee Department Of Agriculture

USPS asks Tennessee customers to clear snow, ice around mailboxes


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STATE NEWS

TDEC seeks nominations for Governor’s Environmental Awards

tennessee 2021 highlights 2021 Highlights: Accomplishments, investments and celebrating 225 years of statehood
NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released 2021 highlights that contributed to greater prosperity, freedom, and opportunity for Tennesseans.
tennessee brewers craft guild “Farm To Tap” initiative starts in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild today announced the commencement of a statewide campaign – “Farm to Tap” – to encourage more homegrown farm products to be used in local craft beers.

TRAVEL GARDENING
devils backbone trail
Hiking along the Devil’s Backbone on the Natchez Trace Parkway
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UT Gardens Plant of the Month

Mayor Moves

Kincannon proposes funding to initiate KAT bus stop upgrades


Governor's Corner

Gov. Lee announces appointees to key boards and commissions

Gov. Lee names Tennessee Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals appointees

Gov. Lee Appoints Mark Hayes 29th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge

Untold Tennessee: Gov. Lee announces yearlong 225 celebration


Senator & Congress Seats

Rep. Fleischmann on strike down of Biden’s vaccine mandate

Blackburn, colleagues introduce bill to honor the contributions of service animals

Rep. Fleischmann, colleagues oppose Biden’s vaccine mandate in upcoming Supreme Court case


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NATIONAL NEWS


Biden signs National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

Unfunded nursing home mandates in “Build Back Better Act” will worsen historic staffing crisis



Enough scapegoating – long-term care workers need support to succeed
The Hill
Mark Parkinson

knoxville orthopaedic surgery center
Knoxville Orthopaedic Surgery Center earns top national award
ut farm to table beef program
UT launches Farm-to-Table Beef program
commercial facade redevelopment program
Kincannon proposes $750,000 for Commercial Façade Redevelopment Program
y-12 building deactivation progress
Building deactivation progress paves way for demolition at Y-12
oak ridge truck crossing upgrade
Oak Ridge upgrades waste shipment tracking system
wildlife rabies combat
USDA combats wildlife rabies in North Carolina and surrounding states
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Many lives were lost at Pearl Harbor. This man's just began
emerald academy academic growth
Emerald Academy results show highest possible academic growth
kat all electric buses
Knoxville introduces all-electric buses to KAT fleet
oak ridge cleanup
Crews deactivating 23 buildings in Oak Ridge’s new cleanup chapter
kcdc breaks ground
KCDC breaks ground on future Head Start facility at Western Heights
cades cove accessible trail
Park celebrates completion of new accessible trail in Cades Cove

Omicron variant detected in Knox County
$2 million dollar Streetscape Road Project
City announces $35 million in strategic investments, community assistance
Roane County Lawyer Disbarred
Blount County lawyer disbarred
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
Single-vehicle crash on the spur causes passenger fatality
SpringHill Suites to be built in Old City if proposed baseball stadium approved
Four men arrested, charged in human trafficking operation
Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient recounts battle experiences
TBI launches new Tennessee Sex Offender Registry
Lakeshore Park announces start of construction with Haslam family gift
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
National Quartet Convention remains in Pigeon Forge through 2031
City's investment in Austin Homes revitalization reaches $12.5 million
Knox County lawyer Grace Gardner suspended
New sidewalks to be built in Lonsdale
Georgia man drowns at Abrams Falls
Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Foothills Parkway
$8 million grant for Knoxville Downtown Island Airport
DOD identifies Marine Corps, Navy, Army Casualties
City reserves 11 downtown parking spaces for quick stops, errands
National Park tourism creates $1.38 billion in economic benefits
National Park visitor cited for feeding bear
Blount County lawyer censured
Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts 6th most annual car, RV campers
Los Angeles investor acquires Knoxville build to rent community for $23 million
City celebrates $4.8 million grant for additional electric buses
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
Campbell County lawyer suspended
Seven men arrested, charged in human trafficking operation
Former attorney indicted, accused of stealing from client
• Mark Alan Deakins indicted for sexual exploitation of children

Woman indicted, charged with stealing thousands from former employer
Y-12 employees use decades-old technology for current application
TVA and five companies add electric vehicle fast chargers to connect Gulf Coast, Midwest and Atlantic state destinations
Anti-human trafficking partnership launched by Gov. Bill Lee
Former firefighter charged in Weakley County church fire
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
Sidewalks on Waterfront Drive, 3 other streets to be constructed by late 2021
Operation Volunteer Strong recovers 150 missing children in Tennessee
New East Knoxville greenway to connect parks, botanical garden
Another Knox County lawyer suspended
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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Canine distemper case confirmed at area shelter

City offices closed Monday for MLK holiday

Nominate a good neighbor for annual award

Upcoming single-lane closures on the Spur for tree removal

Knox County lawyer censured immediately after reinstatement


Roane County lawyer suspended

Knox County lawyer censured

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Flood Ready Tennessee welcomes EMA Directors to coalition


Grant opportunities open to violence-prevention programs

Ijams River Rescue needs volunteer site captains

WGU Tennessee launches annual Tenn-K Scholarship campaign


State Farm Neighborhood Assist® built bigger in 2022

TVA approves Asian carp fish barriers at seven dams

Stream bank stabilization project set to begin in January



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