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Knox County school board: Give us flexibility before 2,700 third-graders get held back


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:33:33 +0000

Author: Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

Without a change in the law, up to 2,700 third-graders in Knox County could be held back or required to attend rigorous tutoring.

      

More details: Knox County school board: Give us flexibility before 2,700 third-graders get held back


3 of 5 Knox County school playgrounds need repairs. Will the district finally pay for them?


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:36:41 +0000

Author: Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County school board is considering changing how elementary school playgrounds are maintained, shifting from fundraising to tax dollars.

      

More details: 3 of 5 Knox County school playgrounds need repairs. Will the district finally pay for them?


Knox County school board moves to shut public out of agenda-setting meeting


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 10:05:44 +0000

Author: Becca Wright and Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

By closing the meetings, the school board is shutting out interested and invested Knox County residents, including taxpayers who pay for schools.

      

More details: Knox County school board moves to shut public out of agenda-setting meeting


Proposed bill could block access to non-criminal death records, following Judd family suit


Created: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 00:46:18 +0000

Author: Angele Latham, Nashville Tennessean

After the Judd family filed and later dropped a lawsuit to prevent Naomi Judd's death records from being released, state legislators are taking action.

      

More details: Proposed bill could block access to non-criminal death records, following Judd family suit


Commissioner: Knox County Sheriff's Office needs oversight after deli controversy


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 13:23:36 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

The 15-year-old girl at the center of the controversy is the sister of Anthony Thompson Jr., who was killed by Knoxville police officers last year.

      

More details: Commissioner: Knox County Sheriff's Office needs oversight after deli controversy


Cell phone evidence helps convict woman who fatally shot boyfriend in 2020


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 22:49:08 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

Shanida Nico Holland, 44, was convicted of first degree murder in a 2020 South Knoxville shooting.

      

More details: Cell phone evidence helps convict woman who fatally shot boyfriend in 2020


Weigel Family Christmas brings cheer to hundreds of kids


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 19:29:07 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Weigel Family Christmas is a charitable effort that has provided holiday presents for an astounding 4,600 kids since its inception in 1998.

      

More details: Weigel Family Christmas brings cheer to hundreds of kids


'He ranted at me': Emails show tensions between DCS and Vanderbilt children's hospital


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 15:57:36 +0000

Author: Josh Keefe, Nashville Tennessean

DCS has kept kids in hospitals for weeks and even months longer than necessary while they search for more permanent placements.

      

More details: 'He ranted at me': Emails show tensions between DCS and Vanderbilt children's hospital


More than 350,000 Tennesseans could lose TennCare coverage early next year, experts warn


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 03:01:12 +0000

Author: Frank Gluck, Nashville Tennessean

Some worry that tens of thousands of low-income Tennesseans could be unjustly dropped because of the state's historical reliance on complicated hard-copy forms and the postal system.

      

More details: More than 350,000 Tennesseans could lose TennCare coverage early next year, experts warn


Medicare open enrollment ends soon - what Tennesseans need to know


Created: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 02:57:34 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel and USA TODAY

Open enrollment ends Wednesday for Medicare, and navigating the choices can be a challenge.

      

More details: Medicare open enrollment ends soon - what Tennesseans need to know


250 children shop for gifts at 25th annual Weigel's Family Christmas shopping spree


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 18:01:42 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

The 25th annual Weigel's Family Christmas shopping spree at Target provided over 250 Knoxville children with gifts for the holidays.

      

More details: 250 children shop for gifts at 25th annual Weigel's Family Christmas shopping spree


Hundreds of children shop Target gifts at 25th annual Weigel's Christmas shopping spree


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 18:01:29 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Weigel's hosts 250 children from its 25th annual Christmas shopping spree at Target on Clinton Highway in Knoxville on Dec. 3, 2022.

      

More details: Hundreds of children shop Target gifts at 25th annual Weigel's Christmas shopping spree


Scenes from the 2022 WIVK Christmas Parade in downtown Knoxville


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 03:32:52 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Watch video from the 49th annual WIVK Christmas Parade on downtown Knoxville's Gay Street on Dec. 2, 2022.

      

More details: Scenes from the 2022 WIVK Christmas Parade in downtown Knoxville


TVA chooses natural gas to replace the Cumberland coal plant


Created: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 03:00:21 +0000

Author: Anila Yoganathan, Knoxville News Sentinel

The plant will require a new 32-mile gas pipeline that will stretch from Dickson County to the plant in Stewart County.

      

More details: TVA chooses natural gas to replace the Cumberland coal plant


Spring Hill battery cell manufacturer to invest $275M more, add 400 jobs


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 22:29:36 +0000

Author: Melissa Brown, Nashville Tennessean

The plant will supply General Motors with batteries for its electric vehicle slate, which the company is aggressively expanding.

      

More details: Spring Hill battery cell manufacturer to invest $275M more, add 400 jobs


Should Confederate imagery be part of a Christmas parade? Knoxville organizers think so


Created: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 01:07:18 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

The WIVK Christmas Parade in downtown Knoxville has clear guidelines: "No overtly political message are permitted in the parade."

      

More details: Should Confederate imagery be part of a Christmas parade? Knoxville organizers think so


Why one of the 'oldest and largest trees' fell in downtown Knoxville's oldest graveyard


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:04:47 +0000

Author: Keenan Thomas, Knoxville News Sentinel

As thunderstorms poured rain over Knoxville, a tree fell in a downtown graveyard. But this wasn't just any graveyard. It's Knoxville's oldest.

      

More details: Why one of the 'oldest and largest trees' fell in downtown Knoxville's oldest graveyard


Police identify two people killed in Hardin Valley crash


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:16:00 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report from a passerby of an overturned vehicle in a creek.

      

More details: Police identify two people killed in Hardin Valley crash


Adam Braseel, now exonerated, says in new lawsuit officers framed him for murder


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 13:07:53 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Tennessee man was connected to the murder only after being identified in a photo lineup. No forensic evidence ever tied him to the crime.

      

More details: Adam Braseel, now exonerated, says in new lawsuit officers framed him for murder


Knoxville police, civilian review board sign deal to improve accountability


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 03:02:36 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

The new operating agreement formalizes many policies and procedures, but also increases PARC's role and involvement.

      

More details: Knoxville police, civilian review board sign deal to improve accountability


Missing Greyhound passenger's body found in Knoxville months after disappearance


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 03:07:59 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

On May 7, Jeremy Stout went missing from a Greyhound stop on Cherry Street in Knoxville. His remains were found in a vacant church building.

      

More details: Missing Greyhound passenger's body found in Knoxville months after disappearance


Camper resident found dead after early morning Knoxville fire


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:45:54 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

After firefighters made a quick attack on the fire and was able to extinguish the flames in the camper, they discovered a body.

      

More details: Camper resident found dead after early morning Knoxville fire


ACLU: Methodist hospitals to stop all gender-affirming procedures


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 01:08:38 +0000

Author: Micaela A Watts, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Allegedly, Memphis' largest hospital system will no longer provide gender-affirming procedures.

      

More details: ACLU: Methodist hospitals to stop all gender-affirming procedures


Gov. Bill Lee's administration to ask Tennessee lawmakers for approval on toll lane study


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:37:55 +0000

Author: Adam Friedman, Nashville Tennessean

The Department of Transportation believes the best solution to solving traffic congestion and infrastructure needs could be toll lanes.

      

More details: Gov. Bill Lee's administration to ask Tennessee lawmakers for approval on toll lane study


Leaders denounce former SBC president Johnny Hunt's return to ministry amid abuse allegations


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 05:18:59 +0000

Author: Liam Adams, Nashville Tennessean

Johnny Hunt, former Southern Baptist Convention president, will return to ministry after allegations of sexual assault, leading to outcry in SBC.

      

More details: Leaders denounce former SBC president Johnny Hunt's return to ministry amid abuse allegations


Two killed in Hardin Valley car crash


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 20:29:51 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

Officers estimate the single-vehicle crash occurred sometime after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, but was not noticed until the following morning by a passer-by.

      

More details: Two killed in Hardin Valley car crash


A massive tree fell overnight in downtown Knoxville's historic cemetery


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:38:28 +0000

Author: Keenan Thomas, Knoxville News Sentinel

The tree was rooted toward the center of the Revolutionary War-era graveyard at the First Presbyterian Church for Christ on State Street.

      

More details: A massive tree fell overnight in downtown Knoxville's historic cemetery


Century-old tree falls in downtown Knoxville graveyard


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 16:32:30 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

A 100-year-old tree in downtown Knoxville's First Presbyterian Church graveyard fell atop gravestones and into a parking lot.

      

More details: Century-old tree falls in downtown Knoxville graveyard


Tennessee private schools could get $60 million in leftover pandemic relief funds


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 16:43:33 +0000

Author: Marta W. Aldrich

Private schools may not have to meet a previous requirement to serve a "significant" share of students from low-income families to be eligible.

      

More details: Tennessee private schools could get $60 million in leftover pandemic relief funds

 
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