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The University of Tennessee approved a voluntary retirement plan. Here's what you need to know


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 02:00:13 +0000

Author: Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville will implement a voluntary retirement plan for faculty. It has the potential to free up to about $50 million.

      

More details: The University of Tennessee approved a voluntary retirement plan. Here's what you need to know


Knox News tops East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists awards


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:19:04 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel received 18 honors in the Society of Professional Journalists 2020 Gold Press Card awards.

      

More details: Knox News tops East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists awards


Meet the vendors opening at Marble City Market


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 02:00:06 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Eleven food vendors will set up shop inside Marble City Market, Knoxville's first food hall scheduled to open this fall.

      

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Knox County COVID-19 case counts and vaccine numbers


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:27:03 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley and Tee Willis, Knoxville News Sentinel

A look at the latest coronavirus numbers, including positive tests, isolations and hospitalizations.

      

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Myrtle's makes 'OG' cookies the size of your face. Soon, they'll be at Marble City Market


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 02:00:07 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Dustin Cochran is planning to bring his Myrtle's Bakehouse cookies to Knoxville's first food hall, Marble City Market, as well as Kern's Bakery.

      

More details: Myrtle's makes 'OG' cookies the size of your face. Soon, they'll be at Marble City Market


Zoo Knoxville puts down 15-year-old Jimmy the lion after he experienced spinal problems


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 19:51:22 +0000

Author: Tee Willis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Jimmy was born at Zoo Knoxville in 2006. He was euthanized Friday due to age-related health issues.

      

More details: Zoo Knoxville puts down 15-year-old Jimmy the lion after he experienced spinal problems


UT System sets COVID-19 vaccine deadlines for workers to comply with federal mandate


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:37:41 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

The university urged all employees — even those who work remotely — to get vaccinated now in order to meet the Dec. 8 deadline.

      

More details: UT System sets COVID-19 vaccine deadlines for workers to comply with federal mandate


UT System Board of Trustees receives leadership award after contentious restructuring


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:22:49 +0000

Author: Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

The award recognized the UT System Board for its leadership following its vacating and restructuring.

      

More details: UT System Board of Trustees receives leadership award after contentious restructuring


Pepperoni or guava puree? The Corners will bring Detroit-style pizza to new food hall


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:07:34 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville will soon get a taste of Detroit-style pizza from The Corners, which will open inside Marble City Market food hall.

      

More details: Pepperoni or guava puree? The Corners will bring Detroit-style pizza to new food hall


Tracking the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Knoxville and East Tennessee


Created: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 16:16:51 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

COVID-19 vaccine inoculations began last month to the most at-risk groups and those on the front lines. How long before it's available to everyone?

      

More details: Tracking the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Knoxville and East Tennessee


Where to find a COVID-19 vaccine booster in Nashville; CDC approves 'mix and match' doses


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:09:11 +0000

Author: Rachel Wegner, Nashville Tennessean

Millions of Americans can now "mix and match" their booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Here's who qualifies and where to find a shot in Nashville.

      

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This week in coronavirus: Tennessee finally falls below the 'red' line


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 11:01:29 +0000

Author: Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee's weekly coronavirus test positivity rate fell below 10% – a threshold sometimes used to identify hotspots, or "red" states – on Wednesday.

      

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Knoxville College homecoming through the years


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:01:38 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville College homecoming through the years

      

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Knoxville College celebrates 96 years of homecoming this weekend on the hill


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:01:20 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Homecoming takes on special meaning this weekend as the college's administrators and alumni work to make the campus vibrant.

      

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Glenn Jacobs donated in 2013 to Oath Keepers before it morphed into extremist group connected to Jan. 6


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:17:29 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

Jacobs "was never a member of the organization. He donated because of the group's support for the Constitution, particularly the Second Amendment," said county spokesperson Mike Donila.

      

More details: Glenn Jacobs donated in 2013 to Oath Keepers before it morphed into extremist group connected to Jan. 6


Tennessee needs to modernize, increase school funding to improve student outcomes, new report argues


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 19:18:31 +0000

Author: Meghan Mangrum, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee schools will continue to underserve low-income, students of color without increased funding, new report argues.

      

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Paying for education: Here's how you can weigh in on how Tennessee funds schools


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:55:05 +0000

Author: Meghan Mangrum, Nashville Tennessean

The Tennessee Department of Education will host eight public town halls over the next five weeks to discuss the state's education funding formula.

      

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After a year off, Knoxville's annual Christmas parade, skating rink and tree lighting are back


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 17:27:36 +0000

Author: Tee Willis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville is preparing to bring back the Christmas in the City downtown holiday events to Market Square and Gay Street. See the dates and times!

      

More details: After a year off, Knoxville's annual Christmas parade, skating rink and tree lighting are back


University of Tennessee at Knoxville will raise minimum wage to $15 per hour


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:36:29 +0000

Author: Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

"We've got to make sure that you are recognized and compensated so that this is a great place to work."

      

More details: University of Tennessee at Knoxville will raise minimum wage to $15 per hour


Check out these live music events happening in Knoxville in 2021 and early 2022


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:15:55 +0000

Author: Kelli Krebs, Knoxville News Sentinel

Here's who is playing, where and when in Knoxville in 2021, plus shows that were rescheduled for 2022.

      

More details: Check out these live music events happening in Knoxville in 2021 and early 2022


Congress should act to allow TVA competition, regulator says, but stops short of allowing utilities to use transmission lines


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 15:58:03 +0000

Author: Samuel Hardiman, Memphis Commercial Appeal

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied the request of three Tennessee local power companies to use TVA's transmission lines if those utilities were to exit TVA.

      

More details: Congress should act to allow TVA competition, regulator says, but stops short of allowing utilities to use transmission lines


Audit: TennCare should refund as much as $767 million to federal government


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:03:39 +0000

Author: Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean

TennCare allegedly improperly collected and kept hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding between 2009 and 2014, according to a new federal audit.

      

More details: Audit: TennCare should refund as much as $767 million to federal government


Aroma Express, convenience store and short-term rental opening on downtown's Gay Street


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 02:00:36 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, calvin.mattheis@knoxnews.com

Short-term rental, convenience store and Aroma Express are opening on Gay Street on the 100 Block in downtown Knoxville

      

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Indian food, groceries and short-term rentals coming to downtown Knoxville's Gay Street


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 02:00:35 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Mohit Mankad speaks on bringing Indian fast-casual, a convenience store and short-term rentals are coming to downtown Knoxville's 100 Block.

      

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Gay Street project plans to fill downtown niche with Indian food, groceries and rentals


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 02:00:37 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Two niches will be filled in downtown Knoxville, as a convenience store with groceries and a fast-casual Indian restaurant are planned for Gay Street.

      

More details: Gay Street project plans to fill downtown niche with Indian food, groceries and rentals


Knoxville real estate snapshot: Prices continue to rise but homes are on the market longer


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 02:00:04 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville Area Association of Realtors provides weekly data to track this crazy residential real estate market. Here's the most recent information.

      

More details: Knoxville real estate snapshot: Prices continue to rise but homes are on the market longer


Tennessee legislature gives final nod to $884M Ford deal


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:16:45 +0000

Author: Yue Stella Yu, Nashville Tennessean

Proposals to give local officials more control of the development and put more restrictions on unionizing efforts failed to be included in the deal.

      

More details: Tennessee legislature gives final nod to $884M Ford deal


What's spooky season without a full moon? How to catch a glimpse of October Hunter's Moon


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:25:44 +0000

Author: Molly Weisner, Nashville Tennessean

Tomorrow, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, the night sky is getting spookier.

      

More details: What's spooky season without a full moon? How to catch a glimpse of October Hunter's Moon


Conservative Rod of Iron Ministries building global retreat center in East Tennessee


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:29:50 +0000

Author: Liam Adams, Nashville Tennessean

Rod of Iron Ministries bought the 225 acres in August in Grainger County, where it will build a retreat center, shooting range, and trails for meditation.

      

More details: Conservative Rod of Iron Ministries building global retreat center in East Tennessee


Lincoln Memorial University chairman Pete DeBusk honored with statue


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 01:33:31 +0000

Author: Calvin Mattheis, calvin.mattheis@knoxnews.com

Pete DeBusk, longtime Lincoln Memorial University board chairman, is honored with a statue commissioned by his wife Cindi in Harrogate on Oct. 8, 2021.

      

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