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How hundreds of 'volunteers' used their hands to build a foundation for Neyland Stadium


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:07:49 +0000

Author: John Shearer, Special to the News Sentinel

From it's humble beginning in 1921, this playing field grew into one of the largest and most recognizable college football stadiums in the country.

       

More details: How hundreds of 'volunteers' used their hands to build a foundation for Neyland Stadium


Revised block grant plan may allow state to divert money to health programs beyond TennCare


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:19:30 +0000

Author: Brett Kelman and Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee has officially asked the federal government for a Medicare block grant, giving state officials more authority over TennCare.

       

More details: Revised block grant plan may allow state to divert money to health programs beyond TennCare


Commissioner says DHS had plans to spend TANF reserves, despite not mentioning them in recent weeks


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:07:39 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

Danielle Barnes has faced harsh criticism from the legislature since her department Tuesday suddenly revealed a plan to begin spending down the state's $732 million surplus.

       

More details: Commissioner says DHS had plans to spend TANF reserves, despite not mentioning them in recent weeks


Watch as a Knox County inmate escapes custody at UT Medical Center


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:32:16 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

A video has surfaced showing an inmate running through a parking lot — apparently, unrestrained — after escaping custody at UT Medical Center.

       

More details: Watch as a Knox County inmate escapes custody at UT Medical Center


TennCare block grant plan to be sent to the Trump administration today


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:07:54 +0000

Author: Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean

The block grant plan fundamentally transforms how the federal government pays for TennCare, which insures about 1.4 million Tennesseans.

       

More details: TennCare block grant plan to be sent to the Trump administration today


'Where Are They Now?' Longtime political writer's book catches up with East Tennessee luminaries


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:13:42 +0000

Author: Kristi L. Nelson, Knoxville News Sentinel

Longtime News Sentinel political writer Georgiana Vines has a new book profiling notable East Tennessean newsmakers who slid out of the spotlight.

       

More details: 'Where Are They Now?' Longtime political writer's book catches up with East Tennessee luminaries


Sevierville foot doctor's medical license suspended after board finds he shared pills


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:52:12 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

Severiville's Michael Webb had a pill-sharing agreement with patients and took opioids while performing surgery, among other things, a report states.

       

More details: Sevierville foot doctor's medical license suspended after board finds he shared pills


Here's why some KnoxNews stories are labeled 'For Subscribers'


Created: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:50:19 +0000

Author: Joel Christopher, Knoxville News Sentinel

We want to acknowledge readers' support more meaningfully, so we're making a significant amount of our work available to subscribers only.

       

More details: Here's why some KnoxNews stories are labeled 'For Subscribers'


Tennessee lawmakers express frustration over lack of notice on new plan to spend $732M TANF reserve


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 04:00:10 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

DHS announced a plan to begin spending much of its surplus of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds, intended to provide aid to poor working families.

       

More details: Tennessee lawmakers express frustration over lack of notice on new plan to spend $732M TANF reserve


Don't want to miss a play? Thompson-Boling now has food and beer delivery for select seats


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:16:27 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Going to buy concessions is scary. Nobody wants to miss a big play. FanFood lets UT basketball fans order a hot dog and beer without all the fear.

       

More details: Don't want to miss a play? Thompson-Boling now has food and beer delivery for select seats


Watch: During impeachment hearing, Gordon Sondland confirms Ukraine 'quid pro quo'


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:19:57 +0000

Author: Staff and wire reports, Nashville Tennessean

Ambassador Gordon Sondland is expected to testify in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's dealings with the Ukraine,

       

More details: Watch: During impeachment hearing, Gordon Sondland confirms Ukraine 'quid pro quo'


Emails show 60 'commitments' for controversial $4M grant fund in Tennessee budget


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:38:03 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert, Nashville Tennessean

The $4 million grant fund has faced scrutiny from Republican and Democratic lawmakers and spending from it is currently on hold.

       

More details: Emails show 60 'commitments' for controversial $4M grant fund in Tennessee budget


Tennessee announces plan to begin spending down $732M TANF surplus, will maintain 3-year reserve


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:25:05 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

DHS has faced scrutiny in recent weeks over the size of Tennessee's reserve of TANF dollars.

       

More details: Tennessee announces plan to begin spending down $732M TANF surplus, will maintain 3-year reserve


Police say a Clinton woman stabbed her husband and was 'cheerful' when confronted


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:41:15 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Anderson County deputies were called about a stabbing at a home on Dutch Valley Road on Friday night. A man holding a blood-soaked towel walked out.

       

More details: Police say a Clinton woman stabbed her husband and was 'cheerful' when confronted


'Baby Shark Live!' swims to Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:28:26 +0000

Author: Ray Padilla, Memphis Commercial Appeal

"Baby Shark Live!" announced its new list of upcoming shows in 2020, which includes Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville. Tickets are on sale.

       

More details: 'Baby Shark Live!' swims to Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville


Activists honor Kingston coal ash cleanup workers and announce upcoming protest against Jacobs


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 03:00:03 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Activists also are organizing a protest of a global government contractor accused of failing to protect hundreds of workers on the coal ash cleanup.

       

More details: Activists honor Kingston coal ash cleanup workers and announce upcoming protest against Jacobs


Christmas 2019: From angels to elves to ugly sweaters, Knoxville's filled with holiday cheer


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:07:50 +0000

Author: Amy McRary, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville and East Tennessee celebrate the Christmas season with events from Nativity pageants to ugly sweater bar crawls.

       

More details: Christmas 2019: From angels to elves to ugly sweaters, Knoxville's filled with holiday cheer


Black Friday hours: Here's when Knoxville's big retailers open for Thanksgiving weekend shopping


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:14:47 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

What time does Black Friday start? Depends on where you're shopping in Knoxville. Here are hours for Target, Kohl's, Walmart, Best Buy and more.

       

More details: Black Friday hours: Here's when Knoxville's big retailers open for Thanksgiving weekend shopping


Get your mushy 'thanks' elsewhere: Here's what irritates me | David Moon


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:00:19 +0000

Author: David Moon, Knoxville News Sentinel

There's plenty of gratitude to go around during Thanksgiving week, so here's a serving of something else.

       

More details: Get your mushy 'thanks' elsewhere: Here's what irritates me | David Moon


Regulators used decoys to bust servers who sold alcohol to minors during Garth Brooks show


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:00:10 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Compliance checks typically involve agents in plain clothes and "decoys" who are younger than 21.

       

More details: Regulators used decoys to bust servers who sold alcohol to minors during Garth Brooks show


How to find a Qualified Opportunity Zone fund | Jimmy Rodefer


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:00:07 +0000

Author: Jimmy Rodefer, Knoxville News Sentinel

After 10 years, investors in a Qualified Opportunity Zone can potentially get back their full initial investment, and any gains are tax-free.

       

More details: How to find a Qualified Opportunity Zone fund | Jimmy Rodefer


Take hot topics off the table at Thanksgiving — or pay the price | Sam Venable


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:00:15 +0000

Author: Sam Venable, Knoxville News Sentinel

If you and your relatives have a hard time keeping your mouths shut about sensitive subjects, this plan make break your habit.

       

More details: Take hot topics off the table at Thanksgiving — or pay the price | Sam Venable


Trade fear for confidence in uncertain times | Paul Fain


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:00:13 +0000

Author: Paul Fain, Knoxville News Sentinel

Don't succumb to fretful behavior during uncertain economic times. Instead, take control of your financial interests and follow a sound plan.

       

More details: Trade fear for confidence in uncertain times | Paul Fain


So just how bad is the wait at the DMV for a Real ID? Pro tip: Check out Knox County


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 04:00:13 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert and Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

To assess the ongoing issues residents of the Volunteer State are facing as they head to driver's license centers, the USA TODAY Network - Tennessee dispatched 10 reporters throughout the state on Monday.

       

More details: So just how bad is the wait at the DMV for a Real ID? Pro tip: Check out Knox County


Tennessee Vols basketball hosts Alabama State


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 02:24:47 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

The Tennessee Vols basketball hosts Alabama State at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville on November 20, 2019.

       

More details: Tennessee Vols basketball hosts Alabama State


House calls for 'come to Jesus meeting,' criticizes DHS commissioner over TANF issues


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:34:56 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison and Anita Wadhwani, Nashville Tennessean

"Who did you consult with?" Rep. Susan Lynn asked Barnes.

       

More details: House calls for 'come to Jesus meeting,' criticizes DHS commissioner over TANF issues


John Ford, convicted of bribery, ineligible to run for elected office, state says. He's filed anyway.


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:02:28 +0000

Author: Katherine Burgess, Memphis Commercial Appeal

John Ford, convicted of bribery in the Tennessee Waltz scandal, has filed to run for general sessions court clerk.

       

More details: John Ford, convicted of bribery, ineligible to run for elected office, state says. He's filed anyway.


Rocky Goode, longtime SEC football official from Knoxville, dies at 66


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:52:06 +0000

Author: Phil Kaplan, Knoxville News Sentinel

Rocky Goode, who was a respected SEC football official, has died. He was 66.

       

More details: Rocky Goode, longtime SEC football official from Knoxville, dies at 66


Georgiana Vines through the years


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:27:36 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Georgiana Vines through the years

       

More details: Georgiana Vines through the years


Georgiana on her new book, 'East Tennessee Newsmakers: Where Are They Now?'


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:58:50 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Georgiana on her new book, "East Tennessee Newsmakers: Where Are They Now?"

       

More details: Georgiana on her new book, 'East Tennessee Newsmakers: Where Are They Now?'


Knox County Sheriff's Office looking for missing Halls man


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:11:20 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is searching for Jackie Harrison, 77. Harrison was last seen at the Halls Walmart on Nov. 17, 2019.

       

More details: Knox County Sheriff's Office looking for missing Halls man


Memphis senator opposes school voucher program, says update is 'worst-case scenario'


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:07:34 +0000

Author: Laura Testino, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Sen. Raumesh Akbari wants legislators to "hit pause" on the program after an announcement that voucher funds would be federally taxable income.

       

More details: Memphis senator opposes school voucher program, says update is 'worst-case scenario'


Dolly Parton wants to hear you sing 'Jolene' — are you up for her challenge?


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:18:03 +0000

Author: Maggie Jones and Charles Trepany, Knoxville News Sentinel

Dolly Parton issued a social media challenge — share your rendition of "Jolene" on social media — ahead of the "Heartstrings" release.

       

More details: Dolly Parton wants to hear you sing 'Jolene' — are you up for her challenge?


Sevier Co. official who went on homophobic rant greeted by advocates for love, not hate


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:40:22 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of people turned out for the first Sevier County Commission meeting since one of its members went on a homophobic, racist rant last month.

       

More details: Sevier Co. official who went on homophobic rant greeted by advocates for love, not hate


Food City breaks ground off Schaad Road


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:42:32 +0000

Author: Wochit

Food City breaks ground off Schaad Road

       

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Food City breaks ground


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:00:14 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Food City broke ground on the new location at Schaad Road and Oak Ridge Highway on November 18, 2019

       

More details: Food City breaks ground


Restaurant inspections: Employee medicine, drinks and jackets placed near food hurt health scores


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:00:09 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits.

       

More details: Restaurant inspections: Employee medicine, drinks and jackets placed near food hurt health scores


Raw video: Protesters chant 'Nazis go home' outside Sevier County meeting


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:16:13 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee

Dozens gathered outside the Sevier County Courthouse to protest Commissioner Warren Hurts's anti-LGBTQ slur.

       

More details: Raw video: Protesters chant 'Nazis go home' outside Sevier County meeting


Smokies ranger blazed trails, bears and all, becoming first African American park naturalist in 1967


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:19:41 +0000

Author: Georgiana Vines, Knoxville News Sentinel

Retired college president Joseph A. Lee remembers his stint as park naturalist for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a highlight of his life.

       

More details: Smokies ranger blazed trails, bears and all, becoming first African American park naturalist in 1967


Under new education commissioner, Tennessee will focus on a new early grade literacy initiative


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:49:35 +0000

Author: Jason Gonzales, Nashville Tennessean

The initiative was unveiled before Gov. Bill Lee last week, and Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn spoke further on it Monday.

       

More details: Under new education commissioner, Tennessee will focus on a new early grade literacy initiative


As lawmaker suggests arming teachers, Tennessee education commissioner will not give position on issue


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:19:24 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

The topic came up during a Monday budget hearing after a lawmaker proposed the idea to improve school safety.

       

More details: As lawmaker suggests arming teachers, Tennessee education commissioner will not give position on issue


Chick-fil-A to stop donating to Salvation Army, FCA following LGBTQ protests


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:41:47 +0000

Author: Staff and wire reports, Nashville Tennessean

Chick-fil-A donations to the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes will not continue in 2019 as the restaurant focuses in other areas.

       

More details: Chick-fil-A to stop donating to Salvation Army, FCA following LGBTQ protests


A Tennessean's guide to the Donald Trump impeachment hearings


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:25:02 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

A rundown of Tennesseans who could have a role in impeachment hearings.

       

More details: A Tennessean's guide to the Donald Trump impeachment hearings


Seven teens arrested after attack at West Town Mall this weekend


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:57:38 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

A 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman told Knoxville Police Department officers they were attacked and robbed by six to eight people.

       

More details: Seven teens arrested after attack at West Town Mall this weekend


Eastbound Interstate 40 closed near Cookeville due to vehicle fire


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:28:18 +0000

Author: Spencer Elliott, Nashville Tennessean

A vehicle fire has closed eastbound Interstate 40 in Putnam County near Cookeville on Monday morning.

       

More details: Eastbound Interstate 40 closed near Cookeville due to vehicle fire


Capitol Notebook: What to expect as the House holds budget hearings and a look pack at past impeachments


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:00:12 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert and Duane W. Gang, Nashville Tennessean

The latest political news from the USA TODAY Network - Tennessee

       

More details: Capitol Notebook: What to expect as the House holds budget hearings and a look pack at past impeachments


Tennessee's economy is strong but prepare for a slowdown, experts say


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:00:05 +0000

Author: Sandy Mazza, Nashville Tennessean

Finance experts warned Tennessee budget leaders to prepare for a slowdown in the economy after a record-setting decade of growth.

       

More details: Tennessee's economy is strong but prepare for a slowdown, experts say


Indiana officer fired after telling black men he had the right 'to do anything I want'


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:00:47 +0000

Author: Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star

The viral video, which has more than 450,000 views, shows the constable yelling "I got my rights to do anything I want to do! I'm a police officer!"

       

More details: Indiana officer fired after telling black men he had the right 'to do anything I want'

 
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