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'Say his name': Hundreds march through downtown Knoxville after killing of George Floyd


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 21:32:55 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets on Friday night and marched through downtown Knoxville as a demonstration against police brutality.

       

More details: 'Say his name': Hundreds march through downtown Knoxville after killing of George Floyd


Reports: Second child's remains recovered in connection with Roane County child abuse case


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 20:43:43 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman and Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The remains of two children now have been recovered at homes tied to Michael Anthony Gray Sr. and Shirley Gray in Roane and Knox counties.

       

More details: Reports: Second child's remains recovered in connection with Roane County child abuse case


Woman struck, killed by train in Knoxville


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 20:53:35 +0000

Author: USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee, Knoxville News Sentinel

The woman was pronounced dead near the intersection of Old Broadway and Mineral Springs Avenue, police said.

       

More details: Woman struck, killed by train in Knoxville


Knoxville and Knox County coronavirus cases: Get the latest numbers


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 15:29:00 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County has detected 391 COVID-19 cases as of Saturday, up from 375 cases Friday.

       

More details: Knoxville and Knox County coronavirus cases: Get the latest numbers


Knoxville police investigate after man dies from gunshot wound


Created: Sun, 31 May 2020 00:07:32 +0000

Author: USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee, Knoxville News Sentinel

Investigators believe the shooting occurred in the area of Sunset Avenue and South Castle Street in East Knoxville.

       

More details: Knoxville police investigate after man dies from gunshot wound


Here are the latest coronavirus maps, charts and numbers in Tennessee


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 19:10:35 +0000

Author: USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee, Nashville Tennessean

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading through the nation and Tennessee. Here are the latest numbers, and everything else to know about the pandemic.

       

More details: Here are the latest coronavirus maps, charts and numbers in Tennessee


Hundreds demonstrate in Knoxville over Floyd's death; Mayor Kincannon condemns brutality


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 15:46:28 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Protesters will gather at the Knoxville Police Department's headquarters Friday as protests build across the country.

       

More details: Hundreds demonstrate in Knoxville over Floyd's death; Mayor Kincannon condemns brutality


Coronavirus in East Tennessee


Created: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 18:48:34 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

       

More details: Coronavirus in East Tennessee


Knoxville nightclubs are opening this weekend with no dancing allowed. How will it work?


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 21:43:12 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

What do you do with your nightclub when government says people aren't allowed to dance? Turn it into an "oversized, trendy lounge."

       

More details: Knoxville nightclubs are opening this weekend with no dancing allowed. How will it work?


Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge attractions anticipate a return to 'more normal' attendance


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 19:08:25 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

There is no way to predict summer attendance, but Gatlinburg attractions are hopeful.

       

More details: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge attractions anticipate a return to 'more normal' attendance


Support Local: How to help your favorite businesses


Created: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 15:07:13 +0000

Author: Nashville Tennessean

      

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville, names longtime faculty member as new provost


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 16:19:53 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

John Zomchick, who has worked at UT Knoxville since 1985, will assume the role effective immediately. David Manderscheid will return to a faculty position.

       

More details: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, names longtime faculty member as new provost


Grace Christian Academy graduation 2020 in photos


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 02:28:32 +0000

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

Grace Christian seniors celebrated with a graduation ceremony on May 29, 2020. Modifications to the event were made for safety against the coronavirus.

       

More details: Grace Christian Academy graduation 2020 in photos


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


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

Author: Joel Christopher, Knoxville

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'


Spanish flu, world wars: Look back to the times UT has shuttered campus


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 13:53:20 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

The spring semester was altered because of the coronavirus, mirroring changes the university also made during the Spanish flu and the world wars.

       

More details: Spanish flu, world wars: Look back to the times UT has shuttered campus


See protesters gather at Knoxville police headquarters in solidarity over George Floyd case


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 04:32:25 +0000

Author: Caitie McMekin, Knoxville News Sentinel

Protesters rally at KPD headquarters amid unrest across the country after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd until he died

       

More details: See protesters gather at Knoxville police headquarters in solidarity over George Floyd case


Tennessee to stop sharing COVID-19 patient data with local law enforcement, first responders


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 22:06:26 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

The controversial policy drew bipartisan opposition over privacy concerns.

       

More details: Tennessee to stop sharing COVID-19 patient data with local law enforcement, first responders


Knox County hits a 'red light' in its COVID-19 benchmarks after a jump in cases


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 13:04:33 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone and Vincent Gabrielle, Knoxville News Sentinel

Since the case count has been low for the county any increase of five or 10 cases can create a statistically significant number, Buchanan said.

       

More details: Knox County hits a 'red light' in its COVID-19 benchmarks after a jump in cases


Clips from Knoxville's George Floyd rally


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 15:20:05 +0000

Author: Caitie McMekin, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds marched Friday evening through the heart of the city to call for justice and change after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

       

More details: Clips from Knoxville's George Floyd rally


Demonstrators march through Knoxville after killing of George Floyd


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 12:23:54 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the Knoxville Police Department's headquarters Friday evening and then marched through downtown after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

       

More details: Demonstrators march through Knoxville after killing of George Floyd


'Police brutality is not law enforcement': Gov. Bill Lee condemns officers involved in George Floyd's death


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 23:06:03 +0000

Author: Samuel Hardiman, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Lee's remarks came after protests nationwide this week, including a demonstration in Memphis Wednesday that lasted into the wee hours of Thursday.

       

More details: 'Police brutality is not law enforcement': Gov. Bill Lee condemns officers involved in George Floyd's death


REPLAY: Knox County Health Department update on COVID-19


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 16:49:07 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Health Department will provide updates and answer questions regarding the novel coronavirus today at 12:30 p.m. ET.

       

More details: REPLAY: Knox County Health Department update on COVID-19


Here's which Tennessee universities have announced plans to reopen campuses in the fall


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 14:56:45 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

The University of Tennessee announced its campuses across the state will reopen in the fall. Several other major universities, including MTSU

       

More details: Here's which Tennessee universities have announced plans to reopen campuses in the fall


Child abuse case against Michael Gray Sr. and Shirley Gray: What we know


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 18:47:50 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

An East Tennessee husband and wife are charged with locking children in their basement, giving them little food and burying a girl after she died.

       

More details: Child abuse case against Michael Gray Sr. and Shirley Gray: What we know


Project Be Kind gives out food and drinks to restaurant workers


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 14:14:09 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Project Be Kind handed out food and drink to essential workers in the restaurant and food business in appreciation of their work.

       

More details: Project Be Kind gives out food and drinks to restaurant workers


60.2% of Tennesseans have participated in the 2020 census, nearly 16% less than 2010


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 10:00:28 +0000

Author: Carmel Kookogey, Nashville Tennessean

The 2020 census concludes in mid-August. So far, only 60.2% of Tennesseans have participated.

       

More details: 60.2% of Tennesseans have participated in the 2020 census, nearly 16% less than 2010


The 'new normal' may end up looking a lot like the old normal | David Moon


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 10:00:14 +0000

Author: David Moon, Knoxville News Sentinel

We might be more thorough at washing our hands after we're on the other side of the pandemic, but don't expect the dramatic changes some predict.

       

More details: The 'new normal' may end up looking a lot like the old normal | David Moon


Tennessee has one of the least deadly coronavirus outbreaks in the nation. But why?


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 03:00:08 +0000

Author: Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee's uncommonly low rate of death — only 1.6% of known cases — is surprising for an unhealthy state that seemed especially vulnerable.

       

More details: Tennessee has one of the least deadly coronavirus outbreaks in the nation. But why?


Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam on why dining in at truck stops might never be the same


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 11:40:53 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

"I don't know about forever, that's a long time, but I think indefinitely that's the world we live in."

       

More details: Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam on why dining in at truck stops might never be the same


Summer at the drive-in movie theater


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 22:22:05 +0000

Author: The Tennessean

Drive-in movie theaters offer a family-size alternative for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

       

More details: Summer at the drive-in movie theater


Maryville's Parkway Drive-In adjusts to coronavirus


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 22:01:52 +0000

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

Maryville's Parkway Drive-In adjusts to coronavirus

       

More details: Maryville's Parkway Drive-In adjusts to coronavirus


Parkway Drive-In opens at full capacity first time under coronavirus


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 22:12:58 +0000

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

With increased safety measures, Parkway Drive-In in Maryville opened at full capacity first time under coronavirus last week.

       

More details: Parkway Drive-In opens at full capacity first time under coronavirus


Investigation underway at home owned by son of couple charged in Roane County child abuse case


Created: Sat, 30 May 2020 13:52:36 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman and Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Michael Anthony Gray Sr. and his wife Shirley Ann are charged in a horrific case involving at least four young children at their home in Ten Mile.

       

More details: Investigation underway at home owned by son of couple charged in Roane County child abuse case


Photos associated with the Shirley and Michael Gray Sr. case


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 20:58:38 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Photos associated with the child abuse case against Shirley Gray and Michael Gray Sr.

       

More details: Photos associated with the Shirley and Michael Gray Sr. case


U.S. Rep. Phil Roe defends stock transactions, says he keeps financial adviser at 'arms length'


Created: Fri, 29 May 2020 22:13:55 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone and Joel Ebert, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Tennessean analysis showed during the first quarter of 2020, Roe had 680 transactions – both sales and purchases – involving more than 300 assets

       

More details: U.S. Rep. Phil Roe defends stock transactions, says he keeps financial adviser at 'arms length'


This decorative, drive-thru celebration is the next best thing to July 4th fireworks


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:19:45 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

There will be no fireworks or mass gatherings, but the city has a plan: a multi-neighborhood trail of celebration.

       

More details: This decorative, drive-thru celebration is the next best thing to July 4th fireworks


'Husband, dad and friend to all': Farragut family patriarch Ben Boring dies at age 91


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 16:42:15 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Ben Boring, lifetime Farragut resident, furniture salesman, farmer and horse lover, dies at age 91. His daughter shares stories of his "anything but boring" life.

       

More details: 'Husband, dad and friend to all': Farragut family patriarch Ben Boring dies at age 91


As we rebuild America together, we celebrate all of you who drive the American economy


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 16:11:39 +0000

Author: Joel Christopher, Knoxville News Sentinel

The crisis has highlighted tiny shops powered by big ideas and enormous companies sweating the tiniest of details.

       

More details: As we rebuild America together, we celebrate all of you who drive the American economy


Lee administration asks state agencies to identify, plan to implement 12% budget cuts


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 21:42:49 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert, Nashville Tennessean

With the coronavirus hammering the state's economy, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's administration is looking for budget reductions.

       

More details: Lee administration asks state agencies to identify, plan to implement 12% budget cuts


Public remains barred from courtrooms — real and virtual — across Tennessee through July 3


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 15:11:47 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Tennessee Supreme Court will continue to allow judges to bar the public from courtrooms under its newest COVID-19 order, a Knox News review shows.

       

More details: Public remains barred from courtrooms — real and virtual — across Tennessee through July 3


Supreme Court decision on DACA could eliminate thousands of COVID-19 front-line workers in Tennessee


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 14:44:51 +0000

Author: Rachel Wegner, Nashville Tennessean

Thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children await a Supreme Court decision, set to come as early as next week.

       

More details: Supreme Court decision on DACA could eliminate thousands of COVID-19 front-line workers in Tennessee


The Scruffy Stuff: What is the future of live entertainment? Plus, New2Knox joins the show


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 15:01:32 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Emily Stooksbury of New2Knox joins this week's episode of to talk about the resources she provides to help newcomers find community.

       

More details: The Scruffy Stuff: What is the future of live entertainment? Plus, New2Knox joins the show


What we know about the FBI and TBI investigations targeting Knox County Sheriff's Office


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 20:19:39 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Authorities have said little publicly about the ongoing investigations, but Knox News has confirmed some details. Here's what we know so far.

       

More details: What we know about the FBI and TBI investigations targeting Knox County Sheriff's Office


Teen mom Megan Boswell remains jailed on charges of lying about daughter's disappearance


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 15:18:10 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

A judge on Thursday refused to lower bond for a teen mother accused of lying to authorities about the whereabouts of her then-missing 15-month-old daughter.

       

More details: Teen mom Megan Boswell remains jailed on charges of lying about daughter's disappearance


Social media goes from extra to essential for Knoxville real estate agents


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:39:57 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Social media allows home sellers to connect with people faster and farther and target the right buyer.

       

More details: Social media goes from extra to essential for Knoxville real estate agents


REPLAY: Megan Boswell arraigned in court on charges related to daughter's death


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:26:45 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel

Megan Boswell is scheduled to appear in Sullivan County court at 9 a.m. Thursday. Her daughter Evelyn Boswell was found dead this year.

       

More details: REPLAY: Megan Boswell arraigned in court on charges related to daughter's death


Beginning Friday, some CVS pharmacies will offer self-swab COVID-19 tests in Tennessee


Created: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:01:25 +0000

Author: Brinley Hineman, Nashville Tennessean

The pharmacies are launching 18 sites across the state beginning Friday where self-swab test kits will be available by appointment.

       

More details: Beginning Friday, some CVS pharmacies will offer self-swab COVID-19 tests in Tennessee

 
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