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Blackburn demands answers from Biden on baby formula crisis

Tennessee pastors lament that majority of Tennesseans believe lies about the 2020 Election and Insurrection on January 6, 2021

TVA’s Regional Energy Resource Council to hold public meeting

Children’s crisis stabilization unit Children’s crisis stabilization unit opens
KNOXVILLE -- The McNabb Center and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital are excited to announce the opening of the Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU).
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jeep accident national park Jeep rolls across Hwy 441 after striking tree
GSMNP -- An accident in the National Park on Friday, May 13th at approximately 8:00 p.m. involved a jeep carrying five people (including the driver) went off the roadway near mile marker 9 on Newfound Gap Road. The vehicle struck a tree causing the vehicle to roll 3 to 4 times.
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mtn dew outpost in doe mountain tn First-Ever MTN DEW® Outpost opens June 4 at Doe Mountain in Tennessee
PURCHASE, NY, May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for outdoor lovers to lace up their hiking boots and pack the binoculars as MTN DEW announces the opening of the MTN DEW Outpost.
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ams renovations Renovations begin at AMS headquarters
KNOXVILLE -- AMS headquarters located in Knoxville are officially under renovation. When AMS first began operations at this location in 1988, all employees fit in one building. As AMS grew, so did its campus.
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ucor transformers transferred EM transfers unneeded electrical equipment to City of Oak Ridge for reuse
OAK RIDGE -- With supply chain issues creating difficulties in obtaining critical infrastructure components, the transfer of various pieces of electrical equipment from EM to the City of Oak Ridge comes at an opportune time.
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smoky signal podcast National Park launches science communications podcast Smoky Signal
GSMNP -- Great Smoky Mountains National Park has launched its podcast Smoky Signal, to share the science behind the Smokies.
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The 407 approval EBCI Tribal Council approves $75 million for The 407: Gateway to Adventure & Puy du Fou partnership
CHEROKEE, NC -- The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Tribal Council has approved $75 million for Phase I of ”The 407: Gateway to Adventure” in Sevierville, Tenn, including the development of a spectacular immersive show produced by Puy du Fou.
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amherst road repairs City invests $1.6 million to make Amherst Road safer
KNOXVILLE -- The Amherst Road Slope Stabilization Project was complicated: The slope banking the roadway and shoulder was deteriorating, and the road was slowly getting skinnier as outer pieces of asphalt crumbled.
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National Park announces public review period for Spur Improvements Environmental Assessment

TVA accelerates nation’s decarbonization efforts, fuels a clean energy economy

Investigative report puts a spotlight on dangerous conditions at Wilder Youth Center

City builds ‘missing link’ sidewalk near school


City Council approves funds for youth at risk summer programs

City joins state, local partners in Food Waste Awareness Campaign

TVA publishes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Report

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STATE NEWS

State saves Tennessee charities over two million dollars

Along with the majority of Tennesseans, pastors oppose dangerous book bans

City Of Friendsville awarded $245,000 recreation grant

Tennessee will now fund students, not systems

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.
 

TRAVEL GARDENING
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More M&M magic in the Mediterranean
ut gardens plant of the month
UT Gardens Plant of the Month

Mayor Moves

Knox County recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Governor's Corner

Governor Bill Lee signs step therapy reform bill to give patients better access to medications

Gov. Lee calls on partners to support kids in foster care this summer

Lt. Gov. McNally on Truth in Sentencing becoming law

Gov. Bill Lee SCOTUS reaction, critical information

Governor Lee declares May as Building Safety Month in Tennessee

Gov. Lee calls for independent review following Smith reprieve


Senator & Congress Seats

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Blackburn, colleagues introduce WWII nurses Congressional Gold Medal Act

Blackburn demands answers from Biden on baby formula crisis

Fleischmann supports proposed new waste disposal facility on Oak Ridge reservation

Don’t let your kids get schooled by big tech

Senator Yager passes legislation addressing school staffing challenges


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NATIONAL NEWS


Number of registered sex offenders drops in 2021

red wolf death Federal officials seek assistance in investigation of red wolf death
A federally protected red wolf was found dead in Tyrrell County, NC in a muddy farm field located south of Newlands Road on April 15. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs your help in the investigation of the red wolf’s death.
uso service members of the year Meet the 2021 USO service members of the year
By Katie Lange, DOD

Nearly 2.3 million active-duty and Reserve personnel serve in the U.S. military. While most of those service members are outstanding at what they do, only a few are chosen to be their branch's USO Service Member of the Year.

ukranian artists fight back
Ukrainian artists fight back

By Bill Forman 
ukraine knife fight
Additional $100 million in howitzers, tactical vehicles, radars headed to Ukraine

zoo knoxville endangered zebra
Zoo Knoxville celebrates birth of endangered zebra
ijams river rescue
Ijams River Rescue removes 21 tons of trash from area waterways
dogwood trail knoxville 2022
Dogwood Arts features new Dogwood Trail this spring
national park whiteoak sink
National Park sets group size limits for Whiteoak Sink
k25 oak ridge
Oak Ridge, Army Corps to offer new perspective on K-25
beauford delaney building
Beauford Delaney Building to be first residential structure at new stadium
zoo knoxville
Zoo Knoxville received lots of love in 2021
fort sanders medical center robot
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center to perform robotic-assisted lung biopsies
reward for elk poacher
$14,000 reward for elk poached in Claiborne County
tennessee state parks competition
Tennesseans invited to donate in state parks competition
ut farm to table beef program
UT launches Farm-to-Table Beef program
national park visitation 2021
National Park sets visitation record with 14.1 million visits in 2021

Hawkins County lawyer censured
Eight arrested in human trafficking operation in Sevier County
KCDC fully reopens Love Towers after $6.5 million renovation
Old City redevelopment momentum: $22 million hotel is latest private investment
Twenty-Two Tennessee localities file suit against opioid producers and pharmacies
National Park to reopen Parson Branch Road
ORNL, TVA partner to drive decarbonization, explore carbon-free technologies
National Park receives $31 million to repair Foothills Parkway West
TVA unveils $3M in pilot projects to advance valley connectivity, carbon-free future
KUB’s first female lineworker inspires ahead of International Women’s Day
City tests noise-monitoring camera downtown
Tennessee to be electric vehicle charger manufacturing hub
Kayaker drowns in Oconaluftee River near Smokemont
Man charged in cold case homicide from 1996

Thirteen arrested in multi-agency human trafficking operation
Drug investigation nets 39 indictments, most offenders are from Knoxville
Undercover drug investigation gets 33 drug dealers off the streets
FirstBank and Knoxville Habitat For Humanity create first sustaining partnership
McNabb Center receives $1.1 million to increase children’s mental health crisis services

• Faith leaders called for rejection of proposed racially divisive maps
Three new playgrounds for Knoxville
Roane County lawyer suspended
National Park Service acquires 60 acres of land
Division of Forestry seeks partners to prevent tree pest damage
Knox County lawyer censured immediately after reinstatement
TVA approves Asian carp fish barriers at seven dams
Stream bank stabilization project set to begin in January
Omicron variant detected in Knox County
$2 million dollar Streetscape Road Project
Cades Cove, Laurel Falls Trail pilot project outcomes
City announces $35 million in strategic investments, community assistance
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
Four men arrested, charged in human trafficking operation
TBI launches new Tennessee Sex Offender Registry
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
City's investment in Austin Homes revitalization reaches $12.5 million
New sidewalks to be built in Lonsdale
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
Anti-human trafficking partnership launched by Gov. Bill Lee
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
Operation Volunteer Strong recovers 150 missing children in Tennessee
New East Knoxville greenway to connect parks, botanical garden
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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To end the horror in Ukraine, go big, and go broad
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