A sharp increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID that started in mid-July has only continued to grow, according to data presented at the Knox County Advisory Board of Health board meeting held Wednesday.  Deaths...
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens more than just people — it can also spread to other mammals, causing severe illness or even death. The good news is the same treatment that protects humans can also keep our...
Editors Note: This report is a collaboration with East Tennessee’s best environmental publication, Hellbender Press. You can check out their coverage and contact their editor, Thomas Fraser, at https://hellbenderpress.org.  A coalition of environmental groups who joined forces to...
The local death toll from the COVID pandemic reached a grisly plateau on Tuesday as it was announced that 15 people had died from the disease in Knox County in a 24-hour period.  According to the...
A federal judge on Tuesday turned down a request for a temporary restraining order against Knox County and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee that would have opened the door for a mandatory masking policy in the...
Parents angry over the lack of anti-COVID measures to protect students and employees of Knox County Schools won a mixed bag of protections from the Board of Education at a called meeting Wednesday night.  They secured...
State officials learned Monday that Tennessee was one of five states to potentially find itself in hot water for banning indoor masking requirements. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has launched investigations into...
A pilot program that pairs social workers with police officers to handle calls involving people suffering from mental health crises was expanded by a 8-1 vote of Knoxville City Council at its Tuesday meeting.  The vote...
She came, she reeked, she conquered. That’s how the history books may recall Rotty Top’s brief tenure as the biggest star on the University of Tennessee campus in July 2021.  The Corpse Flower (or Titan Arum, to...
Rotty Top is turning out to be fairly shy, for a plant.  The specimen of Titan Arum, better known as a Corpse Flower, has becomes one of Big Orange Country’s most celebrated denizens in recent days...