Just inside the front door of one of the austere, dignified buildings that crown “The Hill” at the University of Tennessee stands one of the world’s last wonders, a botanical outlier that’s evolved in a...
The Knox County Health Department is expanding the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to those in Phase 2a/b and those 55 years and older beginning Monday, according to a press release. Phase 2 includes people in critical...
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...
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...
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...
It’s easier to count the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of what’s been lost rather than what could have been.  Among Knoxville’s many lost opportunities  was The Gateway, a community center with only one...
This article was written by our buddy, Thomas Fraser, at East Tennessee’s coolest environmental journal, Hellbender Press. Check out the link below for more news about the environment, conservation and the great outdoors! A group of...
For the second time in a week, Zoo Knoxville has lost one of its most popular residents. Milo, a 22-year-old American black bear, was euthanized by his keepers on Thursday, Zoo officials said. “Milo delighted our guests...
We’re bringing you this story about the ivory billed woodpecker today through our friendship with Thomas Fraser at Hellbender Press, the coolest environmental journal in the East Tennessee Valley. Enjoy the article, and explore their...
This story is from our friend over at Hellbender Press, Thomas Fraser…. A bear attacked and injured a teenage girl as she slept in a hammock in a backcountry campground in the Cosby area of Great...