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...
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...
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...
This year is far from over, but the number of people believed to have died in Knox County from drug overdoses in 2021 has now surpassed the previous annual record, authorities said. As of Wednesday, the...
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...
When one thinks of a species considered “exotic” and invasive to Tennessee, their first thoughts are normally of something like the Japanese beetle, the emerald ash borer, or even wild hogs.  What usually doesn’t come to...
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...
Jimmy, an African lion who spent his entire life in the hills of East Tennessee, died Friday at Zoo Knoxville. Jimmy, who was 15 years old, was euthanized due to age-related health problems, according to Zoo...
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...