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Lee extends Tennessee State of Emergency through August

(TN Governor’s Office) Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 50 to extend the State of Emergency related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to August 29, 2020. The order allows the continued suspension of various laws and regulations and other measures in these orders to facilitate the treatment …

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Give a Pint, Get a Pint with MEDIC Regional Blood Center & Bruster’s Ice Cream MEDIC Requiring Masks at All Locations

WHO:                MEDIC Regional Blood Center and Bruster’s Ice Cream WHAT:               Pint for a Pint Campaign Effective July 1, 2020, all donors must wear a mask at all locations including centers and community drives. WHEN:              July 1 – 2, Various times WHERE:            Center Locations: Downtown Knoxville – 1601 …

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Grays appear in court Friday

A Roane County couple accused of crimes against their adopted children appeared in general sessions court in Kingston, via tele-conferencing before Judge Stevens. Both 63-year-old Michael Anthony Gray, Sr. and 60-year-oldShirley Gray waived their preliminary hearings during the proceedings and the two will remain in jail under a half million …

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MEDIC Regional Blood Center Has Critical Need for COVID Convalescent Plasma and Blood Donors

WHO:                MEDIC Regional Blood Center WHAT:              MEDIC Regional Blood Centeris now at the critical level for:                         O Positive                         O Negative                         A Positive                         A Negative                              COVID Convalescent Plasma Donors WHEN:              Immediate Need WHERE:            MEDIC Regional Blood Center Donor Centers                         Note: CCP Donors must …

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Two sales tax holidays in Tennessee this year

After there had been some speculation that the annual statesales tax holiday in Tennessee might be skipped this year dueto the effects of the pandemic and the economic shutdown,when the General Assembly adopted the state’s budget lastweek, they actually added a second tax-free weekend, this onefor restaurants. Not only that, …

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MEDIC issues critical need for O+, O-, A+, A

MEDIC Regional Blood Center says it is experiencing a critical need for blood types O-Postive, O-Negative, A-Positive, and A-Negative. Eligible blood donors are encouraged to stop by one of MEDIC’s four fixed-site Donor Centers (Downtown Knoxville – 1601 Ailor Avenue…Farragut – 11000 Kingston Pike…Athens – 213 E. Washington Avenue…Crossville – …

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THP: Alcohol a factor in fatal Friday wreck in Oakdale

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that alcohol was a factor in a fatal, single-vehicle accident in Morgan County Friday night. The THP reports that, shortly before 9:15 pm Friday, 37-year-old Silas Andrews of Wartburg had been travelling south on State Route 299 when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve …

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Boat safely this holiday weekend

(Safe Boating Campaign/US Coast Guard press release) The July 4th holiday weekend is associated with boating and drinking. The Safe Boating Campaign and the U.S. Coast Guard are reminding boaters to boat sober during the holiday weekend to avoid deadly accidents.  The side effects of alcohol or drug use, such as …

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Two arrested after shooting that injured three

Adrian C. Curb, 40 A shooting last Thursday night in Oak Ridge sent three people to area hospitals and landed two others in jail. Oak Ridge Police say they responded to a call of shots fired shortly after 8:30 pm Thursday at a location on South Dillard Avenue. Investigators say …

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