City hall reporter for @knoxnews, alum of @universityofky. Fan of UK basketball, Reds baseball, alt country and all things outdoors. RTs not endorsements, etc.City hall reporter for @knoxnews, alum of @universityofky. Fan of UK basketball, Reds baseball,

Council oKs food truck ordinance

Passengers, pilot in fatal helicopter crash identified

columbiadailyherald.com — PIGEON FORGE - A newlywed who recently moved to East Tennessee and her two grown children visiting from North Carolina were among the five people killed Monday when their helicopter crashed into a wooded ridge during a 12-minute sightseeing tour of the Smoky Mountains.

Cheek calls Title IX suit ‘uncomfortable’

Cheek calls Title IX suit ‘uncomfortable’
columbiadailyherald.com — KNOXVILLE - University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, in an email to staff and students Monday, called the Title IX lawsuit filed against the school "uncomfortable for many of those involved" and denied allegations that the administration doesn't take sexual assault seriously.

Cheek calls Title IX lawsuit ‘uncomfortable’

Cheek calls Title IX lawsuit ‘uncomfortable’
knoxnews.com — By Megan Boehnke, boehnkem@knoxnews.com KNOXVILLE - University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, in an email to staff and students Monday, called the Title IX lawsuit filed against the school "uncomfortable for many of those involved" and denied allegations that the administration doesn't take sexual assault seriously.

Students, Protestors Rally Against Tennessee Culture

Students, Protestors Rally Against Tennessee Culture
athleticbusiness.com — Details by Megan Boehnke February 2016 AthleticBusiness.com has partnered with LexisNexis to bring you this content. Copyright 2016 Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. All Rights Reserved Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) Chants of "Vols Support Jane" echoed through the lobby of the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center on Thursday as University of Tennessee students protested what they called a "rape culture" on campus.

City Eyes $500K Park Facelift

City Eyes $500K Park Facelift
athleticbusiness.com — Copyright 2016 Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. All Rights Reserved City officials and a local nonprofit will soon finish turning a beloved but once hard-to-find park into a standout destination in South Knoxville. A new, roughly $500,000 gateway to Fort Dickerson Park will include a circular lawn, stone pillars and signs.

FBI develops training film on responding to mass shooters

FBI develops training film on responding to mass shooters
stripes.com — "The Coming Storm," a 27-minute training film released by the FBI on Oct. 15 dramatizes a mass shooting at Appomattox University. The film follows the story of a disgruntled former student who opens fire in a college building, weaving in narratives about classmates trying to escape, parents searching for children and the coordinated response across law enforcement agencies.

Knoxville City Council tackles payday lenders

Knoxville City Council tackles payday lenders
knoxnews.com — Payday loan lenders setting up shop in Knoxville may soon have to do so at least 1,000 feet from residential areas and each other. City Council members Tuesday will consider whether to move forward with creating a zoning ordinance that would create a buffer between similar businesses.

Magpies withdraws appeal for roof sign

Magpies withdraws appeal for roof sign
knoxnews.com — KNOXVILLE - The owner of Magpies Bakery withdrew her appeal Tuesday to have City Council approve a roof sign featuring a whimsical dancing egg and butter stick on her Happy Holler building. Peggy Hambright said in a letter that she has come to the "disappointing conclusion" that she's not likely to win the appeal after speaking with council members, who were scheduled to vote on the issue tonight.

Lawmaker says he’ll draft bill to defund UT Diversity Office

Lawmaker says he’ll draft bill to defund UT Diversity Office
knoxnews.com — KNOXVILLE - A lawmaker announced Monday he is drafting a bill that would defund the University of Tennessee's Office for Diversity and Inclusion days after the university's holiday party guidelines prompted outrage among the state's conservative politicians. The dust up over removing religious and cultural connotations from campus holiday parties prompted some state legislators to call for Chancellor Jimmy Cheek's resignation and U.S.
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Apr 28, 2016

Newsy front page: schools halt testing & pull recalled chicken; gov signs counsel bill; city's $302M budget @mjs@mjslabyppic.twitter.com/FQOKHzv7l4

Apr 27, 2016

RT @knoxnews: Gov. Haslam signs into law controversial counseling bill some call LGBT ‘hate bill’ ow.ly/4naKUz pic.twitter.com/xDhssvdIuGvdIuG

Apr 27, 2016

My longtime pal and former co-worker @IndyStarChelsea is tweeting the Cruz rally in Indiana and his announcement of Carly Fiorina as his VP.

Apr 27, 2016

RT @knoxnews: Knox Co. cancels TNReady for grades 3-8 after state terminates contract with test company ow.ly/4naFwW https://t.cpic.twitter.com/wq8sj6xcuM/wq8sj6xcuM

Apr 27, 2016

RT @knoxschoolsupt: Based on authority given by Commr. McQueen, Knox County Schools will suspend & cancel all remaining state TNReady asses…

Apr 27, 2016

For more detail, budget docs will go up today on the city's website. Or you can just read @knoxnews.

Apr 27, 2016

Rogero: $1.3M for advance traffic management system to allow responsive timing for traffic signals. Will reduce congestion/pollutionRogero: $1.3M for advance traffic management system to allow responsive timing for traffic signals. Will reduce congestion/pollution

Apr 27, 2016

Funds to continue demo by neglect program to stablize/protect properties and $500K for round 3 historic restoration grant programFunds to continue demo by neglect program to stablize/protect properties and $500K for round 3 historic restoration grant program

Apr 27, 2016

Poet Laureate will be announced this summer, she said.Poet Laureate will be announced this summer, she said.


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