Late afternoon on Monday, June 17, 2019, there was a Hit & Run that claimed the lives of a mother and her child. It also injured several other people in the Downtown area of Jefferson City, TN.
Tennessee to ban holding hand-held devices while driving - After July 1, 2019, if you are caught with a mobile device in your hand you can be fined up to $200.
Free Fishing Day at Cove at Concord Park on June 8, 2019 - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is sponsoring Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at The Cove at Concord Park. The Cove is located at 11808 S. Northshore Drive.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park staff and partners invite volunteers to participate in a service opportunity in celebration of National Trails Day on
Bicycle Safety Campaign Early Data Shows Promising Results - Early Knoxville Police Department data following a recent bicycle-safety campaign is showing that use of new technology to raise awareness of Tennessee’s three-foot passing law has actually changed driving behaviors. State and local law require drivers to maintain a minimum three-foot distance when passing bicyclists. Data … Continue reading Bicycle Safety Campaign Early Data Shows Promising Results
Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Mother's Day with Free Admission for Moms - Zoo Knoxville celebrates Mother’s Day with their annual tradition of free admission for all moms on Sunday, May 12, 2019. #ZooKnoxville #MothersDay Families can enjoy a day of zoo activities that include animal encounters and the Bird Show. Guests can explore the Boyd Family … Continue reading Zoo Knoxville Celebrates Mother’s Day with Free Admission for Moms
Young Williams Animal Shelter achieves ‘No-Kill’ status
Young Williams Animal Center achieves ‘no-kill’ status – YWAC is local to East Tennessee area serving the Knox County area. This is a huge milestone fora pet center.
“The euthanasia of even one animal that could have had a positive outcome is one too many.”
Janet Testerman, CEO of Young Williams Animal Center
They have saved 8,311 animals last year (2018). Of that number, 5,772 animals adopted. 1,102 went to rescue groups.
“No-kill” means the center saved more than 90% of the animals that came through their doors. That is not an easy task. Young Williams doesn’t turn away any of its animals.
Of course, there is a lot of work ahead of them to keep this status. It is estimated they have around 10,000 animals come into their shelter per year.
Young-Williams Animal Center began in January 2001.
Day Light Saving Bill Update for Tennessee - The house has approved and advanced the bill to keep Tennessee on Day Light Saving Time all year long. That would mean no more time change. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The vote came in 86 to 5. The bill now must pass in Senate. Many other … Continue reading Day Light Saving Bill Update for Tennessee
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for firefly viewing in Elkmont. Shuttle service to the viewing area will be provided on Thursday, May 30 through Thursday, June 6, 2019. All visitors wishing to view the synchronous fireflies at
11E has reopened both lanes for now, but more rain is expected and could cause the highway to go back to one lane.
Jefferson City, TN: US 11E east of the Rocktown Bridge is down to one lane due to flooding. Please use caution. The left lane is open but is covered by 2-3 inches of water. Tennessee Department Of Transformation (TDOT) and police are on scene.
Photo Jefferson City Police
Across the street from AllDogs Canine, where flooding is across the highway too. The closure starts just before Thomas Heating and Air. Expect delays in travel.