Moving forward: Millions of dollars, several years to fix Loudon Co. Courthouse

The Tennessee Department of Health identified two East Tennessee locations and time frames in which people could have been exposed to measles....


After viral video about nurses, East Tennessee nurses share their days

A viral video of Washington State Sen. Maureen Walsh debating legislation and implying nurses get breaks and spent a considerable amount of time playing cards has sparked outrage from nurses around the country and right here at East Tennessee. ....


Pink Jeep Tours come to the Great Smoky Mountains

Pink Jeep Tours had its VIP Grand Opening celebration in the Great Smoky Mountains on Thursday. Pink Jeep Tours expanded its services to The Great Smoky Mountains to offer guests at one of the most visited national parks a memorable experience. Guests can pick from four distinct guided tours that leave from Pigeon Forge and go through the park....


Taylor Swift announces new song called "ME!"

Nashville darling and pop superstar Taylor Swift graced the city, her fans and the NFL Draft with her presence Thursday afternoon when she appeared at a much-discussed new mural in the Gulch. Then she announced on Instagram that she would be joining ABC's Robin Roberts and other stars for the special "2019 NFL Draft on ABC" on Thursday night. And that's not all. Taylor Swift told Roberts she’s releasing a new single and music video called “ME!” on Friday that’s about “embracing your individuality and really celebrating it.”...


Several streets closed in downtown Knoxville for weekend events

The 58th annual Dogwood Arts Festival will begin Friday, April 26 and run through the weekend across downtown Knoxville, leaving several roads closed. The festival will be held in Market Square, Krutch Park and Market Street. Organizers expect as many as 50,000 people to attend the event....



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    God's redemption, our responsibility

    Even though God is king over the world He created, his kingship is distinct among a people whom He redeemed. Agreement to the marriage covenant on Mt. Sinai was more than lip service. The people were expected to respond with loyalty by keeping God’s commandments through daily living, and by doing this, God’s kingdom agenda would advance throughout the world. ....


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    Kvass, celtuce and a few other ‘new’ good-for-you foods

    You’re about to encounter a new batch of healthful foods and drinks with names reminiscent of a word scramble. These products are not actually new — rather, like quinoa, they are ancient edibles being rediscovered and gaining popularity for the way they fit into today’s food landscape.

Tim Barnwell, Asheville, NC

Tech Bites

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    Health Apps Can Share Your Data Everywhere

    The researchers examined 24 of the top-rated Android apps for health medicine management in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, including Ada, Lexicomp, Medscape, and Medicinewise. They found that 19 out of the 24 tested apps shared user data outside of the app, frequently to third-parties like Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Google, and AT&T. An app called “Pill Identifier and Drug List” shares data with the Department of Health and Human Services...