COVID-19: 11/30/2020 Update (International, National, State and Local)

I hope you had a good long weekend, with a chance to be thankful and to express your gratitude to those you love. If you gathered with a large family group, as is many people’s Thanksgiving tradition, the Dr. Birx recommends that you get tested later this week, while Dr. Fauci suggested you quarantine and […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (11/29 – 12/8/2020)

As events are opening up, we’re listing a combination of virtual and live events. The rules are the same – if you want your event included, please make a Facebook event, invite me (Alan Sims – you’ll have to friend me) and it will be included. I need enough lead time that the list can […]

COVID-19: 11/27/2020 (Including State and Local)

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. There is still so much to be thankful for, even during a challenging year. Health, always high on the list, is at a premium this year. We gathered outside, used disposable plates, remained distanced, wore masks when not eating and kept the gathering to seven family members. It […]

COVID-19: 11/25/2020 Update (State, Local, UTK, KCS)

Happy Almost Thanksgiving. I’m going to take a proper day off tomorrow to enjoy the kids and spend a little work-free time being thankful. There is much to be thankful for. We may have to work a little harder to see it this year, but it is worth the effort. I hope you have a […]

Pearl on Union Has Closed

A popular local coffee shop has closed its doors permanently. Opened in April, 2018, the coffee shop was owned by Shaun and Meg Parrish, who also own and operate Java Old City and Wild Love Bake House, both of which will remain open. The dining rooms at each of the businesses has been closed to […]