Tennessee and Knox County Monthly COVID-19 Statistics

In recent months, after requests from readers, I’ve put together charts reflecting cases and deaths for the state and county by month. In the early stages of the pandemic, when we thought in terms of days or weeks, as opposed to the seven months that have now passed. We had no idea how long the […]

COVID-19: 10/8/2020 Update (Including Today’s Health Department Briefing)

Hello Thursday. Could I have an hour-and-a-half of my life back from last night? Or one direct answer to a question? Could the election just be over? Ah, we want time to hurry and slow down. Urban Boy had a revelation he shared at breakfast this morning: “Sometimes when you think Friday is the day […]

COVID-19: 10/7/2020 Update

It’s the middle of the week, the weather is fine and there is no Board of Health Meeting tonight. I can’t be the only one who’s happy (or at least relieved) at all three. They will meet again next week and we’ll see if every week is enough. At least it gives us the chance […]

Somewhere in Time: A Knoxville Theater, and the Actress Who Inspired a Classic Film (Part Two)

Guest post by Paul F. Brown, a freelance content writer in Knoxville, specializing in higher education marketing, history, and business. He is the author of Rufus: James Agee in Tennessee, and may be contacted through his website: www.paulfbrown.com. (Miss part one? Read it here.) Maude Adams had enchanted audiences since childhood, and by the early […]

COVID-19: 10/6/2020 Update (State, Local, UTK, KCS and the Health Department Briefing

State News: The state of Tennessee reported 2,489 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, along with 20 additional deaths from the disease. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Tennessee has reported 195,220 confirmed cases and 8,479 probable cases.185,221 Tennesseans have recovered and 7,402 remain ill. The twenty deaths bring Tennessee’s death toll to 2,597. 40 additional […]