TDA Issues Guidance for Unsolicited Seeds Recipients – Citizens have contacted the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) indicating they’ve received seeds in the mail that they did not order. The seeds appear to have been shipped from China, and in some cases, the envelopes are labeled jewelry or beads.
Walmart Will Require Face Masks to Shop Inside – The same applies to the Sam’s Club. #Walmart #SamsClub #FaceMasks From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus and priority has been and continues to be on the health and safety of our associates, members and customers.
Knox County Public Library to Reopen Entire System on July 17, 2020 – On July 17, 2020 all locations of the Knox County Public Library will open on their regular schedules. This move expands library service from its current schedule with eight open locations. There are 19 facilities in the library system, which includes the East Tennessee History Center. The remaining 67 employees who have been furloughed will be brought back to work.
Sevier County mandates the mask order – Sevier County is home of East Tennessee popular tourist areas such as Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Knoxville now mandates masks and calls it COVID-19 Face Covering Regulation. #Knoxville #Covid19
Nashville Mandates Face Masks – The Metro Nashville area now has mandated the use of face masks in public. Metro Health Department has released the details of its order requiring facial coverings in Nashville.
Mayor Kincannon Mandates Masks Inside City-Owned Buildings – Mayor Indya Kincannon has signed an executive order mandating masks be worn inside all City-owned buildings.
New DIY Garage Knox opening in South Knoxville – a Garage where you can reserve a bay, use the lift and tools to fix your own car. #DIYGarageKnox
Tennessee State Parks Hold Virtual 5K Race – Tennesseans doing their part to stay apart – but also eager to keep moving – will be able to participate in a virtual 5K race this month organized by Tennessee State Parks to coincide with World Bee Day on May 20.
Tennessee State Parks Remain Open, Provide Healthy Outdoor Alternatives for Citizens. Tennessee State Parks remain open and free of charge for outdoor recreation as officials continue to monitor the impact of coronavirus in Tennessee.
Gatlinburg: Northbound Spur Traffic Detoured Due to Mudslide. #Gatlinburg #Mudslide
Turn Around, Don’t Drown – Don’t try to cross flooded roadways. It is best to turn around. Your life is not working drowning in flooded water to get where ever you are going.
2.8 Earthquake in Campbell County – According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.8 earthquake shook Campbell County at 5:19 a.m. Sunday morning.
2020-21 Photo Contest Underway for Tennessee Wildlife Magazine Calendar – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2020-21 photo contest for publication in Tennessee Wildlife’s annual calendar issue. All interested photographers are invited to submit up to 10 of their best photos on fishing, hunting, boating, and wildlife species native to Tennessee.
More Giant Cross to go up throughout East Tennessee including LaFollette and Morristown. If you have been to East Tennessee, I am sure you have seen some of these giant cross. They can be as big as 120 feet tall. They are generally near a church and cost $30,000 to build. Funds are donated usually by nearby church members.
Tennessee Ranks Second “Nicest State”
Old Samaritan House in Jefferson City burnt down
Invasive Tick Detected in 6 additional Tennessee counties – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Tennessee Department of Health, and University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture today announced the detection of the invasive Asian longhorned tick in an additional six Tennessee counties: Knox, Jefferson, Claiborne, Cocke, Putnam, and Sevier. The tick was detected in Union and Roane Counties in May.
Tennessee Historical Commission Announces Historic Preservation Fund Grants
The Transit of Mercury featuring ‘Solar Quest – Take a trip to the planet closest to the Sun this fall at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium! Two new shows have already began at the planetarium.