Frozen Head State Park Named State Park of the Year – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has recognized Frozen Head State Park in Wartburg, TN as the 2020 State Park of the Year. #FrozenHead #FrozenHeadStatePark
Tennessee State Capitol to Mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month -Tennessee’s state capitol will be highlighted in purple this weekend, in observance of domestic violence awareness month.
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.
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.
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
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.