Knox County Schools sent notes to parents about at least three schools with infections

Isabel Lohman Knoxville News Sentinel Published 1:32 PM EDT Aug 31, 2020 A.L. Lotts Elementary, Cedar Bluff Middle, Hardin Valley Academy all announced at least one confirmed COVID-19 case over the weekend. Hardin Valley Academy’s principal sent an email announcing the school had confirmed COVID-19 “cases” Friday. Cedar Bluff Middle School and A.L. Lotts Elementary leaders both sent …

ادامه مطلب

Two new COVID-19 clusters identified at UT Knoxville sororities

Monica Kast Knoxville News Sentinel Published 12:52 PM EDT Aug 31, 2020 The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has reported two additional COVID-19 clusters at sorority houses.  The Delta Delta Delta and Alpha Delta Pi sororities are both now considered clusters by the university. The university defines a cluster as at least five positive COVID-19 cases or 20 …

ادامه مطلب

Houston Texans Training Camp, Four Practices To Go — 4 Winners, 4 Losers

If you’re a player trying to make a final impression in an NFL training camp, time is winding down, and it is REALLY winding down if you’re a member of the Houston Texans or Kansas City Chiefs. With those two teams slated to battle in the 2020 season opener for the NFL, they’ve been conducting …

ادامه مطلب

Pour A Drink And Gussy Up For The Strange Secret Of Mr. Adrian Rook

“We had a date night”, my husband declared excitedly as we stepped away from the computer screen and began to defrock ourselves of the flashy formal wear we’d been asked to don. He wasn’t wrong. Sure, we hadn’t left our house, might not have been wearing much from the waist down, and were drinking our …

ادامه مطلب

Some Tennessee Vols fans not impressed with Phillip Fulmer’s generosity in reducing his pay | Adams

John Adams Knoxville News Sentinel Published 5:00 AM EDT Aug 31, 2020 I recently commended Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer for voluntarily requesting a 15 percent salary reduction because of the financial challenges facing the university during the coronavirus pandemic. Surprisingly, some of my astute readers weren’t impressed by Fulmer’s generosity. Jerry wrote: “A true …

ادامه مطلب

Basketball, Baseball Facing Racial Injustice Head On

On Sunday, the Astros postponed the final game of their three-game series against Oakland, but not for the reasons you may have thought. After an A’s player tested positive for COVID-19, teams called off the game as part of MLB protocols. You would be forgiven if you thought the cancellation was about something else or …

ادامه مطلب

Bo Bundy Talks Rancho Humilde Deal and Why Houston Artists Leave the City

Three years ago, the Houston Press ran a profile on local rapper Bo Bundy and the wild night he experienced protecting his flooded home with an AK-47 during the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Today, the Northside Vato might just be thanking the man upstairs for sending Hurricane Laura the other way as he makes final …

ادامه مطلب

This Week in Houston Food Events: Go Back to School at Tarka Indian Kitchen

Though social distancing is in effect with bars closed for in-house services and restaurants limited, the ever-strong Houston food community continues to truck on. This week, you can support local restaurants by carrying out or making reservations for dine-in service, try out Houston Restaurant Weeks before it comes to an end (on Labor Day), enjoy …

ادامه مطلب

Nuclear Regulatory Commission bans TVA executive over whistleblower retaliation

Jamie Satterfield Knoxville News Sentinel Published 10:00 PM EDT Aug 30, 2020 The nation’s nuclear power watchdog says a Tennessee Valley Authority executive’s retaliation against a safety whistleblower was so egregious he is banned from the industry for five years. TVA Vice President Joseph Shea is barred from working for five years in any activities …

ادامه مطلب

‘A maze that people can’t escape’: Limited options for TN workers who contract COVID-19 on the job

Cassandra Stephenson Nashville Tennessean Published 11:00 PM EDT Aug 30, 2020 Before the COVID-19 liability bill passed on Aug. 13, its proponents reassured the public and fellow legislators that the bill’s tougher requirements to file pandemic-related lawsuits against businesses wouldn’t completely block sick workers from financial help. The law doesn’t affect workers’ compensation insurance, they said, leaving it …

ادامه مطلب