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A Letter to the Editor From Randy Tobler, CEO Scotland County Hospital & Clinics

November 25, 2020

Dear Editor:    I want to offer my sincere thanks to you for inviting me to your newspaper office, recently, to discuss the innovative way to access healthcare by joining health plans that include Care In America. I enjoyed getting to know you better and meeting your staff; your passion for our region is more…

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All Knox County Tax Bills Have Gone Out, Fees Imposed for Unpaid Taxes After December 31

November 25, 2020

By Echo Menges All Knox County taxpayers should have received their 2020 county tax bills. The Knox County Collector’s Office mailed out all of the tax bills for 2020 on October 3. Bills were mailed to all Knox County property owners, real and personal. “We probably mailed out 4,000 tax bills,” said Knox County Collector…

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Chamber Christmas Celebration Moved to Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2020

By Echo Menges Refusing to abandon Christmas Celebration plans altogether, the Knox County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has kicked the annual celebration plan into high gear opting to move the event to Small Business Saturday, November 28, bringing activities outside and changing the times to daylight. This was a bold move by organizers…

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Chamber Christmas Celebration Moved to Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2020

By Echo Menges Refusing to abandon Christmas Celebration plans altogether, the Knox County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has kicked the annual celebration plan into high gear opting to move the event to Small Business Saturday, November 28, bringing activities outside and changing the times to daylight. This was a bold move by organizers…

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Knox County Health Department Issues COVID-19 Alert to Local Businesses and Organizations

November 22, 2020

Knox County Business and Organization Covid-19 Alert  By Lori Moots-Clair, KCHD Administrator November 21, 2020 – Health department officials are alerting Knox County Businesses/Organizations that there is a high risk for Covid-19 transmission currently.  Our positivity rates have exceeded 36%, compared to state positivity rates of 23%.   Hospital based ER and in-patient testing continue to…

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Knox County Health Department Issues County Wide Health Alert

November 16, 2020

Health department officials are alerting the public to high risk for Covid-19 transmission.  Our positivity rates have exceeded 30% in the county with the addition of school-based antigen testing, indicating increased community transmission.  We have received multiple cases over the weekend, many came from hospitals in the surrounding area, individuals sick enough to report to…

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