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  • Public invited to glimpse into Christmas pastPublic invited to glimpse into Christmas past

      TAMIS and Knoxville History Project partner for “Knoxville’s Christmas History in Print, Photo, and Film”   The Knoxville History Project and Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) are teaming up for a look back at how Knoxville and its residents have celebrated the Christmas holiday through the years.   WHEN: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10  WHERE: East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville HOW MUCH: Free. Donations welcome   At this special event, historian and Knoxville History Project Executive Director Jack Neely will recount Dickens-inspired local stories from the 1800’s, Christmas Eve shenanigans from the 1920’s and 1930’s, the raising of the city’s first municipal Christmas tree, and the long-running Christmas Parade.   TAMIS will show vintage photos and video footage to enrich these festive stories. Screenings will include vintage black-and-white home movies and rare color footage of the Christmas Parade in the early 1950’s.   Attendees will also be able to purchase Jack Neely’s new book, A Knoxville Christmas, which collects two centuries of Knoxville’s rich – and often surprising – holiday stories. Mr. Neely will be available to sign copies. The post Public invited to glimpse into Christmas past appeared first on The Knoxville Focus.

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  • Jefferson City police search for armed bank robberJefferson City police search for armed bank robber

    JEFFERSON CITY (WATE) – Jefferson City police are searching for an unidentified male who is wanted in connection with a bank robbery. The robbery occurred Friday night around 6 p.m. According to the preliminary investigation, the unidentified male walked in to the BB&T Bank on E. Broadway Blvd. wearing dark clothing and armed with a gun. The man left with an undisclosed amount of money. The male is described as being 6’4″ and weighing 250 pounds. No injuries were reported during the incident. JCPD detectives and special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene. Anyone with any information is asked to call JCPD at 865-475-2002 or Jefferson County E911 at 865-475-6855.

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  • TN Mom Charged in Death of 3-Month-Old Baby: Police - WLTX.comTN Mom Charged in Death of 3-Month-Old Baby: Police - WLTX.com

    WLTX.comTN Mom Charged in Death of 3-Month-Old Baby: PoliceWLTX.comKNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Knoxville Police Department says a mother is charged with first degree murder following the death of her 3-month-old baby. KPD says 3-month-old Adrian Prince Howell, Jr. died from blunt force trauma to his head. While officers ...and more »

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  • Teen mom charged with infant son's death - WATE 6 On Your SideTeen mom charged with infant son's death - WATE 6 On Your Side

    WATE 6 On Your SideTeen mom charged with infant son's deathWATE 6 On Your SideKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Police say a three-month-old baby whose mother dangled him over a balcony at apartment complex in Knoxville died from his injuries. His mother, 19-year-old Tierra Patrice Williamson now faces first degree murder charges in ...and more »

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  • Teen mom charged with infant son’s deathTeen mom charged with infant son’s death

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Police say a three-month-old baby whose mother dangled him over a balcony at apartment complex in Knoxville died from his injuries. His mother, 19-year-old Tierra Patrice Williamson now faces first degree murder charges in his death. “The charge that she’s been charged with is first degree murder,” said Darrell Debusk with the Knoxville Police Department. “That’s the most serious charge she can be charged with in this incident. If there are other charges to come that will be based on the investigation that is still ongoing.” The call came in around 8:20 p.m. Friday to an apartment complex at 1100 Lula Powell Drive. A 911 caller said the woman was threatening to drop the child, Adrian Prince Howell, Jr. from a third-floor balcony. When police arrived, they found the injured child inside the apartment. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died. Police say the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. Three-month-old Adrian Howell, Jr. (Source: Facebook) “Once we are able to interview her, once we are able to get some additional information from the doctors, we hope to be able to put all that together to try to understand why this happened,” said Debusk. Williamson is still being treated at the hospital under guard. Once she is released from the hospital, she will be taken to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Center where she will be hold on $100,000 bond. The community has put together a memorial at the apartment complex. “They may have known this child and it hits them very hard,” said Debusk. “I think if you look at the way the whole community is reacting this has been very devastating.”

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  • Wild boars run rampant in East Tennessee - WVLTWild boars run rampant in East Tennessee - WVLT

    WVLTWild boars run rampant in East TennesseeWVLTHunters nabbed a 400 lb. wild boar this month in North Knoxville. "They are wild animals and they are a dangerous animal," said TWRA Officer Tony Hickle. The agency has nine traps set up across East Tennessee. The wild boar population is exploding.and more »

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  • Gas prices higher this Thanksgiving, but should start falling soonGas prices higher this Thanksgiving, but should start falling soon

    Gas prices jumped up last week, rising an average of 8 cents in 10 days, with one of the biggest jumps in Knoxville at 9 cents a gallon. But analysts at AAA believe the prices plateaued over the weekend.

    Knoxville News / 11 h. 50 min. ago
  • Van strikes work truck on I-640Van strikes work truck on I-640

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knoxville police say no one was injured after a van hit a work truck overnight Friday. The truck was shielding workers who were painting new lane lines on Interstate 640. Police urge drivers to move over and slow down to save lives.

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  • 35-year-old John Schubert was convicted of robbing two stores with a BB gun in a single day.35-year-old John Schubert was convicted of robbing two stores with a BB gun in a single day.

    A man is facing serious time behind bars after he was convicted of robbing two convenience stores in a single day. 35-year-old John Christopher Schubert was convicted of armed robbery and other charges in a pair of robberies in Knoxville that occurred in 2015.

    Knoxville News / 16 h. 26 min. ago
  • Large police presence called to Knoxville apartment complexLarge police presence called to Knoxville apartment complex

    The call came in around 8:30 p.m. at 1100 Lula Powell Drive. Police have not yet released any details about what happened, but said a release would be forthcoming.

    Knoxville News / 20 h. 55 min. ago
  • Police: Woman threatens to kill 3-month-old at Knoxville apartment complex - WATE 6 On Your SidePolice: Woman threatens to kill 3-month-old at Knoxville apartment complex - WATE 6 On Your Side

    WATE 6 On Your SidePolice: Woman threatens to kill 3-month-old at Knoxville apartment complexWATE 6 On Your SideKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A large number of Knoxville police officers were called to an apartment complex near downtown Friday night for a woman who was threatening to kill a 3-month-old child by dangling him over a third floor railing. The call came ...Police: Infant dangled over balcony dies, mother chargedLocal 8 NowKPD: Woman threatened to kill 3-month-old babyWBIR-TVall 4 news articles »

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  • Police: Woman threatens to kill 3-month-old at Knoxville apartment complexPolice: Woman threatens to kill 3-month-old at Knoxville apartment complex

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A large number of Knoxville police officers were called to an apartment complex near downtown Friday night for a woman who was threatening to kill a 3-month-old child by dangling him over a third floor railing. The call came in around 8:20 p.m. at 1100 Lula Powell Drive. A 911 caller said the woman was threatening to drop the child from a third-floor balcony. When police arrived, they found the injured child inside the apartment. He was taken to UT Medical Center where his condition has not been released. The woman was detained and taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. Officers plan to interview her once she has been treated and released. Police would not say how she is related to the child. Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk would not confirm nor deny earlier reports of a shooting at the apartment complex, saying the investigation is ongoing. Police are also speaking with a man who witnessed the incident. Neighbors told WATE 6 On Your Side Reporter Madisen Keavy they were let back into their apartments just before 9:30 p.m. KPD says residents can access their apartments at 1100 Studio Apartments. Officer activity is on the third floor. #WATE — Madisen Keavy (@madisenkeavy) November 18, 2017 Download the WATE 6 On Your Side News App for breaking news, weather, sports and traffic notifications.

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  • Man who accidentally shot self, wife in church while discussing...Man who accidentally shot self, wife in church while discussing...

    The results of a joint study conducted by the University of Groningen and the University of Maryland were published on Thursday in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. For the first time, researchers have developed a psychological process model for defensive gun ownership, which considers both the reasoning and the consequences of owning a gun for protection and self-defense.

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  • Witnesses dispute initial account of accidental shooting at East Tenn. churchWitnesses dispute initial account of accidental shooting at East Tenn. church

    TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WATE) – Accounts from witnesses of an accidental shooting at an East Tennessee church don’t line up with the initial report from police. The police chief had said First United Methodist Church members had been discussing the Texas church shooting, leading to a chain of events that ended with a man shooting himself and his wife by accident. Witnesses say they were merely discussing safety concerns. Ray Zillick said he and his wife gathered at the church for a social club meeting that was not affiliated with the church itself. “We were talking about concealed carry and protecting ourselves,” he said. That was when an elderly man and military veteran at the table pulled out his gun. Previous story: 2 accidentally shot at East Tenn. church “He cleared the gun, dropped the mag, cleared the chamber,” Zillick said. The man gave the gun to Zillick to have a look and then he passed it back. “He reloaded it, round in the chamber, back in his pocket,” said Zillick. Zillick says the man then took the gun out for a second time, but accidentally pulled the trigger, unintentionally shooting himself and his wife. “I looked at him. I saw that he had tore up his hand pretty bad. About that time his wife had been saying, ‘I’ve been shot,'” Zillick said. Emergency crews arrived and took the couple to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Bill Clark works at a deli down the street and is also the church’s pastor. He was not there when the shooting happened, but has visited the two in the hospital. “He’s so apologetic that it affected so many people and he’s distraught in that way,” said Clark. Everyone just hopes the incident serves as a lesson about gun safety. “Never point a gun at anything you don’t want to destroy,” said Zillick. Tellico Plains police say the man is out of the hospital, but his wife will be there for one more day. The chief believes the man will get to keep his handgun carry permit.

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  • Red Cross says wildfire report to be released next weekRed Cross says wildfire report to be released next week

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – After the wildfires people all over the country donated to the Red Cross, which promised to be transparent about where that money was going. As of Friday, no report has been released with that information. WATE 6 On Your Side contacted the Red Cross to find out when and if a report would be released. Bob Wallace with Red Cross Public Affairs released the following statement. “Next week we should have a one-year report regarding the Red Cross response to the East Tennessee wildfires available. It is currently under review at our national headquarters.” Wallace says the reports will include numbers including the $1.6 million dollars that was raised for the East Tennessee wildfires. Wallace says $1.5 million has already been spent or is committed to East Tennessee wildfire relief and recovery. The rest should be spent by early December. The Red Cross has released reports on other disasters, including a one-month report on Hurricane Irma and a six-month report on the Louisiana floods. Wallace says the high number of recent disasters is the reason a report has not come out yet on the East Tennessee wildfires. These reports detail exactly where the money raised for these disasters was spent. Wallace released a statement on how much of the money raised for the East Tennessee Wildfires went towards recovery and releif in East Tennessee. “Red Cross honors donor intent and 91 cents of every dollar spent is for humaniarian services and programs. Money raised for the East TN disaster was and is being spent there for relief and recovery.” The report will be available on the Red Cross website when it is released.

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  • Knoxville police officer hurt in traffic crashKnoxville police officer hurt in traffic crash

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Knoxville police officer was treated for minor injuries after they say a driver ran a stop signal and crashed into his cruiser. Police say Officer D. Jackson was going east on East Fifth Avenue when a 2004 Honda Accord didn’t yield at a red flashing signal at Jessamine Street. The Accord hit Jackson’s cruiser in the driver’s side door. Jackson was treated at the scene for a minor shoulder injury. The other driver was not hurt, but was given a citation for failure to yield at a red signal.

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  • Car break-in at North Knoxville gym caught on cameraCar break-in at North Knoxville gym caught on camera

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A thief broke into car outside a Knoxville gym, snatching the purse inside, and it was all caught on camera. “There was glass on the ground, glass on her seat, and when she checked her belongings, a bag had been taken from her passenger floor,” Frankie Padilla, owner of Frankie’s Body Shop, said. Surveillance video shows the thief walking around the parking lot outside Frankie’s Body Shop, peering into car windows. “It could have been worse,” Padilla said. “She could have been in her car when he pulled up or she could have been walking to her car. How would that have went down?” Padilla said he is angry, but not afraid, and hopes the thief pays the price for the crime. “We’re on the watch,” Padilla said. “If it had been two seconds later, I would have seen him doing it or one of our MMA fighters would have been walking to their car and caught him doing it..so he got lucky this time but guess what, he’s not going to be lucky for long because he will not get away with it and will be caught.” With Thanksgiving around the corner, Knoxville police said car break-ins are not unusual for this time of year. Within the last week, there were 34 reported vehicle break-ins along North Broadway in North Knoxville. “We tend to see a rise of items taken from cars and off porches,” Capt. Bob Wooldridge, with the Knoxville Police Department, said. Wooldridge said there are things people can do to prevent these crimes from happening. “Do not leave anything in plain view, even if it’s just one night, even if you’re out shopping, take those packages and lock them up in the trunk,” Wooldridge said. “Move that vehicle to the next business. Number two, if you see something suspicious, you want to call 911.” Police are investigating the theft at Frankie’s and hope to find the suspect. In the meantime, Padilla said he hopes the community can learn from the incident by being more vigilant and looking our for the people around you. “It’s not just your job to look after yourself,” Padilla said. “It’s your job to look after your brothers and sisters. That’s where I come from. That’s what this gym’s about. We’re not afraid of this. We will combat it.”

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  • Harriman woman arrested, facing lawsuit over messy propertyHarriman woman arrested, facing lawsuit over messy property

    HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WATE) – Neighbors and leaders in Roane County hope a homeowner cleans up their front yard. It’s gotten to the point where commissioners have filed a lawsuit against the Harriman woman as a way to get her to follow county property guidelines. The home on Bluff Road in Harriman is owned by Helen Hayes. The garage doors are open with debris spilling outside. There are three cars, packed full of boxes and belongings. In the front yard there are clothes, mattresses, trash bags, empty bottles, and much more piling up. County commissioners voted to file the lawsuit in 2015. Hayes was arrested last Thursday, according to paperwork, because she did not come to court for this pending case. Hayes posted the $500 bond and the next court date has been set for December 7. Tim Fuller lives up a steep driveway and every time he goes to get the mail, he has to pass by Hayes’ home. “People drive by sometimes and holler at me and say, ‘Clean up your mess!’ And I’m like ‘I don’t live there! I live up there,'” he said. The Fuller family has been neighboring Hayes’ home for 13 years and Fuller says it looked much different back then. “Didn’t have nothing out here. Garage doors were shut, there was a washing machine on the front porch and the yard was kept up,” said Fuller. Court paperwork shows a court order was filed in February 2016 as a way to get Hayes to clean her property. She didn’t. Fuller says the home has been vacant for some time. “I’m almost sorry I moved here,” said Fuller. Roane County’s code resolution “prohibits the growth of trees, vines, grass, underbrush, or the accumulation of debris, trash, litter, garbage, pr any combination of the preceding elements, so as to endanger the health, safety and welfare of other citizens,” along with these guidelines: The growth of trees, vines and underbrush shall not be allowed to reach more than 24 inches in height within a residential or commercial community located within 250ft. of a neighboring structure for not more than 15 calendar days. Grass shall not be allowed to be over 12 inches in height for more than 15 calendar days. The accumulation of debris shall not be allowed to exceed 100 square feet or greater for more than 15 calendar days. Trash, litter and garbage shall not be allowed to exceed 1 cubic yard, when not within receptacles for more than 15 calendar days. Court paperwork shows a court order was filed in February 2016 as a way to get Hayes to clean her property. She didn’t. “I just don’t understand how it got this far,” added Fuller. Then in 2017, more petitions were filed because Hayes wasn’t following the judge’s orders. She was required to be in court this last June, though she did not come. County Attorney for Roane County, Greg Leffew, says they requested that  Hayes be picked up and held by the sheriff’s office until her next court date. “She was finally found in November. There was a neighbor that called me,” said Leffew. Officers arrested Hayes in Cumberland County. Helen Hayes (source: Roane County Sheriff’s Office) “We asked that the court order her to do certain things and set up a time frame for her to do it with a report back to court,” said Leffew. County leaders hope to give her 30 days to clean her property, then a judge will see her likely in January. “A lot of that though may depend on how much progress she has made between now and our December 7 court date,” added Leffew. If the property isn’t cleaned, Leffew says the judge, or chancellor, could put her in jail or have the county clean up the property. The county wants Hayes to do it on her own, because having the county do it would be expensive and a burden. “The county’s goal is not to punish her. The county’s goal is just to get her property into compliance,” said Leffew. “I hope it gets cleaned up,” said Fuller. Court paperwork only shows the Bluff Road address for Ms. Hayes, so we were not able to get in touch with her. We found her phone number, she responded to our message saying, “No contact. Stop.” We also reached out to Roane County commissioners who cover the district this home is in. Commissioner David Bell says it’s a long process before going to court because of code enforcement violations. After problems are brought to their attention, commissioners look at pictures, drive by the property, ask how many times the owner was notified to make adjustments, and there’s an opportunity for the homeowner to share why they’re not meeting guidelines.

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  • Apex Bank expands East Tennessee MarketApex Bank expands East Tennessee Market

    Apex Bank enters into an agreement to acquire two Greeneville branches from Capital Bank Corporation

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  • Bearden students consider legal action after ACT test mixupBearden students consider legal action after ACT test mixup

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Students say they’re considering legal action after problems with the October ACT test at Bearden High School in Knox County. The Bearden High PTA held a news conference Friday afternoon to discuss how the problem is affecting students. As many as 400 students took the test on Oct. 17 with a test designed for Oct. 3. The Tennessee State Department of Education appealed ACT’s decision to not score the tests but was denied. Previous story: ACT rejects appeal to validate Bearden test scores Students say they are angry, confused and frustrated. Parents joined the students with signs, some holding numbers of how many times they’ve taken the test, how much money it cost, and how much money they could potentially lose because the scores don’t count. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knox County Council PTA President Barry Myers also joined them, saying the ACT is bullying those 400 students. “I’m not really satisfied with ACT. The arrogance they’ve shown in this situation is beyond belief,” said Burchett. “The insinuation that there may have been plagiarism is totally unfounded. We feel as if we have some of the best students in Knox County. We feel that the students of Knox County deserve the same basic rights that every other student in the United States receives from taking this exam,” said Myers. The students say they’ve contacted the state attorney general’s office to pursue legal action. The University of Tennessee has already agreed to work with Bearden High, saying they’ll accept the December ACT scores for those students for scholarships and admissions.

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  • UT officially opens veterans’ resource centerUT officially opens veterans’ resource center

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The University of Tennessee officially opened up a new veterans’ resource center Friday. We were out at the ground floor of Hodges Library for today’s dedication. The center opened this past summer. It provides student veterans with a place to study, socialize and meet with counselors. We spoke with one Marine who enlisted right after high school, then served in Afghanistan. “Although we are all students, we have some unique challenges that come,” said William McGovern, a student at UT. “Whether it be time restrictions or other commitments. A lot of us being adults, a lot of us have families that a lot of brand new 18-year-old students don’t necessarily share.”  

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  • KCDC executive earns prestigious national awardKCDC executive earns prestigious national award

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  • Tennessee scores a “D” on premature birth report cardTennessee scores a “D” on premature birth report card

    KNOXILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – It’s World Prematurity Day and UT Medical Center is raising awareness about premature births. According to the March of Dimes, Tennessee is one of the worst states when it comes to premature births. Friday, families and doctors met in UT’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to look over the March of Dimes’ annual premature birth report card. Tennessee earned a “D” grade in the 2017 report with a pre-term birth rate of 11.3 percent. Knox County earned a “C” grade. The pre-term birth rate here is 9.7 percent. “Learn how to care for yourself, learn how to care for your pregnancy. Learn what is okay and what’s not,” said Crystal Woolson, a Knox County mother. :When things happen, kind of take them and just roll with them. And realizing you have to take every day as a win. And keep pushing.” Premature birth is not necessarily preventable, but there are ways to reduce risks. Children’s Hospital says you need to be sure to get prenatal care. Don’t smoke, drink or use drugs while pregnant. And don’t have an early, elected cesarean section.

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  • Trial set for two former UT players charged with rapeTrial set for two former UT players charged with rape

    The case began the morning of Nov. 16, 2014. A 19-year-old UT student reported being raped by Johnson and Williams while at a party at the Woodlands Apartment Complex in South Knoxville.

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  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Knox County hit-and-runMan pleads guilty in fatal Knox County hit-and-run

    A Knoxville man pleaded guilty Friday in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Norris Freeway just over a year ago. Joshua Stabnow and Vickie Kay Stabnow-Loop appeared in court Friday afternoon.

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  • Minor injuries reported in crash involving school bus, car in Union CountyMinor injuries reported in crash involving school bus, car in Union County

    MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Minor injuries were reported Friday afternoon when a school bus and a car collided in Union County. The crash happened around 3:20 p.m. on Maynardville Highway at Main Street, according to dispatchers. Union County Schools Superintendent Jimmy Carter says the students on the bus were from Horace Maynard Middle School. Four people in the other car were taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. The school system is working to get a replacement bus and parents are coming to pick up students. WATE 6 On Your Side has a crew on the way to the scene to learn more. Refresh this page for updates.

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  • UT Students Help Local Animal Shelter, Now Receiving DonationsUT Students Help Local Animal Shelter, Now Receiving Donations

    Five students from the University of Tennessee have partnered with Young-Williams Animal Shelter to create a crowdfunding campaign, Fur Ever Vols, to better the lives of animals and continue to help Young-Williams’s mission to end pet homelessness. This group of students who want to give back to the Knoxville community have until December 5, 2017 to reach their goal.   The goal of this campaign is to raise $1,500 to sponsor six pets entering the shelter. Every animal is required to get a $250 basic care package consisting of: food, vet care, vaccines, spay/neuter, and a microchip tracking device. Money raised will go toward covering the cost of these packages which ultimately increases their chance of being adopted.   Young-Williams takes in thousands of animals every year, so the costs for them multiplies. “We really rely on the donations from the public to keep this going,” explained Young-Williams’s development manager Sophie. These packages allow animal-lovers of all ages to help an adoptable animal without committing to an adoption.   Fur Ever Vols members understand the need for quality care for homeless pets in the Knoxville area. Through this campaign, the students have seen the hard work that goes into running a non-profit animal shelter and have a greater appreciation for the individuals that keeps Young-Williams saving lives. The students continue to share a love for animals and have made it a priority to improve the lives of homeless pets in Knoxville. “Animals teach the most about humanity and aren’t humans at all,” Emily van der Merwe, Fundraising Chair.   Young-Williams is a vital resource to our Knoxville community. This campaign will help insure they can continue to give quality care to pets in need. The post UT Students Help Local Animal Shelter, Now Receiving Donations appeared first on The Knoxville Focus.

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  • Knox County teacher awarded $25K grantKnox County teacher awarded $25K grant

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Knox County high school teacher earned national recognition for her hard work in the classroom in the form of a $25,000 award from the Milken Family Foundation. Paula Franklin teaches AP history and social studies at West High School. Eighty-two percent of her students passed the AP history exam, well above the national average of 50 percent. She encourages her students to learn in their own way, making her classroom an open environment. “I hope that, that I care about them is evident every day, but I think it is important to see that people care about teachers and what we do and that what we do is important. And it’s such good work and I think its such a good thing to celebrate in front of any audience, especially students who get to benefit from it every day,” said Franklin. Franklin says she hasn’t decided what to do with the money, but will likely pay off some student loans. She was one of two teachers in Tennessee honored with the award. Katherine Watkins received the award for her work teaching English at Millington Central High School near Memphis.

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  • Norwood to Celebrate Community ThanksgivingNorwood to Celebrate Community Thanksgiving

      Members of the Norwood community will gather for a Community Thanksgiving Celebration from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Norwood Middle School.   The Community Schools Initiative at Norwood Elementary School and Northwest Middle School are sponsoring this event in partnership with Knoxville Internationals Network and other local groups.   Neighbors, school families, and friends are invited to bring a side dish or dessert that represents their family’s culture and traditions.  Lunch will be served from 11:30-1:00, followed by multicultural entertainment from 1-2:30 p.m.  In addition to musical and dance performances, there will also be children’s activities.   For more, contact Jordan Frye at jfrye@greatschoolspartnership.com or 689-1460 x 28216. The post Norwood to Celebrate Community Thanksgiving appeared first on The Knoxville Focus.

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  • Crews begin installing energy efficient LED streetlights in KnoxvilleCrews begin installing energy efficient LED streetlights in Knoxville

    City officials say there are three main benefits of the new lights. Of course. LED bulbs are more energy efficient.

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  • Guide to game day: Tennessee vs. LSU - WVLTGuide to game day: Tennessee vs. LSU - WVLT

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  • Fugitive arrested after 15 years on the run, escaping custody two timesFugitive arrested after 15 years on the run, escaping custody two times

    He was on the run for 15 years and had made it onto the Oklahoma Department of Corrections most wanted list. This Saturday, the 15-year run from law enforcement came to an end, nearly 800 miles away from where it started in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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  • Londsale students meet former NASA astronautLondsale students meet former NASA astronaut

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  • Jon Gruden mentions Rocky Top, Knoxville on Seattle RadioJon Gruden mentions Rocky Top, Knoxville on Seattle Radio

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  • Need to know: Vols vs. LSU Tigers - WBIR-TVNeed to know: Vols vs. LSU Tigers - WBIR-TV

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  • New Harvest Park Farmers Market to finish out season with Thanksgiving Jubilee todayNew Harvest Park Farmers Market to finish out season with Thanksgiving Jubilee today

    Looking for fresh ingredients to prepare your Thanksgiving meal? Well, the New Harvest Farmers Market has just the thing.   The market will host its inaugural Thanksgiving Jubilee on Thursday, Nov. 16 with Knox County Commission Vice Chairman Charles Busler ringing the bell to kick off the family-friendly event.   The market, which runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public, will be held at the park located at 4775 New Harvest Lane. It’s the last outdoor farmers market of the year for New Harvest Park.   “Join us for the final market of the season to pick up supplies for your Thanksgiving table,” said Rebecca Saldivar, who helps oversee the market. “We will have cooking demonstrations and tastings to show how easy it can be to use local ingredients for your holiday favorites.”   The cooking demos feature a number of classics, like sweet potato casserole and greens, and the vendors will have plenty of recipes to hand out.   In addition, the market will feature plenty of local fall veggies, meats and much more. Other activities to be announced on the market’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newharvestfm   The farmers market participates in the Fre$h Savings program, which works in conjunction with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Under it, participants who spend up to $20 per transaction at the market will get a matching amount in tokens to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.   For more information on the program visit: http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/hunger/info-2015/fresh-savings-shop-smarter-eat-healthier.html.   The post New Harvest Park Farmers Market to finish out season with Thanksgiving Jubilee today appeared first on The Knoxville Focus.

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  • The CCC Boys of Tennessee:A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation CorpsThe CCC Boys of Tennessee:A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

      A Brown Bag Lecture & Musical Performance by Bill Jamerson   During the depths of the Great Depression, some 76,000 men, ages 17-25, served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Tennessee, building bridges, dams, and roads, stocking fish, building state parks, and providing rescue relief. Much of their work remains today. In a Brown Bag Lecture on Friday, November 17, Bill Jamerson will use short segments of his PBS film, excerpts from his book, and musical performances to share from his research into the Great Depression organization that was a lifeline for so many. A question and answer period and book signing will follow the presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring CCC photos or memorabilia to the presentation to share. Bill Jamerson is a Michigan based author/songwriter that has performed at schools, museums, libraries, and CCC-built national and state parks in over twenty states. Along with a historical novel and musical CD, Jamerson produced the film Camp Forgotten-The CCC in Michigan, which aired on 58 PBS stations, and was recently named CCC Legacy’s “2017 National Educator of the Year.” The program is presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society and is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at www.EastTNHistory.org. The post The CCC Boys of Tennessee:A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps appeared first on The Knoxville Focus.

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  • Workday at Old GrayWorkday at Old Gray

    Old Gray Cemetery, located at 543 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917, will have a community workday on Saturday, November 19th beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bring gardening tools and gloves. The post Workday at Old Gray appeared first on The Knoxville Focus.

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  • Brunch and Learn: Seasonal Designs from Your Garden- November 16thBrunch and Learn: Seasonal Designs from Your Garden- November 16th

    Join us at the UT Arboretum Auditorium on Thursday, November 16 for a light brunch from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and demonstration on how to make wreaths and seasonal centerpieces using materials from your garden. We will look at ways to use magnolia, holly, nandina and many other garden plants in lovely seasonal and holiday arrangements. Michelle Campanis, UT Arboretum Education Program Coordinator, will teach this session from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Michelle has been a floral designer for over 20 years and loves to incorporate her love of nature into arrangements. The UT Arboretum is located at 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. The class fee is $10 and registration is required. The fee includes registration for door prizes- you must be present to win. To register contact Michell Campanis at 865-483-7277, mcampani@utk.edu. For more information on this program or the UT Arboretum Society, call 865-483-7277. This program is one of many classes, lectures and activities offered this year by the UT Arboretum Society, celebrating 52 years in 2017. The program is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center. The Forest Resources AgReseach and Education Center which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state. The post Brunch and Learn: Seasonal Designs from Your Garden- November 16th appeared first on The Knoxville Focus.

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  • 2,500 Mentors Needed for TN Promise2,500 Mentors Needed for TN Promise

        With a record number of Tennessee students applying for TN Promise, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s TN Promise locally, needs 2,500 volunteer mentors to ensure each student has a local support system.   This year more than 62,000 students applied for TN Promise! Each applicant is paired with a volunteer mentor that spends one hour per month helping ease the transition from high school to college.  Mentors remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource and encourage students to reach their potential.   Statewide the program has recruited 72 percent of the volunteers needed to meet student demand.  Locally, Knox County has recruited well, finding 91 percent of mentors needed. Fifty-four mentors are still needed to meet student demand. Other counties in the area have mentor needs: Anderson County: 13 Blount County: 42 Campbell County: 13 Claiborne County: 7 Cumberland County: 20 Fentress County: 11 Grainger County: 17 Loudon County: 7 Morgan County: 19 Scott County: 17 Sevier County: 37 Union County: 8   “Many TN Promise students are intimidated by the college-going process,” said tnAchieves Executive Director Krissy DeAlejandro. “Mentors provide the nudges and encouragement our students often need to be successful.  If you have one spare hour per month, please consider serving as a mentor. It is a small commitment that can have a big impact on a student’s life.”   tnAchieves trains all mentors, provides them with a handbook and sends weekly updates to ensure that the mentor is armed with the tools necessary to work with their students. Interested volunteers can apply and find more information at www.tnachieves.org/mentors/apply.   tnAchieves is a privately-funded scholarship and mentoring program that seeks to provide an opportunity for every Tennessee student to earn a post-secondary degree.   If you have questions about the tnAchieves mentoring program, please email Graham Thomas at graham@tnachieves.org. The post 2,500 Mentors Needed for TN Promise appeared first on The Knoxville Focus.

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  • Ed and Bob Night Out tonightEd and Bob Night Out tonight

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  • Special guests added to All Star Line Up for WDVX 20 year celebrationSpecial guests added to All Star Line Up for WDVX 20 year celebration

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  • TDCI shares info about robocall-blocking appsTDCI shares info about robocall-blocking apps

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  • Custom media company raises Holmberg to Chief Operating OfficerCustom media company raises Holmberg to Chief Operating Officer

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  • Partners celebrate Great American Smokeout, November 16Partners celebrate Great American Smokeout, November 16

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