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Blount County man dies in lawn mower accident
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:10:42 -0700

A Blount County man died Wednesday afternoon when his riding lawn mower apparently flipped and landed on top of him.

Traffic changes announced for next week's Luke Bryan concert in Greenback
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:55:42 -0700

The Blount County Sheriff's Office has announced traffic pattern changes for next week's Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert at Maple Lane Farm in Greenback.

Seymour woman indicted in shooting death of her husband
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:25:51 -0700

A Seymour woman who claimed she shot her husband in self-defense was indicted on Saturday.

East Tennessee soldier receives high honor
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:55:42 -0700

Four Tennessee soldiers have been awarded the Soldier's Medal for their brave actions outside of combat. One of them is from right here in East Tennessee.

TBI confirms skull found in Decatur Co. near Adams property
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:10:42 -0700

 The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has confirmed they have found a human skull in a wooded area less than 15 miles from property owned by the family of Zach Adams.

Roane Co. property tax hike fails, school system looks for cuts outside classroom
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:26:03 -0700

A proposal to raise the property tax in Roane County has failed, commissioners voting 12 to 3 against it Tuesday night. If it had been approved more than $1 million would have gone to the Roane County School System helping them meet their budget.

Restaurants offer specials, freebies for National Coffee Day
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:55:42 -0700

Monday is National Coffee Day, and several restaurants and coffee shops are offering specials across East Tennessee to celebrate.

Knox County School coupon book sale kicks off Thursday
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:25:49 -0700

In its 26th year, the Knox County School coupon book sale kicks off Thursday.

Gov. Haslam considering applying for federal funding for Pre-K education
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:10:42 -0700

Gov. Bill Haslam is looking into more federal funding for pre-K education, despite calls from some within his own party to cut the program, saying it doesn't work.

Suspect wanted for shooting wife in Kodak subdivision captured in Kentucky
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:55:42 -0700

A suspect wanted for shooting his wife Wednesday morning in Kodak was captured in Harlan County, Kentucky Wednesday night.