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Yesterday | WATE-TV Knoxville

90 teenagers carry cross throughout Blount County

AAA officials say the prices are on the rise and will likely continue to go up over the next few weeks.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Knox County, TN, Farragut, TN, Knoxville, TN

Yesterday | Knoxville News Sentinel

Partially paralyzed former Blount County executive in physical therapy following bicycle crash

The daughter of former Blount County mayor Bill Crisp is crediting her father's faith and the prayers of friends for his improvement following a Feb. 26 bicycle crash that left him with a broken neck that paralyzed him from the chest down.

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Related Topix: Townsend, TN, Sports

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

New Blount Co. commissioner replaces dad

Blount County has a new commissioner. Gordon Wright the second will fill the vacant seat vacated by his father, Gordon Wright Sr. Wright Sr. passed away in March when deputies found his body on a trail at his Walland property.

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Related Topix: Walland, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Four months after violent crash, Blount church ready to get back to normal

Foothills Church Pastor Trent Stewart stands where an 18-wheel truck came to rest after crashing through the side of the building shortly before Christmas last year.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Merchants fighting back against online shoplifting

Low pressure developing along the Gulf will spin some clouds our direction Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Second suspect in Blount Co. robbery arrested in Knoxville

Deputies have arrested a second person in connection with a weekend assault and robbery outside of a Blount County bakery.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Second man arrested in holdup of popular Maryville donut shop

A second man has been detained in the holdup Saturday of popular donut store Richy Kreme in Maryville, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Sports

WBIR-TV Knoxville

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You know the dogwoods are beautiful here in East Tennessee but how much to you really know about what plants are best for our particular location? "When you clean your house, two hours later it looks terrible.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Education news, April 15

The New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College is accepting applications for its first summer residential program, which will be held on the Maryville College campus July 13-Aug. 2. The school is designed to improve the educational, financial and personal circumstances of low-income, under-educated, middle-aged women in the Appalachian ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maryville College, Berea College, Lees-McRae College, Bluefield College, University of Tennessee

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Closure of certain sidewalks and bus stops coming to UT campus

The Casual Pint Craft Beer Market is opening its first franchise. The owner began selling franchises last year.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN, Maryville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Crash follows high-speed chase in Blount County; four injured

A Blount County woman is facing a host of charges after allegedly leading deputies on a pursuit that reached speeds of nearly 120 mph and causing a crash that sent her and three other people to a local hospital Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Donald, TN, Sports

WATE-TV Knoxville

Ole Ben Franklin Motors misplaces veteran's tax information

A Maryville woman led the Blount County Sheriff deputies on a high speed chase Tuesday morning that ended in a two vehicle accident.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Tax

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Maryville donut shop robbery suspect arrested in Knoxville

A suspect wanted in connection with a weekend robbery at a Maryville donut shop has been arrested on drug charges in Knox County, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Teachers Invited To Be STEM Fellows; Business Mentors Also Needed

For the third year in a row, K-12 public school educators from across Southeast Tennessee can apply to be a PEF STEM Teaching Fellow.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Alcoa, TN, Bledsoe County, TN, Bradley County, TN, Cumberland County, TN

Wed Apr 02, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

New winery in Townsend hoping to attract locals and tourists

Since the McClung Warehouses burned down earlier this year, there's a lot of empty space on Jackson Avenue.

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Related Topix: Townsend, TN, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Cheatham County, TN

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Knox County teachers still hopeful for raise

Governor Bill Haslam may be backing off his plan raise teacher salaries by 2 percent this year, but the Knox County teacher's association still wants Knox County teachers were looking at a 3% raise-- potentially 2% from the state and another proposed increase by the county.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Maryville, TN, Sevier County, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

School board agrees with teacher pay-oriented budget proposal

How to increase pay for Knox County teachers was a key talking point during Monday night's Knox County school board meeting, as members discussed the 2014-15 fiscal year budget proposal presented by Superintendent Jim McIntyre for the first time.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Strawberry Plains, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Sports

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Will the Real Rocky Top Please Stand Up?

As you've probably read over the past few months, Lake City, Tennessee, has launched an attempt to change its name to "Rocky Top" in preparation for possible tourist attractions based on that theme.

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Related Topix: Lake City, TN, Sports

Knoxville News Sentinel

Upcoming workshops and classes, March 31

A garden demonstration taking place at Ijams Nature Center. Ijams will host an urban gardening class at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12. The University of Tennessee Gardens, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive, will host a Garden Sprouts: Three Sister's Garden preschool program from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, April 4. The class will teach attendees about how corn, beans ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, University of Tennessee, Photography, Arts, Sports

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

TDOT weekly construction report, March 27-April 2

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 at Log Mile 33.2 in Wears Valley near the Blount/Sevier County Line: Motorists should be alert for daily lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform slope stabilization in this area.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Campbell County, TN, Jellico, TN, Jefferson County, TN

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