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Overuse of antibiotics can be harmful

Overuse of antibiotics can be harmful

Health, State News January 21, 2016 at 10:23 am 0 comments

By Kelvin Walters Overuse of antibiotics can be harmful, but antibiotics are crucially important tools doctors have to fight life-threatening bacterial diseases, but are losing their effectiveness against some infections. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite overuse and misuse of antibiotics, whichRead More

Girl Scouts begin iconic cookie program

Girl Scouts begin iconic cookie program

State News January 19, 2016 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

KNOXVILLE (press release)—It’s Girl Scout cookie time. Thin Mints, Samoas and all your favorite flavors are back for the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians’ 2016 season. Girls will take orders in person and through online invitations January 15 – February 1. Public booth sales are February 26 –Read More

Butch Jones adds Larry Scott to coaching staff

Butch Jones adds Larry Scott to coaching staff

Sports, State News January 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

By Jason Yellin University of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones announced Larry Scott has agreed in principle to become the Volunteers tight ends coach. Scott joins the Vols after spending the last three seasons as the Miami Hurricanes tight ends coach. He concluded the 2015 season as the interim headRead More

Barnett Berry Kerbyson on ESPN All-SEC Bowl Team

Barnett Berry Kerbyson on ESPN All-SEC Bowl Team

Sports, State News January 12, 2016 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

By Jason Yellin Three Vols were named to ESPN’s All-SEC Bowl Team after Tennessee’s dominating 45-6 win over Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. Safety Evan Berry, defensive end Derek Barnett and offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson were all recognized. Here’s what ESPN’s Greg Ostendorf said about the honored Vols:   DL —Read More

Tennessee spring events coming up for 2016

Tennessee spring events coming up for 2016

Entertainment, State News December 29, 2015 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Stravinsky   Spring is a time for new beginnings, new memories and a bevy of experiences uniquely Made in Tennessee. Music, film and cornbread festivals, the world’s biggest fish fry, a celebration of mules and more can be found in the Volunteer State. Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival isRead More

Be Wary of Holiday Scams

Be Wary of Holiday Scams

State News December 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Walters Don’t let scammers steal the joy from your holiday season. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to be wary of holiday-themed scams during this season of giving. “Scammers use the holidays as a chance to prey on people’s betterRead More

Bristol Motor Speedway announces key dates for 2016

Bristol Motor Speedway announces key dates for 2016

Entertainment, Sports, State News November 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Tennessee VS Virginia Tech highlights events BRISTOL (press release)—Hot on the heels of announcing the April 2016 debut of Colossus, the world’s largest outdoor, center-hung video display, Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) is presenting more upcoming dates for sports fans to engrave on their calendars. “We have a lot of energyRead More

THP announces I-40 Challenge for Thanksgiving holidays

THP announces I-40 Challenge for Thanksgiving holidays

Local News, National News, State News November 24, 2015 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will partner with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office as well as law enforcement leaders from across the nation, spanning from North Carolina to California. The THP is gearing upRead More

World renowned East Tennessee author to be celebrated

World renowned East Tennessee author to be celebrated

Arts & Culture, Local News, State News November 17, 2015 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams In 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, a young widow, Eliza Boond Hodgson, brought her five children, including the 13-year-old Frances, to America, settling first in Jefferson County and moving a few years later to Knoxville. The family struggled financially and young Frances began writingRead More

Trump draws support and protest in Knoxville

Trump draws support and protest in Knoxville

Politics, State News November 17, 2015 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

By Lee Cox Thousands of people came to the Knoxville Convention Center to see Donald Trump Monday night. There was a large group of pro-immigration protesters. Vociferous, yet peaceful, the protesters were opposed to both “The Don” and Republicans. In his opening statement, Trump made it clear that the recentRead More