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Job Fair in Sevier County Tuesday

Job Fair in Sevier County Tuesday

The Sevier County tourism industry could use your help if you’re looking for a job. Seven Sevier County attractions are holding job fairs this week including: Ripley’s Attractions, Guinness World Record Adventures. They’re all looking for all types of workers from cooks to aquarium mermaids. Pay is up to $15 an hour. The job fair…MORE

Remains of WWII Solider Identified as Kingston Man

Remains of WWII Solider Identified as Kingston Man

(AP) – Military officials say the remains of a World War II soldier from Tennessee who was killed in Germany have been identified. Department of Defense officials say Army Pfc. William F. Delaney of Kingston had been declared unrecoverable before dental and DNA analysis identified his remains. Officials said the 24-year-old Delaney was fighting with…MORE

Application Deadline Approaching for Emerald Academy

Application Deadline Approaching for Emerald Academy

If you’ve been considering sending your child to the Emerald Academy, enrollment deadlines for next year are fast approaching. Any Knox County resident with a rising kindergarten through eighth-grade student is eligible to apply. Emerald Academy is a tuition-free, college preparatory school. Emerald Academy opened in 2015 and will be fully enrolled with approximately 540…MORE

Newport Man Gets Stuck in the Mud

Newport Man Gets Stuck in the Mud

A Newport man says the roads haven’t recovered since the flooding two weeks ago. Philip Denny says it’s so bad he got stuck. He got stuck, chest deep in a soft spot. Philip says eight families live along Highpoint Road, which is currently unusable. Denny sent our TV Partner WVLT News multiple pictures showing him…MORE

Blount County Man Charged with Killing Mother Due in Court

Blount County Man Charged with Killing Mother Due in Court

A Blount County man accused of killing his mother and getting into a car chase with police is due in court Monday afternoon. Authorities in Sevier County say they initially tried to pull over 18-year-old Johnathon Sellers on suspicion of DUI around 4:00 a.m. Friday morning. However, he led them on a chase that ended…MORE

Interstate 40 Near TN/NC State Line Reopens

Interstate 40 Near TN/NC State Line Reopens

The North Carolina Department of Transportation re-opened I-40 to one lane of traffic in each direction Thursday. A rockslide near the Tennessee state line last week completely closed the road until this afternoon. North Carolina officials say to expect delays in the area, which is seven miles into North Carolina, for the next six weeks…MORE

Tennessee Among 8 States in Broadband Mapping Project

Tennessee Among 8 States in Broadband Mapping Project

(AP) – Tennessee will be among eight states in a new project to expand and update a national broadband map. A news release from U.S. Sen Marsha Blackburn’s office says the project by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will help Tennessee get a clear and complete picture of broadband availability. The other states involved…MORE

Hixon Woman Sought in CPD Officer’s Death

Hixon Woman Sought in CPD Officer’s Death

(AP) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the suspected driver in the hit-and-run death of an officer who graduated from the police academy just last month. The TBI has added Janet Elaine Hinds to its Top Ten Most Wanted list. The agency tweeted that the Hixson woman is wanted for vehicular homicide in…MORE

3rd Death in 4 Years at Hotel Pool

3rd Death in 4 Years at Hotel Pool

A three-year-old boy found unconscious in a hotel pool has died, the third drowning at the hotel in the last four years. Knoxville police say 3-year-old Raymond Whitlock died at the hospital Sunday. He was found Saturday in the pool at the Quality Inn and Suites on North Cedar Bluff Road. Investigators say the boy…MORE

Accused Waffle House Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

Accused Waffle House Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

(AP) – A man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House has finally pleaded not guilty, nearly 10 months after his arrest. Travis Reinking has been held without bond since the attack last April 22. He was ordered to receive treatment for schizophrenia in a mental facility, and in October he was…MORE

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