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Christina Combs, 37, of Knoxville

Christina Combs, 37, of Knoxville, TN passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016. Christina was a caring and loving mother to her two daughters and a beloved daughter and sister. She was a giving and thoughtful friend who brought smiles to the faces of everyone to whom she was close to and …

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Report: High demand for workers Tennessee

There is a high demand for workers in engineering, health care, IT and production jobs throughout Tennessee, according to a new report released by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. TNECD released its annual Labor and Education Alignment Program (LEAP) report today, a regional study of occupations in high …

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GSMNP bans all campfires

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have issued a ban on all campfires and use of fire grills throughout the park effective immediately. Due to continued dry conditions and widespread wildfires throughout the region, park officials have issued the parkwide ban to further reduce the risk of escaped fires. The …

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Higgins a finalist for Mr. Football (again)

The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top 16 backs and linemen in eight classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.  For the fifteenth consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized …

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Sparks retires from Carson-Newman after 37 years

During an emotional press conference in Jefferson City on Monday, legendary Carson-Newman University head football coach Ken Sparks announced his retirement as he continues to battle cancer. The 71-year-old Sparks has been Carson-Newman’s head coach for 37 years and retires with the fifth-winningest coach in the history of college football, …

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LMU President stepping down in spring

B. James Dawson will retire as president of Lincoln Memorial University at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, LMU announced Monday afternoon. Dawson has been at LMU for eight years, first as chief operating officer and chancellor of the Harrogate campus. One year later, he was named president of …

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THP: Two AC wrecks kill one, injure four

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says charges are pending against the driver of a car in a single-vehicle accident that killed an Oak Ridge man Monday night. The THP reports that 52-year-old Mike Floer of Heiskell had been driving a 2001 Audi ATQ east on East Wolf Valley Road at around …

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Brenda Gail Wentworth

Brenda Gail Wentworth finished her race on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the age 64 and was greeted at the finish line by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Though she frequently experienced pain and loss, Brenda lived her life with a heart full of love, forever in awe of …

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