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Articles from February 4, 2016

14 Suffer Minor Injuries in Bus Wreck
14 suffer minor injuries in bus wreckAuthorities said 14 children suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a Knox County school bus Wednesday afternoon.The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. at the corner of North Cedar Bluff and Dutchtown roads,...
2016 Exhibitors List
A Touch of ClassicalAAA Travel - The Honeymoon ExpertsActivize Knoxville Chiropractic ClinicAll Occasions Party RentalsAnderson RentalAngelaDawn PortraitsAvalon Golf & Country ClubBed Bath & BeyondBluff Mountain Rentals for Walden LodgeBroadway Academy...
2016 Tennessee SIGNING CLASS
2016 Tennessee SIGNING CLASSEnrolledPlayer School Hometown Pos. Ht. Wt. *StarsJeff George Dodge City (Kan.) CC Leavenworth, Kan. WR 6-6 200 3Desmond Henderson Dodge City (Kan.) CC Duncan, S.C. CB 6-0 180 3Alexis Johnson Fort Scott (Kan.) CC Jonesboro,...
5 Ways to Freshen Your Wedding ; Take Classic Wedding Elements to the Next Level with a Few Creative Touches
Fresh is best. And that especially is true when it comes to your wedding style and decor. But why simply rely on seasonal blooms to give your wedding a fresh vibe?"Fresh fruit and vegetables can add a whole different dimension of texture and color to...
A Class UT Can Afford to Be Patient With
Late Wednesday afternoon, the hay in the barn on National Signing Day, Butch Jones briefly waved a caution flag."I want to go back and warn everyone,'' said Tennessee's football coach, "about putting too many expectations on this incoming class. These...
Advocates: TDEC Enforcement Lax ; Study Shows Water Regulation Down 93 Percent
NASHVILLE -- An environmental group is questioning why the Haslam administration's water quality enforcement against polluters appears to be disappearing down a drain, with enforcement actions plummeting more than 90 percent since 2007.The Tennessee...
Alabama
AlabamaCharles Baldwin, OT Windsor, Conn., 6-5, 300; Christian Bell, DE, Birmingham, Ala., 6-4, 225; Deonte Brown, OG, Decatur, Ala., 6-3, 340, Shyheim Carter, CB, Kentwood, La., 6-0, 177; Ben Davis, LB, Gordo, Ala., 6-4, 237; Raekwon Davis, DT, Meridian,...
Appeal Offers New Chance in VA Suit ; Guardsman's PTSD Unseen, Left Untreated
The case of a military widow whose husband committed suicide after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misdiagnosed his post- traumatic stress disorder is testing Tennessee's stringent medical malpractice laws and highlighting what a federal judge...
A Preacher from Childhood ; Rev. Zack Nearly Died While Preaching on the West Side of Chicago
The Rev. Zack Flack of Knoxville, 83, has been preaching all his life. While he no longer has an official pulpit, he still has plenty to say about his Christian faith."To whom much is given, much is required," Flack said, quoting the Bible. "The main...
Austin Peay
Austin PeayNeonta Alexander, LB, 6-2, 215, Piedmont, Ala./Piedmont; Terry Beckham, DB, 5-11, 165, Tucker, Ga./Tucker; Terrius Callahan, WR, 6- 0, 175, Cartersville, Ga./Cartersville; Javaughn Craig, ATH, 6-2, 180, Chattanooga/McCallie; Dillon Daniels,...
A Winning Attitude ; Barnes Likes Team's Resiliency
If the Tennessee men's basketball team had been run out of Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday night, instead of rallying from a 21-point first-half deficit to upset No. 20 Kentucky 84-77, Rick Barnes said his postgame comments wouldn't have been much different."I...
Basketball
basketballCollegeMenEASTIllinois 110, Rutgers 101George Washington 79, Davidson 69Mass.-Lowell 85, Hartford 83VCU 88, La Salle 70Army 84, Lafayette 81, OTLehigh 71, Loyola 66Boston U. 83, Navy 72St. Bonaventure 83, Saint Joseph's 73Stony Brook 76, Binghamton...
Bill Would Mellow out Pot Charges ; Act Part of Package That Ups DUI Penalty
NASHVILLE -- A Republican-sponsored bill that would make three or more convictions for simple possession or casual exchange of marijuana a misdemeanor rather than a felony has passed a key hurdle.With a unanimous 9-0 vote Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary...
Board Votes Down Cultural Competency
The Knox County school board voted against moving forward with a resolution that supports cultural competency training for teachers, administrators and school security officers -- for now.The purpose of the training would be to provide teachers with improved...
Carson-Newman Bolsters Lines with Local Talent
A host of familiar names populate Carson-Newman University's signing class as 13 players from East Tennessee high schools will take the field for the Eagles. Carson-Newman announced 33 signees on Wednesday."We're pretty blessed with some guys from the...
Cash Reserves, Education Funds Right Priorities
Gov. Bill Haslam delivered an optimistic State of the State address Monday night in Nashville. Speaking at a joint session of the 109th General Assembly, Haslam touted Tennessee's surging economy but cautioned lawmakers not to spend too much of the resulting...
CDC: Flu Coming to Tennessee ; Doctors Giving out Antiviral to Sick; H1N1 Rising
Flu season hasn't hit East Tennessee hard yet, but health officials warn it's on the way.If you go in with a likely case of flu, and you're either very sick or very susceptible to flu complications, you're likely to get a prescription for an antiviral...
Chattanooga Won't Complain about Defensive Additions
CHATTANOOGA -- Identifying the needs for the 2016 recruiting class for the Chattanooga football team, the coaching staff saw a glaring need for some depth on the defensive side of the ball.It was a need the coaches felt was addressed well Wednesday.Of...
City: Magnolia Plan Has Support ; Talks on Streetscape Go Back to 2007
The first time city officials heard negative feedback on the plan to upgrade a six-block section of Magnolia Avenue was two weeks ago at a public meeting, Bill Lyons, deputy to Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, said Wednesday.Over the past nine years,...
Daniel Bituli
Daniel BituliOutside Linebacker, 6-3, 228Nashville (Nashville Christian School)Committed: July 18, 2015Key Stats: 89 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks in 2015. Scored 10 touchdowns, seven rushing, one receiving, one interception and one fumble...
Democrats Add Four Debates to Schedule
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who heads the Democratic National Committee, bowed Wednesday to days of pressure from the party's two presidential candidates and agreed to schedule four additional debates over the next...
Don't Even Try to Reason with People
Random thoughts on the passing scene:The best New Year's resolution I ever made was to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. That may be especially valuable during an election year.With four of the nine Supreme Court justices being more than...
Don't Judge Warlick Only by This Season
This has been a good week for Tennessee women's basketball.Sunday afternoon, the Lady Vols defeated Alabama by 28 points. The next day, they were ranked 23rd in The Associated Press top 25.There had been heavy speculation that two losses last week would knock...
East Tennessee State Places Emphasis on Size
JOHNSON CITY -- The signing class for East Tennessee State University's football team wasn't big, but the players were.The Buccaneers got bigger on Wednesday when they signed 23 players on National Signing Day. The class featured five offensive linemen...
Ex-Y-12 Team Cited for Mix-Ups ; Classified Documents Mishandled
OAK RIDGE -- The National Nuclear Security Administration this week cited B&W Y-12 -- the government's former contractor at the Y- 12 nuclear weapons plant -- for repeated mishandling and improper disposal of classified documents.The preliminary notice...
Fils-Aime Helps Byrd Find 'Home'
NAPLES, Fla. -- Once he got to Rocky Top, Tyler Byrd finally saw what made his best friend fall in love in the first place.When the University of Tennessee had a football scholarship become available late in the recruiting process, Byrd jumped at the chance.After...
Florida
FloridaMcArthur Burnett, DB, Pahokee, Fla., 5-9, 157; Antonneous Clayton, DL, Vienna, Ga., 6-3, 235; Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Houston, 6- 2, 194; Stone Forsythe, OL, Winter Garden, Fla., 6-7, 309; Feleipe Franks, QB, Crawfordville, Fla., 6-6, 214; Chauncey...
For South-Doyle's Gale, It's Another Goal Met
Soccer has been a way of life for South-Doyle High School senior Bailey Gale, and she reached a lifelong goal on Wednesday.Gale signed scholarship papers to continue her soccer career at Chattanooga."I've always loved soccer since I was a little girl,"...
Getting Ready to Strike ; New Dollywood Coaster Will Be a Bolt from the Blue
When Dollywood kicks off its 2016 season March 18, it will do so with a new roller coaster that's like nothing park visitors have ever seen.Lightning Rod will not only be the world's fastest wooden roller coaster, but the world's first launching wooden...
Grandma Worries Grandson Looks like a Granddaughter
DEAR AMY: My youngest grandson, "Jamie," is 3 years old. He and his family live out of state, so we only see him two or three times a year. Jamie wears jeans and T-shirts mostly, but his parents have let his hair grow to below shoulder length.People...
He Big Question -- Will You Marry Me? -- Is Easy to Answer
he big question -- Will you marry me? -- is easy to answer.The follow-up question -- When? -- can be a lot tougher to answerWhen Sara Dorchak got engaged in September 2015, she thought for sure that she and her fiance, Jonathan DeSoto, would be planning their...
Hockey
HOCKEYFlames' Wideman suspended 20 gamesNEW YORK -- The NHL suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman during a game last week.Wideman was suspended for violating the league rule on physical abuse...
Home Depot to Hire 180 Workers Locally
Home Depot to hire 180 workers locallyHome Depot is on a hiring spree.The nation's largest home improvement chain, based in Atlanta, said Wednesday it is hiring more than 80,000 workers nationwide -- including about 180 in the Knoxville area -- for its...
Hotography and Videography Are among the Biggest Expenses Yo
hotography and videography are among the biggest expenses you run into when planning a wedding - the average spend on photo/video totaled more than $4,000 in 2014, according to TheKnot - but it's also worth it. At the end of the wedding day, you'll have...
House Subcommittee Passes 'Freedom of Choice' Helmet Bill
NASHVILLE -- One week after listening to proponents and opponents of a bill that would allow motorcycle riders older than 21 to ride without a helmet, the legislation received approval from a House subcommittee.The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jay Reedy,...
How to Watercolor Your Wedding ; Trending on Dresses, Cakes and Invitations, Watercolor-Inspired Details Add a Romantic, Ethereal Look to Your Day
atercolors and weddings: Could there be a more perfect match?This vintage medium, whether printed on dresses or hand-painted on cakes, gives traditional wedding elements a fresh, lively feel. Here's how to incorporate the trend into your day.Dresses:...
Images Matter
hotography and videography are among the biggest expenses you run into when planning a wedding - the average spend on photo/video totaled more than $4,000 in 2014, according to TheKnot - but it's also worth it. At the end of the wedding day, you'll have...
Inked for the Alma Mater ; Tattoo Project Unites Maryville College Alumni
MARYVILLE -- When Nicole Wicker looks down at her foot, she sees a tattoo that reads, "And true." It's a reminder to be true to herself and true to the part of her that Maryville College helped develop, she said.Maryville College was where she earned...
Karns' Harper 'Thankful' to Play at Oklahoma State
Devin Harper's faded cowboy boots clicked against the floor as he walked into the library at Karns High School on Wednesday.The magnitude of the moment could have been lost in the laid- back nature of the gathering.Harper, wearing a white-buttoned shirt,...
Knoxville Ranks 11th in Best Sites to Marry
Wedding planning is often time consuming and expensive, with the average couple forking over more than $26,000 for their big day, according to personal financial website Wallet- Hub.To help brides and grooms make informed financial choices, WalletHub...
Lady Vols Look for a Better View ; Arkansas Rematch Offers New Evaluation
Tennessee's Jordan Reynolds thinks the Lady Vols should view a 64- 59 loss at Arkansas as if they were looking in a mirror."That's one we need to evaluate ourselves on throughout the season," the junior guard said.They committed a season-high 24 turnovers...
Memphis Signs Its Best Class
MEMPHIS -- His mind had been made up for a while now, but that didn't dampen the excitement for Thomas Pickens on Wednesday morning. He could barely sleep the night before. And when he got out of bed, all he could think about was putting pen to paper."It's...
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/school
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/schoolDee Alford DB 6-0 165 Griffin, Ga./SpaldingTony Belle RB 5-8 170 Jacksonville, Fla./LeeKeveon Broadwater OL 6-5 295 Gaffney, S.C./GaffneyDanquavious Carmichael RB 5-8 170 College Park, Ga./North ClaytonCaelan Christian...
Nichols, UT Vice Chancellor, to Retire ; Oversees Media Outlets, Rebranding
Margie Nichols, the University of Tennessee's vice chancellor for communications and marketing for more than seven years, said Wednesday she plans to retire later this year.Nichols, who often serves as the university's spokeswoman, oversees a variety...
No Suspense, Just Suspenders, for CAK's Pope
Austin Pope's only concern heading into Wednesday's National Signing Day was his wardrobe.A drama-free recruitment made sure of that.Pope, a three-star tight end from Christian Academy of Knoxville, formally signed with Tennessee on Wednesday after faxing...
Not Just Another Pretty Face
At this age and stage in life, the words, "I can't wait until ..." rarely cross my lips.Well, OK. Perhaps I do anticipate certain seasons, sporting events, holidays, weather changes and other special moments more than others. Still, I've long realized...
Odom Nets Big Class in Short Time
Jerry Odom has only been the coach at Tusculum College since Dec. 14, but he didn't let that stop him from hauling in a 30-person recruiting class Wednesday on National Signing Day.The Pioneers wanted to bulk up in the trenches and that's where Odom...
Payday Lender Growth Targeted ; Council Asks MPC for Curbs on Locations
Knoxville City Council members have asked the Metropolitan Planning Commission to draft an ordinance regulating where payday lenders can set up shop.George Wallace was the only council member Tuesday to vote against the measure, which passed 7-1, citing...
Perfect Planning ; Helping Create One-of-a-Kind Weddings for Brides- and Grooms-to-Be
mber Greene waltzed around the Knoxville Convention Center ballroom last February with her mother, Kay Good. They had a grand time circling the floor together, looking for ideas to make Amber's wedding in June sparkle.They visited many of the vendors...
Pieces of Knoxville's Trolley and Bus History Go into Bracelets
Nostalgic Knoxvillians are now able to wear a piece of our city's transportation history. Avery Elayne Pressley, 25, is creating bracelets using Knoxville Area Transit trolley tokens dating as far back as 1912."It's amazing to think how many hands these...
Player High School College
Player High School CollegeAlex Alcorn Oak Ridge Tennessee TechJamal Ashley Seymour Union CollegeDorian Banks Sevier County Coffeyville (Kan.) Community CollegeCale Brock Anderson County University of the CumberlandsKelby Brock Maryville MercerJordan...
Poll: Most Oppose More Abortion Rules ; Stricter Laws Not Seen as Way to Curb Practice
NASHVILLE -- A new poll of registered voters may show a "thin strip of common ground" between Tennessee residents with opposing views on abortion.Both voters opposed to more abortion regulations and those in favor of them think stricter abortion regulations...
Pondering Life Question in Aisle with Fungal Cream
The story begins with a rash. Not a monumental rash, but a small, red itchy patch that develops every once in a while under my wedding ring on my left hand, and under my opal on my right hand. When it happens, I take off my rings and apply some antifungal...
Q: Does the Bible Say How We're Supposed to Pray -- for Examp
Q: Does the Bible say how we're supposed to pray -- for example, on our knees, or with our heads bowed? I don't want to offend God by praying in the wrong way. -- Mrs. K.F.A: No, the Bible doesn't command us to take any one position when we pray. It...
Rank Name Hometown/school Pos. Ht. Wt. College
Rank Name Hometown/school Pos. Ht. Wt. College1 Dillon Mitchell Memphis/White Station WR 6-0 191 Oregon2 Joejuan Williams Hendersonville/Hendersonville CB 6-2 195 Vanderbilt3 Daniel Bituli Nashville/Nashville Christian LB 6-4 230 Tennessee4 Bryce Mathews...
Report: States' Medicaid Expansion Helps Workers ; 'Significant' Drops Are Seen in Uninsured
Expanding Medicaid could help Tennessee halve its number of uninsured workers, a new report suggests.The study, released by advocacy group Families USA, looked at the decline in the percentage of uninsured workers in states that expanded Medicaid, versus...
Shoutouts, Stories, Jokes, More at Celebration
With the book closed on a third straight top-15 recruiting class, many of the Tennessee personnel who made it happen used Wednesday night as a way to connect with some of the program's top supporters.In front of an orange-clad audience, UT coach Butch...
Signature Moves ; Addition of Kongbo Jolts Vols to No. 14
Tennessee's elaborate National Signing Day webcast came to a halt when the word came in.Host Mike Keith was using one of the video screens at the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio to discuss the Vols' social media highlights of signing day Wednesday afternoon...
Simpkins Knows the 'Process' ; Barnes Molded Player at Providence
The mantra was originally planted in the mind of Dickey Simpkins while playing high school basketball in his native Washington, D.C.Embrace the process.But even in its simplicity, he didn't fully understand."You don't really grasp it when you're young,...
Southern Adventist Earns Praise for Archaeology Efforts ; Tenn. School Aids in Notable Biblical Finds
COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. -- Some experts say American interest in biblical archaeology climaxed between 1950 and 1970.But a local university with a commitment to the science remains at the front of the pack in the modern exploration of an ancient heritage.In...
Standings
standingsEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic W L Pct GBToronto 33 16 .673 --Boston 29 22 .569 5New York 23 28 .451 11Brooklyn 12 38 .240 21 1/2Philadelphia 7 42 .143 26Southeast W L Pct GBAtlanta 29 22 .569 --Miami 28 22 .560 1/2Charlotte 24 25 .490 4Washington...
Superintendent's Infidelity Posted on Twitter
CHATTANOOGA -- The organization for school superintendents in Tennessee has wiped away all references to an East Tennessee schools director who has admitted to sending tawdry messages to a woman who is not his wife.Martin Ringstaff, the Cleveland City...
Supporters: Broadband Bill Will Move Forward
NASHVILLE -- Supporters of a bill to allow public electric utilities to provide high-speed Internet service in areas of Tennessee not served by for-profit companies say they are pressing ahead with the measure this year despite House Speaker Beth Harwell's...
Sweet '16 ; This Year Designers Are Giving Brides of Every Style a Lot to Love. from Sleek and Sexy New Silhouettes to Updated Takes on Classic Styles, These Are the Looks Brides Will Be Rocking Down the Aisle in 2016
ridal designers rocked the runways this year with envelope- pushing looks heralding 2016's spring and fall seasons, putting the heat on brides to commit to those pre-wedding workouts because ab fitness will be an imperative.Designers broke with demure...
Tate's School Seeks Science Fair Entries
Tate's School seeks science fair entriesTate's School is accepting entries for its Regional Science Fair in April.Students in third, fourth and fifth grades can participate in the fair, which will be from April 10-12 at the Knoxville Christian Center...
Ted Smith, Knoxville
Ted Smith, KnoxvilleVeterans project loses a supporterI have been a faithful supporter of and contributor to the Wounded Warrior Project since 2012. I have supported it primarily because I feel that our government (both conservative and liberal politicians)...
'The Big Read' Program Begins Friday
Ernest Gaines' "A Lesson Before Dying" will be the focus of a series of book discussions, lectures, performances and a book drive during the Big Read, a six-week program presented by the Knox County Public Library and its partners.The series of events...
Titans' Performance Was 'Unacceptable'
Titans' performance was 'unacceptable'Tennessee controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk is promising season- ticket holders she will do "everything in her power" to return the franchise to the success the Titans enjoyed 15 years ago.Strunk wrote in a letter...
TVA's Bull Run Ash Disposal Plans Stir Unease ; Neighbors, Activists Fear Another 'Calamity'
OAK RIDGE -- Concerned residents and environmental activists gathered at the Oak Ridge Civic Center on Wednesday for a public meeting to review alternatives for disposing of coal ash at TVA's Bull Run fossil plant.The meetings are part of a public input...
UT Student Overcomes Challenges to Be on the Air at WUTK-FM
"Good morning, Knoxville! This is Darrell Bowles, also known as the crazy lightning bolt."Bowles, a communication studies major at UT, opens his DJ set at WUTK 90.3 The Rock, the independent college radio station at UT. He exudes excitement as his voice...
Vanderbilt's Mason 'Strategic' in Adding Defensive Players
NASHVILLE -- A year after taking over defensive play-calling duties, Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason talked about his defensive signees in such great detail, it seemed as if he had coached them for years.Each of the 10 defensive signees, among a class of...
Vols Reunite with Top Juco Prospect Kongbo
After decommitting from Tennessee almost a month ago, Jonathan Kongbo reunited with the Vols.The four-star defensive end from Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz., signed with the Vols on Wednesday afternoon, choosing Tennessee over Ole Miss, Southern...
Warlick Is OK on Compromise ; Patch Will 'Honor the Lady Vols Legacy'
Holly Warlick thinks the compromise reached regarding the "Lady Vols" nickname and logo complement the athletic department's "One Tennessee" philosophy."I think they can work great together," the Tennessee women's basketball coach said Wednesday.State...
Warrior Says 'Real Life' Reason for Decision
Yet another highly ranked Tennessee legacy will be following in his father's footsteps by playing for the Vols.Top-100 defensive back Nigel Warrior of Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga., who's the son of former Tennessee star Dale Carter, announced...
Watts Bar Reactor Cost Hits $4.7B ; Unit 2 to Be Built, Generating Power by June
America's first new nuclear power plant to be built in the 21st century may end up costing $200 million more than what was budgeted last year and nearly double the projected price tag forecast when work resumed on finishing the mothballed plant nearly...
Weekly Class in Karns Focuses on Japanese Warrior Arts
While most people are familiar with martial arts and what the term entails, Michael Cody is hoping to spread the word about warrior arts through his weekly class at Knoxville Martial Arts Center in Karns.Cody, 35, teaches Budo Taijutsu, which he translates...
Well-Traveled Scott Finds Home in Carolina ; Former UT OL Gets Second Chance to Win Super Bowl
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chris Scott is a big believer in second, even third, chances.Understandable, considering the twists and turns of Scott's career since his days as a three-year starter on the offensive line with the University of Tennessee.But Scott...
Woodlands Chic. Garden Paradise. Industrial Simplicity. Gats
Woodlands chic. Garden paradise. Industrial simplicity. Gatsby glam. If you can envision it, All Occasions Party Rentals can create it.Delivering weddings as unique as you, All Occasions could easily be called All Customization because of its real-life...
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