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Up, up and away | Knoxville teen competing in trampoline world championships

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LENOIR CITY, Tenn. — If you’ve ever jumped on a trampoline, you probably never got as much air as Cammie Cooper.

“I love everything about the sport,” she said. “I love the actual skills part of it, the training part of it, getting to meet different people all over the across the country.”

The Knoxville athlete started taking gymnastics at age four and was pulled for the competitive team at five.

But her specialty isn’t your standard gymnastics event.

“So we don’t do bars and beam,” said Cammie. “We do trampoline, double mini and tumbling trampoline.”

Her favorite is the double mini event.

“It’s like a cross between a vault and a trampoline. So you run up to it like a vault, and you do one skill onto the bed, the trampoline bed, and then you do a skill off of it,” she said.

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East Knox youth ministry publishes book

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Children apart of the Overcoming Believers Church in East Knoxville are now published authors.

The book, The Word of Our Testimony: The Text Generation, is about the children’s personal experiences with faith and God.

The church held a book signing on Sunday, August 29.

“God is such a creative God. Worship is writing a book or doing poetry,”  Youth Pastor Orlanda Wells said. “It’s not necessarily about singing in a choir. God will speak to them by writing a simple devotion that will touch the hearts of others.

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Knoxville Dunkin’ stores offer doughnut supporting East Tenn. Children’s Hospital

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Knoxville area Dunkin’ stores will offer a new type of donut aimed at supporting childhood cancer awareness with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. One dollar will be donated to the hospital for every “Gold Joy Donut” sold at a Knoxville area Dunkin’.’

The money is aimed at helping to “bring joy to children and their families who are affected by cancer,” spokespersons said.

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University of Tennessee to open 102-year-old time capsule on Monday

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its flagship building on Monday by revealing the contents of a 1919 time capsule and presenting new items for another 100-year capsule.

Tennessee’s Morgan Hall was formally dedicated on June 7, 1921. UT System President Randy Boyd, UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman and other top UT leaders will take part in an anniversary event to reveal the contents of a time capsule from 1919 as well as items for a new capsule to be opened in 2121.

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‘Your tomorrow can be better’ | Knoxville faith leaders inspire healing with Sunday sermons

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On Sunday, songs and sermons filled the air inside Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. Yet again, the East Knoxville community is mourning the loss of another Austin-East student.

“Here we are struggling to navigate the pitiful, painful and problematic darkness all around us,” Rev. Richard Brown said. “It is at times like these that we are made aware of our own limitations.”

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