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From Kentucky to Mississippi: cleanups working to remove 1,000s lbs. of trash from TN River

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful is hosting four cleanups beginning in October, which is Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month. The cleanups will take place in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky along the Tennessee River in places that have been impacted by flooding and/or tornados in recent years. Those who volunteer will receive gear from both KTNRB and from… Keep Reading

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Florida burger chain Ford’s Garage hits the road for Knoxville

Floridian burger chain Ford’s Garage is hitting the road for the Volunteer State. The classic-car-inspired neighborhood restaurant brand is looking for franchise partners to expand across the state, with the intent to open locations in Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville in the next few years.   Continue reading on Knoxville News Sentinel Keep Reading

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Tennessee truck drivers receive gifts for national appreciation week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville authorities and organizations came together to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. This year’s appreciation week is from Sept. 11-17. Tennessee Highway Patrol – Knoxville, Tennessee Trucking Association and Great West Casualty Company provided truck drivers with boxed lunches and a cooler.   Continue reading on WATE Keep Reading

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‘It took some extreme circumstances to get her the intense therapy she needed’ | Knoxville mom and daughter share struggles to find mental health help

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — 40% of people living in Knox County are battling a mental health issue, according to a report from the Mental Health Association. People are struggling and resources to help them are in short supply. “I just kind of always felt empty,” Annabelle Emert said. She has struggled for years with her mental health.   Continue… Keep Reading

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Knoxville Heart Walk will kick off at Zoo Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The 2022 Greater Knoxville Heart Walk will kick off on Saturday September 24th at 8:30am at Zoo Knoxville. The Greater Knoxville Heart Walk has a long tradition of raising awareness for heart disease throughout East Tennessee by providing an engaging event that is fun for the whole family.   Continue reading… Keep Reading

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East Tennessee credit union joins fight to end food hunger

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — More than 230,000 East Tennesseans are at risk of hunger. Many of them are the state’s youngest and most vulnerable. A local credit union is helping put food on the table of homes across the area. When you think of a financial institution you think of checkings and savings, but for… Keep Reading

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Tennessee climbs to AP Top 15 poll after Pittsburgh game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee Volunteers went up on the Associated Press College Football Top 15 poll which is one of their highest rankings since Week 5 of the 2020 season. The AP released its Top 25 poll last Tuesday after Week 1 of the college football season with Vols coming in at No. 24.… Keep Reading

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