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East Tennesseans aim to get healthy in 2020

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) A new year means new goals for millions across the country and in East Tennessee. “I was making good foods, so I wanted to take it a step further, so I thought well i’ll go to the gym,” Amanda Falk said. She is just one of nearly 40% of Americans who said they… Keep Reading

Tennessee Theatre highlights January 2020 events

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — There are several entertaining reasons to go to the Tennessee Theatre at the start of 2020, with January events planned for all to enjoy. Becky Hancock, Executive Director Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, stopped by the WATE 6 On Your Side studios to share more about the January events. Tickets can be purchased online,… Keep Reading

Country music passports promote sound tourism in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Ken Burns documentary film “Country Music” generated new interest in the history of the genre in 2019. Now there’s a clear pathway for the old tunes to carry tourism to East Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development created a special “Country Music” passport with 22 destinations featured in the 16.5-hour… Keep Reading

Knoxville Biz Ticker: Strata-G and Pinnacle join forces to aid Knox area families in need

Strata-G and Pinnacle join forces to aid Knox area families in need KNOXVILLE, TN, Dec. 30, 2019 – Pinnacle Financial Partners and Strata-G announced a joint donation totaling $50,000 to support two important Knoxville institutions. The companies presented checks this morning to Knox Area Rescue Ministries and Westview Community School, part of the Great Schools Partnership.… Keep Reading

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Auburn surging while many of its SEC rivals are staggering

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Auburn has followed up a banner season by picking up where it left off. The same can’t be said for the rest of the Southeastern Conference. Auburn (12-0) carries an unbeaten record into conference play despite losing first-round draft pick Chuma Okeke and the backcourt duo of Bryce Brown and Jared Harper… Keep Reading

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200-pound black bear caught roaming University of Tennessee’s campus

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — If you think the scariest thing on campus is your grades, you haven’t been to the University of Tennessee. A 200-pound black bear was spotted roaming around the Knoxville school grounds early Sunday morning, Dec. 29, leading university police to call the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) for help. When wildlife officials… Keep Reading

Fun ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your kids

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Ring in the new year with some fun activities the entire family can enjoy. Knox Occasions joined us with some kid-friendly New Year’s Eve ideas. CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) – For more than 30 years, James Cox, owner of Little Ponderosa Zoo and Rescue, has provided fur-ever homes for exotic animals coming from all… Keep Reading

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