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Grease fire displaces family on New Year's eve


A grease fire damaged a home in South Knox County Wednesday night.

Firefighters responded to the blaze off Hopewell Road.

They say a grease fire spread to the attic and caused major damage.

The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department put out the fire and Rural/Metro provided relief.

There people were home at the time of the fire. They all made it out safely. One person did receive care at the scene.

Officials say the Red Cross is helping find housing for the residents.

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Kimberlin Heights postal unit closing its doors


(WBIR) A contract postal unit in South Knox County is closing its doors.

According to the U.S. Postal Service, the owner of the store on Kimberlin Heights told the USPS he wants to end the contract.

Buster Smith is retiring after more than 25 years. Smith is in his late 80's and when he wasn't delivering the mail, he could often be found singing and playing guitar with his friends.

His friends say that is why he worked so long.

Smith is also known for handing out bubble gum to kids.

Police investigate why 2 men were shot in south Knoxville


Crews took two men to the hospital after they were shot in south Knoxville overnight.

Officers responded to a shooting call at Southmont Apartments at 1413 E. Moody Avenue shortly after midnight Monday. When officers arrived, they found 17-year-old Devin Smith, who was shot in the leg, and 23-year-old Teshon Brinson, who was shot in the arm.

Emergency workers took both men to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

No one hurt in South Knoxville fire


A fire burned a home in South Knoxville Monday afternoon.

Just before 6 p.m., a neighbor reported that a house on Centeroak Drive was on fire. Firefighters found flames shooting out of the kitchen windows.

The homeowner was gone at the time of the fire and firefighters say no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.


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Suspect in custody after fatal overnight stabbing in South Knoxville


Updated Friday 2 p.m.

(WBIR) The man who police say broke into a South Knoxville home early Friday morning and fatally stabbed one of his relatives has turned himself in.

KPD said Jeffrey Renard Waymond (also known as Jeffrey Chatman), turned himself in to investigators around 10 a.m., a few hours after police say he stabbed his cousin, Calvin Stinson.

No one hurt when Seymour funeral home caught fire


A funeral home in Seymour caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

Seymour firefighters said the air conditioning unit in Highland South Funeral Home overheated, which caught the roof on fire.

The funeral home off Chapman Highway was fully staffed when the fire happened, but everyone made it out safely. There were no services taking place at the time of the fire.

No one was hurt

Ijams Mead's Quarry sees growth in popularity


One spot in Knoxville is growing more and more popular every year. Mead's Quarry draws people looking for a new and fun experience in South Knoxville.

Three years ago, Rivers Sports teamed up with Ijams Nature Center to provide a way to play on the water.

River Sports has created quite a following. Sometimes so busy they have a waiting list.