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Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

by Anita Wadhwani, , The Tennessean

Kids can't buy tobacco products, but in Tennessee children as young as 9 are working in tobacco fields and suffering symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, according to a report by an international human rights group.

Salvation Army to host job fair today

Salvation Army to host job fair today

In honor of the 60th annual National Salvation Army Week, the non-profit will host a job fair Thursday at its Broadway location.

Several employers in Knoxville will be there from 2 - 4 p.m. Those businesses include Walmart, Weigel's, Marco's Pizza, GC Services, Cellular Sales, Volunteers of America, and Goodwill.

Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!

Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!

 

IceCream Floats a company serving frozen novelty ice cream to the boating community, will return for a second Memorial Day weekend on Fort Loudon Lake/Tennessee River.

Garren and Lyschel Burket, boaters in the East Tennessee area for 9 years, saw a need to provide frozen deliciousness to boaters while hanging out in their floaties. IceCream Floats, LLC offers “ice cream with a mission” as the servers on board will be students and individuals raising money to take mission trips and support nonprofit organizations.

ADT expands in Knoxville; will add 300 new jobs

ADT expands in Knoxville; will add 300 new jobs

A home security company is expanding in Knox County, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area.

On Thursday, ADT announced it's expanding its monitoring center here and plans to bring on 300 new employees. Most of the work at the center involves responding to alarm signals.

ADT recently spun off from its former parent company, Tyco International. Now, the security company says it's investing in its major markets. ADT says Knoxville has been a great location over the years.

'Knox Cash Mob' heads south to Stanley's Greenhouses

'Knox Cash Mob' heads south to Stanley's Greenhouses

 

The Knox Cash Mob is headed to South Knoxville once again, and this time the mob will visit Stanley’s Greenhouses and Plant Farm on Davenport Road from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

“Stanley’s is a great local business with deep roots in Knox County, and, like so many businesses in our community, they are being impacted by the current economy,” Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said.  “I hope folks from all across the county will come out to South Knoxville to support this long-standing local business.”

Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

Join City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero as she reviews Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development by Joan Fitzgerald in Knox County Public Library's Brown Bag, Green Book program at noon on Wednesday, October 17 in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street. 

Cheesecake Factory latest example of Knoxville eatery explosion

Cheesecake Factory latest example of Knoxville eatery explosion

Word that another national restaurant chain may soon call Knoxville home has East Tennesseans buzzing.