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Extreme Makeover family plans new building project

Extreme Makeover family plans new building project

An East Tennessee organization that was thrust into the national spotlight is about to take on a new project to help dozens of local families.

Daniel and Mandy Watson were featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition back in January when they received a new home in West Knoxville.

Holston River Dog Park Opens Wednesday

Holston River Dog Park Opens Wednesday

City officials and PetSafe are celebrating the opening of South Knoxville's newest dog park this afternoon.

The Holston River Dog Park project is the last piece of a $500,000 commitment from PetSafe to build five parks within every sector of Knox County.

The other parks include:

  • Tommy Schumpert Park, Knox County
  • The Downtown Dog Park at Summit and Central, Knoxville
  • Charter Doyle Park, Knoxville
  • Concord Park (opens Saturday 9/8), Knox County

The newest park is located at 3300 Holston Hills Road.

 

ETCH launches specialty license plate

ETCH launches specialty license plate

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is launching a new specialty license plate to commemorate 75 years of leading the way to healthier children.

All proceeds from the colorful new specialty plates will benefit Children's Hospital.

This year's flu shots becoming available

This year's flu shots becoming available

Flu season is just around the corner, and already drug stores and doctor's offices have supplies of this year's vaccine.

The shots will be available to patients by the end of the month.

But if you get your shot now, will you be protected all season? The Centers for Disease Control says "yes."

The CDC recommends that people get their shots as soon as possible. It suggests everyone from six months old and older get a yearly vaccine.

One local flu shot clinic opens Tuesday.