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Knox Co. school budget takes $3M hit after state funding reduced

Knox Co. school budget takes $3M hit after state funding reduced

by Mike Donila, WBIR

The Knox County School system will get $2.9 million less than it initially expected in state funding, according to new estimates.

That now means Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will revise his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year to reflect the drop.

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.

Man hurt after falling from south Knoxville water tower


(WBIR) Two men are facing criminal trespassing charges after one of them fell from a water tower in south Knoxville early Wednesday morning.

Michael Ellison, 28, of Knoxville called police after his friend Bryan Henderson, 27, of Knoxville fell from the water tower's suspended ladder at about 2:45 a.m.

Crews call off quarry search for possible body


Man shot by officers is out of hospital and in jail


A Seymour man has been released from the hospital and charged with attempted second-degree murder after trying to run down two Knoxville Police officers on Monday.

Charles Franklin, 32, had been hospitalized for treatment of a gunshot wound to the hand. The officers opened fire on Franklin when he tried to hit them with his car.

He will be held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.

Update April 29, 11:56 am:

South-Doyle Middle shows off renovated stadium


A South Knoxville middle school showcased renovations to a historic stadium.

Demolition for the South-Doyle Middle School football complex was set for 2012, but residents fought to keep it open.

Friday, during a special ribbon cutting ceremony, the school showed off the improvements. They include structural repairs, repainting, and new plumbing.

The stadium, dating back decades, holds an important place in the minds of many people in South Knoxville.