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AmeriCorps members go green in Knoxville

AmeriCorps members go green in Knoxville

The name is a mouthful: the Knoxville / Knox County Community Action Committee AmeriCorps.

Knoxville has hosted the service program since 1994.

AmeriCorps members have an impact on East Tennessee.

Recycling is just one focus for CAC AmeriCorps members in Knoxville.

College graduates from across the country spend 11 months here working on green projects.

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

KPD: Racing led to Alcoa Hwy crash that seriously injured 3, including child

Knoxville Police say a car that lost control and crashed on Alcoa Highway Monday afternoon appeared to be racing another vehicle.  Three people in that car were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, including a 3-year-old child.

The crash happened just after 2:00 pm in the north bound lanes of Alcoa Highway near the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center.

TSA celebrates 10 years of service at McGhee Tyson Airport

TSA celebrates 10 years of service at McGhee Tyson Airport

The Transportation Security Administration celebrated its 10 year anniversary since it began operations at McGhee Tyson Airport on Monday.

TSA marked the decade of service with a ceremony starting at noon at the airport. At this event, TSA officers re-affirmed their federal employee oath of office. Several officers were recognized for their 10 years of service with the agency during this ceremony as well.

Judge Blackwood explains intention to continue presiding over Christian-Newsom trials

As expected, the judge who is overseeing the retrials in the Christian-Newsom carjacking and murder case is not stepping down.

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Vol fans spare no expense during a winning football season.  That is one reason Knoxville businesses hope the men in orange and white keep earning victories.

"If it's an early game, and a win, everybody gets in a good mood.  Hey, if you're in a good mood, you may want to buy a car," said Lance Cunningham at Lance Cunningham Ford off I-640 in North Knoxville.

Cunningham said his dealership is also busy on Sundays after a Saturday win.

A winning season means increased revenue for most businesses in Knoxville.

Rural development office on Twitter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Tennessee rural development office is now on Twitter.

According to a news release from the department, subscribers to the social media website can get real-time updates on things like funding availability, application deadlines, upcoming events, news releases and project success stories.

A Twitter account is free. Users can see the Tennessee rural development tweets at http://twitter.com/RD--Tennessee .