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Knox Co. Schools kick off coupon book sales

It's that time of year again.

Kids across Knox County started selling coupon books Thursday.

The school system kicked off the annual fundraising campaign with a party at Belle Morris Elementary.

Click here to see a list of merchants included in the book

Guest information for Thursday's show

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is located at 950 Volunteer Landing Lane, 865-546-4696.

Bluejeans and Ballet

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

UT fans are anxiously awaiting the first home game of the 2012 football season, but there are a few changes on campus this year that you should be aware of.

The kickoff against the Georgia State University Panthers on Saturday is set for 4:00 pm.  It will be televised on pay-per-view.

AT&T bringing 4G service to Knoxville

Good news for local AT&T customers.  4-G service will soon be in Knoxville.

Thursday, the cell phone carrier announced its plans to roll out 4-G LTE by the end of 2012.

The company says customers will get mobile internet speeds up to 10-times faster than 3G.  This allows them to download, stream and upload even quicker.

Nationwide, AT&T's 4G network covers 275-million people.

Right now in Knoxville, Verizon is the only provider with 4G service.

 

Knox driver service centers to be open certain Saturdays to issue voter IDs

With the November election looming, the state is working to make it easier for people to get the photo identification needed to vote in Tennessee.

A new state law requires people to show a federal or state-issued photo ID before they can cast their ballot.  The law also requires that those photo IDs used for voting purposes to be issued at no charge.

BOE renews McIntyre contract, allocates additional sales tax revenue

The Knox County school board tackled several agenda items at their meeting Wednesday evening.

First on the agenda, the board approved an extension to current superintendent Jim McIntyre's contract. It now runs through 2016.

They also formally agreed on what to do with nearly $14 million in sales tax revenue.

Knox Co. Schools coupon book fundraiser kicks off Thursday

East Tennesseans can start cashing in on savings starting Thursday. That's when Knox County Schools will officially kick off its annual coupon book sale.

This year's book includes 45 new merchants.

The books cost $10 a piece. $7.90 of that goes back to the school where the book was sold.

The sale will last through September 24.