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Committee of six will work on Knox teacher survey

A six person committee has been designed to help guide the process of coming up with a survey for Knox County teachers.

Chairman Mike Hammond appointed Commissioners Tony Norman, Amy Broyles and Brad Anders to serve alongside three members of the Board of Education.

Chairman Mike Hammond says the board appointed Lynne Fugate, Pam Trainer, and Karen Carson.

The request for the survey comes after the controversial school budget failed to pass commission.

Now the schools and county want to survey teachers on what changes they'd like to see in the district.

Coupon conundrum

If you still have that book.. you might have a conundrum!

There are only a few days left to use your coupons from the Knox County Schools. So quick go find it and figure out what you need.

US Fish & Wildlife Dept.: Hunting increasing in popularity

Hunters across East Tennessee traveled to the state's Wildlife Management Area's to take part in Free Hunting Day.

The special day is set aside by TWRA. It allows residents to hunt without a license.

"It's a chance for people who maybe have never hunted before, or haven't hunted in a while to get out, free of charge, and hunt," said TWRA Wildlife Officer Jeff Roberson.

Knoxville broadcasting community mourns loss of longtime ad man

Knoxville broadcasting community mourns loss of longtime ad man

The Knoxville broadcasting community is mourning the loss of one of its own.

Dick Sterchi, senior account executive with WNOX, died at his home Friday night, according to a release from the radio station.

The full release is below:

Trevor Bayne "Backs Pat" at Food City 250

Tennessee Head Women's Basketball Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt served as the grand marshal of the Food City 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Friday night, giving the command for the drivers to "start your engines" at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Another Knoxville celebrity, NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne, drove the No. 60 Roush Fenway "We Back Pat" themed car.

"I'm Excited to be back here in Bristol at the Nationwide series again," Bayne said before the race.

"I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, it's racing at Bristol and anything could happen."

Third generation doctor shares words of wisdom

Third generation doctor shares words of wisdom

A long time physician in Knoxville is a third generation doctor whose gained a lot of medical and non-medical wisdom over the years.

He often shares his timeless advice with patients.

There's never a charge for homespun wisdom at the Christenberry Clinic.

"Rapid weather change causes pressure head aches. And you know in East Tennessee if you don't like the weather wait three days and it will change. So we'll hope it will change for the better next time," Dr. Ken Christenberry explained to one patient.

New JFG sign rises above South Knoxville

The new JFG sign is nearing completion in South Knoxville, and crews expect to hit a major milestone in the project this week.

The sign was known for its spot on the southern side of the Tennessee River before it was taken down two years ago to be renovated. The letters are slated to be installed on Thursday.

"It's an iconic sign; it spent many years on the landscape of Knoxville," said Brian Johnson of the Kerbela Shriners. The new sign is located next to the fraternal organization in South Knoxville.

Johnson has fond memories of the view.