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13 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

Education news, April 15

The New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College is accepting applications for its first summer residential program, which will be held on the Maryville College campus July 13-Aug. 2. The school is designed to improve the educational, financial and personal circumstances of low-income, under-educated, middle-aged women in the Appalachian ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maryville College, Berea College, Lees-McRae College, Bluefield College, University of Tennessee

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Closure of certain sidewalks and bus stops coming to UT campus

The Casual Pint Craft Beer Market is opening its first franchise. The owner began selling franchises last year.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN, Maryville, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Crash follows high-speed chase in Blount County; four injured

A Blount County woman is facing a host of charges after allegedly leading deputies on a pursuit that reached speeds of nearly 120 mph and causing a crash that sent her and three other people to a local hospital Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Donald, TN, Sports

WATE-TV Knoxville

Ole Ben Franklin Motors misplaces veteran's tax information

A Maryville woman led the Blount County Sheriff deputies on a high speed chase Tuesday morning that ended in a two vehicle accident.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Tax

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Maryville donut shop robbery suspect arrested in Knoxville

A suspect wanted in connection with a weekend robbery at a Maryville donut shop has been arrested on drug charges in Knox County, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Teachers Invited To Be STEM Fellows; Business Mentors Also Needed

For the third year in a row, K-12 public school educators from across Southeast Tennessee can apply to be a PEF STEM Teaching Fellow.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Alcoa, TN, Bledsoe County, TN, Bradley County, TN, Cumberland County, TN

Wed Apr 02, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

New winery in Townsend hoping to attract locals and tourists

Since the McClung Warehouses burned down earlier this year, there's a lot of empty space on Jackson Avenue.

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Related Topix: Townsend, TN, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Cheatham County, TN

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Knox County teachers still hopeful for raise

Governor Bill Haslam may be backing off his plan raise teacher salaries by 2 percent this year, but the Knox County teacher's association still wants Knox County teachers were looking at a 3% raise-- potentially 2% from the state and another proposed increase by the county.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Maryville, TN, Sevier County, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

School board agrees with teacher pay-oriented budget proposal

How to increase pay for Knox County teachers was a key talking point during Monday night's Knox County school board meeting, as members discussed the 2014-15 fiscal year budget proposal presented by Superintendent Jim McIntyre for the first time.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Strawberry Plains, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Sports

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Will the Real Rocky Top Please Stand Up?

As you've probably read over the past few months, Lake City, Tennessee, has launched an attempt to change its name to "Rocky Top" in preparation for possible tourist attractions based on that theme.

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Related Topix: Lake City, TN, Sports

Knoxville News Sentinel

Upcoming workshops and classes, March 31

A garden demonstration taking place at Ijams Nature Center. Ijams will host an urban gardening class at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12. The University of Tennessee Gardens, 2431 Joe Johnson Drive, will host a Garden Sprouts: Three Sister's Garden preschool program from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, April 4. The class will teach attendees about how corn, beans ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, University of Tennessee, Photography, Arts, Sports

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

TDOT weekly construction report, March 27-April 2

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 at Log Mile 33.2 in Wears Valley near the Blount/Sevier County Line: Motorists should be alert for daily lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform slope stabilization in this area.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Campbell County, TN, Jellico, TN, Jefferson County, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Man arrested after police uncover drugs, homemade bomb in raid

Blount County Sheriff's Office charged Justin Dwayne Meece, 23, of Maryville with delivering crack cocaine in a drug free zone and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Maryville, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Tenn. lawmakers honor McKamey with moment of silence, road renaming proposal

A proposal is in the works to rename part of Oak Ridge Highway in McKamey's honor.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Weather

WATE-TV Knoxville

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State Department of Commerce and Insurance officials are cautioning uninsured Tennesseans that they may find it challenging to get health insurance if they wait after the March 31 deadline for open enrollment for... State Department of Commerce and Insurance officials are cautioning uninsured Tennesseans that they may find it challenging to get ... (more)

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Related Topix: Weather, Maryville, TN, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee

Tue Mar 25, 2014

Metropulse.com

The Daily Plan-It: Pellissippi State Book Salea

The Pellissippi State faculty Senate at the Blount County campus will have a book sale today from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to fundraise for student scholarships.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN

Mon Mar 24, 2014

WCYB

Officials in Tenn. search for missing aircraft

Officials in East Tennessee are searching for an aircraft with one person aboard that was reported missing after it didn't reach its destination.

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WISH-TV Indianapolis

FAA: Small plane from Indiana missing in Tennessee

The FAA says a small plane that took off from Indiana Sunday is missing in a heavily wooded area near the North Carolina - Tennessee state line.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Sun Mar 23, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Pill bust happens near child care center

A reward is now being offered by the Oak Ridge Fire Department for information on an individual who could've possibly set three fires in the area of Linden Elementary School over the past 30 days.

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Related Topix: United States Naval Academy, Maryville, TN

Sat Mar 22, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Maryville man charged after drug investigation

A Maryville man was charged with several drug-related counts on Thursday after a two-year-long steroid investigation by the Fifth Judicial Task Force, according to Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN

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