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German fast food coming to Powell — Burgers, fries and nuggets may come to mind when you think of fast food, but a local family is hoping to change that. T.J. and Julia Jones are planning to open a restaurant called GruJo's at the corner of Emory Road and Dry Gap Pike, in partnership with Julia's parents, Gisela and Reinhard Gruber.

Man suing Alabama hospital, doctors for amputating penis — Man suing Alabama hospital, doctors for amputating penis A man claims he went to an Alabama hospital for a circumcision, and instead his penis was amputated. According to, the man filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Jefferson County (Ala.) Circuit Court, naming Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Urology Centers of Alabama, the Sion-Williamson Clinic and two doctors as defendants.

Former Tennessee basketball signee Eric McKnight says he will play for Long Beach — Knoxville - Eric McKnight's search for a new school started soon after the SEC denied him the graduate transfer waiver he needed to play for Tennessee. He says his hunt ended with California State University, Long Beach. McKnight told the News Sentinel in a text message on Thursday that he will play for the 49ers this season.
Jul 24, 2014

Former Tennessee hoops signee Eric McKnight tells @GoVolsXtra he will play for Long Beach State…

State sets Friday deadline for decision on Union County virtual academy — The Union County school system has until Friday to tell the state its decision on whether it plans to enroll an additional 626 students into the Tennessee Virtual Academy in the coming school year, according to documents obtained by the News Sentinel.

Hitting the airwaves: Sides in justices retention debate dial up TV, radio ads — NASHVILLE - Those supporting retention of three state Supreme Court justices in the Aug. 7 election apparently took at least an early lead over those opposing the judges in spending on television advertising, but a new wave of ads unleashed this week could change the spending picture.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @knoxnews: Sides in debate over justices dial up TV, radio ads: