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Funding snarl: Local leaders unaware of TDOT decision to delay projects

Oct 31, 2014

Scoop by Don Jacobs: Funding snarl: Local leaders unaware of TDOT decision to delay projects shar.es/107RTI via @knoxnews

Traveling salesman charged with impersonating doctor

knoxnews.com — A North Carolina traveling salesman was arrested early Monday morning in Alcoa and charged with impersonating a doctor after he allegedly tried to examine a woman who was interviewing to be his personal assistant, authorities said.
Oct 31, 2014

What's up doc? @lancecoleman knows: Traveling salesman charged with impersonating doctor shar.es/107Rbp via @knoxnews

Blount Co. Eye Center plans new facility

knoxnews.com — Blount County Eye Center plans to build a new facility in Maryville. In a news release, the eye care provider said the 9,000-square foot building will include nine exam rooms, seven tech rooms, two pre-exam rooms, and a drive-thru window. It will be located at 702 South Foothills Drive.

Federal appellate court nixes second hearing for former Judge Richard Baumgartner

knoxnews.com — A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a bid by former Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner for a second appeal hearing before a larger panel of judges. The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an order Friday denying a request by defense attorneys Donald A.
Oct 31, 2014

Federal appellate court nixes second hearing for former Judge Richard Baumgartner knoxnews.com/news/watchful-… via @knoxnews

Pam Strickland: All citizens should be treated the same

knoxnews.com — Wokie Massaquoi-Wicks was stunned.
Oct 31, 2014

Good piece by @pages57 Pam Strickland: All citizens should be treated the same shar.es/107DiC via @knoxnews

Tenn. teen charged with killing bobcat

knoxnews.com — TULLAHOMA, Tenn. - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says the agency has charged a juvenile with killing a bobcat out of season after the animal was found hanging from the goalpost of the Tullahoma High School practice football field.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @knoxnews: Tenn. teen charged with killing bobcat that was later found hanging from goalpost: bit.ly/13oZNMT pic.twitter.com/h9h66SCfqG

Don’t let rain dampen your Halloween! Indoor events, haunted houses and trick-or-treating

knoxnews.com — Here are some area Halloween events taking place indoors. Dead Man's Farm Haunted House, 9567 U.S. 11E, Lenoir City. 7:30 p.m.-midnight today and Saturday. Cautions for ages younger than 11; infants and toddlers not admitted. $16.95 plus tax. Admission plus fast pass $26.95 plus tax.
Oct 31, 2014

Don't let rain dampen your Halloween! Indoor events, haunted houses and trick-or-treating shar.es/107e69 via @knoxnews

Carly Harrington: Philly Pretzel Factory to open first Tennessee store in Knoxville

knoxnews.com — Every time Diane Conklin visits her family in Pennsylvania, she can count on her brother-in-law to pick up a party tray of Philly Pretzel Factory's soft pretzels. It's this ritual that ultimately led Conklin and her daughter Lindsay to introduce the Philadelphia-based company and its pretzels to Knoxville.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @knoxvillebiz: Philly Pretzel Factory will open its first store in Knoxville. ow.ly/DCz0b

KTA commissioner displeased by email from attorney

Tennessee Baseball in Costume

knoxnews.com — Tennessee baseball players and coaches dressed in Halloween costumes during a team scrimmage at Lindsey Nelson Stadium on Thursday, October 31, 2014.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Ben_Fred: This is fantastic. @saulyoung, everyone. RT @GoVolsXtra: Tennessee Baseball in Costume - Photo Gallery ow.ly/DBds4

Oct 30, 2014

This is fantastic. @saulyoung, everyone. RT @GoVolsXtra: Tennessee Baseball in Costume - Photo Gallery ow.ly/DBds4

Four-star guard Chris Clarke commits to Tennessee

knoxnews.com — Chris Clarke, a four-star guard in the 2015 class, committed to the Tennessee men's basketball team on Thursday. The 6-foot-5, 170-pound player from Virginia Beach, Va., announced his decision at his high school. Clarke picked UT over Connecticut, Virginia Tech and Creighton. Scouting service 247Sports considers Clarke the No.

4-star guard Chris Clarke visiting Tennessee, hopes to make college decision soon

knoxnews.com — Tennessee men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall and his assistants have made their point clear during their four trips to see Chris Clarke in the past month. The 6-foot-5, 170-pound four-star guard from Virginia Beach, Va., is a priority in UT's 2015 signing class. "I'm a guy they really need, a great addition to their team.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Ben_Fred: "I'm a guy they really need, a great addition to their team. Tennessee loves me." - Chris Clarke earlier this month knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/bas…

Oct 30, 2014

"I'm a guy they really need, a great addition to their team. Tennessee loves me." - Chris Clarke earlier this month knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/bas…

Tennessee basketball commit Chris Clarke credits Donnie Tyndall’s approach

knoxnews.com — Chris Clarke and Donnie Tyndall didn't talk long. The four-star guard from Virginia Beach, Va., called the Tennessee basketball coach in the middle of Thursday's practice. The message was short and sweet. "He said I made his month," Clarke said. The 6-foot-5, 170-pound senior at Cape Henry Collegiate committed to play for UT.
Oct 30, 2014

#Vols commit Chris Clarke talks commitment, and about how he's recruiting Memphis big man Skal Labissiere shar.es/10tdrR

Mike Strange: Vols’ Matt Darr making up for down time

knoxnews.com — Last season, when Matt Darr would board the team bus or plane for road trips, he had a nagging thought in the back of his mind. "A lot of times," Darr said this week, "I thought 'Why am I even going?' I'm not going to play." He didn't. Not once.
Oct 31, 2014

On the day he's put on Guy Award list ... Mike Strange: Vols’ Matt Darr making up for down time - GoVolsXtra Story knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/foo…

Oct 30, 2014

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Anderson bodybuilder sentenced in steroid trafficking case

knoxnews.com — An Anderson County bodybuilder is headed to federal prison for selling steroids from China to customers across the nation via his website, court records show. Michael de Souza Neto has struck a deal with the U.S. attorney's office to plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to distributed anabolic steroids and being a felon in possession of a cache of guns.
Oct 30, 2014

Anderson bodybuilder sentenced in steroid trafficking case shar.es/10tsHM via @knoxnews

Knox County Audit Committee to meet over school issues

knoxnews.com — An audit of the Knox County Schools nutrition department is expected to receive more definition in an upcoming audit committee meeting, and credit card usage by members of the school system could be next under review. Knox County commissioners ordered an audit of the nutrition office this week.
Oct 30, 2014

But what does mayor think @gwitt ? Knox County Audit Committee to meet over school issues shar.es/10trby via @knoxnews

Lady Vols ranked fourth in preseason AP poll

knoxnews.com — Tennessee held its ground in The Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball preseason poll on Thursday, starting at No. 4 for a second consecutive season. UT maintained its ranking despite losing leading scorer Meighan Simmons from last season's team.

Family Pride closes on purchase of Old Knox High

propertyscope.knoxnews.com — A sale of the old Knoxville High School building has been finalized. Family Pride Corp. bought the property from Knox County for $500,000, in a deal that closed this week. Family Pride, which recently bought the Farragut Building in downtown Knoxville, plans to spend nearly $14 million to convert Old Knox High into a senior...