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Kids with illnesses take a break to ride horses

Volunteers at Nottingham Farm in East Knox County boosted children onto horses Monday morning then the horses boosted their spirits.

"This camp is the world to them," Grainger County Resident Carrie Bryant said.

Her daughter Caitlin came to camp last summer so she knows what to expect.

"Riding a horse and getting to do the bounce house and get to see my friends every day at horse camp," nine year old Caitlin Bryant said.

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Grainger Co. dispatcher back at work after heart attack

A Jefferson County woman is back at work after surviving a heart attack that left her without a heartbeat for almost an hour.

Olivia Arnold, 35, returned to work as an emergency dispatcher for Grainger County on Saturday morning.

On March 27, a heart attack left Arnold on the other end of 911.

After an ambulance rushed Arnold to UT Medical Center, she flatlined.

The hospital staff performed CPR on Arnold for nearly an hour before her heart beat returned.

She flatlined one more time after that.

Tough day in court for loved ones of pharmacy shooting victims

(WBIR-Rutledge, TN) The former police officer charged with a shooting spree in an East Tennessee pharmacy that left two people dead and two injured, had his first court appearance on Thursday morning.

Jason Bryan Holt, 37, faces two counts of pre-meditated first degree murder, two counts of first degree murder during a robbery, and one count of especially aggravated robbery.

In a Grainger County courtroom, Judge Joe Wayne Wolfenbarger assigned Public Defender Ed Miller to Holt.

Judge Wolfenbarger ordered that Holt be held without bond.

Art on Main this Saturday in Maynardville

The 3rd annual Art on Main Festival will be held Saturday June 1, 2013 from 10:00 - 3:00 near the courthouse in Maynardville and the Union County Arts Co-op. It is free!

This year's festival will include well-known artists from Union County and the surrounding area plus local crafts.

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Hwy 33 in Union Co. back open after tanker crash

Update 11:20 am.  According to dispatchers, Highway 33 is back open to all traffic.

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A section of Highway 33 near Butcher Lane in Union County closed Tuesday morning following an accident involving a propane tanker and two other vehicles according to Union County Dispatchers.

There were some injuries. Dispatchers say some patients were taken to hospitals. Few details are available at the time of this posting on the number of patients and the severity of the injuries.

Families speak out about Bean Station victims

(WBIR- Bean Station, Tn) As police continued the investigation into the Bean Station shooting, family members spoke out Friday about the victims.

The son of a Richard Alexander Sommerville, who was killed in a shooting Thursday at a Bean Station  pharmacy, remembered his dad as a lively person and proud grandfather.

"If he was in a room or at a party, he was definitely going to be noticed," said Ryan Sommerville, Richard Alexander Sommerville's son, who lives in New York.

Take a tour of Cherokee Caverns.... in the dark!

Take a tour of Cherokee Caverns.... in the dark!

 

 

Cherokee Caverns to offer “Old Fashioned Lantern Tours”  on Saturday, May 25th from 10am til 4pm.   Tour caves the way they used to in the old days!