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Union Co. director of schools back on job after suspension

Union Co. director of schools back on job after suspension

Union County's director of schools is back on the job.

Wayne Goforth was suspended last October amid budget issues. The board of education accused him of neglecting his duties.

Earlier this year, the board voted to dismiss Goforth. He later sued the four school board members who voted for his suspension, arguing they violated the Open Meetings Act when they met with an attorney before the vote.

At Monday night's meeting, the school board voted to reinstate Goforth.

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Police: Autistic man from Tazewell found safe

Police: Autistic man from Tazewell found safe

Tazewell police say a man who is severely autistic has been found safe.

Police Chief Mark Lamb says Brandon Travis Brewer was found Tuesday just off Bailey Hollow Road just outside the Tazewell city limits. They say he had lost his shoes and his glasses, and had been out in the elements since he went missing.

Officials say he had minor scratches and bruises and was taken to the Claiborne County hospital for treatment. They say he is doing well and in good spirits.

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Trader Joe's recalls its 'Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter'

Trader Joe's recalls its 'Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter'

Federal Health Officials have warned consumers not to eat Trader Joe's "Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter."

This product has been linked to salmonella infections, which have made 29 people sick in 18 states.

Trader Joe's pulled the product from store shelves nationwide and posted an advisory on the company's web page.

The peanut butter has a stock keeping unit 97111 and should be returned to any Trader Joe's store location for a full refund.

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Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.

Grainger teen dies after falling from cliff

Grainger teen dies after falling from cliff

A Grainger County teenager has died after falling from a cliff.

According to Sheriff Scott Layel, Dustin Michael Dalton, 14, died after he fell approximately forty feet into a rocky area on Sunday.  The accident happened just after noon on Indian Ridge Road in Blaine.

Dalton was taken to UT Medical Center where he died of a traumatic head injury.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this tragic situation," said Sheriff Layel

 

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.