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Ribbon cut on newly renovated library in Maynardville

A big donation is helping one East Tennessee school get a technology upgrade.

Horace Maynard Middle School in Maynardville cut the ribbon on its newly renovated library Saturday.

Donor Freddie Brasfield donated $50,000 to get new furniture, carpeting, and 30 new computers for the school.

Weather clears out Friday, but back by Sunday

The bad weather and snow that hit East Tennessee and Kentucky has moved out for the most part, with a high pressure system bringing plenty of sunshine. The temperatures will stay cool early today, but will rise throughout the day and into Saturday. Another cold front late Saturday into Sunday will bring more precipitation, either as rain or snow, much like what we saw Thursday night.

Round up of area road conditions

As East Tennessee and southern Kentucky woke up to a dusting of snow and a coat of ice on car windshields, area dispatchers shared with 10News reports of road conditions in their respective counties. A reminder, always use caution on the roads in cold conditions.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

Update 8:43 a.m.

Snow and ice covered mainly secondary roads Friday morning. Crews had worked into the night covering main roads and highways with salt.

The following is a list of East Tennessee and southern Kentucky counties with respective road conditions. This list will be updated throughout the morning.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:


Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Thursday: Rain moving in during the morning hours and continuing into the afternoon. Rain is then expected to change to light snow by mid-to-late afternoon as temperatures start to fall. A light accumulation or dusting is possible Thursday night with some icy or slick roads possible. Highs in the lower 40s, but falling to near freezing by evening.

Stolen big rig was driven into Cherokee Lake

A stolen big rig has been pulled from Cherokee Lake.

According to the Grainger County Sheriff's Department, the truck was driven down a boat ramp located along Highway 25E near the Grainger/Hamblen County line. It was discovered Monday morning, and has been pulled from the water.

A tanker was attached to the tractor, but it had been abandoned on a back road in Grainger County.

Investigators are working to discover where the tractor-trailer was taken, and who stole it.

TBI: Grandmother allegedly shoots grandson before killing herself

(WBIR) Officials said they believe a grandmother shot her 10-year-old grandson before killing herself near an abandoned house in Grainger County Saturday morning, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

A woman, who lived next door to the abandoned house, found the two bodies on the 8800 block in Rutledge shortly before 8 a.m. and called police.

Officials identified the victims as Deidre Thacker, 45, and her 10-year-old grandson Jaden Thacker. They're both from Sharps Chapel in Union County.