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Grainger Co. officials approve $64K for new locks at jail

Two weeks after a group of inmates escaped the Grainger County jail, county commissioners got their chance to ask some questions Monday night.

At a special meeting, Grainger County commissioners heard from the District Attorney General, Jimmy Dunn, Grainger County attorney Dirk Daniel, county mayor Mark Hipsher, and Chief Deputy Charles Biddle, who is currently filling the duties of the sheriff.

Family: Mother and son killed in Grainger Co. house fire


(WBIR) Family members say a woman and her young son were killed in a Grainger County house fire Monday morning.

The Grainger County Sheriff's Department confirmed the fire happened on Brantley Acres off Helton Road shortly after 10 a.m.

East TN watch out - prepare for messy Thanksgiving travels

East Tennesseans prepare for messy Thanksgiving travels - snow is on the way!

If you going to hit the road tomorrow, do it soon rather than later. Heavy rains with a chance of sleet will arrive Tuesday. Rain is expected to turn to snow overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.

What you need to know: Vols vs. Vandy

What you need to know: Vols vs. Vandy

There's a lot to look forward to in Tennessee's final home game this weekend. The Vols are looking forward to getting back to dominating Vandy; we'll say goodbye to 28 Tennessee seniors who've been through so much in their college careers; the smokey gray uniforms will be back!

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

In our own backyard, there are thousands of people hungry and cold tonight. Thankfully, the Mission of Hope works all year to help ease the burden for our neighbors in rural Appalachia, and Friday, you can help make Christmas bright for thousands of children in that region.

The 18th annual Mission of Hope Blue Barrel Christmas campaign kicks off.

"Memphis Love of Music Contest"

"Memphis Love of Music Contest"

Enter now for your chance to show off your musical know-how and win 2 tickets to see Memphis, a roof-raising rock'n'roll musical, at the Tennessee Theater on December 16th.

For your chance to win, all you need to do is submit a 150 character or less essay on how music has impacted your life.

All entries must be received by December 1st.

The winner will receive 2 tickets to see Memphis at the Tennessee Theater.

MAKE THIS: Yumm-tastic Pumpkin Fluff Dip

MAKE THIS: Yumm-tastic Pumpkin Fluff Dip


1- 8 oz container of low fat whipped cream

1- 5.1 oz package of vanilla instant pudding mix

1- 15 oz can of pumpkin

1- ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice


In a large bowl, mix the canned pumpkin and whipped cream. Stir in the pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with graham crackers or apples.