WBIR is inviting our community to take part in a Knoxville-wide Olympic torch bearer relay in celebration of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and to raise money for our friends at the United Way of Greater Knoxville.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Tuesday, January 14th, 1:59 am
Paulette volunteer firefighters are defending a new method of staying afloat financially. Fire Chief Daniel Rice spoke at Monday night's Union County commission meeting about their new membership fee system.
Commissioners called Rice up to discuss this new system. He said it is a membership fee of $75 a year for residents, and $150 a year per commercial building.
This fee is an optional fee for people who live in the jurisdiction of the Paulette Fire Department. It helps with the upkeep of the fire department's services.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Friday, January 10th, 7:15 pm
It happened around 11 o'clock Thursday morning on Highway 25-E. It started when someone noticed a red pick-up truck driving north in the southbound lane.
An officer caught up with the truck and tried to get the driver to stop, but he wouldn't. The pursuit continued until officers boxed in the truck, broke out the driver's side window and turned off the truck.
Paramedics took the driver to a local hospital to be treated.