Concerts, wakeboarding for MasterCraft anniversary celebration

MasterCraft is hosting its fiftieth anniversary celebration at the end of July featuring a concert and professional wakeboarding among other events. The boat maker is welcoming the public to the weekend event held on Friday, July 27 and on Saturday, July 28...


Officials remind parents of '100 Deadliest Days' for teen drivers

Officials are warning parents about the "100 Deadliest Days" for teen drivers. Though many see summer as a time to enjoy, it has a deadly side. According to AAA's Foundation for Traffic Safety, over 1,050 people were killed in automobile crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 days, an average of 10 fatalities per day, which is an increase of 14 percent compared to other times of the year. The "100 Deadliest Days" is the time period from Memorial Day to Labor Day...


Students encourage adults to get out and vote

They also polled adults on what issues that affect children they care about the most...


Children's Hospital holds summer camp for kids with special needs

Some very special kids are getting a chance at summer camp this week. East Tennessee Children's Hospital puts on the Donald M. Gally summer camp for kids with special needs every year...


Stop investing money into prisons

A Tennessee city council has asked a city board to stop investing money from its employee pension fund in privately-operated prisons. The Tennessean reports that the Nashville Metropolitan Council voted 20-3 with 11 abstentions on Tuesday to approve a non-binding resolution that’s intended to make a moral statement against private prison companies, like the Nashville-based CoreCivic. Amid increasing focus on criminal justice reform, private prisons have drawn scrutiny and criticism of conditions and lobbying meant to stymie intended reform...


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    Big Ears fest now getting props for film fare

    Everyone knows Big Ears offers cool music. Now the annual avant garde Knoxville festival is getting props for its film content. MovieMaker Magazine this week put Big Ears on its list of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2018...


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    It is a Literal Miracle Every Time I Sing

    Charity Tillemann-Dick is a chart-topping opera singer. What makes her accomplishments even more amazing is she's singing with someone else's lungs. Through faith, she overcame major medical obstacles to once again lift her voice in song.Opera singers need very strong lungs. So imagine how hard it would be to bounce back after a double lung transplant...not once, but twice...


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Tech Bites

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    Don't forget that Instagram is creepy, too

    With Facebook in the news for all the wrong reasons this week, it may be tempting to overlook the social media giant's photo-oriented sibling, Instagram. That would be unwise. Instagram, which you should absolutely never forget is owned by Facebook, has around 800 million monthly active users — and it exploits their data for ad targeting much like its scandal-prone big brother. This should worry you...