Knoxville teacher one of two in Tennessee to win $25,000 Milken Educator Award

On the morning of the AP Government exam, Paula Franklin of West High School in Knoxville can be found handing out breakfast and personalized notes of encouragement to her students. On Thursday, Franklin received a giant boost of confidence of her own in the form of a Milken Educator Award, which comes with a $25,000 cash prize, according to a press release.

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6 unexpected ways winter affects your health

Cold weather can cause or aggravate a myriad of health conditions.While people tend to focus on common ailments such as cold and flu, there are lesser-known health risks that are associated with winter....


Dolly Parton's 'My People' money paid off for those who lost homes in fires, study shows

Dolly Parton’s My People Fund gave more than $8 million to people who lost their homes in the Gatlinburg fires. Preliminary results of a study of that funding indicate it provided the right money at the right time.The fund, administered by the Dollywood Foundation, was handed out to 875 Gatlinburg-area residents in the form of $1,000 checks, one each month over the six-month period after the fire. Because of incredible amount of money raised, the last check was increased to $5,000, meaning the total received by each was $10,000...


Tennessee restaurants listed on Yelp will now display health scores

For the single person it might be choosing a place where friends are likely to be found. For parents it's often a family-friendly restaurant with a children's menu. As for the retired couple, it could be as simple as what eatery is nearest to home or maybe the latest restaurant being touted by their friends or colleagues.Then again the decision may be made strictly from customer reviews and the star rating system found on Yelp, a crowd-sourcing website/app that rates restaurants through customer reviews.

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5 ways to prepare your car for winter

The winter season can be detrimental for cars, which is why it's important drivers prepare well in advance of when the harshest conditions arrive.Ed Gliss, a test driver and technical expert for Michelin, said the best time for car owners to begin preparing vehicles for cold weather is in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving...

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Rain may slow Thanksgiving travel across part of southern US

At least 530 people were killed and 7,460 people were injured in Iran, according to the state-run news agency IRNA. At least eight people were killed on the Iraqi side of the border, according to Dr. Saif al-Badir, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, and at least 535 were hurt

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Experts debunk 4 winter driving myths

With nearly eight weeks until the end of the year, 2017 has already earned a bitter honor: It is the most deadly year for mass killings in the U.S. in more than a decade.Sunday’s shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, which killed 26 people, raised the total of victims lost in mass killings this year to 208...


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    Pigeon Forge nationally recognized as a Firewise community

    Nearly one year after the deadly Sevier County wildfires, the city of Pigeon Forge was nationally recognized for their wildfire preparedness Thursday.The Pigeon Forge Fire Department has led businesses and community members throughout the past year by taking action to protect people and property from wildfires...


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    The End of Time Is Not What You Think

    It was a generally accepted notion that we were living in the “end times,” meaning that Christ would soon return. We were taught that believers would be “raptured” out of the terrible things that would unfold and be with Christ in heaven....


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    5 tips to reduce food waste during Thanksgiving

    There’s no better way to give thanks than by making sure none of your Thanksgiving food goes to waste.A new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) shows that 40 percent of food available to Americans is discarded, and well over 100 billion pounds of food is thrown away every year...

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    3D-printed drones and US military.

    The military has been testing 3D-printed drones that are in use for on-demand military missions, using technology called the On-Demand Small Unmanned Aircraft System (ODSUAS)...