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VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

According to WBIR contributor VolQuest.com, it is not a matter of if Tennessee will seek its fourth head football coach since 2008, but when.

This reports follows a 51-48 four-overtime loss to the Missouri Tigers inside Neyland Stadium Saturday. It was the Vols' seventh straight loss SEC loss

An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

Senator, your nation needs you.

The message sent by Tuesday night’s election is not completely clear but one thing is obvious.  The voters did not reward gridlock. The American people want their leaders to get something done. Soon.

HomeGrown: Sen. Lamar Alexander

"I'm not a Senator from Tennessee, I'm a Senator of Tennessee."

Senator Lamar Alexander is not only a familiar name in Tennessee politics, but across the country. 

"I feel lucky to be doing what I'm doing."

The Maryville native has certainly come a long way.

"I was a little mischievous."

Alexander got his first library card at age three. A year later, he started taking piano lessons at Maryville College. He practiced every morning before school after his paper deliveries.

East Tennessee Zumba team reaches for top prize

East Tennessee Zumba team reaches for top prize

East Tennessee Zumba instructors know how to dance.

In fact, their original choreography landed them in the top ten in an international competition where they hope to bring home the top prize.

They call themselves the Hard Knox Crew: Shanie Marshall, Paulette Ray, Jen Celeste, Liz Harding, Kay Houser and Gabbie McConkey.

They are Zumba instructors mostly from East Tennessee.

Powell Ventriloquist teaches love of reading

Powell Ventriloquist teaches love of reading

A performer from Powell encourages reading without moving his lips. He's a ventriloquist with an educational message.

Weird and Wacky Day at Walland Elementary included funny costumes and fun stuff you can learn from books.

On stage, Asa Diamond used humor, magic, and characters like Charlie the dog to spread the joy of reading during his educational assembly programs called Go Fetch A Book.

The gym was no library and the kids were not quiet.

They laughed and they learned.

Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

From the City of Knoxville: 

Broadway NYC comes to Broadway in Knoxville

Broadway NYC comes to Broadway in Knoxville

He's dressed stars in New York and now he's brought his Broadway costumes to Broadway in North Knoxville.

"I worked wardrobe and helped with the costumes and then also dressed a lot of the main stars, the divas," De Wayne Kirchner explained.

He worked his way through the Met, Radio City Music Hall, and Broadway.

He remembers one star who couldn't stand his cologne.

"I had to go wash it off and I still didn't get it off enough so we had to switch who we were dressing because of that," he said.