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Celebrate Imagination Library Week: Sept. 17-21

Celebrate Imagination Library Week: Sept. 17-21

 

Every month, over 17,000 children in Knox County receive a free book in the mail. Our program wouldn't be a success without our dedicated postal workers, whose mail bags are heavy with Imagination Library Books every month.

Celebrate Imagination Library and Join us in thanking your postal worker for delivering your books.

Download a thank you card to give to your postal carrier here. Just print, fold, and color!

Big Orange fans prepare for Florida game

Big Orange fans prepare for Florida game

It's a big week here in East Tennessee because it's Florida Week. The Vols will face off against the Gators on Saturday.

Big Orange fans showed their spirit a little early out in West Knoxville. Fans gathered in the corner parking lot of Belk to enjoy live music from the Southern Drawl Band.

There was also a Q&A with Bob Kessling and John Brice. Fans also got a visit from Smokey and the UT cheerleaders.

Texas Roadhouse served up ribs for the hungry fans at the event.

Go Vols! Vote for your fave in Southern Living's Best Tailgate Contest

Go Vols!  Vote for your fave in Southern Living's Best Tailgate Contest

The University of Tennessee is listed as a Powerhouse in Southern Living magazine's search for who hosts the South's Best Tailgate!

Click on over to their website to vote for your favorite team!

Knox Co. Schools: Book did not adhere to district guidelines

Knox Co. Schools: Book did not adhere to district guidelines

Knox County Schools says staff at Hardin Valley Academy did not follow district guidelines when they selected a controversial book as part of required summer reading.

Students enrolled in the STEM program at Hardin Valley Academy were required to read a science-fiction book called "Robopocalypse."

Sam Lee, the parent of a 14-year-old student, said the book is full of foul language, including the "f" word, and should never have been assigned.

UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

UT says Florida returned tickets, now you can buy them!

The Univesity of Tennessee announced Monday that there are still tickets available for Saturday's huge game against Florida.

UT says a "significant portion" of the visiting team allotment has been returned, including lower-level tickets.  Most of them are in the upper deck and are going for about $80.

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Vol fans spare no expense during a winning football season.  That is one reason Knoxville businesses hope the men in orange and white keep earning victories.

"If it's an early game, and a win, everybody gets in a good mood.  Hey, if you're in a good mood, you may want to buy a car," said Lance Cunningham at Lance Cunningham Ford off I-640 in North Knoxville.

Cunningham said his dealership is also busy on Sundays after a Saturday win.

A winning season means increased revenue for most businesses in Knoxville.

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

Vol fans can expect a few changes on gameday

UT fans are anxiously awaiting the first home game of the 2012 football season, but there are a few changes on campus this year that you should be aware of.

The kickoff against the Georgia State University Panthers on Saturday is set for 4:00 pm.  It will be televised on pay-per-view.