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Roane County shortcut reopens for holiday travel

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(WBIR-Rockwood) Thousands of East Tennesseans used Sunday to get home from an extended Thanksgiving weekend. A popular shortcut in Roane County reopened just in time for the holiday travel.

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Roane County implements new brine system for road treatment

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(WBIR-Harriman) The winter weather in East Tennessee meant Roane County had the chance to try out the highway department's new brine system. They say it will allow them to treat more roads and ultimately save the county money.

Pantry & police team up to give Thanksgiving to needy families

Hundreds of East Tennessee families will enjoy a Thanksgiving feast thanks to the kindness of others.

The Hands of Mercy Food Pantry and the Kingston Police Department handed out turkey and all the fixings to 750 Roane County families on Wednesday. The food pantry and police department raised all the money to buy the dinners.

They say helping others makes their Thanksgiving day better.

"We can all eat better on Thursday, on Thanksgiving, knowing that we helped these families in Roane County," said Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam/.

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup: Get 'yer spatulas ready

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup: Get 'yer spatulas ready

Over here at the Big 10, fresh yummy tasty food is never far from any staffer's desk....Especially during the holidays!  Ask anyone who works at WBIR - it's one of the perks.

Every single day, sometimes 3 or even 4,  our cooking guests fill the studio with the sweet smells of deliciousness baking in the kitchen.   

I've complied a list of the tastiest recipes for your Thanksgiving Day tables.  Hope you enjoy and have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving with your families!

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East TN watch out - prepare for messy Thanksgiving travels

East Tennesseans prepare for messy Thanksgiving travels - snow is on the way!

If you going to hit the road tomorrow, do it soon rather than later. Heavy rains with a chance of sleet will arrive Tuesday. Rain is expected to turn to snow overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.

What you need to know: Vols vs. Vandy

What you need to know: Vols vs. Vandy

There's a lot to look forward to in Tennessee's final home game this weekend. The Vols are looking forward to getting back to dominating Vandy; we'll say goodbye to 28 Tennessee seniors who've been through so much in their college careers; the smokey gray uniforms will be back!

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

In our own backyard, there are thousands of people hungry and cold tonight. Thankfully, the Mission of Hope works all year to help ease the burden for our neighbors in rural Appalachia, and Friday, you can help make Christmas bright for thousands of children in that region.

The 18th annual Mission of Hope Blue Barrel Christmas campaign kicks off.