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WWII veteran receives long-awaited medal for service

WWII veteran receives long-awaited medal for service

An East Tennessee World War II veteran received a long-awaited medal for his service Tuesday.

Harold Davis, a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. received a World War II Air Medal during a ceremony at McGhee Tyson ANG Base. That medal dates back to May 11, 1945.

"Its very special to me, makes you think back on what you earned it for," said the Oliver Springs veteran, remembering his time in the service.

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Domino's gives free pizza to homes with working smoke detectors

Domino's gives free pizza to homes with working smoke detectors

To make sure residents in their communities have working smoke alarms, firefighters in Harriman and Sweetwater are teaming up with Domino's Pizza.

Monday evening, Harriman firefighters followed pizza delivery workers to random homes in their jurisdiction. If the person in that home had smoke detectors that worked, then Domino's gave them a free pizza for dinner. If the alarm didn't work, firefighters replaced it for free.

Domino's employees say the program is a great way to make sure people are protected.

3 arrested with 15 pounds of pot, weapons

3 arrested with 15 pounds of pot, weapons

Police arrested three people after they raided a home in Oliver Springs for drugs on Sunday.

William Phillips, 44, Hannah Phillips, 22, and Benjamin Davis, 21, were transported to Roane County Jail and are facing drug and weapon charges.

Inside the residence at 809 Wilson Road, officers seized nearly 15 pounds of marijuana, 13 firearms, several boxes of ammunition, 2 homemade silencers, 2 vehicles, equipment used to grow marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Vols bye weekend a busy time for wedding vendors

Vols bye weekend a busy time for wedding vendors

Wedding bells are ringing across East Tennessee this weekend thanks to the Vols bye week.

"It is the busiest weekend of all wedding weekends," Wedding planner Brenda Johnson said.

Her company, One Enchanted Evening, is planning three weddings this weekend and she had to turn even more brides away.

"Probably had about 8 to call," she said.

It's an East Tennessee tradition to get hitched when UT football is off. Something Johnson knows from years of planning around the football schedule.

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Doctors, dentists fight to keep flouride in Oliver Springs water

Doctors, dentists fight to keep flouride in Oliver Springs water

Some Oliver Springs leaders want flouride out of the public water supply, but several doctors and dentists are fighting to keep it in.

Thursday, the town held a public meeting about the floride levels.

Over the summer, the town's water board voted to remove flouride altogether from the water system. After that vote, leaders learned they were required under state law to give residents a 30-day notice and hold a public forum, which led to Thursday's meeting.

U.S. Secretary of Labor discusses Rx Tennessee grant at Roane State

U.S. Secretary of Labor discusses Rx Tennessee grant at Roane State

Roane State Community College hopes to help more than 1,500 Tennesseans earn healthcare credentials in the next few years.

A $12.5 million Rx Tennessee grant will go to a group of schools headed up by Roane State. That's all of the Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges and Tennessee technology centers.

Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis was at Roane State to discuss the importance of the grant. She says the money will help folks here get successful and sustainable jobs in healthcare.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

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