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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.

"Memphis Love of Music Contest"

"Memphis Love of Music Contest"

Enter now for your chance to show off your musical know-how and win 2 tickets to see Memphis, a roof-raising rock'n'roll musical, at the Tennessee Theater on December 16th.

For your chance to win, all you need to do is submit a 150 character or less essay on how music has impacted your life.

All entries must be received by December 1st.

The winner will receive 2 tickets to see Memphis at the Tennessee Theater.

MAKE THIS: Yumm-tastic Pumpkin Fluff Dip

MAKE THIS: Yumm-tastic Pumpkin Fluff Dip


1- 8 oz container of low fat whipped cream

1- 5.1 oz package of vanilla instant pudding mix

1- 15 oz can of pumpkin

1- ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice


In a large bowl, mix the canned pumpkin and whipped cream. Stir in the pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with graham crackers or apples.

Prescription pseudoephedrine: will it work?

The latest city to pass the ordinance is Harriman in Roane County. The city council voted to pass the ordinance one week ago. It became effective immediately. The police chief sent a certified letter to all Harriman pharmacies explaining the new policy. Chief Randy Heidle said every pharmacy and physician agreed to cooperate.

Harriman's Mayor Chris Mason said in the first week he's only seen positive response.

"No backlash yet," said Mason.

Leon Houston going to jail for threatening attorney

One of two Roane County brothers with a long history of fighting law enforcement will spend time behind bars.

Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced Leon Houston to 5 years in prison for threatening his attorney.

A jury found him guilty back in November.

Houston will also serve 3 years of supervised probation, and must stay at least one thousand feet away from attorney Jim Logan and his family.

He is also required to get testing and treatment for drugs and alcohol.

Thanksgiving Day meal costs a little less than predicted

Whether you're the kind who goes prepared with a list or a last minute shopper, Americans will soon be packing grocery stores to get ready for Thanksgiving dinner.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average cost of a Thanksgiving Day meal for a family of 10 is $49.04. Last year's average, according to the AFBF, was $49.48.

The study states volunteer shoppers looked for the best possible prices without taking advantage of special promotional coupons or purchase deals.