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Last of controversial signs torn down on former Houston estate

Controversial signs that once sat on property belonging to Rocky and Leon Houston were completely removed Saturday.

In August, the two brothers put up posters that showed graphic crime scene photos of their 2006 shootout with a Roane County deputy near their home in Ten Mile.

The deputy and his friend were killed, but the Houstons were never convicted.

Teacher writes new lyrics to classic tune

How would you like to learn about your state through an original song?

That's what's happening at one East Tennessee school where a teacher has copyrighted the lyrics to a classic tune.

This fall, Linda Lloyd was teaching these music students at Kingston Elementary about the musician George M. Cohan.

"He wrote Yankee Doodle Dandy and Over There and You're a Grand Old Flag and they're catchy tunes. His music is wonderful," Linda Lloyd said.

She especially likes one of his tunes called Harrigan and decided to write alternate lyrics focusing on Kingston.

Roane Co. bar may soon lose beer permit

A troubled Roane County bar could soon lose its beer permit.

Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton says he will recommend that the beer permit for the Grill and Pub be revoked. The bar is also known as the Big Orange Bar and Grill.

That recommendation comes after an employee at the bar was cited for serving alcohol to a minor. The bar was also the scene of a beating death back in 2011.

The next meeting of the beer board is set for February 11.

Brutal photos removed from Houston brothers' estate

Some brutal and controversial crime scene photos on the Houston brothers' land are no longer standing.

The posters, which appeared in August, showed graphic crime scene photos of a 2006 shootout between Rocky and Leon Houston and a Roane County deputy. The deputy and his friend died in the shootout, but brothers Rocky and Leon were never convicted.

Billing mistake means higher LCUB gas bills in February

Some customers of the Lenoir City Utilities Board will be paying extra this month.

It's because they paid less than they should have in December, according to LCUB General Manager Shannon Littleton.

Littleton told 10News that their billing agency undercharged LCUB's 5,600 gas customers in Loudon County and Roane County for gas used in November.

He said the utility's billing agency made a mistake and moved a decimal over for the purchased gas adjustment.

Lawyer takes control of Houston brothers' estate

A lawyer who once represented one of the Houston brothers now has control of their estate.

James Logan represented Leon Houston in his first-degree murder case. Both Rocky and Leon Houston faced murder charges for the death of a Roane County deputy following a shootout in 2006. They were charged but never convicted.

Wintry mix hits East Tennessee

The snow made for a slick and messy commute on Saturday.

It started falling in North Knoxville around 10 a.m. and did not stop until around 11 a.m. After that, there were some snow flurries as well.

Many people stopped for gas at a Pilot station, including Victoria Day who is traveling from New Orleans to Baltimore.

"We had wonderful weather in Tennessee and then all of a sudden, we woke up this morning... a lot of snow," Day said.

The Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad prepared equipment.