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Bearden high school counselor honored at White House


(WBIR) First Lady, Michelle Obama, honored a guidance counselor at Bearden High School at a ceremony in Washington today.

Beverly Anderson, who has worked at Bearden HS for the last seven years, was one of 16 counselors selected from around the country as a finalist for the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Counselor of the Year award.

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Smokestack that towered over Lakeshore Park is gone


Police: 3 armed men robbed west Knoxville Subway


Police are searching for three men accused of robbing a west Knoxville Subway armed with guns.

Employees told officers that three men armed with semi-automatic handguns walked into the Subway at 2217 Sutherland Avenue on Wednesday. The suspects grabbed the cash drawer from the register and fled the store on foot.

Officials believe all three men were in their 20s, with heights ranging from 5'8" to 6 feet. All were wearing bandanas at the time of the robbery.


Smokestack towering over Lakeshore Park will soon be gone


Soon the smokestack that has towered over Lakeshore Park for decades, a vestige of when that property served as a mental health institute for upper East Tennessee, will be gone.

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KnoxWorx program hosts job fair at local church


Job seekers can meet with employers and learn more ways to land a career at an event in west Knoxville Tuesday morning.

The Knoxville Leadership Foundation is hosting a community job fair and motivational seminar at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church's The Watershed at 9132 Kingston Pike. The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at noon.

Several motivational speakers will give advice about the job market and provide creative ways to land a career. More than 30 local employers will be on hand to accept resumes and answer questions.

Pellissippi State student selected as State of the Union guest


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At the start of the year, Chelsey Davis never would have imagined talking to President Barack Obama and sitting next to first lady Michelle Obama.

Crews evacuate A.L. Lotts because of blown light fixture


Crews evacuated A.L. Lotts Thursday morning because of a blown light fixture in the hallway.

Rural Metro sent several fire trucks to the school. Crews confirmed that the situation is under control. Firefighters said the kids were out of the school for about 10 minutes and then went into the gym.