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Tennessee sisters meet for first time thanks to Facebook


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(WBIR-West Knoxville) For more than 20 years, an East Tennessee woman has been searching for her older sister.

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Wine in grocery stores will be on November ballot for Farragut


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(WBIR) It's official - wine in grocery stores will be up for vote in Farragut for the November elections.

New Knoxville sports bar will have charitable opening


A new sports bar that will soon open in East Tennessee is working to raise money for charity.

Carolina Ale House will open at the corner of Cedar Bluff Road and Kingston Pike in West Knoxville on August 4th.

During its first week of sales, the restaurant will donate 10% of its sales to Junior Achievement of East Tennessee.

This will be Carolina Ale's first location in Tennessee.

Also in the new shopping complex is CVS pharmacy, Hardee's, Bojangles, and other restaurants.

Timeline: How Lakeshore Park came to be


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The property used to be the site of a state mental health hospital, which endured scandal, fallout, and revival.


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Demolition begins on Lakeshore property


Demolition crews started bringing down the walls on a piece of East Tennessee history on Wednesday.

The city is tearing down nine of the large buildings at the former Lakeshore Mental Health Institute and turning the entire site into park land.

Construction will start soon on new Karns Senior Center


(WBIR, Knoxville) - Construction will start soon on a new senior center in Knox County.

Wednesday morning local officials gathered in the Karns community to break ground on the new facility. It will be located at the Knox County Sportspark property on Oak Ridge Highway.

The new senior center will have an outdoor kitchen and plenty of indoor space for meetings, crafts and other activities.

Youth baseball tournament benefits first responders


(WBIR-West Knoxville) A baseball tournament benefiting Knoxville first responders wrapped up Sunday night at Lakeshore Park.

Youth baseball teams have been playing to raise money for the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation.

The foundation benefits four core agencies: Knoxville Police Department, Knox County sheriff's office, UT police, and Knoxville Fire. It helps out when an officer or firefighter is in a time of need or in a situation where all expenses can't be covered.