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Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

by Anita Wadhwani, , The Tennessean

Kids can't buy tobacco products, but in Tennessee children as young as 9 are working in tobacco fields and suffering symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, according to a report by an international human rights group.

Salvation Army to host job fair today

Salvation Army to host job fair today

In honor of the 60th annual National Salvation Army Week, the non-profit will host a job fair Thursday at its Broadway location.

Several employers in Knoxville will be there from 2 - 4 p.m. Those businesses include Walmart, Weigel's, Marco's Pizza, GC Services, Cellular Sales, Volunteers of America, and Goodwill.

Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!

Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!

 

IceCream Floats a company serving frozen novelty ice cream to the boating community, will return for a second Memorial Day weekend on Fort Loudon Lake/Tennessee River.

Garren and Lyschel Burket, boaters in the East Tennessee area for 9 years, saw a need to provide frozen deliciousness to boaters while hanging out in their floaties. IceCream Floats, LLC offers “ice cream with a mission” as the servers on board will be students and individuals raising money to take mission trips and support nonprofit organizations.

Cheesecake Factory anticipates opening in late spring or early summer

Cheesecake Factory anticipates opening in late spring or early summer

The Cheesecake Factory will open sometime in April, May or June, according to a company spokesperson.

The restaurant will be at the mall's east entrance off Morrell Road, between Belk and JC Penney.

Publix sets date to open Turkey Creek store

Publix sets date to open Turkey Creek store

Publix is set to open its second location in Knoxville on January 17.  

Publix at Turkey Creek is located at 11656 Parkside Drive.  According to a press release, the 49,000 square-foot store with approximately 173 associates will offer
conventional items combined with an abundant selection of
earth-friendly, all-natural and organic products for customer
convenience.

Best Buy mobile store opens in West Town Mall

Best Buy mobile store opens in West Town Mall

Best Buy is expanding beyond their traditional store-front ahead of the shopping season.

They have opened a new mobile store inside the West Town Mall. The mobile store sells things like cell phones, tablets, e-readers, MP3 players and accessories.

West Town Mall makes turning 40 look stylish!

West Town Mall makes turning 40 look stylish!

 The year was 1972, Richard Nixon was President of the United States, a gallon of gas cost 55 cents and in Knoxville, work was underway at West Town Mall.  

The mall was built on a farm site and held it's grand opening in August of 1972.

 "Before 1972, that area was pretty much farm land, 6 miles from the heart of downtown," says Knox County historian Steve Cotham.