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SNL's "The Ladies Man" saunters into Knoxville

SNL's "The Ladies Man" saunters into Knoxville

Tim Meadows was a skit staple on Saturday Night Live for years. One of his characters was Leon Phelps, The Ladies Man, and this is where the headline comes from.

It is also the voice that I use A LOT around the newsroom. Even Photographer JJ was nice enough to inform Meadows of this.

If you are not an SNL fan, you may have seen him in some movies and on TV, he has a bunch of reoccurring roles on sitcoms.

Knoxville officials prepare for busy weekends ahead

Knoxville officials prepare for busy weekends ahead

Hundreds of thousands of people will flood Knoxville this weekend for the annual Boomsday and Labor Day activities.

"They're estimating somewhere around 400,000 for the entire event," said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch.

Construction on the Henley Bridge complicates things this holiday weekend, and as crowds fill the city for the weekends to follow.

Knoxville police will be out in force this weekend directing traffic and monitoring drivers.

Community Spotlight - Karns Community Club

Community Spotlight - Karns Community Club

Greetings and saluations!

This is a time to highlight some community happenings that some people might not know about. Today is about the Karns Community Club. This club was established in 1954 and could be one of the last community clubs in Knox County.

The motto of the club is "To inform and unite for progress" and the main function of the club is that it provides leadership and the means for Karns to encourage a sense of community and to promote quality of life. All residents of Karns automatically belong to the Club.

Grainger Co. Tomato Festival underway in Rutledge

Grainger Co. Tomato Festival underway in Rutledge

Farmers arrived at the campus of Rutledge Elementary and Middle School long before sunrise Friday to begin setting up for the annual Grainger County Tomato Festival.

The festival officially got underway for the public at noon Friday when farmers and vendors began selling produce for the "early shopping" period.  The festival gets into full swing Friday night with live music at the Grainger County Opree.

The festival runs through late Sunday afternoon.