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A.E.D. donated to Cedar Bluff Middle in honor of saved student

A.E.D. donated to Cedar Bluff Middle in honor of saved student

Just last week, we told you how emergency medical equipment helped save a Central High School student's life.

Monday, Cedar Bluff Middle School received a donated an Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) in 14-year-old Hunter Helton's honor.

Project Adam previously donated an A.E.D. to Central.  It helped jump-start Hunter's heart last week when he collapsed in the middle of basketball tryouts.

People walk to fight against ALS

People walk to fight against ALS

People walked to fight against the ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, at Farragut High School on Saturday morning.

The Knoxville Walk to Defeat ALS" benefited the Tennessee chapter of the ALS Association. This group's efforts include buying wheelchairs, communication devices and funding critical research.

Eight hundred people walked to support the group and its effort this morning.

TRAK Fall Festival

TRAK Fall Festival

Another Fall festival is upon us in Karns. TRAK Fall Festival at Doc Butler's farm. TRAK stands for Theraputic Riding Academy Of Knoxville.

My family and I have been to this event the past few years and have really enjoyed ourselves. The event is Sunday Oct. 14th from 3:00 - 6:00pm. The address is 7316 West Emory Road Knoxville, TN 37931. Phone # 865-221-6231.

Festivites listed include: Live Demostration, Mayor Tim Burchett, Live Band, Pony Drop, Pony Rides, Door Prizes, Raffle Items and food/refreshments.

Homecoming for Hardin Valley student "one to remember"

Homecoming for Hardin Valley student "one to remember"

Megan Hodge did not ask her boyfriend to take part in the homecoming court at Hardin Valley Academy. Instead, she asked her friend Sam Grubbs, and when you see the couple together, you will know exactly why.

"I know that Sam is excited and I'm excited for him to escort me," Hodge said.

Grubbs has Down's Syndrome, and can only communicate mostly with "yes" and "no." So when he was asked by Hodge, a tutor in a special education program at the school, to join him to homecoming court -- he obviously said 'yes'.

Knoxville clinic clears menigitis fears via mail

Knoxville clinic clears menigitis fears via mail

Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic is stitching up patient concerns Friday.  The facility mailed 700 letters to patients informing them KOC is not connected to the current meningitis outbreak.

"Fortunately, I just hired a nursing assistant to explain everything [to callers].  It has made my life substantially better," said Dr. Michael Craig with KOC.

Dr. Craig gave 16 epidural steroid injections Friday.  Clinic patients have nothing to worry about, we're told.  KOC does not use compounded drugs, like the one in question.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links:

Don't Miss: Jazz, Baby!

Don't Miss: Jazz, Baby!

 

Don't miss an entertaining evening filled with re-hot Dixieland jazz to benefit special needs babies.

Thursday, October 4th, Friends of Tennessee's Babies with Special Needs is hosting it's annual musical funraiser at The Foundry in World's Fair Park

Along with great music, Jazz, Baby! boasts tasty & plentiful hors d'oeuvres and a fabulous live auction!