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Knoxville hopes input creates support for new homelessness plan

By Eleanor Beck, WBIR

It's been eight years since Knox County and the City of Knoxville released what became a controversial, and ultimately shelved, plan to tackle issues surrounding homelessness. Now a new proposal is on the table.

Architect who designed several notable buildings in Knoxville has died

Architect who designed several notable buildings in Knoxville has died

The man who designed some of Knoxville's most visible buildings has died. Modern architect and World War II Air Force veteran Bruce McCarty passed away Saturday.

During his long career in Knoxville, he worked on designs for several notable buildings including the City-County building, Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, the Bank of America building, UT's Hodges Library and Humanities Complex, and the Knoxville waterfront.

You may have seen his signs in East Tennessee and beyond

You may have seen his signs in East Tennessee and beyond

For a business the sign outside is often a customer's first impression.

An East Tennessee man had an impressive career in the sign business.

Fifty years ago, Jack and Helen Arp built a house in West Knoxville on Coleman Road.

"Mr. Coleman was my neighbor here and he worked for Post Sign Company," Jack Arp remembered.

That's how he started in the sign business. Over the years he worked for different sign companies putting up signs across the country and East Tennessee.

Man shot outside mall has criminal history

Man shot outside mall has criminal history

Knoxville Police say a man who was shot by an officer outside West Town Mall on Thursday was overheard by witnesses saying he had a weapon and was going to "shoot."

Investigators say Abraham Dudley, 30, of Knoxville, was shot once in the lower torso by Officer Christopher Edmunds. 

Newly formed historical cemetery district opens

Newly formed historical cemetery district opens

Two historic cemeteries are now part of a newly formed historical cemetery district. Knoxville officials announced the opening of the West View Historical Cemetery District on Friday.

The community worked with the Knox County Sheriff's Office and other organizations to clear out the Longview and Southern Chain cemeteries. Both were so overgrown the graves were hard to see.

The graves date back to the 1700s and include veterans from the War of 1812 through the Vietnam War.

Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

From the City of Knoxville: 

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

Walk your human, pick up litter, and earn rewards

It's a way to get some exercise, keep your walking path tidy, and earn rewards.

"I walk about 10,000 to 12,000 steps a day. I have my pedometer on," Susie Stout said.

She's not just walking. Susie Stout is also picking up litter.

"I did Turkey Creek Greenway one time and I got 34 gallons, that's one of the big black trash bags full," she said.

She's part of a Keep Knoxville Beautiful program called Green Miles.

Allison Teeter is Executive Director.