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Farragut students donate cans of food, money to the Love Kitchen

Farragut students donate cans of food, money to the Love Kitchen

Farragut High School students loaded up their decorated cars with donated cans and delivered them to the Love Kitchen on Friday afternoon.

The school estimates it collected about 10,000 cans of food for the local non-profit. Students and the community also raised nearly $2,500 for the Love Kitchen through a collection at the Bearden football game and a pancake breakfast.

This was the school's first year raising money and food donations for the Love Kitchen.

Myers leads Maryville over Farragut, 61-40

Farragut's offense kept the Admirals in the game for most of the first half but the defense couldn't stop Nick Myers and the Rebels.

Myers finished with 331 passing yards and six touchdowns. The senior also rushed for 99 yards.

The Rebels scored on the first drive of the game when Myers connected with Cody Carroll.

Farragut answered on their first drive of the game with a Jackson Fain 59-yard touchdown run to tie it.

Homeless Student Report shows startling numbers

Homeless Student Report shows startling numbers

School systems across the state are seeing more students come through their doors without basic necessities, according to new report from the Tennessee Comptroller's Office of Research and Education Accountability.

The Homeless Students in Tennessee Public Schools report shows startling numbers of students classified as homeless.

In our viewing area, two school systems stood out as having especially high numbers of homeless students.

Cumberland County reported 696 homeless students in the 2010- 2011 school year. Hamblen County reported 649.

ITT Tech moving to Cedar Bluff Shopping Center

ITT Tech moving to Cedar Bluff Shopping Center

A technical college in Knoxville is moving to a different location.

ITT Technical Institute is relocating from its current location on Technology Drive in west Knox County to the former Food City building inside the Cedar Bluff Shopping Center.

School officials say they hope to make the move by the end of the year.

The school's program offerings will remain the same.

ITT offers bachelors and associate degrees in information technology, electronics technology, drafting and design, business and criminal justice.

 

Men rescue deer that was tangled in soccer goal net

Mother Nature needed a little help Tuesday morning, when a deer was discovered tangled up in a soccer goal.

Two men spotted the young doe in trouble on the soccer field at the Episcopal School of Knoxville around 8:30 am.  She was lying on the ground, wrapped up in the netting, and couldn't free herself.  They have no idea how long she was trapped.

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.

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'.