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Week 6 Player of the Week Winners

There were many deserving candidates for the Week 6 Offensive Player of the Week. Voters selected Lenoir City quarterback Jordan Hall as the winner.

The senior completed 20 of 23 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns in Lenoir City's win over Catholic.

Hall has led the Panthers to a 5-1 start after taking Lenoir City to the quarterfinals of the playoffs in 2011. Lenoir City will host West on Friday night. The game can be seen on cable channel 10News2.

Free classes teach adults to read

Free classes teach adults to read

A surprising number of adults cannot read or read only at an elementary school level.

Friends of Literacy helps them develop reading skills for free.

The students in a classroom at the old Knoxville High School dare to dream.

They are new readers.

"The girl is jumping and kicking," one student sounded out from a textbook.

It is the only class in Knoxville for adults who can't read.

Karns Elementary aims to break world record at read-in

Karns Elementary aims to break world record at read-in

Governor Bill Haslam's wife Crissy will be at Karns Elementary on Tuesday morning trying to help the school break a world record.

Students will pack the house and try to set a record for the number of people attending a read-in event. Several guest readers are expected to attend.

The read-in begins shortly after 8 a.m.

KCS officials to discuss rezoning at public meeting Tuesday

KCS officials to discuss rezoning at public meeting Tuesday

Knox County Schools will again talk about elementary school rezoning Tuesday night during one of four public meetings.

Last week, officials met at Hardin Valley.

A new school in southwest Knox County will likely change district zones for several Knox County elementary schools, including A.L. Lotts Elementary, Farragut Primary and Intermediate, and Hardin Valley Elementary.

Tuesday, official will hold a public meeting at Farragut Intermediate School starting at 6:00.

Webb School honors Jim Hart as Distinguished Alumnus

Webb School honors Jim Hart as Distinguished Alumnus

The Webb School of Knoxville honored a member of the WBIR family on Friday. The school presented Jim Hart its Distinguished Alumnus award for his extensive work in television and the community.

Hart served as general manager and vice president for two stations, including our very own during the '80s until 1994. He spent more than 35 years in television, working in various leadership roles, including Scripps Howard Broadcasting and the E.W. Scripps Company.

Cellular Sales donates $45K to Knox Co. Schools

Cellular Sales donates $45K to Knox Co. Schools

Some Knox County School programs got a boost Thursday, thanks to a local business.

Cellular Sales gave $45-thousand dollars to the Great Schools Partnership.  The organization uses private donations to help fund programs in Knox County Schools.

After the presentation, Cellular Sales officials toured the Verizon Cellular Sales Center for Academic Excellence at West High School.   The center is funded by donations made to the Great Schools Partnership.

School officials say it is making a difference.

Knox superintendent takes over school bus duty for one lucky teacher

Knox superintendent takes over school bus duty for one lucky teacher

Karns Elementary School had a special addition in its morning drop-off line on Thursday.

Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre surprised teacher Beth Caballero by taking over for her on morning bus duty.

This 4th grade teacher says she appreciates the relief!

"It shows how much he really does realize all the things that we're doing from bus duty to teaching, this is a great surprise. It's a great help for me.  I can go and enjoy my morning," said Caballero with a laugh.