$1M Powerball ticket sold in Pigeon Forge

$1M Powerball ticket sold in Pigeon Forge PIGEON FORGE (WATE) – While last night’s $487 million Powerball jackpot was won in New Hampshire, the big drawing created 59,251 winning tickets in Tennessee. Among these were a $1 million winner in Pigeon Forge and separate winners of $50,000 each in Murfreesboro,…

Confederates battle the Union at a Civil War reenactment in Abingdon

Confederates battle the Union at a Civil War reenactment in Abingdon The Abingdon Muster Grounds hosted a Civil War reenactment today as part of the Virginia Highlands Festival. Source: Local News Click to read more.

Fans brave heat to watch day 2 of Titans training camp

Fans brave heat to watch day 2 of Titans training camp NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Sunday was day 2 of the Tennessee Titans’ training camp, and once again, a large crowd showed up to watch. An estimated 2,450 people braved the heat to see team on the field. Eighty-nine players were out…

Abingdon’s Virginia Highlands Festival celebrates opening weekend

Abingdon’s Virginia Highlands Festival celebrates opening weekend ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) – Dozens of people filled the street of Downtown Abingdon Sunday to enjoy live music, craft shows, photography and more as part of the 68th annual Virginia Highlands Festival. This year’s theme is “paint the town” and Festival President, Sandra…

Good Samaritan Ministries’ back to school picnic draws large crowd

Good Samaritan Ministries’ back to school picnic draws large crowd JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Over 1500 people came out to Cardinal Park in Johnson City today for Good Samaritan Ministries’ back to school preparation picnic. The annual event benefits children in our area who are on free or reduced…

NTSB: Balloon hit power lines before crashing, killing 16

NTSB: Balloon hit power lines before crashing, killing 16 LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — It appears a hot air balloon made contact with high-tension power lines before crashing into a pasture in Central Texas, killing all 16 on board, according to federal authorities who are investigating the worst such disaster in…

3 teens arrested for Nashville carjackings

3 teens arrested for Nashville carjackings NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police arrested three teenage carjacking suspects last week. The arrests stemmed from two different cases. The first one occurred on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the 700 block Vanderhorst Drive. According to police, a 43-year-old woman reported that a gunman…

White House Letter: Obama to Leave the White House a Nerdier Place Than He Found It

White House Letter: Obama to Leave the White House a Nerdier Place Than He Found It From firing marshmallow cannons to speaking of “gel electrophoresis,” President Obama has embraced science and championed it as a national priority. Source: NYT > Politics Click to read more.

TDOT employee 'had a heart of gold'

TDOT employee 'had a heart of gold' Funeral services for James “Pee Wee” Hopkins were held Sunday afternoon in Trenton. Hopkins was killed Wednesday while working with TDOT.        Source: Jackson TN – News Click to read more.

Peyton Manning appears on Saints practice field in a tie

Peyton Manning appears on Saints practice field in a tie WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A lanky 6-foot-5 man in a button-down, long-sleeve shirt and tie walked onto the field during Saints training camp on Sunday, bringing a mixture of good and painful memories to veteran safety Roman Harper.…