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7 East TN high schools rank among best in state

Several East Tennessee schools are ranked among the best in the state.

U.S. News and World Report evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools
across the country in the areas of student-teacher ratio, college readiness, algebra proficiency, and English proficiency. The magazine put out a list of
the best schools in the country, as well as the best schools in each state.
More than half a dozen East Tennessee high schools have been ranked in the top
20 in the state.

Pharmacists sell new meth-proof cold medicine

Local pharmacists are selling a new form of pseudoephedrine to help fight against meth production in East Tennessee.

Eight stores started selling Nexafed, a drug its manufacturer claims cannot be broken down to be used to make methamphetamine.

"It was intriguing to know there was going to be a new formulation made," said Jeremy Long, a pharmacist at City Drug Co. in Maryville. "I am a lab-rat, I'm a nut. I'm one of the crazy people that enjoys the science behind stuff"

Fast food expansion: Pal's adding new East TN location

A homegrown fast-food chain with an at times cult-like following is adding an additional East Tennessee location.

Pal's Sudden Service is adding a location in Jefferson City. The owner/operator of the Pal's location in Morristown tells 10News the new restaurant will be located along 11-E near Walmart. It will be owned by Tri-Cities man Justin Wilcox. Work on the new location is set to be begin in a couple of weeks with a tentative opening date for sometime in September.

School bus driver pleads guilty to DUI

A Cocke County school bus driver has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence while working. Court officials say Cheryl Hembree will spend two days in jail for first offense DUI.

Sheriff Armando Fontes says Hembree was drinking while sitting in her school bus in March. They say she was getting ready to pick up students.

Hembree will also have to pay $350 plus court costs.

Students travel the world with postcards and Google Earth

The price of a postcard can open up the world to some East Tennessee elementary school students.

During one recent class, students went to chicago, but they didn't need to board an airplane.

Family, friends, and friends-of-friends send postcards from their vacations to Talbott Elementary School's 5th grade class.

"It's really neat because it's really a domino effect because I'll tell some people and they like the idea so they'll tell some people so we get postcards from people we don't even know," Phillip Lewis said.

Help for the Sole offers more than foot care

Taking care of our feet is something we all need to do but it can be a difficult task for those without a home.

Some East Tennessee college students are making it a little easier.

The Volunteer Ministry Center's mission is finding supportive housing for people who need it. The VMC also partners with other organizations to provide certain services.

Canned Food Castle Contest to benefit Daily Bread

Canned Food Castle Contest to benefit Daily Bread

 

Morristown Parks and Recreation will be hosting a “Canned Food Castle Contest” at Talley Ward Recreation Center on May 4th at 1:00pm in the gymnasium.

All canned and boxed food items and other kitchen items collected through this charity event will be donated to the Daily Bread. A detailed rules sheet is available at the main office located at 415 West Louise Avenue.

This event is open and free to all groups wishing to participate. For more information on this and other recreational programs, please contact Jason at 586-0280.