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Bacteria subsides after sewage spills into Cherokee Lake

Bacteria subsides after sewage spills into Cherokee Lake

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (AP) -- Cherokee Lake is beginning to return to normal after an accident created a sewage spill that caused levels of E. coli bacteria to spike.

Morristown City Administrator Tony Cox told the Citizen Tribune that health advisory signs posted along the lake have been removed. The newspaper said bacteria readings in the lake water for a time reached critical levels.

Field of Dreams Activities Center set to open a decade after inception

Field of Dreams Activities Center set to open a decade after inception

Ten years after its inception, Dandridge is finally set to open the new Field of Dreams Activities Center.

The nearly 50,000 square foot facility is the newest addition to the Field of Dreams complex.

It houses two full basketball courts, a fitness room, free weights and workout equipment, elliptical machines and treadmills, even a volleyball court.

Town Administrator Bryan McCarter says the center's impact will be wide-reaching.

Not in My Backyard

Not in My Backyard

Having a background in real estate, I pay attention when I see rezoning notices posted.  However, early this summer, my neighbors in Country Club Estates and I were surprised to receive a notice from a local developer in our mailboxes.  It seems one of our grocery stores, Food City, would like to relocate across AJ Highway and build a new store.  

Greene Co. man pleads guilty to attempted murder

Greene Co. man pleads guilty to attempted murder

A 44-year-old Greene County man will spend more than a decade in prison.

Harry Joseph Chase entered a guilty plea Wednesday to attempted murder in Greene County Criminal Court.

Chase was put on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list after he shot and seriously wounded Chasity Morton and David Shackelford in August of 2010.

Chase is sentenced to 17 years in state prison.

Carson-Newman ranks 12th among "Best Colleges in the South"

Carson-Newman ranks 12th among "Best Colleges in the South"

Carson-Newman College is once again making the grade in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of Best Colleges.

The Jefferson City school is ranked 12th among "Best Colleges in the South" and is in the Top Ten in the publication's "Great Schools, Great Prices" section. C-N moved up one position from last year's regional list.

Church: Deadly crash kills two foster children

Church: Deadly crash kills two foster children

We're learning more about the foster family involved in a fatal wreck.  The crash occurred Monday afternoon on Highway 11E in Jefferson County.

The foster mom and dad, and their three biological children, are very active members of Jefferson City Christian Church.

"I cannot express how much love and heart Terry and Bryan have for the kids and how much they've poured into them," said John Emmert, Director of Worship and Missions at JCCC.

No mechanical problems found on bus that hit, killed grandmother

No mechanical problems found on bus that hit, killed grandmother

Authorities say the bus that accidentally struck and killed a grandmother in Hamblen County Friday had no mechanical issues wrong with it.

The accident killed 63-year old Sandra Acres.

She was driving with her two grandkids near Meadowview Middle School when another driver hit her from behind.

She got out to talk with the driver and a school bus passing by hit her.