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An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

Senator, your nation needs you.

The message sent by Tuesday night’s election is not completely clear but one thing is obvious.  The voters did not reward gridlock. The American people want their leaders to get something done. Soon.

HomeGrown: Sen. Lamar Alexander

"I'm not a Senator from Tennessee, I'm a Senator of Tennessee."

Senator Lamar Alexander is not only a familiar name in Tennessee politics, but across the country. 

"I feel lucky to be doing what I'm doing."

The Maryville native has certainly come a long way.

"I was a little mischievous."

Alexander got his first library card at age three. A year later, he started taking piano lessons at Maryville College. He practiced every morning before school after his paper deliveries.

HomeGrown: The Band Perry

From the Grand Ole Opry to a benefit concert in East Tennessee, The Band Perry is one of the hottest country music acts in the world
with the industry's top honors from Grammy nomination to ACM, CMA, even
Teen Choice awards.  

"We're The Band Perry and we're from right here in Greeneville," said Kimberly Perry to the crowd at a United Way fundraiser. "We love, love, love small towns."

"I feel like we have to make conscious efforts to soak in the moments because we're so busy, we're going so fast," said Reid Perry.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links:

Your Stories: The Skatin' Man

One Morristown man is right at home under the mirrored ball, skating, dancing and putting on quite a show, and he's almost 70 years old.

Johnnie Taylor has been going to Twi-LITE Roller Skating Rink for three decades. He's a legend in Morristown. But he started out in Knoxville where he grew up...on skates.

"We would grab the bumpers and ride from one destination to the other one and we'd do tricks," says Johnnie.

Elizabeth Smart to speak in East Tennessee

Elizabeth Smart to speak in East Tennessee

The survivor of one of the most followed child abduction cases in recent history will be in East Tennessee Tuesday.

Elizabeth Smart will be the featured speaker at Lakeway Regional Hospital's Healthy Woman event.

Smart was in the Volunteer State last month for an event to bring home missing West Tennessee woman, Holly Bobo.

Tuesday's event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Fountain Plaza in Morristown.

Cocke Co. fire crew heads to Miss. for assistance

Cocke Co. fire crew heads to Miss. for assistance

Some East Tennessee firefighters are on their way to the Gulf region.

The Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department in Cocke County has worked with coastal Mississippi firefighters in past storm efforts.

As of Friday evening, they were headed to Hancock County, Mississippi to assist first responders there.