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Mizzou fans are ready for a friendly SEC football game

Mizzou fans are ready for a friendly SEC football game

In less than 24 hours the Vols will kick off at Neyland Stadium for what fans hope will be the first SEC victory of the season.

Fans from the other side are taking on Tennessee in a brand new SEC rivalry.

In September, Gator fans came to town.

In October, Bama fans showed up.

Now it's November, and Mizzou fans are here in Knoxville.

"It was about an 11 or 12 hour drive. 677 miles from home to here," Mizzou fan Ed Kays said.

His RV got just 7 mpg on the trip to Tennessee.

Cadaver research site causes concern in New Market

Cadaver research site causes concern in New Market

The proposed site for Carson-Newman College's Tennessee Cadaver Research Foundation is causing concern in New Market.

"The air, the water and the environment," said nearby neighbor Doris Ligdon.

The research land, off Riddle Road, would allow the college to offer a Master of Science in Environmental Forensics.

Nearby homeowners have several worries including water runoff, smells and property values.

Carson-Newman said smells will be contained, water runoff will be monitored and the bodies will be fenced in.  Only one body would be received a month.

Kickoff time announced for UT/Vandy game

Kickoff time announced for UT/Vandy game

The Tennessee Volunteers will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores Nov. 17th in Nashville.

Kickoff will be at 7:00 pm EST. This game will air on ESPN2.

Carson-Newman changes name from "college" to "university"

Carson-Newman changes name from "college" to "university"

An East Tennessee college will soon have a new name. Carson-Newman trustees voted unanimously to change the college's name to Carson-Newman University.

The change will take effect January 1. Officials say the change will help in recruiting, especially among international students who think of "college" as "high school."

Since Carson-Newman offers masters-level programs, it qualifies as a university.

Stolen Jefferson County school bus recovered

Stolen Jefferson County school bus recovered

For Jefferson School's Bus Driver Robert Ellis Jr., the work day always starts early. But no matter what time the alarm clock rings-- it's hard to miss the school bus, if you're the driver.

That is, until Thursday morning.

 "I get up around five, have me a cup of coffee and a cake," said Ellis, who then heads out the door to crank up the Jefferson County school bus in his driveway.

But Thursday morning there was no bus there.

School bus stolen from Dandridge home

School bus stolen from Dandridge home

Jefferson County authorities are searching for a missing school bus.

Sheriff Bud McCoig said the bus disappered from the driver's home on R.H. Ellis Road in Dandridge. The driver parks the bus at his home in between his routes.

Authorities believe the bus was stolen between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The driver reported hearing his dogs barking around 8 p.m., but didn't notice the bus was missing until he prepared to start his route Thursday morning.

The bus is a yellow Thomas with the number 46.

Homeless Student Report shows startling numbers

Homeless Student Report shows startling numbers

School systems across the state are seeing more students come through their doors without basic necessities, according to new report from the Tennessee Comptroller's Office of Research and Education Accountability.

The Homeless Students in Tennessee Public Schools report shows startling numbers of students classified as homeless.

In our viewing area, two school systems stood out as having especially high numbers of homeless students.

Cumberland County reported 696 homeless students in the 2010- 2011 school year. Hamblen County reported 649.