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John Sevier, Hamblen schools win SCORE awards

John Sevier, Hamblen schools win SCORE awards

Some East Tennessee schools are taking home this year's SCORE prizes.

John Sevier Elementary School in Maryville City Schools is the 2012 SCORE elementary school winner, and Hamblen County schools is this year's district winner.

The middle and high school awards went to schools in middle and west Tennessee.

The winners were recognized in Nashville on Monday for dramatically improving student achievement.

John Sevier Elementary, as well as the winning middle and high schools will get $10,000.

Hamblen County Schools will get $25,000.

McCarter leads Sevier County past Morristown West, 48-27

Logan McCarter put Sevier County on the board before the offense even touched the ball on Thursday night.

The Smoky Bear defense forced a three and out on Morristown West's first possession. McCarter took the ensuing punt across the field and raced up the sideline to the endzone, getting help along the way on a devastating block from Peyton Otis.

Carson-Newman proposes new environmental forensics program

Carson-Newman proposes new environmental forensics program

Carson-Newman College is proposing a new environmental forensics program. Students would measure the effects of both animal and human decay on the air quality, the water supply and surrounding soil.

There are several labs, like UT's famous Body Farm that study actual bodies, but right now there is no facility to show what happens where a body breaks down.

The prospect of an environmental study has drawn the endorsement of Dr. Bill Bass, who founded the Body Farm, and other forensic experts.

Morristown football crowd breaks out in "Call Me Maybe" flash mob

It was a big night Friday for football in Morristown as the city's East high school visited the West for an annual rivalry game, and there was a memorable moment before the game even got started.

Students gathered in hopes of breaking the record for the biggest flash mob in Tennessee.

Flash mobs are large groups that show up in one place, often to sing or dance, after the idea spreads on social media.

Skydivers provide pre-game show at Carson-Newman soccer game

Skydivers provide pre-game show at Carson-Newman soccer game

The skies above Jefferson City had a little something extra in them Wednesday evening. Skydivers provided a pre-game show at the Carson-Newman soccer game.

The divers from Skydive East Tennessee parachuted into midfield carrying the American flag, the Carson-Newman flag, and the soccer ball for the game versus nearby Tusculum.

For one of the skydivers, it was a return home.

Carson-Newman students pitch in for day of service

Carson-Newman students pitch in for day of service

Nearly half of the entire student body at Carson-Newman College put on their work gloves Saturday to serve their surrounding communities.

"Operation Inasmuch" places students at senior centers, community centers, and other charities where repairs are needed from Knoxville to Morristown.

One group took a trip to Knoxville to spruce up the "Birdhouse," an 1880's Victorian home that serves as a neighborhood center.

The students painted ceilings and trim as well as mulched the community garden.