Loudon, TN


Largest adult pop-up consignment sale is back

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The biggest adult fashion shopping experience is back in Knoxville. StateMint Style Consignment brings out the best, mint condition apparel, shoes, accessories and more twice every year. Their Fall sale is back and has a record number of consigners this year. The sale will be...
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Aircraft to drop experimental marshmallow-flavored rabies vaccines for raccoons in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Flight crews will soon take to the skies above rural Tennessee in an effort to prevent the spread of rabies in wild raccoons. The Tennessee Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services announced there will be another round of raccoon rabies vaccine airdrops in October targeting areas along Tennessee's state lines with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

Springbrook Farm City Center in Alcoa

The senior wide receiver injured his ankle late in the first half of the game against Akron. The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center was packed as Chancellor Donde Plowman gave her 4th Flagship Address about the future of UT Knoxville. Teen dead after shooting at Knoxville apartment complex, second teen...

Fall activities at Mayfield Farm Park

ATHENS, Tenn. — Have you been searching for fall festivities that the whole family can enjoy? The Mayfield family invites you to their Farm Park to enjoy the 40 acres of fun that they have to offer! Their corn maze, pumpkin patch, zip lines, Ball Zone, Hook and Ring Toss and their Mountain Slide are just a few of the many attractions your family will love! Come out and visit this fall season!

Athens Optimists install new officers

The Optimist Club of Athens recently held its annual Installation Banquet. Officers for the 2022-23 Optimist year were inducted by GATEway District Zone 11 Lt. Governor Ginger Howard. They are (from left): Lois Preece, past president; Stanley Blair, board member;…

Blount County Awards celebrate leadership

It was a celebration of leadership this afternoon in Blount County. Sevierville elementary school learning with new STEM …. Piggly Wiggly: “America’s First True Self-Service …. Ian’s expected impacts in TN, University of Tennessee …. Friday Frenzy Player of the Week: Joshuah Keith. Cocke County preparing for...

Eye to the Sky: Light rain possible Saturday from Ian’s remnants

The remnants of Hurricane Ian are expected to impact East Tennessee, including the northern Cumberland Plateau region, this weekend. Here is the latest:. Ian now: Incredibly, Ian remained a major hurricane until he was well inland, finally weakening into a tropical storm overnight as he neared Palm Bay. The storm is back over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean now, however, situated just southeast of Daytona Beach, and is expected to regain hurricane status by later this evening. A second landfall is expected near Charleston, S.C. tomorrow, after which Ian will northward through the Carolinas and into southwestern Virginia.

Louisville nursing home sued

The child of a late Blount County resident has filed suit for damages against Life Care Center of Blount County, 1965 Stewart Lane, Louisville. Barbara Miller alleges that the Center failed to properly care for her father, Gary R. Wilson, and thus directly contributed to his death. The suit, which was filed Monday, Sept. 26 in the Law Division of the Blount County Circuit Court, names Blount Medical Investors, Inc., d/b/a Life Care Center of Blount County and Life Care Centers of America as defendants....

Drunken dispute ends in multiple charges

A Loudon man and woman were arrested for domestic assault Sept. 16 following a physical altercation caused by the consumption of alcohol. After further investigation, the man was also charged with child abuse and forgery a few days later. Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James Padgett responded to a physical domestic call in Loudon and talked with Kevin Reniery Landa Ardon, 26, and Charity Zerena Branson Collopy, 20. Both said...

Greenback residents could need ID

Loudon County residents dumping trash at the Convenience and Recycling Center in Greenback may need a window sticker to use the facility. District 3 Commissioner Bill Satterfield told Loudon County Commission at a Sept. 19 workshop that the taxpayer-financed location was taking in a lot of out-of-county waste. “What we’re trying to do is to get a handle on solid waste that’s coming in from outside the county,” Satterfield said. ...

VOLunteer opportunities around the corner

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Putting VOL in Volunteer with a local organization catered to your needs. Help someone and even yourself by lending a hand with local opportunities. Volunteer East Tennessee is an online site to find the best ways to give back in areas that matter to you.

Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report for September 29-October 5, 2022

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129 North and South between US 321 and Foch Street: On Monday, October 3, 2022, through Friday, October 7, 2022, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews install storm drainage across the roadway through this project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

Blount County residents payable from Sept. 29

Blount County residents are able to pay their property tax bills from Thursday, Sept. 29, a press release from the Blount County trustee's office states. Residents who pay their bill in October will receive a 2% discount, shown on invoices, while those who pay in November will receive a 1% discount. The release states that "customers must have their tax notice when making payment." Residents can pay their taxes online, at; through the mail or in person, at the trustee's office; by using a check at either the county clerk's Foothills Mall office or at the drive-thru location next to the Blount County Public Library; or at a number of banks, including CBBC, First Century and First Horizon, Home Federal, Renasant, Simmons Bank, SmartBank, TnBank, Truist Bank, US Bank and United Community Bank. For further information, members of the public may contact the trustee's office at 273-5900.

Cool cars, weather a festival hit

Cool weather and even cooler cars provided the perfect stage for Saturday’s Fall Street Festival and Car Show in downtown Lenoir City. “It’s great weather and it’s great to see all these people show in our downtown,” Lenoir City Councilman Jim Shields said. Music filled the air from speakers on the sidewalk. Both sides of Broadway were lined with custom and classic cars along with food and craft vendors. ...