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TNReady: Knox students gained proficiency in most subjects, but some schools lagging  Knoxville News Sentinel

Fewer than half of students in Knox County, or Tennessee, public schools are proficient in the areas of language arts, math and history — but in most subjects, ...



From southeast Africa to Knoxville: One Fulton grad's journey  Knoxville News Sentinel

Jackie Ndabahekeye came to America as a refugee in 2007. She will graduate from Fulton High School on Saturday and plans on attending Carson-Newman ...



Knoxville Voter Guide 2019: Mayor, council candidates answer questions from League of Women Voters  GoVolsXtra

Early voting begins Aug. 7. Our Voter Guide offers a chance to get to know who's running for mayor and city council in Knoxville. The League of Women Voters ...



"Good luck!:" Fulton High School grads give and get encouragement  WVLT.TV

The Fulton High School's Class of 2019 visited many elementary and middle schools today to celebrate their graduation and encourage other students to carry ...



Fulton High School garden thrives on student volunteerism  WVLT.TV

Students help keep the community garden growing and expanding at Fulton High School in Knoxville.



Meet the 7 new Knox County high school principals  Knoxville News Sentinel

Bearden, L&N STEM Academy, Hardin Valley Academy and four other high schools are getting new leadership for the new school year.



Fulton High remembers Zaevion Dobson at graduation; his mother accepts his diploma  Knoxville News Sentinel

Fulton High remembers Zaevion Dobson, Mehki Luster at graduation ceremony Saturday. Both teens were murdered. Dobson has been hailed a hero.



New program will help Knox County students attend and finish college  Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee Promise students in Knox County will now have access to additional financial aid and mentoring through a new program, announced on Wednesday ...



Teen suspect sought in hit and run that injured Fulton High school resource officer  Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville Police Department is searching for a teenage suspect who fled the scene after an hit and run involving a resource officer at Fulton High School on ...



Fulton football earns region title with first win over Oak Ridge since 1967  Knoxville News Sentinel

OAK RIDGE — Patience is finally paying dividends for JaShaun Fenderson. The 5-foot-10, 197-pound senior do-everything for the Fulton football team has ...



Fulton High School seniors challenge freshman to achieve through internships  WBIR.com

Fulton High School and Project GRAD encouraged freshman students to succeed during a special assembly Tuesday.



Mother accepts daughter's high school diploma 12 years after her death  WBIR.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Of all the gravestones at the cemetery, none look like Elizabeth's. More than a decade after she was killed, a Knoxville mother is finally ...



‘It feels like I’ll be at that place one day,’ Fulton football standout talks NFL Draft dreams  WATE 6 On Your Side

Deshawn Page, 2018's Mr. Football, is looking ahead to his collegiate career, knowing what he does next could determine a future in the sport. He's not worried ...



Congrats, graduates! Here are all of this year's galleries in one place  Knoxville News Sentinel

Congratulations, graduates! The whole community of Knoxville is proud of your accomplishments.



Remembering Zaevion Dobson 3 years later  WBIR.com

Dobson, a sophomore, was hanging out with friends on a front porch on the evening of Dec. 17, 2015 when gunmen or a gunman fired randomly in the Lonsdale ...



Rob Black, Falcons continue successful run with 56-0 rout of Campbell County  Knoxville News Sentinel

Fulton win improves coach Rob Black to 85-18 for his career.



How Buck Coatney turned Fulton into a football power  Knoxville News Sentinel

Long after Fulton's first win over football power Kingston in 1998, the scoreboard lights burned bright. By order of coach Buck Coatney. “I saw (players) sitting in ...



L&N assistant principal Tim Childers reassigned to Fulton High School  WBIR.com

According to a Knox County Schools spokesperson, Tim Childers has been reassigned as the assistant principal at Fulton High School.



Fulton High School seniors remember classmates Zaevion Dobson and Mekhi Luster  WBIR.com

The shooting death of 18-year-old Mekhi Luster comes at a hard time for Fulton High School, just weeks before graduation. The senior class is hurting the most, ...



Secret video shows Stan Lee addressing East Tenn. students  WVLT.TV

A never-before-seen video of Stan Lee, captured by an East Tennessee teacher, was shared immediately after the comic book icon's passing on Monday.



With Zaevion Dobson in their hearts, Fulton seniors prepare for graduation  Knoxville News Sentinel

High school graduation is an exciting time for almost any senior. The life chapter of childhood is closing and the future awaits. For the Fulton High School football ...



Hike the Smokies raising money to send under-served high schoolers into the mountains  WBIR.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Hike the Smokies is launching a fundraising effort to send under-served Knoxville students to spend several nights in the mountains at the ...



Stuff the Bus Donation Drive Supports Fulton High School Students  The knoxville focus

Members of Knoxville City Council, the North Knoxville Business and Professional Association and several North Knoxville merchants are joining forces to ...



Why 15 Knox County high school students will perform a free concert in Market Square  Knoxville News Sentinel

Fifteen Knox County High School students have been working for weeks to prepare for their upcoming time to shine at CTE Goes Live on Friday.



First Creek Greenway segment opens near Fulton High School  WATE 6 On Your Side

The newest segment of the First Creek Greenway opened Monday near Fulton High School.



City of Knoxville details agreement to acquire hospital site for new KPD headquarters  WBIR.com

The city of Knoxville plans to acquire the old St. Mary's hospital as part of a $40 million project that calls for demolishing some of the campus buildings to make ...



Tremont partnering with Fulton High School to give students unforgettable experience  WBIR.com

Caleb Carlton, a leader at Tremont, says they wanted to build on the experience they shared with Fulton High School students during the eclipse excursion, ...



Top 10 football prospects from the Class of 2020 in the Knoxville area  Knoxville News Sentinel

Editor's note: A name listed in a previous version of this story was removed after it was determined an erroneous recruiting profile had been created on national ...



Project GRAD students get to experience college life at UT  WBIR.com

For an entire week, 60 students will stay in one of the University of Tennessee's newest dorms and take classes just like a real college kid.



ORHS basketball winds up regular season tonight at Fulton  Oak Ridger

WILDCAT ARENA — It was a good time to be a basketball senior this past Friday night — Senior Night! — on Oak Ridge High School's Jill Prudden Court.



KPD identifies suspect who hit school security officer  WATE 6 On Your Side

The Knoxville Police Department have identified the suspect who hit a school security officer Friday night.



Why around 200 Knox County students produced a free Market Square concert  Knoxville News Sentinel

A Friday night concert in Market Square was the culmination of a school year's work for many Knox County students and staff.



Error-filled Knox County 'evacuate' text alert on fire offered more questions than answers  Knoxville News Sentinel

Correction: The original version of this story said the Knoxville-Knox County Emergency Management Agency sent the erroneous text. This is incorrect.



Fulton's Jody Wright has touched a lot of lives on the way to 700 wins  Knoxville News Sentinel

Fulton boys basketball coach Jody Wright reached 700 wins in 33 years and had an impact on a lot of players along the way.



Evelyn Gill keeps county commissioner job after law director closes ouster investigation  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong has closed the ouster investigation filed against County Commissioner Evelyn Gill due to a lack of evidence, the News ...



Change Center receives $10,000 grant from Zaevion Dobson Foundation  WVLT.TV

The newly opened Change Center is receiving a large donation from the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation.



Alice Bell Pool in North Knoxville celebrates 50 years  WBIR.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — For 50 years, the Alice Bell Pool has helped people in North Knoxville stay cool. And for the better part of the past half century, Fulton High ...



East Tennessee High School Football: Week 11 roundup  Knoxville News Sentinel

TSSAA high school football game updates from across East Tennessee and Knoxville.



Hundreds sign petition to change KCS dress code  WBIR.com

Back to school means back to the dress code for many students in East Tennessee, and some are not happy about it. More than seven hundred people have ...



Summer Camps Guide 2019: How to keep kids busy in Knoxville  Knoxville News Sentinel

Complete list of Summer Camps in Knoxville, Tennessee for 2019.



The GKSHOF announces ITS High School Athletes of the Year honorees  WVLT.TV

High School Athletes of the Year Award Winners Announced for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley 38th Annual Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of ...



2018 All-PrepXtra boys and girls wrestling teams  Knoxville News Sentinel

The 2018 All-PrepXtra Boys Wrestling Team and wrestler of the year nominees are announced.



How Knox County Schools protect students from inappropriate content online  WBIR.com

As students settle back in their school routines, one thing that isn't new to them is the use of technology in the classroom. The Knox County IT Department works ...



Suspect in Zaevion Dobson slaying insists shootings spurred by 'girl,' not gangs  Knoxville News Sentinel

Jurors in the trial of three suspects in the fatal shooting of Zaevion Dobson listened Monday to the interrogation of one of them.



Shopper News blog: Nature’s Crossing offers healing herbs and CBD  Knoxville News Sentinel

What's new in your community? Find out here at the Shopper News blog. We'll have updates on people, places, businesses, schools and sports in your ...



Fulton football team remembers Mekhi Luster, Zaevion Dobson  WBIR.com

April 25, 2018: The shooting death of Mekhi Luster marks the second member of the Fulton High School senior class killed by gunfire. Two years ago, Zaevion ...



On third anniversary of Zaevion Dobson's death, Change Center comes to life  WVLT.TV

On the third anniversary of the tragic shooting death of Fulton High School student and football player Zaevion Dobson, the Change Center opens in Knoxville ...



2018 Knoxville-area high school football schedules  Knoxville News Sentinel

All the regular-season schedules for Knoxville area football teams.



New Knox school board members prioritize teacher diversity, safety, vocational training  Knoxville News Sentinel

New Knox County school board members in districts 1, 4 and 9 are starting their terms with a variety of priorities in mind, from safety to diversity.



Commissioner seeks Evelyn Gill's removal from joint county-school board committee  WBIR.com

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — A Knox County commissioner is seeking to remove a fellow commissioner from a county-school board education committee ...



Knox County parents, students share views on school security, welcome improvements  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Schools parents, students say school safety improvements are needed and share their views on security as students get ready to return Aug. 8.



10 About Town: June 20 - 23, 2019  WBIR.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —. Thursday, June 20, 2019. The Wings of Wonder butterfly exhibit is open now at the University of Tennessee Gardens. 25 local ...



Knoxville restaurant Jackie’s Dream reopens in new location  WATE 6 On Your Side

Knoxville staple Jackie's Dream reopened in a bigger storefront Tuesday morning. The soul food joint, known for hot chicken and fried pickles, first opened its ...



Prom 2019: Where you can get prom dresses, tuxedos in Knoxville  Knoxville News Sentinel

If you or someone in your family is planning to go to prom, here is a guide to where to purchase dresses and rent or buy tuxedos in Knoxville.



Tennessee Teen Zaevion Dobson Dies Shielding Friends From Gunshots: Police  NBCNews.com

A shooting spree in Knoxville, Tennessee, injured one person and killed a high school football player, who died shielding three girls.



South-Doyle sex abuse victim sues ex-football coach, coach's wife and Knox school board  Knoxville News Sentinel

The teenage boy at the center of a statutory rape case that roiled South-Doyle High School is suing the Knox County School Board, his former football coach, ...



Report card on crime: What's going on around our middle, high schools  WBIR-TV

WBIR 10News compiled and analyzed more than five years of data, looking at reported crimes around each public school in Knox County. Some middle and ...



Some Knoxville hospitals are just a memory | Opinion  Knoxville News Sentinel

From left, Joseph Kendrick, Johnny Ford, Bob Booker, C. Virginia Fields, Dr. Rev. James Reese and Howard O'Neil speak in front of McKee Hall on Knoxville ...



East Tennessee flooding: Here's which roads are closed, under water, slope concerns  Knoxville News Sentinel

East Tennessee's ninth straight day of rain is causing localized flooding and the possibility of slope failures.



Prom 2019: TLC’s 'Say Yes to the Prom' tour makes Knoxville stop  Knoxville News Sentinel

More than 60 Gibbs High students enjoyed an ultimate prom “shopping” experience during a two-hour field trip to Discovery national operations headquarters.



Shopper News Blog: Baseball camp a home run at Karns High School  Knoxville News Sentinel

What's new in your community? Find out here at the Shopper News blog. We'll have updates on people, places, businesses, schools and sports in your ...



Former Fulton coach joins Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame  WBIR.com

Former Fulton Falcons head coach Buck Coatney sits in his office as a facilitator for Knox County Schools. the bookshelf behind his desk is covered with ...



Lawsuit: Knox County Commissioner Evelyn Gill abused special needs student  Knoxville News Sentinel

A lawsuit filed in August alleges Knox County Commissioner Evelyn Gill abused a student with disabilities while teaching at South-Doyle Middle School.



Tennessee High School Football Player Killed Shielding Girls To Receive Ashe Award  Hartford Courant

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Zaevion Dobson, a high school football player who was shot to death while shielding two girls from gunfire, will receive the Arthur Ashe ...



Defendants get life in prison in teen football hero's death  Kingsport Times News

KNOXVILLE — One defendant received a life sentence and two co-defendants were given prison terms of more than 100 years each Friday for their roles in the ...



Violence claimed 30 lives in Knox County in 2018. Here are those cases.  Knoxville News Sentinel

Homicides were up in 2018 from an average of 26 since 2001, but down from 39 in 2017 — the deadliest year here since 1998.



The King's Academy's Regan Weekly named Gatorade Tennessee softball player of the year  Knoxville News Sentinel

Regan Weekly, a second baseman at The King's Academy, was named the Gatorade Tennessee softball player of the year. Weekly is a Dartmouth signee.



Knox school officials: Suspensions are down but disparities persist  Knoxville News Sentinel

First, as it often does, came the good news: the total number of in-school and out-of-school suspensions across Knox County schools has plummeted over the ...



KFD’s first black female firefighter retires after a 30-year career of service  Knoxville News Sentinel

Thirty years ago, in 1988, when Jaquetta Brooks applied to join the Knoxville Fire Department, she would make history as one the first female firefighters to join ...



Knoxville football: Who were the Week 2 top performers?  Knoxville News Sentinel

Grace Christian's Luke Kirby, Halls' Ty Humphrey and Midway's Jason Taylor were among the standout performances this week.



Looking back: Knoxville vs. Central football rivalry brought 20,000 fans to Shields-Watkins Field  Knoxville News Sentinel

The high school football rivalry lasted 45 years and was so popular the game had to be played at Shields-Watkins Field to accommodate 20-30K fans.



Zack Dobson: A Champion's time to shine  Knoxville News Sentinel

Zaevion Dobson is a hero. Zack Dobson gets to choose his path and he chooses to be a champion. He leaves for MTSU in a few short days to begin his dreams.



Who signed where on National Signing Day?  Knoxville News Sentinel

Wednesday marked the beginning of the NCAA signing period for football, soccer and water polo. Here is who signed, or will sign this week, to play in college.



City makes final case to buy up St. Mary's site in N. Knoxville before council vote  WBIR.com

City officials made their final pitch to neighbors Monday before the city council votes on whether to buy the former hospital and transform it into the new Knoxville ...



Jody Wright set to be inducted into GKSHOF  WVLT.TV

Wright has served in some capacity at Fulton high school for more than thirty years.



Discovery gives students prom shopping experience with 'Say Yes to the Dress' host  Knoxville News Sentinel

'Say Yes to the Prom' provided Knox high school students dresses, tuxedo rentals, accessories and fashion advice from TLC's Monte Durham.



East TN athletes commit on National Signing Day  WBIR-TV

Knoxville-area student athletes will commit to their future on Wednesday. Here's a working list of signings.



'We all hurt': Knoxville community mourns loss of 18-year-old shooting victim Mekhi Luster  Knoxville News Sentinel

Mekhi Luster and Zaevion Dobson grew up together as classmates in school and as friends on the streets of Lonsdale. They both would have graduated from ...



Character paves the way for Central Bobcats, football coach Bryson Rosser  Knoxville News Sentinel

For the fifth straight season, Central football coach Brian Rosser has guided Central to the playoffs. “I am extremely excited and pleased to have the opportunity,” ...



Knoxville City Council meets to discuss Tennova property, safety center plans  WATE 6 On Your Side

Knoxville City Council members were expected to discuss plans Thursday night to put a new police and fire headquarters on the site of the old St. Mary's ...



#24 jersey honors Zaevion Dobson on Fulton football field  WBIR.com

The Fulton High School football field now holds a lasting reminder to a Knoxville teen who died a hero. Zaevion Dobson, 15, died while shielding friends from ...



Report Card on Crime: Violent crime around our schools  WBIR-TV

What kind of crimes are reported in the neighborhoods surround Knox County's elementary schools? They range from murder and aggravated assault to robbery ...



Trial opens in death of Knoxville teen who shielded girls from gunfire  Chattanooga Times Free Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor said as the murder trial of three young men opened Tuesday that at least 34 shots were fired in an attack that killed a ...



Knox County single mother raising money to send son to wrestling tournament  WATE 6 On Your Side

Elijah Davis is out to prove hard work pays off. As a freshman at Fulton High, Elijah racked up 26 wins as a member of the Falcons wrestling team. His success at ...



A 'sad day': News of Knoxville Rep. Rick Staples' alleged sexual misconduct spreads  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville State Rep. Rick Staples violated the legislature's sexual harassment policy, according to an internal investigation.



Fulton football retires Zaevion Dobson's number  WBIR-TV

Fulton High School is retiring the number 24 jersey worn by Zaevion Dobson, who died while protecting friends during a shooting in 2015. Dobson was a ...



Did Hollywood kill Knoxville's Brad Renfro, or was he doomed from the start?  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville actor Brad Renfro, who died of a heroin overdose at age 25, clearly had his demons. But did the movie industry prompt his self-destruction?



Principal: Central High School campus will have increased security after Halloween shooting threat  Knoxville News Sentinel

Central High School principal Tracy Poulsen told parents the school would have increased security Thursday after a shooting threat was discovered.



Zaevion Dobson trial: Testimony brings tears, memories for family  Knoxville News Sentinel

The trial of the three men accused of killing Fulton High School football player Zaevion Dobson got off to a tearful start Wednesday morning.



New band directors announced at Oak Ridge High School  Oak Ridger

Michael Spirko has been named new director of bands, and Sean Rutherford has been named new assistant director of bands for Oak Ridge High School.



Knox County Schools graduations wrap up Saturday  WBIR-TV

Graduation week ends Saturday with five final schools honoring seniors from the KCS system.



Five things to know about Election Day in Knox County  Knoxville News Sentinel

Voters will have the opportunity to vote for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and decide who will live in the governor's mansion.



What's going on in Knoxville in April? Dogwood Arts, Rossini Festival, EarthFest  Knoxville News Sentinel

April showers may bring rain to East Tennessee, but the month also will feature a host of things to do. Festivals, plays, animal-themed events and others are ...



Shopper News blog: The Gilpin-Clapps — a family of artists  Knoxville News Sentinel

What's new in your community? Find out here at the Shopper News blog. We'll have updates on people, places, businesses, schools and sports in your ...



Several Knox County Schools principals retiring, transferring this year  WBIR.com

Several Knox County Schools principals are retiring this year. Long-time Central High School Principal Michael Reynolds is one of them. Reynolds began his ...



Brainerd High School has a new principal  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Schools has hired a Knox County educator to take the helm at Brainerd High School.



Where to spend spring break 2019 in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and beyond  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee's spring break is coming up March 18-22. Here's a list of things to do to help with your plans.



Austin-East basketball's appeal denied; program banned from postseason in 2018 and 2019  WBIR-TV

The Austin-East Magnet High School basketball program will remained banned from the postseason for 2018 and 2019. Board member Jody Wright told ...



New park opening in Bearden salutes home-grown hit makers the Everly Brothers  Knoxville News Sentinel

It did not take too long for the Everly Brothers to start becoming a hit-making rock 'n' roll duo after moving to Nashville from Knoxville in the mid-1950s.



Back to school 2018: Meet the new Knox County school principals  Knoxville News Sentinel

Find out who is new and who has transferred for the 2018-19 school year.



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