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Part of I-75 dedicated for fallen Loudon deputy


(WBIR) Drivers traveling through East Tennessee will now have an extra reminder of a Loudon County deputy's ultimate sacrifice.

Officials dedicated several miles of I-75 on Saturday as the Deputy Jason Michael Scott Memorial Highway.

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Loudon County takes firearm ban signs down in county building


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(WBIR) The Loudon County mayor is opening the county building to guns, with legal exceptions. In other words, it is for people with a concealed carry permit.

Rural/Metro nears end of 60 days on notice, answers complaints


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(WBIR) After their 60-day "on-notice" letter from Loudon County in August, Rural/Metro Ambulance answered complaints over personnel and quality control during an emergency.

Loudon County puts cell towers on hold


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A hot topic in a Loudon County neighborhood led to a temporary ban on a new cellphone tower.

After Verizon Wireless proposed the tower, neighbors expressed their concerns.

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Theatre group tackles human trafficking


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(WBIR) A local theatre production group is taking a different approach with their shows. They're tackling real world issues relevant to our area and the country. Recently, they created a play that focuses on human sex trafficking.

$28M in grants going towards community infrastructure and improvements


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gov. Bill Haslam has announced more than $28 million in community development grants to help improve infrastructure, health and safety projects and downtown improvements.

Seventy cities and counties around the state received the block grants under Wednesday's announcement.

Haslam said the improvements help communities attract investment and jobs.

Highway named in honor of fallen East Tennessee marine


(WBIR) The sacrifice of a Lenoir City marine killed while fighting for our country will be remembered forever thanks to a new dedication.

Lance Corporal William Koprince Jr. died in Iraq in December of 2006 after an improvised explosive device blew up behind him. He was on his second tour.