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Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

by Anita Wadhwani, , The Tennessean

Kids can't buy tobacco products, but in Tennessee children as young as 9 are working in tobacco fields and suffering symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, according to a report by an international human rights group.

Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!

Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!

 

IceCream Floats a company serving frozen novelty ice cream to the boating community, will return for a second Memorial Day weekend on Fort Loudon Lake/Tennessee River.

Garren and Lyschel Burket, boaters in the East Tennessee area for 9 years, saw a need to provide frozen deliciousness to boaters while hanging out in their floaties. IceCream Floats, LLC offers “ice cream with a mission” as the servers on board will be students and individuals raising money to take mission trips and support nonprofit organizations.

Secret project could bring 170 jobs to Loudon Co.

Secret project could bring 170 jobs to Loudon Co.

A currently top secret project could bring more than 170 jobs to East Tennessee.

Officials in Loudon County say the currently unnamed European company would move to the Sugarlimb industrial park off I-75 going into Lenoir City.

Officials say the two interstates are especially attractive to the company.

The commission met to talk Monday about possible incentives, basically anything Loudon County can do to make sure the company chooses East Tennessee.

Tennessee National Guard hosting job fair for veterans

Tennessee National Guard hosting job fair for veterans

The Tennessee National Guard says it's working to put veterans back to work, and officials hope a job fair Tuesday will do just that.

The Guard's Armory in Lenoir City is hosting the fair from 2 to 5. In all, 17 employers are set to attend, including the City of Knoxville, Tusculum College, and H&R Block.

Even though the fair is geared toward veterans, officials say everyone is welcome to attend.