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New Ft. Loudoun Middle School opens to students Wednesday

Loudon County Schools is one of the dozens of school districts starting back in the next few days.

When students at Ft. Loudoun Middle School head back to school on Wednesday, they will walk into a brand new, state of the art facility.

Faculty and staff at Ft. Loudoun Middle School have been working furiously the past few days to get everything set up for the first day of school. Friday was the first day they were allowed to move in.

Top 5 things to know in East Tennessee Tuesday

1) Loudon Police are investigating the death of a man after he was hit by a train. Just before 11:30 Monday night, police say 34-year-old Kenneth Shea was walking along the railroad tracks at Highland Avenue when he was stuck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train. At the time of this posting, police say they do not know why Shea was walking along the tracks.

Police: Loudon man hit, killed by train

(WBIR-Loudon) Loudon Police are investigating why a man was wandering by railroad tracks, before he was struck and killed by a train.

Police officers told 10News Kenneth Shea, 34, was killed after he was hit by a Norfolk Southern train before 11:30 p.m., near his Loudon home along Highland Avenue.

At this point, they do not know why the man was walking along the tracks.

Police recover equipment stolen from Habitat for Humanity site

(WBIR-Loudon) Three men are facing charges after heavy construction equipment was stolen from a Habitat for Humanity site.

The Loudon Police Department says 27-year-old Josef Smith, 26-year-old Paul James Bovard and 22-year-old Joshua Eric Allen have been arrested and face charges of theft over $1,000.

Police say they are also seeking an additional person of interest to interview.

Tax-free weekend: What's on the list

(WBIR - Knoxville, TN) Tennessee's annual tax-free weekend kicked off once again early Friday morning.

The "holiday" is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night.

What is tax free?

  • Clothing $100 or less
  • School supplies $100 or less
  • Computers $1500 or less

Tour shows progress at new Greenback School

Despite the recent deluge, the first K-12 public school to be built in decades is slated to open in January 2014.

"It's just a good time to get a new building," Greenback principal Mike Casteel said after a tour inside the new 150,000 square foot new school.

Nearly a century after the original Greenback School was built, several gas and water leaks plagued the facility as of late.

LCUB manager resigns, employee disciplined following internal investigation

(WBIR - Lenoir City) A Lenoir City Utilities Board manager has resigned from his position following an internal investigation and another LCUB employee is also in trouble.

LCUB Spokesman Shannon Littleton said the company's gas manager, Mike Strange, resigned. An investigation found he had other LCUB employees perform "minor work" at his home during work hours.