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Local park gives guests glimpse into 18th century life

(WBIR - Vonore) Fort Loudoun State Historic Park over the weekend transported guests back in time to see what it was like to live 250 years ago.

The 1760: Cherokee Victor at Fort Loudoun event featured demonstrations of 18th century medicine, military drills, blacksmiths and more.

Park Manager Eric Hughey said most people don't realize the British even came into East Tennessee.

He said the weekend reenactment was a great way for people to see what being a soldier was actually like.

Students see new Ft. Loudoun Middle School for the first time


(WBIR, Knoxville) - Some students in Loudon County went back to school Wednesday in a brand new building.

Fort Loudoun Middle School's new location adds new technology and more room for the school to grow.

It features several science labs and smart boards in every classroom.

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