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Water main break sends Lenoir City High students home early; classes back to normal Tuesday

Water main break sends Lenoir City High students home early; classes back to normal Tuesday

Lenoir City High School students will be back in the classroom Tuesday after they got out early Monday because of a water issue.

A water main break forced school officials to send students home at 12:30 Monday afternoon.

Lenoir City Utility Board General Manager Shannon Littleton says crews repaired the break about an hour later.

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.

Loudon rejects $60,000 aid for school officers

Loudon rejects $60,000 aid for school officers

According to Loudon City Manager Lynn Mills, city council members rejected the Loudon County Board of Educations $60,000 offer to help fund School Resource Officers in county schools located in the city.  The county school system's offer was approved Saturday, September 1.

Mills said the rejection was caused by a missed deadline.  The city council asked the county board of education to make a decision on the funding help by August 20, however the BOE did not approve the extra funding until September.

Former Lenoir City yearbook teacher speaks out about controversies

Former Lenoir City yearbook teacher speaks out about controversies

"I'm the former adviser to the yearbook and newspaper at Lenoir City High School," James Yoakley presented himself at the Knoxville Writer's Guild meeting Thursday night.

This time last year, the 13-year member of the Lenoir City School system never thought he would leave his position.    

"I mean, the idea is student press rights and what students face and those issues," he said, talking about why he was at the meeting.

Loudon school board offers compromise to keep SRO's in schools

Loudon school board offers compromise to keep SRO's in schools

The Loudon County Board of Education has agreed to pay to keep school resource officers inside three schools in the Loudon city limits.

Up until this year, the city had paid for the two SRO's,  but officials asked the school board to share the costs this year because of a budget pinch.

The school board initially refused, but passed a resolution at a meeting on Saturday to approve the plan.

Lenoir City Olympian Claire Donahue to speak at WKU

Lenoir City Olympian Claire Donahue to speak at WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Olympic gold medal swimmer Claire Donahue will be in Bowling Green speaking to the Class of 2016 at her alma mater Western Kentucky University.

Donahue is scheduled to speak to freshmen on Tuesday at 6 p.m. CDT in Diddle Arena.

Donahue is the first Olympic athlete from WKU to win a gold medal. She was part of Team USA's winning 4x100-meter medley relay team in London.

She is a native of Lenoir City, Tenn.