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Knoxville native Todd Helton attains baseball immortality

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Earning election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame is one of the greatest honors in all of sports, and it is reserved for those few who truly graced the game through their remarkable achievements. Well you can now add to this special fraternity former Knoxville Central High School, University of…

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Knoxville man arrested for sexual battery on first responder, report says

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – A Knoxville man is in custody after assaulting at least five first responders, according to an arrest report obtained by WVLT News. The incident happened Friday, the report said, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. According to the report, Jacob Brown, 38, assaulted an EMS responder by “masturbating in front…

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Jonesborough approves Tennessee Hills for beer sales with a catch

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) – Roughly one year after Tennessee Hills Distillery applied for an on-premise beer permit for its flagship Jonesborough location, town leaders have made a ruling. On Friday morning, the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Alderman (BMA) and Beer Board met and discussed Tennessee Hills’ matters on the agenda. Tennessee Hills, which already…

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Part Of East Tennessee Getting New 729 Area Code

A new area code, 729, will soon join the existing 423 area code serving a portion of Eastern Tennessee. Approved on May 30, 2023 by the Tennessee Public Utilities Commission, the new area code will ensure residents and businesses have access to a sufficient supply of telephone numbers to serve this area, officials said. The…

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