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55,000 early voted in Knox County


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(WBIR-Knoxville) Final numbers show 54,967 people took advantage of early voting for the mid-term general elections in Knox County.

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Historic Knoxville High School sale finalized


A local restoration corporation has finalized the sale of the Historic Knoxville High School building.

Family Pride Corporation will restore the building on East Fifth Avenue and turn it into 75 senior living apartments, as well as six studio apartments for local working artists.

According to a release, the purchase price was $500,000 and Family Pride plans to spend almost $14 million on the renovation.

River clean up coming to Knoxville in April 2015


(WBIR) An organization that will make a big impact on the cleanliness of the Tennessee River stopped in Knoxville on Wednesday.

UT offers new scholarship for fall 2015


(WBIR) The University of Tennessee is offering a new scholarship program starting in the fall 2015 semester.

The Volunteer Scholarship is for incoming first-year students. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.8 GPA and at least a 28 on the ACT.

The scholarship amount is based on ACT score, ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 dollars for in-state students.

The university says it needs to stay competitive in order to get top-tier students.

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City Council passes "complete street" ordinance


The Knoxville City Council took another step toward making city streets safer Tuesday night.

The complete streets ordinance passed on second reading.

Historic Knoxville neighborhood welcomes home residents


(WBIR - Downtown Knoxville) This weekend, a well-known Knoxville neighborhood celebrated its unique heritage and history.

The Historic Fort Sanders Neighborhood Association held its second annual homecoming Sunday afternoon at James Agee Park. The neighborhood is snuggled up right next to the University of Tennessee, across Cumberland Avenue.

Current and former residents of the neighborhood shared stories and listened to music and poetry. To many of them, neighborhood was the place they grew into adults.

Vol fans tailgate for a cause


Vols fans love tailgating just as much as they love to watch Big Orange on the football field.

"We picked the absolute prime real estate right here," said Tyler Fogarty with Tennessee Tailgaters for a Cause.

Several yards away from Neyland Stadium you'll find many people tailgating at U-T's Circle Park--but one group in particular is tailgating for a cause.