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Boys and Girls Club says thanks at "Quacker Backer Bash"

Boys and Girls Club says thanks at "Quacker Backer Bash"

The Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley held a "Quacker Backer Bash" at the Sunsphere in Downtown Knoxville Thursday.

The event was a special thank you to all of its supporters for the upcoming Great Tennessee Valley Rubber Duck Race.

"I hope everyone goes away knowing that the Boys and Girls Club appreciates their efforts and their support of this event and the Boys and Girls Club, and also that they can go out and get more motivated to get more ducks adopted the next few days," said Ernie Brooks.

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New UT policy cracks down on ticket scalpers

New UT policy cracks down on ticket scalpers

The University of Tennessee announced new rules Thursday that take aim at ticket scalpers.

The new policy prohibits commercial sales activities, including the resell of tickets to athletic events, music concerts and other campus events, in front of Neyland Stadium and Thompson Boling-Arena in the hours leading up to the event.

The ban is effective starting four hours prior to the beginning of the event and remains in effect until it is finished.

Downtown YMCA closed to replace damaged basketball floor

Downtown YMCA closed to replace damaged basketball floor

A piece of history at the downtown Knoxville YMCA is now a thing of the past.

Thursday, the facility closed as crews began removing the floor of the basketball court and replacing it.

The floor was damaged back in May, when a chunk of the ceiling on the third floor collapsed and ruptured a sprinkler system.

Managers say the 83-year-old floor has seen a lot of use over the years. 

KNOX: TDOT road construction roundup

KNOX: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-140 East and West: On Thursday, August 30, 2012, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews repair bridge joints at various locations. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

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287(g) protestors call victory; Sheriff talks program

287(g) protestors call victory; Sheriff talks program

Immigrant rights advocates held a protest in Downtown Knoxville Tuesday. 

Wednesday, the same group held a news conference.

The "No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice" campaign gathered outside the city-county building to address news media.

The protestors call their Tuesday protest a victory.  The campaign believes the movement drew attention to 287(g).

Knoxville officials prepare for busy weekends ahead

Knoxville officials prepare for busy weekends ahead

Hundreds of thousands of people will flood Knoxville this weekend for the annual Boomsday and Labor Day activities.

"They're estimating somewhere around 400,000 for the entire event," said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch.

Construction on the Henley Bridge complicates things this holiday weekend, and as crowds fill the city for the weekends to follow.

Knoxville police will be out in force this weekend directing traffic and monitoring drivers.

Movies on Market Square 2012 schedule

Movies on Market Square 2012 schedule

Knox County Public Library's popular outdoor movie series returns to Market Square for the ninth year of free family fun in front of the silver screen!