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UT students maneuver through class and construction

UT students maneuver through class and construction

Students heading back to class on the Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee not only spent Wednesday making their way to their first classes, but they also maneuvered through plenty of construction.

"It's definitely been the most it's been ever since I was a freshman, for sure, and, I mean, it's everywhere, it's not just one local spot, it's literally everywhere," said Megan Larsen, a senior at UT.

She spent Wednesday in front of the gaping hole that was the University Center parking garage.

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James White Fort gets $1K donation from city

James White Fort gets $1K donation from city

One of the city's most visited historic sites will get $1,000 for its preservation project.

City council approved the donation to the James White Fort Association on Tuesday.

Wood shingle roofs on three of the log cabins at the fort need to be replaced. They've deteriorated so much that many are leaking.

Estimates for material and labor are expected to cost between $8,000 and $10,000.

Urban Outfitters coming to Market Square in spring 2013

Urban Outfitters coming to Market Square in spring 2013

The trendy retailer Urban Outfitters is coming to Downtown Knoxville.

The store will be going into the Arnstein Building off Market Square and plans to open in spring 2013.

At Tuesday's city council meeting, there was a vote to offer a $250,000 incentive to help bring the retailer to the city. The money will help the developer offset expenses related to getting the store open.

Neyland Stadium debuts improvements for upcoming season

Neyland Stadium debuts improvements for upcoming season

The University of Tennessee is kicking off new game day improvements at Neyland Stadium for the upcoming season.

One thing you'll notice in the stands is better cell phone reception. The athletic department says new installations will increase cell phone capacity.

New flat-screen TVs will replace the box sets in the lower level of the stadium.

There will be more family restrooms with changing tables.

Fans will also notice lighting improvements and concession items will now come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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HomeGrown: Rocky Goode, SEC Replay Official

"You smell the grass. You hear the fans."

For two decades, Rocky Goode lined up in the backfield with a front row seat to SEC football.

"Oh, it's intense. I've seen so many snaps that it's not Tennessee verses Alabama, it's offense verses defense. It's kicking team verses receiving team."

Now, he has a bird's eye view of the game. And, in the replay booth, Rocky watches every play like a hawk.

"You get to watch the play twice in 10 seconds."

New students introduced to UT traditions

New students introduced to UT traditions

UT students are getting settled in for a new semester, and Monday evening they got an up close look at their campus' biggest attraction.

As part of Welcome Week, UT allowed students to go inside Neyland Stadium and take a class photo. They also got a chance to hear from coaches and learn more about the university's traditions.

The new football season kicks off in less than two weeks, and Coach Derek Dooley wasted no time pumping up his key fans.

Walking history lessons around downtown

Walking history lessons around downtown

A lot has happened in Knoxville since it was founded in the late 1700s.

You can learn a lot about that history on foot during a Knoxville Walking Tour.

Laura Still holds several part time jobs including leading walking tours.

"I thought ok that's what I need to do. I can be an ambassador for Knoxville. I love to tell stories and there's so many great stories in Knoxville," she said.

The tours appeal to visitors and locals alike.