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Rickshaws offer new way to get you around downtown

Rickshaws offer new way to get you around downtown

Folks enjoying their weekend in Downtown Knoxville now have a new way to get around. Friday was the soft launch for a new rickshaw business.

A rickshaw, also called a pedicab, is a bike with one wheel in the front and two in the back designed to carry passengers.

Back in July, the city council voted to allow them to be used as a vehicle for hire.

The creator of Downtown Rickshaw says a visit from her parents made her think of the idea.

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Businesses wish for Vol winning season

Vol fans spare no expense during a winning football season.  That is one reason Knoxville businesses hope the men in orange and white keep earning victories.

"If it's an early game, and a win, everybody gets in a good mood.  Hey, if you're in a good mood, you may want to buy a car," said Lance Cunningham at Lance Cunningham Ford off I-640 in North Knoxville.

Cunningham said his dealership is also busy on Sundays after a Saturday win.

A winning season means increased revenue for most businesses in Knoxville.

Several plans submitted for historic Knoxille High School

Several plans submitted for historic Knoxille High School

Plans could be in the works soon to give the historic Knoxville High School building a new future.

The Knox County school board has accepted several letters of interest from developers looking into buying the building and re-developing it.

The developers who responded have proposed turning the building into apartments, mixed commercial and residential units, or affordable senior housing.

UT fans will see lower prices, new food in concessions stands

UT fans will see lower prices, new food in concessions stands

The University of Tennessee has lowered prices and added some new items to the menu in its Neyland Stadium concession stands.

TVA kicks off fundraising campaign

TVA kicks off fundraising campaign

A campaign that helps dozens of East Tennessee organizations kicked off Wednesday. It's TVA's annual Smoky Mountain Region Combined Federal Campaign.

"It's important, especially as federal employees. One thing we do every day is support our community and our nation, and this is yet another way we can also take our fortune and share it with those in need," said Colonel Tim Cathcart.

Through this effort, all federal employees across the region can give back to various charitable organizations. Those organizations range from local to global.

HomeGrown: Dee Haslam, RIVR Media CEO & Founder

HomeGrown: Dee Haslam, RIVR Media CEO & Founder

"I feel like I'm the shoe-maker's daughter. You just do what your dad did."

As CEO of RIVR Media, Dee Bagwell Haslam has certainly lived up to the family name. And there are dozens of Emmy-award winning shows on cable to prove it.

"RIVR Media has just a wonderful group of creative, fun people and it just makes waking up everyday and coming to work a great thing to do."

Dee got her first taste of television at a very young age.

Urban Outfitters is one step closer to Arnstein

Urban Outfitters is one step closer to Arnstein

Knoxville is a step closer to bringing Urban Outfitters downtown.

Last month, developers announced the trendy retailer will be going into the Arnstein Building off Market Square.

Tuesday on second reading, council approved a $250,000 incentive to bring the retailer to the city.

The store is planning to open next spring.