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Sen. Lamar Alexander to speak at 221st Founders Day Luncheon

Sen. Lamar Alexander to speak at 221st Founders Day Luncheon

The Historic Homes of Knoxville are pleased to invite the public to a luncheon on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM at The Foundry to celebrate the founding of the City of Knoxville 221 years ago.

'Seek the Peace of the City' works to build a stronger community

'Seek the Peace of the City' works to build a stronger community

The First Baptist Church of Knoxville gathered in the World's Fair Park for worship and prayer to kick off its three-day event "Seek the Peace of the City."

Its senior pastor Bill Shiel said he hopes this event will help Knoxville build a stronger community.

"'Seek the Peace of the City' is a catalytic event here in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, where we take people of good faith, match them with people of good will and send people out to do good deeds in our city," he said.

Vol fans' mood much quieter this week

Vol fans' mood much quieter this week

The Vols take on the University of Akron Zips Saturday night.

Even though they are expected to pull off a victory, the non-conference game isn't getting a lot of excitement from fans.

One week after the Vols lost to the Florida Gators, the mood has noticeably changed on campus.

"Everybody was going out and buying orange. Getting ready for the big game. It was just exciting all around," said Vol fan, Justin Bach of last week.

"We all had hope. Then it was crushed," said Stephen Jarrett.

Don't Miss: Downtown United for United Way Lunch Today!

Don't Miss: Downtown United for United Way Lunch Today!

 

Don’t Miss Downtown United, one of the downtown community’s favorite annual events, and a great opportunity to support United Way of Greater Knoxville–while getting a great meal.

Local tiki artist uses Kickstarter to carve his way into a world record

Local tiki artist uses Kickstarter to carve his way into a world record

Gale Engelke of Powell is using the online fundraising tool Kickstarter.com to carve his way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Engelke wants to carve a towering hollow Sycamore tree into a massive 21' tiki torch using traditional woodcarving tools.

So far folks have pledge $241 of his $3800 goal.  

Click Here to check out Gale's fundraising page on Kickstarter & help out a local make his tiki torch dreams a reality!

 

UT will continue prayer at football games & other events

UT will continue prayer at football games & other events

The University of Tennessee is standing by its stance that its time honored ritual of praying before each football home game does not violate the constitution.

Last week, a national organization called the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the university, asking leaders to stop the prayers.   The foundation argued that public prayer before a game doesn't belong at a public institution, and it violates the constitution.