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Sailor surprises sister at UT graduation

By Ashley Izbicki, WBIR

Nearly 2,000 graduates in black caps and gowns received their diplomas at the University of Tennessee Friday, but one journalism and electronic media major had no idea her younger brother, who has been deployed for the past 16 months, flew home to surprise her on stage.

Sweet Potato Mash with Vegan Gravy

Bri Lamberson shows us how to make a healthy mashed sweet potato dish for your Thanksgiving day table!

Sweet Potato Mash

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Remote Area Medical film debuts at the Tennessee Theater

Remote Area Medical film debuts at the Tennessee Theater

Thursday night, hundreds of people gathered at the Tennessee Theater to see the premiere of "Remote Area Medical" the movie.

The documentary takes moviegoers inside the operations of a clinic put on by the Knoxville based relief organization. RAM founder Stan Brock said he wanted to bring attention to the millions of Americans who lack healthcare in this country.

He said he's hopeful this documentary will shed more light on that issue.

VOTE NOW: Local teacher finalist in TODAY show contest

VOTE NOW: Local teacher finalist in TODAY show contest

(WBIR-Dandridge) Today is your last chance to vote for a local teacher nominated for the TODAY show's "Teacher of the Year."

Billie Yardley, who teaches drama at Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, is one of three finalists competing for the grand prize of $10,000 in school supplies.

The prize money would definitely go a long way for Mrs. Yardley. When the roof collapsed over her classroom due to heavy rains in June, she lost more than 30 years of costumes, props and scripts. Now her entire classroom is reduced to a rolling cart.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

It’s Secret City Festival time again in Oak Ridge! The bands have been selected, the schedule is filling up, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale Monday, May 6.  Tickets are priced at an early bird rate of $17. After June 7, ticket prices go up to $20.