Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, December 13th, 4:29 pm
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.
(WBIR) The Knox County Board of Education voted Monday night to extend Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre's contract an additional year as part of his annual performance review. His contract will run through the end of 2017.
The 8-1 vote came after a five-hour long meeting during which nearly 50 people spoke for or against the extension of the superintendent's contract. Knox County board member Mike McMillan was the only no vote.
The popular book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg made waves when it was published. It suggested women need to take it upon themselves to become leaders in the workforce.
Sandberg, to summarize, argued that women need to not let society tell them how to behave and that society as a whole needs to move past established gender roles.
In our own backyard, there are thousands of people hungry and cold tonight. Thankfully, the Mission of Hope works all year to help ease the burden for our neighbors in rural Appalachia, and Friday, you can help make Christmas bright for thousands of children in that region.
The 18th annual Mission of Hope Blue Barrel Christmas campaign kicks off.