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Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.

Big South Fork storytelling festival hits 20th year

Big South Fork storytelling festival hits 20th year

For two decades, thousands of people have traveled to Big South Fork to be spooked at the nationally known, Haunting in the Hills storytelling festival.

The event attracts around 3,000 people each year to its site near the Fentress and Scott County line. There, hundreds of attendees sleep overnight in the nearby Bandy Creek Campground.

National Park Service Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas said it is an event they would like to see even grow more in the future.

"Stories must be told, or they are lost", she said.

Cumberland County Fire Dept. holds WTC beam dedication

Cumberland County Fire Dept. holds WTC beam dedication

A local fire department recently received a piece of the World Trade Center. They just finished constructing a new memorial to honor the fallen and Tuesday night they will dedicate it.

Andrew Benson spent months trying to get a piece of steel to East Tennessee.

Just the site of the beam from the World Trade Center brings tears to his eyes. 11 years after that tragic day it is now standing back up, this time in Crossville, Tennessee.

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

World's largest yardsale takes place this weekend

World's largest yardsale takes place this weekend

Salesmen are getting ready for the world's largest yard sale which is set to begin Thursday.

The Highway 127 yard sale runs from Michigan to Alabama, crossing through Cumberland and Fentress counties.

This is the yard sale's 25th anniversary, and organizers say it's been steadily growing year after year to nearly 700 miles long.

You can find everything from second-hand clothes to produce from local vendors.

The yard sale wraps up on Sunday.

Grainger Co. Tomato Festival underway in Rutledge

Grainger Co. Tomato Festival underway in Rutledge

Farmers arrived at the campus of Rutledge Elementary and Middle School long before sunrise Friday to begin setting up for the annual Grainger County Tomato Festival.

The festival officially got underway for the public at noon Friday when farmers and vendors began selling produce for the "early shopping" period.  The festival gets into full swing Friday night with live music at the Grainger County Opree.

The festival runs through late Sunday afternoon.