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VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

According to WBIR contributor VolQuest.com, it is not a matter of if Tennessee will seek its fourth head football coach since 2008, but when.

This reports follows a 51-48 four-overtime loss to the Missouri Tigers inside Neyland Stadium Saturday. It was the Vols' seventh straight loss SEC loss

An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

Senator, your nation needs you.

The message sent by Tuesday night’s election is not completely clear but one thing is obvious.  The voters did not reward gridlock. The American people want their leaders to get something done. Soon.

HomeGrown: Sen. Lamar Alexander

"I'm not a Senator from Tennessee, I'm a Senator of Tennessee."

Senator Lamar Alexander is not only a familiar name in Tennessee politics, but across the country. 

"I feel lucky to be doing what I'm doing."

The Maryville native has certainly come a long way.

"I was a little mischievous."

Alexander got his first library card at age three. A year later, he started taking piano lessons at Maryville College. He practiced every morning before school after his paper deliveries.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links:

Your Stories: Earl Lloyd

Your Stories: Earl Lloyd

A former professional basketball player resides in Cumberland County. Other than the fact that he is extremely tall, you would never know it. He's humble about his accomplishments and his accomplishments are pretty impressive.

Three names made basketball history in 1950. "Sweetwater" Clifton, Chuck Cooper and Earl Lloyd. The first three African American men in the NBA.

The first, though, to actually play in a game was Earl Lloyd who now lives just outside of Crossville.

LaFollette police officer dies of natural causes

LaFollette police officer dies of natural causes

LaFollette Police Officer Odell Dailey has passed away, according to the police department.

They say he died on September 3 of natural causes.

Dailey worked for the police department for eight years and was an active officer.

Arrangements have yet to be made.

Cumberland Co. tree house closes due to safety violations

Cumberland Co. tree house closes due to safety violations

A man who owns a 100-foot tree house that he opened to the public in Cumberland County says the state fire marshal has shut it down.

We first told you about Horace Burgess' amazing structure late last year on Live at Five at Four.

He says the so-called "ultimate man cave" has been there for decades and usually gets a big Labor Day weekend crowd.

But now he says the fire marshal has found violations, including no handrails and steps that are too short, so the tree house on Beehive Lane in Crossville won't be open this weekend.