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Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.

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.

Alternative learning center opens in Jellico

Alternative learning center opens in Jellico

Campbell County now has a new school.

Leaders cut the ribbon on East LaFollette Learning Center Tuesday.

It's an alternative learning center in Jellico, but even before the official opening, students used the site to learn.

Trade students actually helped in the construction process, doing things like securing new windows and doors.

Scott Co. to welcome new military unit to armory

Scott Co. to welcome new military unit to armory

A new military unit is setting up shop in a rural East Tennessee community.

Saturday, Scott County residents will welcome the 252nd Military Police Company to the county's national guard armory. The 252nd Military Police Company comes from Louisville. It replaces the 278th Armored Regiment Calvary, which combined with a sister unit in Jamestown.

This year's flu shots becoming available

This year's flu shots becoming available

Flu season is just around the corner, and already drug stores and doctor's offices have supplies of this year's vaccine.

The shots will be available to patients by the end of the month.

But if you get your shot now, will you be protected all season? The Centers for Disease Control says "yes."

The CDC recommends that people get their shots as soon as possible. It suggests everyone from six months old and older get a yearly vaccine.

One local flu shot clinic opens Tuesday.

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LaFollette opens new public library

LaFollette opens new public library

LaFollette held a grand opening for their brand new public library Wednesday.

City council helped fund the new building, along with fundraising efforts by the community.

The library director says the library needed more breathing room.

"Everything was just jam packed; it felt like you were a sardine in a cracker box. Compared to here, you have room to breathe," said Nancy Green.

The old library was inside the city hall, but the new building is three times its size.