Lee and supporters celebrate Tennessee's 50th Governor

After taking the Oath of Office just after noon Saturday, Governor Bill Lee and supporters enjoyed a night of celebration. Thousands joined Lee and his family for two inaugural balls at the Music City Center in Nashville...


Knoxville state lawmaker sponsors bill to limit access to raw milk

Tennessee State Senator Richard Briggs has sponsored a bill to limit access to raw milk. Through Tennessee Senate Bill 15, Briggs hopes to ban practice of buying a share in a cow for a portion of its raw milk. Individual owners of dairy cows, however, would be allowed to drink raw milk from the cattle they own...


AAA: Gas prices may go up, but will remain below average

Tennesseans are enjoying lower gas prices right now, but the cost could start ticking back up. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular in Tennessee is $2.01, but the cost could rise another 3-5 cents this week. Even if prices increase, thought, we'll still be paying 35 cents less than this time last year and 68 cents less than what we paid in October....


Rep. Holsclaw pushes for hands-free bill to pass in 2019

State Representative John Holsclaw of Elizabethton told News Channel 11 he plans to continue his push to pass a hands-free bill in Tennessee this year. WJHL has spoken to Rep.Holsclaw for a few years now as he's worked to make the bill happen. He said the bill passed the house last year and got killed in the Senate. The goal of the bill is to have drivers across the state of Tennessee drive with a hands-free device if they choose to talk on a phone.....


Proposal to expand Alcoa school exceeds $20 million

The halls of Alcoa Intermediate School are full of as many as 438 students at once. That's close to the school's capacity of 445, according to Alcoa Schools Director Dr. Brian Bell. He says he's been as resourceful as possible with the space they have....


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    6 common tax mistakes

    The 2019 tax season is upon us and many people have already received their W2s. It is in your financial interest to file soon, especially if you expect a refund, but as you start filling in those forms, don't let haste make waste. Would you pay a couple hundred dollars for something you can get for free? Millions of Americans take advantage of free tax preparation every year. Companies such as TurboTax, H&R Block and TaxAct offer free tax software...


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    The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church

    Slightly fewer young adults are dropping out of church after high school, but those who do have more serious reasons for leaving than a decade ago.In a 2017 LifeWay Research survey released today, 66 percent of Americans between 23 and 30 years old said they stopped attending church on a regular basis for at least a year after turning 18, compared to 70 percent in 2007...


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    How Exercise Reprograms the Brain

    For an hour a day, five days a week, mice in Hiroshi Maejima’s physiology lab at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, hit the treadmill. The researcher’s goal in having the animals follow the exercise routine isn’t to measure their muscle mass or endurance. He wants to know how exercise affects their brains...

Tim Barnwell, Asheville, NC

Tech Bites

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    Don't forget that Instagram is creepy, too

    With Facebook in the news for all the wrong reasons this week, it may be tempting to overlook the social media giant's photo-oriented sibling, Instagram. That would be unwise. Instagram, which you should absolutely never forget is owned by Facebook, has around 800 million monthly active users — and it exploits their data for ad targeting much like its scandal-prone big brother. This should worry you...