Phillip Fulmer, Vol fans celebrate organ donations

Tennessee bounced back from their loss against Kentucky with a win over Vanderbilt Tuesday night. But the score wasn't the Volunteers only win. Fans also celebrated Donate Life Night at Thompson-Boling Arena.....


85 percent of Tennessee maternal deaths preventable

An overwhelming majority of all Tennessee's maternity deaths in 2017 could have been prevented, according to a new report released Tuesday that was commissioned to address the state's high maternal deaths...


Dollywood deals with rain as it completes largest park expansion ever

You can fly like a dragon, swing from a tree, or just relax to a live show under a giant magical tree, that's what Dollywood is developing now in a $37 million expansion. This is the largest park expansion ever and the first new themed area added since 2005. This winter, construction slowed because of weather. So on Tuesday construction crews made the most of a few rain free hours....


'Zombie deer disease' could infect humans

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a disease that has impacted: white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose. It is progressive and fatal, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The disease causes damage to portions of the brain, creating holes in the brain cells and causing a sponge-like appearance. ....


Civil War attraction in Pigeon Forge looking for actors

A Civil War-themed theater is coming to Pigeon Forge next month. The owner of the theater and show leader, Steve Gipson, said the show will be called 'Buttonwillow Civil War Theater,' and said the show tells the story of two siblings from East Tennessee. One of the siblings is pro-Union and one is pro-Confederate....


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    Hospital hounds heal East Tennesseans

    There's a special something that happens petting a dog. It's hard to explain, but it makes a person feel good. Phyllis and Ken Hirsh bring their dogs, Bear, the Goldendoodle and Sam, the Labradoodle, to University of Tennessee Medical Center every Monday and Wednesday....


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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...