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Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!

Ice cream shop serves up deliciousness on the water!

 

IceCream Floats a company serving frozen novelty ice cream to the boating community, will return for a second Memorial Day weekend on Fort Loudon Lake/Tennessee River.

Garren and Lyschel Burket, boaters in the East Tennessee area for 9 years, saw a need to provide frozen deliciousness to boaters while hanging out in their floaties. IceCream Floats, LLC offers “ice cream with a mission” as the servers on board will be students and individuals raising money to take mission trips and support nonprofit organizations.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

It’s Secret City Festival time again in Oak Ridge! The bands have been selected, the schedule is filling up, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale Monday, May 6.  Tickets are priced at an early bird rate of $17. After June 7, ticket prices go up to $20.  
            

Order your WBIR Retro Newscast T-Shirt

Order your WBIR Retro Newscast T-Shirt

You asked.  We listened!

Get your WBIR Retro Newscast t-shirt on the WBIR General Store for just $10, celebrating 30 years Straight From the Heart! 

Here's a link to the WBIR General Store:  http://www.shgstores.com/wbir/site/index.cfm

John Sevier Elementary celebrates statewide recognition

John Sevier Elementary celebrates statewide recognition

Some East Tennessee elementary students celebrated statewide recognition for their school on Friday.

John Sevier Elementary School was named the number one elementary school in the state by SCORE, the State Collaborative On Reforming Education. The Maryville City Schools district also won for best district.

Students celebrated with some music and dancing, and a balloon release.

School administrators say they are proud of the recognition.

Maryville kids provide clean water for villages in Africa

Maryville kids provide clean water for villages in Africa

Clean drinking water is something about 800,000,000 people don't have.

Some children in Maryville are making a difference.

Connie Sagar leads the Kids Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Maryville.

"I'm just excited to see the kids not only show concern and compassion for others in their community but as a world at large. That they have seen a need and figured out how to help address it," Connie Sagar said.

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

An East Tennessee cancer survivor is on a mission to help fellow cancer patients feel sassy when they cover up their head with a hat or scarf.

Samantha Garcia has endured two rounds of breast cancer.

She says she hated the feeling of being stared at when she wore a scarf to cover up her head during cancer treatments.

Garcia wants to do away with that stigma, make scarves sassy, and just support other cancer patients.

So, she and her friend started a Facebook page and received more than three hundred scarves and hats from across the county. 

East Tennesseans honor veterans leading up to Veterans Day

East Tennesseans honor veterans leading up to Veterans Day

Although Veterans Day is on Sunday, on Thursday in Oak Ridge the Department of Energy paid tribute to our nation's veterans.

"All those veterans who was a part of this great institution and the freedom that we share, I salute them," said Freddie Owens.

Vietnam War veteran Freddie Owens served as Thursday's featured speaker. He has received nearly a dozen military decorations.