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Amelia Keown's family takes law proposal to the capitol

Amelia Keown's family takes law proposal to the capitol

A family struck by tragedy is now working to prevent others from suffering their same loss.

Maryville woman heading to L.A. to be on Wheel of Fortune

Maryville woman heading to L.A. to be on Wheel of Fortune

A Maryville woman will soon make her national TV debut as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. Amanda Hill flies to Los Angeles on Friday to tape the show.

Back in the spring, Hill applied at the Wheel Mobile when it stopped by Turkey Creek. A few months later, she was invited to the final auditions in Knoxville, and just two weeks ago, the show told her she'll be heading to L.A.

Hill says being selected hasn't sunk in yet.

Cedar Grove Baptist members gather for information, support

Cedar Grove Baptist members gather for information, support

"Good people, nice people, all around good-nature place you'd want to come," was how Rhonda Byrd described the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in rural Blount County.

 

Fred Proffitt, former CEO of Proffitt's dept. store, dies

Fred Proffitt, former CEO of Proffitt's dept. store, dies

Retired Maryville department store CEO, Fred Proffitt, died Tuesday.

He was president and CEO of the family department store Proffitt's from 1985 until his retirement in 1989.

His retirement allowed him to devote more time to the community through organizations like the Red Cross where he served as a board member.

Proffitt's, which was started in downtown Maryville in 1919, was sold in 2005 to Charlotte, NC based Belk.

Any memorial contributions can be sent to the American Red Cross.

Community mourns death of long-time police officer

Community mourns death of long-time police officer

Police in Alcoa paid their final respects Tuesday to a long-time police officer, James Edward Bowman.

Friends, co-workers and even strangers poured into Smith Funeral Home in Maryville.

Officials say Bowman died of natural causes.

Bowman served on the force since 2000 and is an Army veteran.

Suntrust Bank wins award for helping wife of wounded veteran

Suntrust Bank wins award for helping wife of wounded veteran

An East Tennessee bank is receiving a national award after lending a helping hand to an employee and wife of a wounded veteran.

The Department of Defense presented an award to Suntrust Bank for supporting Stephanie Trost after her husband was shot close to a half-dozen times earlier this year in Afghanistan.

Amelia Keown remembered at William Blount home-opener

Amelia Keown remembered at William Blount home-opener

A high school student who couldn't attend her school's home opener Friday was there in spirit, thanks to her classmates.

16-year-old Amelia Keown died in a car wreck Tuesday afternoon on Highway 411.

She attended William Blount where she was on the dance team, and on Friday students organized a "pink out" where they all wore pink to remember her before the game against Sevier County. They also released balloons.

THP says 44-year-old John Perkins crossed into Keown's lane of traffic and crashed into her vehicle. He also died.