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90-year-old Maryville woman's wish comes true

90-year-old Maryville woman's wish comes true

At the age of 90, lifelong Maryville resident Jean Gregory has had a full and robust life.

However, this widow who resides in the Brookdale Senior Living Center had one wish: to meet her favorite band, the Gaither Vocal Band.

"They just fille me up with the spirit... I really enjoy all of them singing," Ms. Gregory said.

As part of the program Wish of a Lifetime, who helps senior citizens with wishes, she got to see the popular Bill Gaither and the quartet of gospel singers Thursday night at the Tennessee Theatre.

Hundreds attend Blount Co. teen's funeral

Hundreds of people attended the funeral service Thursday evening for 16-year-old Blount High School student Amelia Keown.

Keown died in a car wreck Tuesday afternoon on Highway 411.

Her sister says she'll remember Amelia as her role model and leader. Friends say she was funny and loyal.

Amelia danced on her high school's team.

The team will also honor her Friday during the high school's football game.

Mom: Blount Co. student killed while running errand

Mom: Blount Co. student killed while running errand

Amanda Moore spent Wednesday arranging an event no parent wants to endure: their child's memorial service.

Moore's 16-year-old daughter, Amelia Keown, was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident on Highway 411.  Keown was a well-loved junior at William Blount High School where she held the title of "spirit leader" on the William Blount Dance Team.

HomeGrown: Jeff Joslin, Actor

HomeGrown: Jeff Joslin, Actor

This summer, Jeff Joslin made it to the big screen.

"I play Tyler Perry's boss. I'm a federal prosecutor."

You could say he's come a long way from Cedar Bluff Elementary.

"We did the play "Rumpelstiltskin" and I had one line."

That was Joslin's first brush with acting, but, back then, he was more interested in sports.

"At age 6, I started playing football and that's all I wanted to do. I wanted to be a professional athlete."