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East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

Update 8:43 a.m.

Snow and ice covered mainly secondary roads Friday morning. Crews had worked into the night covering main roads and highways with salt.

The following is a list of East Tennessee and southern Kentucky counties with respective road conditions. This list will be updated throughout the morning.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

 

Sailor surprises sister at UT graduation

By Ashley Izbicki, WBIR

Nearly 2,000 graduates in black caps and gowns received their diplomas at the University of Tennessee Friday, but one journalism and electronic media major had no idea her younger brother, who has been deployed for the past 16 months, flew home to surprise her on stage.

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

Mission of Hope kicks off Blue Barrel Christmas Campaign

In our own backyard, there are thousands of people hungry and cold tonight. Thankfully, the Mission of Hope works all year to help ease the burden for our neighbors in rural Appalachia, and Friday, you can help make Christmas bright for thousands of children in that region.

The 18th annual Mission of Hope Blue Barrel Christmas campaign kicks off.

11/18 Educator of the Week: Leisa Stinnett

This week's Educator of the Week is Leisa Stinnett of Carpenters Elementary!

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.

VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

According to WBIR contributor VolQuest.com, it is not a matter of if Tennessee will seek its fourth head football coach since 2008, but when.

This reports follows a 51-48 four-overtime loss to the Missouri Tigers inside Neyland Stadium Saturday. It was the Vols' seventh straight loss SEC loss

Missouri beats the Vols in 4th OT at Neyland

Missouri beats the Vols in 4th OT at Neyland

Andrew Baggett's 35-yard field goal in the
fourth overtime gave the Missouri Tigers a 51-48 win over the Tennessee
Volunteers in a Southeastern Conference nail biter at Neyland Stadium.

James Franklin threw for 226 yards and four touchdowns to help the Tigers
(5-5, 2-5 SEC) claim the first-ever meeting between the new conference foes.
Kendial Lawrence carried 21 times for 153 yards and two TDs in the victory.