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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.

Update: Second person dies in Blount Co. Hwy 411 wreck

Update: Second person dies in Blount Co. Hwy 411 wreck

The Blount County School District confirms Amelia Keown attended William Blount High School. Keown was in the 11th grade and a member of the school's dance team.

Additional counselors are at William Blount Wednesday providing support to students and faculty. Chaplains with the Blount County Sheriff's Office are also at the school.

Update 9:59 a.m.

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

As many high school seniors begin to prepare for college, one local scholarship program is gearing up for a higher number of applicants this year.

"tnAchieves" provides assistance to public school students who continue their education at a community college. In East Tennessee, those schools include Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, and Walter State Community college.

The "last dollar" scholarship provides funds to cover whatever tuition costs remain after financial aid and other scholarships.

Alcoa City Schools embrace short summer break

Alcoa City Schools embrace short summer break

Monday morning it was rise and shine at Alcoa Elementary School as parents and students arrived to begin another school year.

While some parent groups such as Save Tennessee Summers have worked to prolong the summer break for students, parents in Alcoa embrace returning to school with a full week remaining in July.