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Support pours in for Blount County church after fatal crash

Support pours in for Blount County church after fatal crash

Some members of Cedar Grove Baptist Church spent Thursday afternoon writing thank-you notes.

They've had to order new cards in the past few weeks simply to keep up with their responses to the dozens of cards, condolence letters and donations they've received recently.

"That's one of the things that has helped us - so many people are thinking about Cedar Grove Baptist Church now who didn't even know where we were before," Pastor Bob Lynch said.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

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How are you getting in the Halloween spirit this year?

How are you getting in the Halloween spirit this year?

October is finally here, so are you getting your home in the Halloween spirit?  

We would love to see & share your SPOOKTACULAR decorations, creepy crafts, and homemade costumes! Just e-mail them to WhereYouLive@wbir.com.  Don't forget to tell us where you live!

 

Zaxby's raising money for Kaliszewski family Thursday evening

Zaxby's raising money for Kaliszewski family Thursday evening

Thursday evening, a Seymour store is giving back to the family of Courteney Kaliszewski, the teen killed earlier this month in a church van accident.

16-year-old Kaliszewski and 45-year-old Jeff Trussell died when an SUV hit their van carrying 12 people head-on. Several others were hurt.

Sevier Co. United Way says it will have to close without more support

Sevier Co. United Way says it will have to close without more support

The Sevier County chapter of the United Way says it will shut its doors unless it receives major financial support. It made the announcement Wednesday following the resignation of its executive director.

The board of the Sevier County chapter says it has faced difficult challenges in recent years, and now it does not have enough money to keep funding the 19 organizations it serves beyond the end of this year.

Some of those organizations include the Boys and Girls Club, Child and Family Tennessee, Boy and Girl Scouts, and the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department.

Church van crash victims cope through worship

Church van crash victims cope through worship

A congregation in mourning turns to their faith and one another for comfort one week after it lost two youth group members in a fiery crash.

The accident happened last Sunday morning on Chapman Highway. Members of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church's youth group were returning to Maryville for a Sunday morning church service after their weekend retreat in the Smokies.