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Week 4 Player of the Week Winners

Week 4 Player of the Week Winners

Catholic running back Nolan Coulter claims the Week 4 Offensive Player of the Week award. The senior led the Fighting Irish to a 33-10 district win over William Blount with 195 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

 

Coulter also eclipsed the 3,000 yard career rushing mark in that game. Catholic takes on Webb on Friday night in the Battle of the Bluff. You can watch the game on cable channel 10News2.

Classmates organize celebration of life for teen who died in church van crash

Classmates organize celebration of life for teen who died in church van crash

Thrusday, students remembered the life of a Seymour High School teenager who was killed in a church van crash. Courteney Kaliszewski's classmates organized a celebration of life at Summitt Church in Seymour.

The service first started as a small event, then quickly grew, with so many people planning to attend that it moved from a home to the church.

Those who knew Courteney say she was always a great friend and classmate.

911 tapes from church van crash released

911 tapes from church van crash released

We are learning more about the emergency response to a church van crash on Chapman Highway last weekend that left two people dead. 911 calls from that crash were released Thursday afternoon.

The crash killed 16-year-old Courteney Kaliszewski and 45-year-old Jeff Trussell, and injured 10 other Cedar Grove Baptist youth members.

We have learned the first call to come into the Sevier County 911 center was from Jeff Trussell's wife.

Wonders of Flight sets sail Friday

Wonders of Flight sets sail Friday

Sevier County's newest tourist attraction gives visitors a new way to view the Smokies. Wonders of Flight opens to the public Friday.

The tethered helium balloon attraction was originally supposed to open this summer, but as we reported in June, a world-wide helium shortage delayed the grand opening.

The balloon will float people 400 feet in the air for an elevated view of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Students plan memorial for church van crash victim

Students plan memorial for church van crash victim

Seymour High School students plan to meet Thursday night to remember one of their own at an event organized by the teens themselves.

Courteney Kaliszewski, 16, died Sunday in a church van crash on Chapman Highway along with Cedar Grove Baptist youth director Jeff Trussell. Ten other people were injured, after the driver of a Chevy Blazer crashed into the van head-on on Chapman Highway.

Sevier County tourism towers over Myrtle Beach, Branson numbers

Sevier County tourism towers over Myrtle Beach, Branson numbers

When it comes to the number of hotel rooms sold, Sevier County is blasting Myrtle Beach and Branson away in 2012.

University of Tennessee professor Dr. Steve Morse teaches tourism management.  He sifted through statistics provided by Smith Travel Research.

Morse counted the number of hotel rooms sold from January to July 2012 and compared the totals with the same time period in 2011.

Sevier County has noticed a 10.5% increase.

Myrtle Beach, SC witnessed a 4.5% increase.

Branson, MO saw a 1.1% decrease in hotel rooms sold.

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.