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Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

An East Tennessee cancer survivor is on a mission to help fellow cancer patients feel sassy when they cover up their head with a hat or scarf.

Samantha Garcia has endured two rounds of breast cancer.

She says she hated the feeling of being stared at when she wore a scarf to cover up her head during cancer treatments.

Garcia wants to do away with that stigma, make scarves sassy, and just support other cancer patients.

So, she and her friend started a Facebook page and received more than three hundred scarves and hats from across the county. 

Sevier Co. residents gather to show respect on Veterans Day

Sevier Co. residents gather to show respect on Veterans Day

Sevier County honored its veterans on Monday.

The community gathered for a Veterans Day program Monday afternoon to show their respect and thanks. There are about 7,800 veterans in Sevier County.

Veterans Service Officer Paul Whaley says the support there is awe-inspiring.

"It is an honor and privilege to come out and support the veterans and the sacrifices that have been made and the sacrifices that are being made now. It means a lot to all of us to have this support," said Whaley.

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

An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

Senator, your nation needs you.

The message sent by Tuesday night’s election is not completely clear but one thing is obvious.  The voters did not reward gridlock. The American people want their leaders to get something done. Soon.

HomeGrown: Sen. Lamar Alexander

"I'm not a Senator from Tennessee, I'm a Senator of Tennessee."

Senator Lamar Alexander is not only a familiar name in Tennessee politics, but across the country. 

"I feel lucky to be doing what I'm doing."

The Maryville native has certainly come a long way.

"I was a little mischievous."

Alexander got his first library card at age three. A year later, he started taking piano lessons at Maryville College. He practiced every morning before school after his paper deliveries.

Dozens of classic cars benefit church van crash victim's family

Dozens of classic cars benefit church van crash victim's family

A pink 1970 Dodge Challenger sits in front of The Diner in Sevierville Sunday afternoon.

That eye-catching pink painted vehicle was a favorite of Courteney Kaliszewski, one of the two victims from the September 16 church van crash.

"Courteney loved by car, my '70 challenger," said Ted Farmer, a friend of the Kaliszewski family. "...and she loved riding in my car."

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.

Here's a couple handy links: