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Hospital, school district team up to prevent concussions

Hospital, school district team up to prevent concussions

High school football season is just weeks away, and Monday marked the first day of practice in pads for many schools. However, those added layers mean teams are increasing the level of rough play, and the possible injuries that could follow.

LeConte Medical Center and the Sevier County School District are working together to prevent concussions in students athletes, by paying special attention to athletic equipment and student health.

East Tennessee Olympian Claire Donahue advances to 100 meter butterfly finals

East Tennessee Olympian Claire Donahue advances to 100 meter butterfly finals

Update: Donahue finished 5th in the semifinals with a time of 57.42. She has qualified for the finals that will take place Sunday.

LONDON - Being awakened by fireworks Friday night didn't disturb Claire Donahue this morning.

The 23-year-old from Lenoir City, Tenn., advanced to semifinals of the 100-meter butterfly at the Olympic Games. Donahue's time of 58.06 seconds ranks seventh out of the 16 swimmers who advanced.

Donahue, a Western Kentucky graduate, was sleeping in the Olympic Village until the sound of fireworks from the opening ceremony awakened her.