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East TN airman killed in crash honored by hometown

East TN airman killed in crash honored by hometown

An East Tennessee airman killed while fighting a wildfire in South Dakota was honored by his hometown Friday night.

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Mikeal was one of four airmen who died in a "C-130" crash this summer.

He grew up in East Tennessee and graduated from Clinton High School, where school officials and members of the ROTC program recognized his service at Friday night's football game against Hardin Valley.

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

 

It's the day Vol fans have been waiting for, the start of the 2012 football season.    

It's been a long offseason for the team having to dwell on a loss to Kentucky for the last eight months.

But today the Vols open up the season against NC State.

The arrived in Atlanta yesterday afternoon.

This is the first time in 73 years that the team has played a regular season game on a Friday.

The Vols will take on the Wolfpack tonight at the Georgia Dome at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be aired on ESPU-U.

Clinch River Community School opens for special needs students

Clinch River Community School opens for special needs students

The Anderson County school district officially opened a new school for some special students on Tuesday. 

The Clinch River Community School will serve students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The classes will be smaller and cater to students with special needs. 

The program has been in place in the school district for more than twenty years, but after years of planning, it finally has it's own new building, mascot, and name.

Officer saves choking father at North Clinton Elementary

Officer saves choking father at North Clinton Elementary

A Clinton police officer is getting a lot of praise -- and a lot of ribbing -- these days.

"Everybody else has been giving me a hard time about it, but, at that time, it wasn't a big deal to me," Officer Anthony Griffin said. "It's still not a big deal to me. I mean, it's part of the job."

On Monday, Officer Griffin and his partner were on a routine walk-through at North Clinton Elementary School.

It was lunchtime, and Tracy Bellow was eating a meal with his 7-year-old son, Chase.