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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. 

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.

Oak Ridge officials teach different aspects of their jobs in Citizens' Academy

Oak Ridge officials teach different aspects of their jobs in Citizens' Academy

The Oak Ridge police kicked off a program that will introduce members of the public to how the department works. The first Citizens' Police Academy class started Thursday.

It's a chance for officials to teach different aspects of the job, like working crime scenes, using firearms, and how red light cameras work.

Chief James Akagi says it's a good opportunity to engage the community.

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.

Week 9 Player of the Week Winners

 

Offensive Player of the Week

Anderson County quarterback Micah Hodge was chosen as the USA Today High School Sports Offensive Player of the Week. Hodge completed 31-of-41 passes for 383 and two touchdowns while leading the Mavericks to an important 25-20 win over Hardin Valley.

Hodge injured his knee with about two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the victory. The senior has been doing therapy and hopes to be able to play in the final regular season game against arch rival Clinton.

Michele Craft is an Executive Assistant in Clinton

Michele Craft is an Executive Assistant in Clinton

The Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge matches clients with disabilities with local companies and paying jobs.

One of those businesses, The Erb Agency, has earned Community Employer of the Year.

This isn't Michele Craft's first job.

"I worked at the library at Oak Ridge High School and I get paid and worked at the office putting bulletins in the teacher's boxes," she explained.

Now she works as an Executive Assistant at The Erb Agency Allstate Insurance Company in Clinton Tuesdays and Wednesdays.