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A familiar face is headed back to Knoxville. Award winning anchor Ted Hall will join the Local 8 News team in January. Ted is well known in East Tennessee after spending 18 years in local news and sports. For the past 7 years, he’s been anchoring the news in Atlanta. During his previous time in Knoxville, Ted was recognized as one of East Tennessee's most favorite news anchors, winning numerous viewer polls and contests. He’s also an Edward R. Murrow Award winner, recognized for writing, reporting, hosting and co-producing a “Best News Documentary” and was the recipient of several Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalist awards
Titan’s cornerback Coty Sensabaugh is hosting a holiday carnival for patients at Monroe Carrell Jr.'s Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Sensabaugh and some of his teammates will be at the carnival Tuesday morning for patients and their families with face-painting, games and ornament decorating.
The State Attorney General has issued a ruling in connection with city ordinances in a number of cities concerning the sale of pseudoephedrine and Ephedrine products. Attorney General Robert Cooper issued the opinion that enactment by a county or municipality of a local ordinance that prohibits the sale, delivery or distribution of over the counter products ephedrine or pseudoephedrine without a valid prescription from a health care professional would violate state law. The Attorney General noted that current law restricts the limit to the amount of pseudoephedrine products a person can purchase per day to 3.6 grams and nine grams in a 30-day period.
The Panther wrestling team finished in the top 3rd of the 26-team Knoxville Catholic Invitational with five medalists. Justin Johnson placed 2nd and Cody McCarl, Connor Heavilon, Dakota Karge, (CAR-GEE) and Chase Eichner all placed 5th. Johnson beat the 2nd and 3rd seeds to advance to the finals to take a shot at the 1st seed. While sheer grit and power got him to the finals, experience won out as he lost his finals match to a state-ranked wrestler from Heritage. McCarl went 4-2 with four pins to take 5th place in a very tough weight class. Heavilon went 4-2 with two pins to take 5th while Karge and Eichner were both 4-2 with three pins to claim their 5th place finishes. Justin has been honored for his 2nd place finish by being named the Petros Wrestler of the Week
Dolly Parton has announced a Tennessee tour date as part of her Blue Smoke World Tour in 2014. The singer has announced that she will perform a benefit show on May 28th in Knoxville, with the proceeds benefitting her Children’s Imagination Library charity.