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Very Last Boomsday To Go Out With A Bang
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday July 29, 2015

The very last Boomsday in Knoxville will go out with a bang. After 28 years, this year’s event, now called Boomsday: “The Final Countdown” is scheduled for September 6 at Volunteer Landing along the Tennessee River. Visit Knoxville, the group that funds the event said it just did not have the financial support to carry on with the Labor Day weekend tradition, which is one of the largest firework shows in the Southern United States and is considered a top attraction in the region. Last year Visit Knoxville attempted to save Boomsday by creating a ticketed event, but that drew loud protests from the public. Last year’s event cost $225,000 and Visit Knoxville lost about $100,000. Boomsday: “The Final Countdown” will still be free and open to the public on Sunday, September 6 at Volunteer Landing in Knoxville. The day will start with entertainment and food vendors, then at 9:30 ET there will be a free, 5-ton fireworks show, marking an appropriate end to the Boomsday tradition.

Crossville Police Searching For Stolen Bounce House

Crossville Police Searching For Stolen Bounce House
Crossville Crimestoppers Tuesday July 28, 2015

Crossville Police are investigating the theft of a bounce house belonging to Nick’s Italian Ice. It was taken on the night of Thursday, July 23 2015, from the parking lot near the business. The Bounce House was folded up and weighed approximately 600 pounds. Inflated the bounce house is 45 to 50 feet long and is an obstacle course design. The motors used to inflate the bounce house were not attached. If you have any information on the whereabouts of the bounce house or know who may have taken it please contact Lt. Brian Eckelson with Crimestoppers at 931-200-1173 or Det. Donnie Hammons with the Crossville Police Dept. at 931-484-7231. (Photo Courtesy Crossville Crimestoppers)

Crossville Crimestoppers Asking for Help in Locating Stolen Vehicle

Crossville Crimestoppers Asking for Help in Locating Stolen Vehicle
Crossville Crimestopppers Tuesday July 28, 2015

Crossville Crimestoppers is asking the public for help in finding a stolen 1988 Ford Mustang. The vehicle was stole on July 21, 2015 from the corner of Lantana Rd. and City Lake Rd. in Cumberland County TN. A truck was parked nearby which may or may not be linked to the theft. Anyone with information on the stolen Mustang, suspect truck, or identification of suspect person, is asked to call LT. Brian Eckelson with Crimestoppers at 931-200-1173 or Inv. David Hamby with the Cumberland County Sheriff Office at 931-484-6176 ext. 2011. Reference Case Number 2015-58541. (Photo Courtesy Crossville Crimestoppers)

UT Football unveils tickets for the 2015 season

UT Football unveils tickets for the 2015 season
WVLT Tuesday July 28, 2015

UT Football unveiled the ticket design for the 2015 season on its Instagram account. The tickets have a similar design to Jack Daniels labels. UT's first game will be played against Bowling Green in Nashville on September 5. (Photo Courtesy WVLT; Courtesy: Vol_Football Instagram).


Oak Ridge Reservation Cleanup Could Cost $18 billion
Tuesday July 28, 2015

The cost for environmental cleanup at the government’s Oak Ridge complex is expected to rise to $18 billion by 2047. That’s significantly higher than the $12 billion estimate the Department of Energy projected last year. DOE officials say insufficient information led to the $6 billion mistake in the cost to cleanup contaminates from the nuclear research and production site.


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