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Ash slide having economic impact on Roane County

Updated: 01/02/2009 - The TVA ash spill in Roane County has not only affected the homes in the nearby area but now the local economy is starting to feel it's effects. It appears if it has to do with the lake, it's being affected first.

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Maryville man robbed in Alcoa store parking lot

Posted: 01/02/2009 - A 55-year-old Maryville man was robbed at gunpoint while sitting in the Big Lots parking lot at 116 S. Hall Road in Alcoa Friday afternoon, according to an Alcoa Police Department release.

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Peyton Manning voted AP's NFL MVP

Posted: 01/02/2009 - Peyton Manning has joined Brett Favre as the only three-time winners of The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award.

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3 arrested in attack on couple

Posted: 01/02/2009 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Two adults and a teenager have been charged with aggravated rape in a late December attack on a Memphis couple.

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Ex-Klansman sues over Coahoma Co. contract

Posted: 01/02/2009 - CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) -- A man who torched a Kentucky church when he was a Ku Klux Klan leader in 1991, has sued Coahoma County for rejecting his bid on a water project because of what he calls his criminal past.

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Warehouse vandalized, shut down days before

Updated: 01/02/2009 - JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A warehouse belonging to a company that suspended operations in Johnson City has been heavily damaged by vandals.

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Early morning fire in East Knoxville

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Knoxville, Tenn (WVLT) - Knoxville Firefighters are working to determine the cause of an early morning house fire.

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Another Knoxville business closing

Updated: 01/02/2009 - With the new year, everyone is eager to say goodbye to 2008 and put the nation's economic troubles in the past. But the economy has claimed another business in Knoxville. The owners of Sprout Studio voted to close the doors for good today. Now parents are upset that their favorite indoor play spot is closing.

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Erin Brockovich to come to Roane County

Updated: 01/02/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Environmental law consultant Erin Brockovich expects a class-action lawsuit will come out of the TVA sludge slide in Roane County.

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Families' long-term concerns about sludge slide

Posted: 01/01/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- The Hall Family has lived in their Roane County home for more than 20 years. When they look out their backyard, effects of the sludge slide covers most of the landscape. The Halls are concerned about long-term affects of the sludge slide.

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Fans react to Kiffin hires for coaching staff

Posted: 01/01/2009 - If you're a big orange fan, you've gotta be content with watching other teams play this bowl season. But since lane Kiffin took over the vols, he's been lining up an all star cast of coaches.

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New Year on Market Square helps and gives hope

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Thousands of people hit Market Square Wednesday night to ring in the new year for "first night," which was a big plus for businesses on the Square.

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Goody's halts giftcard sales, tuxedo rentals, layaway

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Knoxville-based Goody's Family Clothing is apparently no longer issuing giftcards, accepting new tuxedo rental orders, or offering layaway services -- at least for the immediate future, according to a memo sent to Goody's stores and obtained by VolunteerTV.com. Calls placed to several Goody's stores in Tennessee and other states also confirm the changes.

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Knoxville's New Year's baby

Updated: 01/01/2009 - One of the first babies in Knoxville of the new year was born at 1:17 a.m. on January 1, 2009.

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Knoxville mayor waiting on Frist decision

Posted: 01/01/2009 - Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam says he will wait for a decision from former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist before deciding whether to run for governor himself in 2010.

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New Year around the world

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Volunteer TV takes you to the New Year in Australia, Hong Kong, China, and in New York City.

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New Year's celebration in Knoxville

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Thousands celebrated the new year on Market Square for "First Night" Knoxville in a family friendly event.

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Vanderbilt wins 1st bowl since 1955 over BC

Posted: 12/31/2008 - Vanderbilt won a bowl game for the first time in exactly 53 years when Bryant Hahnfeldt kicked a 45-yard field goal with 3:26 left to beat Boston College 16-14 Wednesday in the Music City Bowl.

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