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Could high gas prices blow the whistle on UT's game day?

Updated: 09/12/2008 - There will be well over 100,000 people in downtown Knoxville Saturday for UT's first home game, and that’s good news for local businesses, bars, and restaurants. But it may be very good news for already-busy gas stations.

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An open letter to the Tennessee National Guard

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Major General Gus L. Hargett, Jr., Adjutant General of Tennessee, released the following open letter to members, families and employers of the Tennessee National Guard.

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Trial date set for Cocke County judge

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Cocke County General Sessions Judge John Bell faces trial Sept. 22 before the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary.

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GOP, Dem candidates e-mail lists overlap

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Talk about bipartisanship. Two state Senate candidates from opposing parties -- but both aligned with Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey -- appear to be sharing an e-mail distribution list.

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Gov. says waiver will ensure adequate gas supplies

Updated: 09/12/2008 - Gov. Phil Bredesen said the federal government has taken steps that will ensure Tennesseans have an adequate supply of gasoline in the wake of a sudden panic over gas shortages.

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AG: List accessed by trooper closed for now

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A list of nearly 200 people whom investigators say may have been the subject of unauthorized background checks by a state trooper will remain secret for now.

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18 Tennesseans play again and win

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Eighteen lucky Tennesseans, from a painter who lives in Cookeville to a waitress from Sevierville, won a total of $702,000 after this week’s Play it Again! drawing. Play it Again! is the Tennessee Lottery’s second-chance drawing program in which non-winning instant tickets have another chance to win.

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Buyout deadline Friday for some Nissan employees

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Friday is the deadline for a buyout offer of up to $125,000 for some longtime Nissan employees, but a spokesman said the automaker is not ready to report how many are taking the money.

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PILOT'S HASLAM: Knoxville Pilot stores operating normally

Updated: 09/12/2008 - Pilot Travel Centers CEO Jimmy Haslam says operations are normal at Pilot stores in the Knoxville area despite reported gas shortages.

Let us know what you're seeing. What are the gas prices like where you are? Got a picture of the lines forming at stations in East Tennessee? Submit your photos to and tell us what gas prices you've found by going to our iWitness section.

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Coast Guard says ship must ride out storm

Updated: 09/12/2008 - The Coast Guard says 22 people aboard a 584-foot freighter adrift in the Gulf of Mexico must ride out Hurricane Ike because it's too dangerous for a rescue attempt.

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Affair allegations rock state Senate race in Tennessee

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A Republican candidate in a campaign central to GOP efforts to gain a majority in the state Senate has been accused by a member of his party of having an extramarital affair with her.

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