WBIR: East TN Historical Society honors Jack Hanna

(WBIR) There are some remarkable people who grow up in here and go on to do great things, and one of those people happens to be everyone’s favorite animal man, Jack Hanna. The East Tennessee Historical Society honored Hanna as the East Tennessean of the Year. Hanna is a Knoxville native who worked at the Knoxville Animal Clinic and grew up to become one of the faces of animal activism. He’s become a regular on the morning show and late-night circuit, but hasn’t forgotten where he started.  Read...

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Eighth Annual East Tennessee History Fair

If the term “jam-packed” ever defined a one-day festival, it would be most appropriate at the Eighth Annual East Tennessee History Fairsponsored by the East TennesseeHistorical Society on August 16th! And you might wonder if anyone in our modern tech age would be interested.  But with record numbers in attendance… Read more...

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WVLT: Trinity Health Foundation awards $700K in grants

Knoxville (WVLT) Organizations aimed at improving the lives of people in East Tennessee communities are getting some big help with a few big checks. The Trinity Health Foundation presented awards to five non-profit organizations at a gala Wednesday at The Foundry in downtown Knoxville. Each organization will receive nearly $150,000. That money is aimed at starting new programs to improve people’s “physical, emotional and spiritual health.” Organizations include Breakthrough Corporation, Compassion Coalition, Emerald Youth Foundation, InterFaith Health Clinic and University of Tennessee Medical Center Department of Pastoral Care. Read more and see the video report at...

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WBIR: $750K in grant money will help many in E. TN

Five East Tennessee non-profit groups received a generous gift on Wednesday. The Trinity Health Foundation handed out a total of $750-thousand dollars in grants to organizations that work to promote the physical, emotional and spiritual health of East Tennesseans. The grant winners include the Breakthrough Corporation, Compassion Coalition, Emerald Youth Foundation, Inter-Faith Health Clinic and U-T Medical Center’s Department of Pastoral Care. Read more at...

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