FBI connection, From the Newsroom

Searching for Man Who Robbed Home Federal Bank Branch in Pigeon Forge

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Chief Jack Baldwin of the Pigeon Forge Police Department (PFPD) are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the man who robbed a Pigeon Forge bank today.

At approximately 11:14 a.m. today, a man entered the Home Federal Bank located at 3671 Parkway in Pigeon Forge and passed a note to a teller demanding money. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male with brown hair, late 20s to mid 30s with a goatee, between 6’ to 6’2” tall, and approximately 240 to 260 pounds. Suspect was wearing a faded-blue baseball cap, khaki shorts, a short-sleeve, blue polo-style shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, and tennis shoes. After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, the suspect left the scene on foot.

A reward is being offered for information which leads to the arrest of this individual. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 865-544-0751 or the PFPD at 865-453-9063. This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (which consists of personel from the FBI, KPD, and KCSO) and the Pigeon Forge Police Department.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Citizen Journalism, Culture and Arts, From the Newsroom, Knoxville is changing!!

Discount Days at the Tennessee Valley Fair

Fair offers wide variety of discounts to accommodate virtually any budget

Knoxville, Tenn. (August 24, 2011) – East Tennesseans on a budget don’t have to miss out on all the fun, excitement and entertainment at the 2011 Tennessee Valley Fair.  The Fair is offering a variety of daily discounts during the Fair, which runs September 9-18:

$1 Opening Day SpecialFriday, September 9, 2011
In celebration of our 92nd year, Fairgoers can enter the Fairgrounds on Friday, September 9 during the first 92 minutes of the Fair for only $1.00 per person. Discount begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends promptly at 4:32 p.m.

Metro Pulse DayFriday, September 9, 2011
$2.00 discount on adult admission with coupon from Metro Pulse.  Coupon available in September 1 and 8 issues.

Tailgating at the FairSaturday, September 10, 2011
Wear Tennessee or Cincinnati team colors and get $2 off each adult admission.

Paint the Fair Pink DaySaturday, September 10, 2011
In partnership with the Knoxville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, wear pink and get $2.00 off each adult admission.

Hometown Heroes Day  – Sunday, September 11, 2011
Current and past military, police officers, deputy sheriffs, firefighters, first responders and teachers receive $1.00 admission all day with proper identification.

Tennessee Valley Fair Student DaySunday, September 11, 2011
Students 12-18 years old receive $2.00 off adult admission. Students 6-11 years old receive $1.00 off child admission.

Fox 43 Student DayMonday, September 12, 2011
All students (Kindergarten – 12th Grade) receive FREE admission from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Mercy Health Partners Senior DayTuesday, September 13, 2011
Seniors (65 and older) receive FREE admission all day. Features entertainment, activities and contests especially for seniors in the Pepsi Community Tent. Call 215-1471 for a free brochure.

Tennessee Education Lottery DayWednesday, September 14, 2011
$2.00 off adult admission with any non-winning Tennessee Lottery ticket.

Knoxville News Sentinel Reader Appreciation Day Thursday, September 15, 2011
$2.00 discount on adult admission with coupon from the Knoxville News Sentinel.  Coupon available in September 9, 11, 12, 14 and 15 issues.

Tailgating at the FairSaturday, September 17, 2011
Wear Tennessee or Florida team colors and get $2.00 off each adult admission.

Scout DaySaturday, September 17, 2011
$3.00 admission for all Girl & Boy Scouts. One adult/chaperon admission price is discounted to $3.00 with purchase of two Scouts tickets. Come enjoy activities just for Scouts and earn a special Patch.

From now until September 2, the Fair is also offering admission tickets and unlimited ride wristbands at a discount:

·        Adult Admission Ticket ($7.00) – Regularly $9.00.

·        Child Admission Ticket ($5.00) – Regularly $6.00.

·        Fair Fun Pak ($25.00) – Includes two (2) adult admission tickets, two (2) child admission tickets and parking. Regularly $35.00.

·        Family Fun Pak ($30.00) – Includes four (4) adult admission tickets and parking. Regularly $41.00.

·        Pay-One-Price Ride Wristband
($14.00) Opening Day Special / September 9, 2011 Only. Regularly $25.00.
($16.00) Monday – Thursday Special. Regularly $20.00.
($21.00) Weekend Special. Regularly $25.00.

·        $5 Fair Admission Special – Buy a reserved seat to any headline concert at Homer Hamilton Theatre before September 2 and get a Fair admission ticket for only $5.00, a savings of $4.00!

Sale prices are good until Friday, September 2.  To purchase tickets, visit http://www.tnvalleyfair.org or call 865-215-1482.

Community Meetings, From the Newsroom

Local Carreer Fair

Knoxville, TN – While national numbers seem to be improving, the unemployment rate is still more than nine percent across the country. H&R Block, the country’s largest tax preparation company, is doing its part to lower the number even more by holding a career fair Monday, September 12.

H&R Block’s over 15 local offices will be hiring for more than 70 seasonal positions, including office managers, customer service representatives and tax professionals for next tax season. Applicants should bring a resumé, as interviews will be conducted on-site. Bilingual candidates are also encouraged to attend. Plus, prior tax experience is not required.

Career fair dates and the location:  

Monday, September 12th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST

Asherville Highway Office, 4226 Asherville Highway


“We’re looking for people who can deliver outstanding client service and lead and develop people,” said Deborah Belford, H&R Block District Manager. “For our tax professionals, we want someone who can communicate effectively and work independently, but also as part of a team.”

Office positions offer flexible schedules, ability to earn extra income, bonus potential and opportunity for advancement. Applicants should enjoy working with others and be eager to help people.

“Whether serving in a client services role or the role of a tax preparer, our seasonal associates are the face of H&R Block,” said Belford.

For more information, applicants may call 865-584-1040.