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East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

Fallen Marine's jersey honored at Sequoyah game

Fallen Marine's jersey honored at Sequoyah game

The high school where a fallen Monroe County marine graduated from set aside this Friday night to retire his football jersey.

Lance Corporal Frankie Watson played four years as a wide receiver for the Sequoyah High School Chiefs.

The 2008 graduate's #7 jersey will now proudly hang in the lobby of the school's gymnasium. Watson was the last to wear that jersey after the end of the 2007 season.

"Frankie was the type of young man that did whatever he was asked to, he gave everything he had," said the school's principal Maurice Moser.

Parade rolls through Tellico Village on 25th anniversary

Parade rolls through Tellico Village on 25th anniversary

An East Tennessee community is marking a major milestone. Tellico Village is now 25 years old.

Friday, an anniversary parade rolled through town to celebrate, full of marching bands, antique cars and motorcycles.

Residents say the community is special because it's tight knit and there's plenty of things to do.

"Well it's a very active community. We have three golf courses, a wellness center. I just participated in a couple of months ago in a physical health program which was great, so they have a lot of different things," said Jim Trocolla.

Grainger Co. Tomato Festival underway in Rutledge

Grainger Co. Tomato Festival underway in Rutledge

Farmers arrived at the campus of Rutledge Elementary and Middle School long before sunrise Friday to begin setting up for the annual Grainger County Tomato Festival.

The festival officially got underway for the public at noon Friday when farmers and vendors began selling produce for the "early shopping" period.  The festival gets into full swing Friday night with live music at the Grainger County Opree.

The festival runs through late Sunday afternoon.