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Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Knox County. As of 2012, the city had a population of 179,055. residents, making it the state's third largest city. Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in 2012 had a population of 711,338. The KMSA is in turn the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which in 2012 had a population of 1,074,010.
First settled in 1786, Knoxville was the first capital of Tennessee. The city struggled with geographic isolation throughout the early 19th century, though the arrival of the railroad in 1855 led to an economic boom. During the Civil War, the city was bitterly divided over the secession issue, and was occupied alternately by both Confederate and Union armies. Following the war, Knoxville grew rapidly as a major wholesaling and manufacturing center. The city's economy stagnated after the 1920s as the manufacturing sector collapsed, the Downtown area declined, and city leaders became entrenched in highly partisan political fights. Hosting the 1982 World's Fair helped reinvigorate the city, and revitalization initiatives by city leaders and private developers have had some success
Knoxville is the home of the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee, whose sports teams, called the "Volunteers" or "Vols," are extremely popular in the surrounding area. Knoxville is also home to the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority, as well as the corporate headquarters of several national and regional companies. Knoxville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for East Tennessee. As one of the largest cities in the Appalachian region, Knoxville has positioned itself in recent years as a repository of Appalachian culture and is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Train derails in North Knoxville damaging businesses - Knoxville News Sentinel
22 Oct 2017 at 1:55pm
Knoxville News SentinelTrain derails in North Knoxville damaging businessesKnoxville News Sentinel
Michael Robinson, of Knoxville, discovers that his camper trailer was crushed by a train car at the scene of a 50-car train derailment in Knoxville
., on Sunday, October 22, 2017. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) (Photo: Calvin ...
Norfolk Southern: Train derailment scene cleared, new track ...WATE 6 On Your SideFreight train derails in Tennessee
, slams into at least 2 buildingsABC NewsNorfolk Southern: 19 train cars derail in North Knoxville
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Neighbors concerned after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalized - WATE 6 On ...
23 Oct 2017 at 3:28pm
WATE 6 On Your SideNeighbors concerned after shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 hospitalizedWATE 6 On Your SideKNOXVILLE
. (WATE) ? One person is dead and two more are injured after a shooting in Knoxville early Monday morning. Investigators say the shooting happened at a vacant house on Old Callahan Drive near Clinton Highway around 1 a.m. Police ...One dead, two hurt in North Knox County shootingWVLTall 4 news articles »
Few protesters turn out for Shapiro talk at UT - Knoxville News Sentinel - Kn...
19 Oct 2017 at 4:24pm
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Only a handful of students turned out to protest conservative commentator Ben Shapiro's talk at the University of Knoxville campus Wednesday, even as visits by ...and more »
8 Knoxville concerts to check out this fall - Knoxville News Sentinel
23 Oct 2017 at 6:57am
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The dynamic duo of Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will combine their musical prowess for an acoustic show at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Tennessee
Theatre. Tickets cost $99.50, $74.50 or $54.50 and are available through Ticketmaster outlets, the Tennessee ...
Bicycle-kick save helps UF soccer team stave off Volunteers in Knoxville - Th...
23 Oct 2017 at 12:33am
The Independent Florida AlligatorBicycle-kick save helps UF soccer team stave off Volunteers in KnoxvilleThe Independent Florida Alligator
The No. 20 Gators (13-4-0, 7-2-0 SEC) rode Roberts' timely save to a 2-1 victory over the No. 11 Volunteers (13-3-1, 5-3-1 SEC) on Sunday afternoon at Regal Soccer Stadium in Knoxville
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Tennessee Vols vs Alabama football prediction: Who has the edge - Knoxville N...
20 Oct 2017 at 9:00am
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Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) is tackled by South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore (10) during the Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks game at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville
on Saturday, October 14, 2017.Man says Tennessee
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Saturday crash sends two 10-year-old children to hospital - WVLT
22 Oct 2017 at 4:07pm
Chattanooga Times Free PressSaturday crash sends two 10-year-old children to hospitalWVLTKNOXVILLE
. (WVLT) -- A 64-year-old Knoxville man is set to appear in court after police said he was arrested on suspicion of DUI for hitting and hospitalizing two children. Police said Edward Perry James will be arraigned Monday after authorities ...
Police: 2 children hit by truck, injured in Tennessee
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Continual struggles on offense causing Tennessee's downfall - USA TODAY
23 Oct 2017 at 1:43pm
Knoxville News SentinelContinual struggles on offense causing Tennessee's downfallUSA TODAYKNOXVILLE
. (AP) ? Exactly a month has passed since the last time Tennessee's offense reached the end zone. Tennessee's offense hasn't crossed the goal line in its last 14 quarters, and the Volunteers (3-4, 0-4 SEC) have been outscored 108-19 ...Parody has Tennessee
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Disease outbreak kills hundreds of Tennessee deer just before hunting season ...
23 Oct 2017 at 8:02am
Disease outbreak kills hundreds of Tennessee deer just before hunting seasonUSA TODAYTennessee
Wildlife Resources Agency information and education officer Mime Barnes says the disease is common, but the number of deer the virus has killed this year is the greatest since 2007. "The disease has always been around and it kind up pops up ...
Jon Gruden attends Tennessee game in Knoxville, sends Vol Twitter into #Grumo...
14 Oct 2017 at 10:45am
SECcountry.comJon Gruden attends Tennessee game in Knoxville, sends Vol Twitter into #Grumors frenzySECcountry.com
That doesn't stop the rumors though, and this weekend, Gruden is in Knoxville
., where the coaching situation is currently, uh, tenuous. And the #Grumors have taken off. It is worth noting that Gruden has a child attending Tennessee and also will ...
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