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Organizers said they brought in 19,000 pounds of non-perishable food items that will help fight a problem that's bigger than most people think.
"One in six Tennesseans and one in four children are at risk of hunger in Tennessee," said Tasha Kennard, a spokesperson for Second Harvest.
The donations will help Second Harvest put food on the table for some 600,000 Tennesseans across 46 counties this year.
"We think it's great that the community continues to support our cause," Kennard said. "We know it takes a village to feed this community and we're very, very thankful for everyone s support."
While the fans were helping feed needy families outside the stadium. On the field, the Titans recognized another very special group that s also in need of support.
The Titans honored wounded Ft. Campbell soldier and Purple Heart recipient Army Corp. Christopher Bales, who got a standing ovation from the fans at LP Field.
"It's just huge," Bales said. "I mean it's really incredible."
But Bales and his family got more than just the chance to walk the same grass as the Titans, they also found out Sunday they'd be receiving a brand new house from Operation Finally Home.
"Giving these homes, we hope takes a huge burden off of them so they can focus on their families," said Rusty Carroll, marketing director of LP Building Products, a partner of Operation Finally Home. "Without worrying, in some respect, on some of the financial burdens and other challenges."
It was a surprise that left Bales almost speechless.
"I wasn't quite expecting it," Bales said.
Bale's home is expected to be finished January, 2014. Operation Finally Home plans to build houses for five other soldiers over the next two years.
Monday, November 5 2012, 07:17 AM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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