News Center 22 10/4/17

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Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) recorded its largest enrollment ever, with 4,770 students of record at the fall census date. With 570 more students than last fall, the university’s rolls grew by 14 percent.

The university also set a benchmark in undergraduate enrollment, with 1,919 students enrolled in undergraduate studies, up 14 percent from a year ago. LMU has 2,851 students engaged in graduate or professional curriculums. LMU students hail from 46 states and 25 countries. Sixty-three percent of the student population is female, compared to 37 percent male.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee.

For more information about programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280.

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WYMT News reports

One person is dead after a crash in Laurel County.

According to deputies at the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened late Monday night on Sally’s Branch Road.

That’s where the driver of a small SUV lost control, ran off the roadway and struck a tree head-on.

Three people were inside of the vehicle.

Deputies say Connie Smith, 53, of London was pronounced dead at the scene after being partially ejected from the vehicle.

They also say Randy Smith, 51, and Kevin Lawson, 41, were both flown to UK Hospital with serious injuries.

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6 News reports

Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. made a significant minority investment into the Knoxville-based Pilot Travel Centers.

At this time, the Haslam family will still be the majority owners of Pilot Flying J. The company is run by Jimmy Haslam, who will stay the chief executive officer. The headquarters will remain in Knoxville.

Berkshire Hathaway will acquire a 38.6 percent equity stake in Pilot Flying J and will become the majority shareholder in 2023 by acquiring an additional 41.4 percent equity stake. At that time, the Haslam family will keep 20 percent of the ownership and stay involved in the company.

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