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Hunters target hunger

Updated: 11/22/2008 - East Tennessee deer hunters were locked and loaded for the start of gun season Saturday. But some have taken aim to feed themselves and thousands across our region.

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Calhoun paper plant to have week of downtime

Posted: 11/22/2008 - CALHOUN, Tenn. (AP) -- A week of downtime is scheduled for Calhoun's AbitibiBowater paper manufacturing plant next month due to high inventories and rising costs.

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Nissan says buyout program met goals

Posted: 11/22/2008 - SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Nissan North America, Inc. says an employee buyout program has met its goal at two Tennessee factories.

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Police respond to overnight quadruple shooting

Posted: 11/22/2008 - ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) -- Metro Police are investigating a quadruple shooting that critically injured one person and left three people in serious condition.

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East Tenn. aglow over nuclear growth

Posted: 11/22/2008 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Bechtel Corp. and its subcontractors have hired 1,425 workers this year to resume construction of what's expected to be the first new nuclear reactor completed in the U.S. in more than 15 years.

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Lobbying efforts cost up to $65M in Tennessee

Posted: 11/22/2008 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An analysis of state Ethics Commission records shows that a legislative fight over cable television permits cost more than $8 million in lobbying and was the most expensive lobbying activity in Tennessee over the last year.

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Smokies Heritage Center nearing 75,0000 visitors

Posted: 11/22/2008 - TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) -- The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center has drawn almost 75,000 visitors since it opened in February 2006, and 22,000 this year alone.

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Some coins in circulation worth more than face value

Updated: 11/22/2008 - It might be worth the time to start taking a look at all the loose change you come across because believe it or not, some coins are worth several times more than their face value.

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Update: Austin East Parents say we've had enough

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Knoxville Catholic clobbered Austin East 45 -0 to in one of the most anticipated games of the year friday night.. Austin East took the field missing eight players right from the get-go, after they were suspended for being arrested for felony theft.

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Knox County Mayor's race begins, election is 18 months away

Posted: 11/21/2008 - State Senator Tim Burchett has made Knox County's worst-kept secret official: he's running to succeed term-limited Mike Ragsdale as Knox County Mayor in 2010. He can't even pick up his qualifying petitions until June 2009, but announcing now allows him to begin raising money for a primary likely to cost a candidate $250,000 to be considered a serious contender.

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The Red Kettle Campaign bells are ringing

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is officially underway and the goals are even higher this year. The Salvation Army hopes to raise $350,000 and fill 4,000 volunteer hours. They say they can reach that goal with volunteers across East Tennessee.

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Smokies closes loop to spray for bugs

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The 11-mile road around scenic Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed briefly in December so foresters can spray insects attacking native hemlock trees.

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