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Cades Cove concert marks Smokies diamond anniversary

Updated: 06/14/2009 - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a lot in common with diamonds. Both are beautiful, neither fits a standard shape and like the gems, the Smokies certainly took a long time to form.

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With SmartFix40 over, TDOT moves onto "Parkway"

Updated: 06/14/2009 - Just one day after finishing the four year long SmartFix40 Project, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is already moving on to its next big project in East Tennessee.

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R/C planes take to the air over East Tennessee

Posted: 06/14/2009 - Dozens of radio controlled model stunt planes spent Friday and Saturday in East Tennessee for the annual Knox County Radio Control Society Senior Pattern Association contest.

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I-40 reopens through downtown Knoxville

Updated: 06/12/2009 - A nearly one-mile stretch of interstate through downtown Knoxville is now reopened after being closed for more than a year as part of the historic SmartFix40 project.

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Sen. Alexander to play with KSO at Smokies 75th Anniv. concert

Posted: 06/12/2009 - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will play a medley of songs on the piano with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 13, at the 75th anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cades Cove.

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Gov. Bredesen cancels SmartFix40 trip to Knoxville

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Governor Phil Bredesen's office announced late Friday morning that the governor will not attend SmartFix40 re-opening ceremonies as planned Friday afternoon. "Due to continuing work on the state budget, Governor Bredesen will not be attending today's I-40 Smart Fix Re-Opening in Knoxville," an email from Gov. Bredesen's press secretary reads.

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Race for reopening of SmartFix40

Updated: 06/12/2009 - In preparation for SmartFix40, a huge crowd turned out Thursday evening for a one mile long footrace.

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Mercy scraps plans for South Knoxville waterfront hospital

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Mercy Health Partners says the study took six months -- but the real "180" didn't come, until two weeks ago. It will not build a new Riverside hospital on the South Knoxville riverfront, to replace the old Baptist Hospital closed last year.

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Are you ready for the Digital TV switch

Updated: 06/11/2009 - We are now just under 20 hours away from the big switch to digital television. But the National Association of Broadcasters says 1.75 million over-the-air TV households are not ready for the conversion. This coming the day before many TV stations nationwide go digital, including Volunteer TV. So are you ready? There are steps you need to take so you can continue to see programming here on Volunteer TV.

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U of Tenn budget ups tuition, tightens payroll

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The University of Tennessee is preparing to hike tuition by hundreds of dollars this fall, freeze salaries and operate with more than 500 fewer jobs on the five-campus payroll.

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