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Singer, sausage businessman Jimmy Dean dies at 81

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, "Big Bad John," and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, has died. He was 81.

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Newport woman dies in Jefferson County car crash

Posted: 06/13/2010 - A Cocke County woman is dead after a two-car accident on highway 25/70 in Jefferson County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 41-year-old Melissa Smith of Newport was traveling westbound along the highway on Saturday when she tried to make a left turn into a driveway.

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ALCOA, TVA face 12 month deadline on contract

Posted: 06/13/2010 - ALCOA and the Tennessee Valley Authority have 12 months to work out a power contract that could lead to smelting operations restarting at the company's South Plant.

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Death toll from Ark. flood reaches 19

Updated: 06/14/2010 - State police say the death toll from a flash flood that tore through an Arkansas campground has reached 19 and searchers are looking for just one more missing person.

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Golfers spread a little love for nonprofit organization

Updated: 06/13/2010 - Dozens of golfers withstood the heat and humidity Saturday all in the name of love. The "Love Kitchen," that is. Alstom Power Environmental Control Systems sponsored a golf tournament and presented a check to the nonprofit organization The Love Kitchen, giving a boost to twin sisters Helen Turner Ashe and Ellen Turner.

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2 involved in altercation at Pilot store

Posted: 06/12/2010 - Knoxville Police were called to break up an altercation Saturday night that brought out baseball bats and hatchets as weapons.

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County official enters Alford plea to felonies

Posted: 06/12/2010 - A Hawkins County commissioner took an Alford plea to three felony charges he faced related to a state comptroller's investigation into his work at the Surgoinsville Water Utility.

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Knox County Schools get windfall from state legislature

Posted: 06/12/2010 - Knox County Schools are finally getting some good news: a reworked state budget will actually provide enough money for the school system to restore several teaching jobs that were cut.

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Looking to cool off?

Updated: 06/12/2010 - Hot, humid weather like East Tennessee is experiencing weekend calls for a refreshing dip in the pool.

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