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Blount closing Tenn. plant, to eliminate 100 jobs

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Chainsaw and yard care product maker Blount International Inc. on Monday said it will permanently close its plant in Milan, Tenn., by the end of June, eliminating nearly 100 jobs.

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Knox County pension plan problems

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Knox County’s is among the many retirement systems from across the United States that have taken a hit from the failing economy and diving stock market. A trio of pension plans currently faces a budget shortfall of $12 million.

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Economy hitting small private colleges

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Privately owned colleges are feeling the pinch of the weakened economy. Both Carson-Newman and Maryville College here in east Tennessee are tightening their belts like so many of you.

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Help to avoid foreclosure in Tenn.

Updated: 01/26/2009 - More and more people are losing their jobs, and while unemployed, the bills can pile up, but if you miss that house payment you could ultimately lose your home. But, there are ways you can keep your home from ending up in the foreclosures section.

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Michele Carringer tapped to replace ousted Commissioner Scott Moore

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Knox County Commission has appointed Michele Carringer to the commission seat once held by ousted commissioner Scott Moore. Carringer was sworn into the District 7B seat Monday afternoon. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news.

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Smoky Mountains city goes green, saves it, too

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Officials in the Smoky Mountains gateway city of Gatlinburg say they saved more than 75 percent on their power bill this year by switching an elaborate winter lights display to light-emitting diodes.

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East Tennessee janitor pleads guilty in nuclear parts theft

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A former janitor accused of trying to sell broken nuclear weapons equipment from a shuttered Tennessee facility has pleaded guilty.

Roy Lynn Oakley pleaded guilty Monday to one count of disclosure of restricted data before a federal District Court judge in Knoxville.

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School bus crash in White Pine

Posted: 01/26/2009 - White Pine (WVLT) - No one was injured when a special education school bus ran into the back of a car Monday morning in Jefferson County.

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"March for Life" Anti-Abortion Rally

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Thirty-six years ago this week, the supreme court ruled it's legal for a woman to end her pregnancy. For many of those years, that's meant a march for life. This year's turnout has been larger than usual. One reason could be the recent actions of our new President Barack Obama.

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Shoals officials consider TVA land entity

Posted: 01/25/2009 - A proposal is being considered that would form a new group of Shoals elected officials to oversee the development of about 1,200 acres of Tennessee Valley Authority land once it's sold to the north Alabama community.

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Karns church members pray for those without jobs

Posted: 01/25/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---Members of a Karns church are praying for those who've lost jobs, and hope to do much more than holding a special prayer service for them.

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