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Army recruiting on the rise in East Tennessee

Updated: 03/27/2009 - While most businesses are downsizing, the United States Army is going in the opposite direction. Officials say in the last year, there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of people enlisting, and one of the main reasons may have something to do with the economy.

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UT's Class of 2009 finds tougher competition, fewer prospects at job fair

Posted: 03/26/2009 - They'll have their diplomas in weeks. But what hundreds of u-t seniors are really hoping -- is that they'll graduate into a job. U-T has brought them together with more than 100 prospective employers, in its annual spring job fair. But the soon-to-be grads, and some alums are finding that they're competing for fewer positions.

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Emotional sendoff of East Tenn. soldiers

Updated: 03/26/2009 - More than 1,000 soldiers of the 844Th Engineer Battalion out of Knoxville are headed overseas. About 200 left Thursday morning.

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Bredesen opposes Employee Free Choice Act

Posted: 03/26/2009 - Gov. Phil Bredesen said that when he was being considered for a post in Washington one problem was that he does not support a measure in Congress that would make it easier for workers to join unions.

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Damage assessed in Mississippi town after tornado

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Authorities are beginning to get a clearer picture of the damage done overnight in rural Mississippi, after a line of severe storms blew through several Southern states last night, spawning two tornadoes.

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Obama touts new online-style town hall meeting

Updated: 03/26/2009 - President Brack Obama kicked off a first-of-its-kind Internet era Town Hall at the White House, thanking online participants for watching it online.

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Knoxville troops leaving for Iraq

Updated: 03/26/2009 - More than 1,000 members of the 844th Engineering Battalion will deploy for Iraq on Thursday, and hundreds of them are based in Knoxville.

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Calhoun rebuilding after firing police department

Posted: 03/25/2009 - One east Tennessee community is rebuilding it's police department after all members were fired on Monday. The reason, according to one city official, harrassment of citizens.

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Later high school time gets mixed reaction

Updated: 03/25/2009 - How would you like your child going to school an hour later, and getting home an hour later? Well that's one possible way Knox County Schools may save money, and after going over that money saver Monday night, reaction has started rolling into board members.

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Judge refuses to dismiss charge in Obama plot

Posted: 03/25/2009 - One of two men accused of plotting to kill President Barack Obama and dozens of other black people has failed to get a threat charge against him dismissed.

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Sundown in the City acts announced

Updated: 03/25/2009 - This year's Sundown in the City lineup has been announced, and there are some big acts coming to the free concert series on Market Square.

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Senn. Woodson honored by United Way of Tennessee

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Tennessee Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jamie Woodson (R-Knoxville) has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the United Way of Tennessee Association (UWTN). The association is comprised of 39 local United Way organizations in the state.

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