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Former Senator Howard Baker welcomes ARC's the "Gems of Appalachia" grants competition for the Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area

Posted: 01/16/2009 - The Appalachian Regional Commission, in partnership with the states of Kentucky and Tennessee, today announced a new grants competition for gateway communities that are entry points to one of Appalachia's most beautiful natural assets: the Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area.

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Circuit City to liquidate stores

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Circuit City Stores Inc. says it has reached an agreement with liquidators to sell the merchandise in its 567 U.S. stores after failing to find a buyer or a refinancing deal. More details are available at VolunteerTV.com and coming up on Volunteer TV News at Noon.

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Maryville mother of three survived USAIR Flight 1549

Posted: 01/16/2009 - The most terrifying moment came when Vallie Collins was caught in the back galley of the plane — water seeping in from exits that would open only a crack, and dozens of passengers bearing down on her, frantic to get out.

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Home heating sales on the rise

Updated: 01/16/2009 - For once, the temperatures seem as cool as the economy, but as the mercury slides down, the number of people at the local hardware store goes up.

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President Bush delivers farewell address

Updated: 01/15/2009 - In his farewell address to the nation, President George W. Bush is acknowledging that many of his decisions are unpopular with the American people. But he says there can be no debate about the results.

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Johnny Knoxville detained at LAX for reportedly possessing grenade

Posted: 01/15/2009 - Authorities detained Johnny Knoxville on Thursday for allegedly bringing an inert grenade into Los Angeles International Airport. After security screeners spotted the grenade in the "Jackass" star's carry-on luggage, a bomb squad determined it lacked a firing pin or explosive. Police say Knoxville was later released and allowed to board an American Airlines flight to Miami.

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KUB delays electric rate hike, trims water rate hike

Posted: 01/15/2009 - Citing the tightening economy's tougher toll on its customers, the Knoxville Utilities Board is deferring a planned 2.8% hike in electric rates, and trimming a planned hike in water rates from 30% to 12%,

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Getting residents ready for the cold

Updated: 01/15/2009 - With temperatures in the single digits many of us will be definitely staying indoors tonight. But how safe are you from the cold and the way you heat your home?

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Knox Co. schools to remain open Friday, excused absence for students

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The Knox County School System plans to remain open and operate on a normal schedule Friday, despite the expectation of sub-freezing temperatures. However, school officials say if parents choose to keep their children home because of the cold, their child's absence will be excused. Stay connected to <SnoGo on VolunteerTV.com for complete and current school closing and delay information. Not in Knox County? Click the SnoGo link to see if your child's school is closed or delayed Friday.

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U.S. Airways jet crashes in Hudson River

Updated: 01/15/2009 - A law enforcement official says authorities aren't aware of any deaths from today's plane crash in New York's Hudson River, and that passengers don't appear to be seriously injured.

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KUB decides to postpone planned rate increases

Posted: 01/15/2009 - The Knoxville Utilities Board decided Thursday to postpone planned water and electric rate increases of 30 and 2.8 percent, respectively, due to the economy, according to a KUB media release.

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1 dead after home invasion in Oak Ridge

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The Oak Ridge Police Department is investigating a home invasion robbery in Oak Ridge that left one of two suspects dead after a struggle with one of the home's residents, according to an ORPD media release.

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Keeping the kids safe in the cold

Updated: 01/15/2009 - East Tennessee has some extremely cold weather to deal with for a couple of days. That means when the kids head off to school Thursday morning, it's time to bundle up but also stay protected.

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Rereading Chapter 11; Goody's files bankruptcy for second time in just over 6 mos.

Posted: 01/14/2009 - Goody's final liquidation, if it is that, will leave behind more than 282 stores and 8000+ employees. The Chamber of Commerce already is looking for new tenants for Goody's leased corporate headquarters and distribution center. But the director of the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research says Goody's greatest asset (and challenge) may be its East-Tennessee-based employees.

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