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Record number of Tennessee families getting food stamps

Updated: 07/31/2009 - More Tennesseans than ever are receiving food stamps, according to the state Department of Human Services. DHS says more than 1.1 million people in the Volunteer State received benefits in June, up more than 20 percent month from last year.

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Dog euthanized before owner can pick him up

Updated: 07/30/2009 - It's a pet lover's worst nightmare - coming home to a missing furry friend. But for one Anderson County woman, it got worse. Her dog was gone forever.

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New dress codes at several Knox County schools draw mixed reactions

Updated: 07/30/2009 - When Knox County children go back to school in just under three weeks, several schools will have a new look. And not just paint and polish, but with new dress codes for students. And as you'd expect, reaction to having a mandatory dress code is mixed.

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Boy injured in water tubing incident on Douglas Lake

Posted: 07/30/2009 - A 9-year-old Wears Valley boy was airlifted to UT Medical Center after crashing into a Douglas Lake dock while riding in an tube pulled by a personal watercraft Wednesday night.

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TVA: "We've hurt not only you, but ourselves"

Updated: 07/30/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority made an emotional plea to regain the trust from Roane County residents recovering from the massive ash spill. TVA's Inspector General issued a report Tuesday saying the utility ignored warning signs that could have prevented the catastrophic collapse at the Kingston Fossil Plant in December 2008.

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TVA: Have heads rolled, or will they, following ash flood?

Posted: 07/29/2009 - TVA's Inspector General has concluded TVA could have prevented the holding pond failure and coal ash flood in Roane County, if managers had heeded warning signs as far back as 1985. It's Chief Executive Officer has promised change, even if heads need to roll. But have they?

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Area corn farmers enjoying good year

Updated: 07/30/2009 - You may not notice a change in produce prices at the store but some area extension service agents say you'll probably notice a difference in the quality.

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New TBI facility more than just a building

Updated: 07/29/2009 - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation held a grand opening ceremony today for the new TBI Regional Consolidated Facility in East Knox County, the first of its kind for East Tennessee. But it's more than just a building for some, especially when a timely investigation could help find your loved one's killer.

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TN AG will not pursue ouster proceedings against Bill Lockett

Updated: 07/29/2009 - The Tennessee Attorney General has decided not to pursue ouster proceedings against Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett after Lockett admitted to pocketing money meant for the law firm he worked for before being elected law director, according to a letter from the attorney general's office. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Deputies search former KPD officer's home; warrant details allegations

Updated: 07/30/2009 - Knox County detectives searched Nicky Bryant's home Tuesday seizing several items. The search warrant used to search his home details the allegations that Bryant and Donald Clark provided two thirteen old girls with alcohol and also watched pornography with them.

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Motel clerk says gunman asked `Should I kill him?'

Posted: 07/30/2009 - A clerk at an East Tennessee motel told police after a robbery that a gunman took him to a back closet, forced him to his knees and asked his accomplice, `Should I kill him?"'

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Obama visit follows large free health clinic

Posted: 07/29/2009 - President Barack Obama arrives in a conservative corner of Appalachia for a town hall meeting on health care reform just days after an annual free clinic treated more than 2,700 poor people for decaying teeth, fading eyesight and other maladies.

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