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Surviving Cancer

Updated: 03/26/2009 - We hear about people being diagnosed with cancer every day. But there are also people beating it everyday. We want to introduce you to two different people, with two very similar stories. Peggy Iachetta and Jack Evans both beat cancer and decided to help others through outreach and a warm smile.

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Sen. Burchett is "head of the class" on education says local PTA Group

Posted: 09/05/2008 - State Senator Tim Burchett (R-Knoxville) has been named the 2008 “Outstanding Elected Official” by the Knox County Council Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Burchett was honored by the group for his years of support for public education in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Almost 1,500 Guardsmen helping in Hurricane Gustav

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The Tennessee National Guard has now mobilized more than 1,100 soldiers and airmen to assist in relief efforts along the Gulf Coast, plus another 350 have been on duty within the state providing command and control of the deployed units and assisting with the more than 4,000 evacuees brought to Tennessee.

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Former Tennessee lawmaker Milton Hamilton dies

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Milton Hugh Hamilton Jr., former majority leader of the Tennessee Senate who served as both a Democrat and Republican and later was appointed Commissioner of Environment and Conservation, has died. He was 75.

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Public records officials hear comments about fees

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Open records officials trying to set fees for copying public records heard comments from local government officials and Tennessee residents during a public hearing.

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Third attempt made at exhuming DA's body

Posted: 09/05/2008 - For the third time, prosecutors in Knoxville have asked for a court order to exhume the body of former Knox County District Attorney General Ed Dossett.

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TBI investigating recorder `prank' by lawmaker

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A Tennessee lawmaker contends he put a digital recorder under his administrative aide's office desk in Nashville as a "prank" but a complaint has started a state investigation.

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Smokies paving to end before leaf peeping begins

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The National Park Service has pushed back final paving of a major tourist road leading into the Smokies, but says it will be done before the leaves turn colors next month.

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TSU plans layoffs ahead of expected shortfall

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Tennessee State University officials say they may have to lay off employees, combine classes and drop students from school rolls, due largely to a weak economy and decreasing out-of-state enrollment.

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Man on trial in slaying of ex-wife's student lover

Updated: 09/05/2008 - The so-called love-triangle murder trial may come down to how jurors answer one question. Was Eric McLean a jealous husband or a frightened father on the night he shot and killed 18-year-old Sean Powell?

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