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Oneida Special School District closed rest of the week

Posted: 02/25/2009 - The Oneida Special School District is closed Thursday and Friday due to illness. The central office reports 15 percent of students were absent Wednesday, as were several teachers. Various ailments including flu, strep, mono, and a stomach issue were reported.

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Tennessee bill seeks to close handgun permit records

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A proposal that seeks to make information on handgun permit holders confidential and exempt from the state's open records law is among several gun-related bills progressing in the Legislature.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Severe Weather Awareness Week is underway in Tennessee. Now is the time to prepare for potential spring storms.

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Body found on bank of Fort Loudoun Lake near downtown Knoxville

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Knoxville police and firefighters responded to an area of Fort Loudoun Lake near the South Knoxville Bridge after receiving a report of a body in the water Wednesday morning, but officers say the body was actually discovered on the shore.

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Crossville man arrested, charged with Anderson Co. burglary

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Crossville man is facing burglary and vandalism charges after Tuesday morning burglary in the Claxton community in Anderson County, according to a release from the Anderson County Sheriff's Department.

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Obama officially names Locke to Commerce

Posted: 02/25/2009 - President Barack Obama has a candidate for Commerce secretary -- again. The president named Gary Locke to the post Wednesday morning. He's a former Washington governor, a Democrat and a Chinese-American.

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Union City Goodyear plant cutting operation

Posted: 02/25/2009 - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Union City is reducing its operating schedule from a seven-day continuous operation to five days.

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Full text of Obama's speech

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Following is the text of President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House.

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Girl Scout cookie sales low in East Tennessee, not as low as elsewhere

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Girl Scouts are getting ready to deliver cookies all across East Tennessee. Despite millions of cookies boxed up and ready to be sent out, sales are down in the area and across the country. We talked with troop leaders today about how low sales will affect troops.

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Banning coaches from prayer, could go to Supreme Court

Updated: 02/24/2009 - The debate over prayer in public schools, has been going on for years. Now, it's a football coach who's been told he cannot pray with his players, and he's asking the Supreme Court to make the final decision.

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Career fair held for East Tennessee students

Updated: 02/24/2009 - While the job market may be bleak, dozens of employers greeted hundreds of high school and middle school students for Knox Counties annual career fair. It may be a bit surprising, but the message seems to be that many jobs are, or will be, out there.

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3 East Tenn. companies lay off about 270 workers

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Three East Tennessee plants are laying off nearly 270 workers, according to information released Monday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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