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Delay possible in DTV conversion

Updated: 01/27/2009 - If you haven't received your coupon or converter box for the switch over to digital television, you may have a few more months to do so. The U.S. Senate approved a four month delay in the conversion. The House could pass similar legislation in the near future. The delay could help hundreds of East Tennesseans.

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Doctors donate healthcare in Knox Co.

Updated: 01/27/2009 - If you've lost your job, like many across the region and even nation, the problems can really pile up, so a group of doctors in Knoxville are offering up their offices to take care of you, until you can get back on your feet.

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Legislation could delay foreclosures in Tenn.

Updated: 01/27/2009 - 20 days, less than 3 weeks; that's all it takes in Tennessee to foreclose on your home, from publication of your home, to the auction at the courthouse. But two different state House Bills could change that.

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2 Tenn. congressmen seek $25M for ash cleanup

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Two Tennessee congressmen hope to get $25 million from a federal economic stimulus bill to help pay for the cleanup of a massive coal ash spill in Tennessee.

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Blount closing Tenn. plant, to eliminate 100 jobs

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Chainsaw and yard care product maker Blount International Inc. on Monday said it will permanently close its plant in Milan, Tenn., by the end of June, eliminating nearly 100 jobs.

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Knox County pension plan problems

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Knox County’s is among the many retirement systems from across the United States that have taken a hit from the failing economy and diving stock market. A trio of pension plans currently faces a budget shortfall of $12 million.

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Economy hitting small private colleges

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Privately owned colleges are feeling the pinch of the weakened economy. Both Carson-Newman and Maryville College here in east Tennessee are tightening their belts like so many of you.

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Help to avoid foreclosure in Tenn.

Updated: 01/26/2009 - More and more people are losing their jobs, and while unemployed, the bills can pile up, but if you miss that house payment you could ultimately lose your home. But, there are ways you can keep your home from ending up in the foreclosures section.

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Michele Carringer tapped to replace ousted Commissioner Scott Moore

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Knox County Commission has appointed Michele Carringer to the commission seat once held by ousted commissioner Scott Moore. Carringer was sworn into the District 7B seat Monday afternoon. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and for continuing coverage of this developing news.

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Smoky Mountains city goes green, saves it, too

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Officials in the Smoky Mountains gateway city of Gatlinburg say they saved more than 75 percent on their power bill this year by switching an elaborate winter lights display to light-emitting diodes.

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East Tennessee janitor pleads guilty in nuclear parts theft

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A former janitor accused of trying to sell broken nuclear weapons equipment from a shuttered Tennessee facility has pleaded guilty.

Roy Lynn Oakley pleaded guilty Monday to one count of disclosure of restricted data before a federal District Court judge in Knoxville.

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