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Knox County Sheriff wants to stay in touch with community

Posted: 09/03/2009 - On Wednesday morning, Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones kicked off his first of several stops around the county. The meetings are meant for residents who can’t make it downtown, but want to ask the sheriff questions about community safety.

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Big Orange apparel flying off store shelves

Updated: 09/02/2009 - The Vols haven't even played a game...And merchandise is selling fast. Especially anything with number 14, Camp Kiffin, or the mysterious black jerseys! And we've found you a place you can get some on the cheap!

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H1N1 and seasonal flu affecting different people

Updated: 09/02/2009 - Every year you hear the seasonal flu is hitting the young and the old. Well that's not necessarily the case, when it comes to the H1N1 strain. Some people are more at risk, including children and pregnant woman, but the elderly may have an immunity to H1N1.

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Blount County Schools closed Thursday, Friday due to illness

Updated: 09/02/2009 - Blount County Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday due to "above normal absences due to illness," according to the school system's Web site and a letter to parents. It's not clear whether the closure is at all related to H1N1 flu, but the schools letter to parents says, "The illnesses we are seeing range from students running a fever to students being sick at their stomach to students who have upper respiratory symptoms."

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Rededication ceremony marks park's 75th year

Posted: 09/02/2009 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt's dedication speech is being recalled as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is rededicated on its 75th anniversary.

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Tennessee firm to build portable disaster shelters

Updated: 05/19/2011 - A military contractor in Chattanooga is ready to start building portable, rapid-deployment shelters that can be used after natural disasters or in war zones and resemble a Transformers toy when the hard walls and roof assemble with one push of a button.

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Tenn. senator: Public frets 'runaway government'

Posted: 09/02/2009 - Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander says the American people are worried about more than health care plans and climate change proposals coming out of Washington.

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Alcoa schools close due to illness

Updated: 09/02/2009 - Alcoa City Schools say the absentee rates continued to go up, so they had to act to try and cut out the germs, despite CDC guidelines that suggest to keep school open, even with high absentee rates.

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Gatlinburg then and now

Updated: 09/01/2009 - You'll agree there's a lot to do in Gatlinburg other than just visit the national park. But that wasn't always the case.

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After 31 years in the same salon, stylist is cutting it on her own

Updated: 09/01/2009 - This is the ultimate "bouncing back" story, and might actually encourage you to give it another shot! Elaine Stapleton was 50 when she was cut from an employer she'd spent more than 30 years working for. Now, instead of working for someone else, she's working for herself.

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FAA: Pilot slightly hurt after plane crash

Posted: 09/01/2009 - The Federal Aviation Administration says an experimental airplane crashed at the Smyrna airport and caught fire, but no one was seriously injured.

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