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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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Tenn. Board of Regents may suspend search

Posted: 02/24/2009 - The Tennessee Board of Regents may suspend its search for a new chancellor to lead the 180,000-student system of universities, community colleges and technical schools.

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Impact statement clear new Smokies center

Posted: 02/24/2009 - The National Park Service is cleared to built a new visitor center on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Mother, 2 children killed in house fire

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Authorities in western Kentucky say a 32-year-old woman and her two children died in an early-morning house fire this week.

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Commission modifies Hillcrest Healthcare lease

Updated: 02/24/2009 - A Knox county Nursing home operator says it's gotten most of what it needed to keep more than 500 patients in their beds. Knox County Commissioners changed the lease terms with Hillcrest Healthcare Monday.

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11 Maryville families out of their apartment due to fire

Updated: 02/23/2009 - Nine Maryville families are looking for help from family and friends while two others are in motels after fire struck their apartment building Monday morning. The good news. No one was injured and no one died.

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Thackston students relocate after fire damages school

Updated: 02/23/2009 - It wasn't a typical Monday for teachers and students of the Thackston School Branch. After a fire left severe smoke and flame damage to the 80-year-old building on Saturday, classes are now taking place at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. We talked with parents and teachers who are trying to pull the pieces together while they mourn.

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Search for armed robbery suspects in Knox Co.

Updated: 02/23/2009 - In 24 hours there was a string of robberies in Knoxville and Knox County, and the search is on for the suspects. One man may be to blame for several robberies.

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Knox Co. Commission agrees to new Hillcrest lease terms

Updated: 02/23/2009 - The Knox County Commission has unanimously agreed to several new lease terms put forth by Hillcrest nursing home that are geared toward helping Hillcrest continue to operate. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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