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Mumpower traces political success to grocery job

Posted: 01/10/2009 - If all goes to plan on Tuesday, state Rep. Jason Mumpower will wake up to his usual breakfast of peanut butter on graham crackers, and later he'll be elected the first Republican House speaker in 40 years.

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TVA, coal ash spill debate continues to rage in Washington

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Harriman may be an eight and a half hour drive and world away from Washington D.C., but given the size of last month’s coal ash spill in Roane County, the two towns appear connected at the hip.

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Brockovich, attorneys offer Roane County families legal help

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Hundreds of Roane County homeowners got a crash course in chemistry and the law with the help of a law consultant Hollywood made famous. Erin Brockovich and attorneys met with the families concerned about the now nearly three-week old TVA ash spill Friday night..

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Ky. mulls plan to protect people near sludge ponds

Posted: 01/09/2009 - A major coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority reservoir has renewed interested in Kentucky for requiring emergency plans for residents who live downstream from similar impoundments.

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Goody's begins to liquidate company's assets

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A sad day for Goody's clothing. They began their liquidation process after the company said they could find no alternatives when their credit dried up.

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450 losing jobs with Knoxville-based company

Posted: 01/09/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- It's a heartbreaking trend nationwide and in East Tennessee. Four hundred and fifty within Knoxville-based ImagePoint, formerly known as Plastiline, will be handed pink slips.

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Govolsxtra.com: Smith (knee) doubtful for Georgia game

Posted: 01/09/2009 - SEC preseason Player of the Year Tyler Smith is doubtful for Tennessee's game at Georgia on Saturday because of a knee injury. You can see the game Saturday at 12:00p on Volunteer-TV.

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$5M class action lawsuit filed against TVA after fly ash spill

Posted: 01/09/2009 - A Roane County man has filed a $5 million class action lawsuit against TVA "on behalf of himself and all other similarly situated," according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Knoxville Tuesday.

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Goody's to begin liquidating all stores today

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Discount clothing chain Goody's Family Clothing will begin liquidating its stores on Friday as the retailer becomes one of the year's first victims of the worsening economy.

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Proposed business park still has detractors

Posted: 01/09/2009 - On Thursday night the Development Corporation of Knox County hosted a public meeting to unveil its latest plans for the Midway Business Park.

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Florida wins BCS Championship

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Tim Tebow gave Florida the jolt it needed, and the Gators toughed out a second BCS title in three years.

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Lady Vols win SEC opener over Kentucky

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Shekinna Stricklen scored 18 points, including two late free throws, as No. 7 Tennessee beat Kentucky 69-64 on Thursday night.

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