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Dems plan to accept Burris as Obama's replacement in the Senate

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Senate Democrats plan to accept Roland Burris for President-elect Barack Obama's vacant seat, according to The Associated Press. Burris was appointed by embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, and was turned away when he tried to get sworn in on Capitol Hill Tuesday Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Cleaning up the ash, Roane County image

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority continues to clean up the from the now two-week-old ash slide, but Roane County officials say they want those efforts also to wipe away the smudges the ash smeared on the area's image.

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Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam kicks off governor campaign in downtown Knoxville

Updated: 01/06/2009 - It's official - Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam has announced he will make a run for governor of Tennessee in the 2010 election. He says his private business experience and his five years in the Mayor's office makes him a great candidate. He's been busy working on a financial and political plan and finally kicked off his campaign in downtown Knoxville this morning.

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Need a car, worried about job? Hyundai says that's okay

Updated: 01/06/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- If you need a car but aren't so sure you will still have your job in a few months, Hyundai says that may be okay. The automaker says buy now and if you become a victim of the troubled economy, the new Hyundai Assurance Program can help.

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Goody's preparing for liquidation

Updated: 01/06/2009 - By all accounts, liquidation spells the beginning of the end for Goody's. 55 years of history could end in just a short time.

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ALCOA laying off 450 in Blount County by March

Updated: 01/06/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- ALCOA Aluminum in Blount County plans to layoff 450 employees by the end of March, according to company spokesperson Christy Newman.

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Dems not as eager to announce 2010 bid for Tennessee governor

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Less than two days after former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist announced that he will not run for Tennessee governor in 2010, three Republicans have already announced their intent to be their party's nominee. However, Tennessee Democrats are taking their time in announcing their intentions.

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MEMO: Goody's CEO encourages good attitude, acknowledges liquidation

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Goody's Family Clothing CEO Paul White is asking Goody's employees "to maintain the best attitude possible during these difficult times and help one another out" as the company begins the process of liquidation, according to a memo obtained by

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Tennessee's Tate leaves FCC

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Deborah Taylor Tate of Nashville has left the Federal Communications Commission after three years on the agency

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