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Dollywood enters 24Th season, season pass sales up 7%

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Despite economic uncertainty, Dolly Parton calls this year the biggest entertainment year ever for her theme park. Parton says the park's being cautious with spending, but with two new shows opening this year and a new motion ride, she's confident it will be a successful year for the park.

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Accused Central High shooter, 1 other juvenile in custody after escape

Updated: 03/28/2009 - Jamar Siler, the teen accused of shooting a fellow student to death in the Central High School cafeteria last year, and one other juvenile suspect have been captured after escaping from the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center on Division Street Friday afternoon.

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Company behind Sevier County development files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Updated: 03/27/2009 - BIV Retail LLC, a company behind the Belle Island Viliage development in Sevier County, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. Chapter 7 bankruptcy governs the liquidation of a company's assets and their distribution to its creditors. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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Consumer spending up for second straight month

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The government says consumers increased spending for a second straight month in February even though their incomes slipped due to continuing massive layoffs.

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TVA takes Sequoyah reactors offline

Posted: 03/27/2009 - The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken the two reactors at its Sequoyah Nuclear Plant offline and a spokesman says there is no safety issue, just some noise.

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Army recruiting on the rise in East Tennessee

Updated: 03/27/2009 - While most businesses are downsizing, the United States Army is going in the opposite direction. Officials say in the last year, there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of people enlisting, and one of the main reasons may have something to do with the economy.

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