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Lawmakers get 5 percent raise amid economic woes

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Lawmakers in the upcoming 106th Tennessee General Assembly can look forward to a pay raise even while the state is struggling to make ends meet during an economic downturn.

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End of an Era: Phillip Fulmer agrees to step down

Updated: 11/04/2008 - University of Tennessee Vols head football coach Phillip Fulmer officially announced Monday that he will step down, and won't return to coach the Volunteers next season.

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Two Days remain in the Race to the White House

Updated: 11/02/2008 - With only a little more than 24 hours until election day, East Tennessee's republican and democratic camps are building momentum for a final push to get out the vote.

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Delta-Northwest merger boom for Memphis

Updated: 11/02/2008 - Memphis airport and business leaders have hailed the completion of a $2.8 billion Delta-Northwest merger and say it should help the city's economic development efforts.

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Slain minister's church has Sunday service

Posted: 11/02/2008 - A day after a Cincinnati church's minister was killed in a Kentucky shooting, the church was planning Sunday services without the Rev. Donald Fairbanks Sr.

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Bowl busted?

Updated: 11/02/2008 - Vols fall hard to Spurrier, Gamecocks on mistake-filled night

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Red Out to remember fallen Scott cheerleaders

Updated: 11/01/2008 - Friday evening looked and sounded just like every other football Friday during the high school season, but for the Scott High School cheer leading squad, there was a noticeable difference.

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Alcoa layoffs to affect more than just workers

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Alcoa incorporated announced Thursday the layoff of employees all across the nation due to low aluminum prices. And those reductions are affecting the people right here in east Tennessee.

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TVA board hikes CEO's pay after hiking rates, riling customers

Updated: 11/01/2008 - Rising fuel costs have prompted TVA to raise rates twice this year, the highest combined rate increase since the energy crisis of 1974. CEO Tom Kilgore hasn't had a raise in almost 3 years. A $200,000 bump raises his base pay to $850,000. With performance bonuses for meeting operations and maintenance targets -- he could earn $3.27 million a year.

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USGS: Earthquake rattles East Tennessee

Updated: 10/31/2008 - The U.S. Geological Survey confirms a 2.9 magnitude earthquake struck in Blount County at 12:37 p.m. on Friday, October 31st. The earthquake was centered about 2 miles northwest of Maryville, and 3 miles south, southwest of Alcoa.

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