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Knox schools chief disappointed by attendance

Posted: 01/16/2009 - Four of ten Knox county students took the school superintendent up on his offer of an excused absence. At some schools in the district, the numbers were higher.

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UT Knoxville to participate in national recycling competition

Posted: 01/16/2009 - For the fourth year in a row, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville will compete in RecycleMania, an annual, intercollegiate recycling and waste reduction competition that takes place over ten weeks during the spring semester.

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Possible Tennessee health impersonators reported in Roane County

Posted: 01/16/2009 - The Tennessee Department of Health says some people may be posing as state health worker in Roane County, and TDOH says anyone approached about health-related information should ask for official state or federal identification, according to a TDOH release. Any individuals not having official identification "are not involved or affiliated with the Department of Health's activities and response to the coal ash spill in Roane County.

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2 dead, 2 injured in Ky. house fire

Posted: 01/16/2009 - A state fire official says two people are dead and two are injured after an early morning blaze at a home in southeastern Kentucky.

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Former Senator Howard Baker welcomes ARC's the "Gems of Appalachia" grants competition for the Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area

Posted: 01/16/2009 - The Appalachian Regional Commission, in partnership with the states of Kentucky and Tennessee, today announced a new grants competition for gateway communities that are entry points to one of Appalachia's most beautiful natural assets: the Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area.

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Circuit City to liquidate stores

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Circuit City Stores Inc. says it has reached an agreement with liquidators to sell the merchandise in its 567 U.S. stores after failing to find a buyer or a refinancing deal. More details are available at VolunteerTV.com and coming up on Volunteer TV News at Noon.

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Maryville mother of three survived USAIR Flight 1549

Posted: 01/16/2009 - The most terrifying moment came when Vallie Collins was caught in the back galley of the plane — water seeping in from exits that would open only a crack, and dozens of passengers bearing down on her, frantic to get out.

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Home heating sales on the rise

Updated: 01/16/2009 - For once, the temperatures seem as cool as the economy, but as the mercury slides down, the number of people at the local hardware store goes up.

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