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Economics 101 - a lesson from Knox Co. students

Updated: 07/20/2009 - At times it's hard to understand how the government's decisions affect you, so we have a little Economics 101 for you, as the students become the teachers.

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Drought dries up Greene Co. wells

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Greene County emergency officials are distributing drinking water to residents whose wells have gone dry for a second year in the row because of a continuing drought.

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Controversial church plans to picket in Scott Co. after deadly crash

Updated: 10/29/2008 - Members of a controversial church known for protesting the funerals of fallen American soldiers while carrying signs that say things like "God hates the U.S.A." were planning to picket at the funeral services for four Scott High School cheerleaders, a 46-year-old woman and an unborn child all killed in a fiery crash in Scott County later Friday night, but a church spokesperson tells Volunteer TV News that the picket will most likely take place at Scott High School. Leave your thoughts and comments in the comments section of this story.

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The Irish trade green and gold for Highlander Red

Updated: 10/29/2008 - Scott High School’s next football opponent will swap team colors on Friday, just one week after a car crash killed four members of the Highlanders cheerleading squad.

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Unemployment rate in Sevier County hits a two decade high

Updated: 10/28/2008 - A sure sign of a staggering economy in Sevier county. Unemployment rates hit a new 22 year high. The year, 1986 and Ronald Reagan was president. That's how long it's been since Sevier county has seen an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent.

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Dow makes historic leap in late trading

Updated: 10/28/2008 - It's been another astounding day on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones industrials soaring nearly 900 points as investors scooped up stocks that were pounded lower in recent sessions. Analysts said some investors were buying in anticipation that the Federal Reserve will cut its fed funds rate by half a point to 1 percent on Wednesday. Others said the market had just fallen too far, with the Dow having dropped more than 500 points, the previous two trading days.

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Sister says Obama plot suspect is sorry

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The family of an 18-year-old man accused of plotting a national killing spree that would end with the assassination of Barack Obama says he didn't like black people, but the plot wasn't serious.

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Knox Co. Board of Education faces $3M lawsuit after alleged assault on bus

Updated: 10/28/2008 - An unidentified woman is suing the Knox County Board of Education for $3 million on behalf of her autistic 14-year-old daughter after her daughter, named "Jane Doe" in the lawsuit, was allegedly tricked into letting an 18-year-old student fondle her breasts and genitals on a Knox County School bus on Aug. 22, 2008, according to court records.

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Scott County candle light vigil for victims

Updated: 10/28/2008 - The memories of six Scott County car crash victims burned brightly in the hearts, minds, and candles flames on Monday evening when more than 1,000 East Tennesseans honored them with a candlelight vigil.

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Former UT Martin Chancellor McGehee dies

Posted: 10/27/2008 - University of Tennessee at Martin officials say former Chancellor Larry T. McGehee has died at his home in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 72.

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Spot coal prices down but won't affect energy prices

Updated: 10/27/2008 - The price of coal is down on U.S. spot markets, 65 dollars since July 1st. So, if that's the case, why isn't TVA lowering our rates? Although that decrease sounds good, it's not really a good indicator.

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