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Shoppers get after Christmas deals

Updated: 12/26/2008 - Maybe folks just wanted to sleep in late today, because the crowds at stores this morning were thin and the lines were short - especially the ones at the return counters. Most folks went straight to the sale racks which is good for stores who are already struggling through a tough Christmas shopping season.

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Boil water order lifted around Roane County ash spill area

Updated: 12/26/2008 - The boil water order has been lifted for residents of Roane County near the site of a massive fly-ash sludgeslide from a failed TVA Kingston Fossil Plant dike, Roane County EMA Director Howie Rose says.

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Utility doubles estimate of East Tennessee ash spill

Posted: 12/26/2008 - Officials have doubled the estimate of ash that spilled out of a pond at a coal-burning power plant in East Tennessee and nearby residents say the public utility is not addressing their fears about the safety of the drinking water.

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Ash slide family gets holiday surprises

Updated: 12/26/2008 - This week's TVA sludge slide buried a Roane County family's Christmas under piles of mud and ash, or so they thought. The Schean family says the generosity of family, friends, and even East Tennessee strangers has cleaned up this holiday into one of their best ever.

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2008: The Year in Sports

Updated: 12/24/2008 - Vote for your favorite 2008 sports moment on the Sports Overtime home page; talk about it inside the article

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Shoppers pick up last minute gifts

Updated: 12/26/2008 - If you think Christmas Eve is way too late to get your Christmas gifts, talk to some folks we found at West Town Mall. They waited until Christmas Eve to start their shopping.

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Divorced mother appeals to let partner stay night

Posted: 12/24/2008 - A same-sex couple is asking the Tennessee Court of Appeals to remove an overnight paramour clause in a child custody agreement, which prevents the divorced mother's partner of nine years from staying overnight.

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Federal judge halts TennCare nursing cuts for 20

Posted: 12/24/2008 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge has barred the state from revoking the home care benefits to 20 TennCare recipients because he says it would force them into nursing homes and could cause them injury and even death.

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Just married Fort Campbell soldier dies in Iraq

Posted: 12/24/2008 - FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- The family of a Fort Campbell soldier who died Saturday in Iraq had just celebrated his wedding to another soldier earlier this month in Alabama.

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