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Knox Co. Health Dept. to test preparedness system, needs volunteers

Posted: 06/20/2008 - “This is only a drill.” Not words you expect to hear from the Health Department, but after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, health departments across the United States have taken on the additional role of public health emergency planning to protect public health in the event of a large scale or community-wide incident. On Monday, June 30, the Knox County Health Department will test a disaster preparedness system that is new to Tennessee.

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Alligator found in drain pipe in Tennessee

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Putnam County animal control officers say they get their fair share of unusual calls, though they didn't know what to make of one about an alligator in a Cookeville drain pipe.

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Pair of petitions seek to change Knox County government

Updated: 06/20/2008 - An East Tennessee organization has some ideas for how to improve the Knox County government. They range from outlawing nepotism to shrinking the total number of commissioners from 19 to 11.

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TENNESSEE AG: Executions on hold during lethal injection challenge

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The state Attorney General's office says scheduled executions will remain on hold until a decision is made in its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that the state's three-drug method of lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment.

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Manhattan Project photographer honored by DOE

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Manhattan Project photographer and Oak Ridge resident James Edward Westcott was honored with a U.S. Department of Energy Secretary's Appreciation Award.

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