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Orange petition, white petition, liquor-by-the-drink all headed for ballot

Updated: 10/02/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Volunteer TV's Lauren Davis reports that the Knox County Election Commission has approved the orange petition, white petition, and liquor-by-the-drink initiative to be placed on the ballot in November. Volunteer TV News will have a live report from Lauren Davis coming up on Volunteer TV News at 5:30.

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Tennessee Trooper resigns amid neglect of duty allegation

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Former Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Charlene Green, 32, resigned from her job instead of being terminated after being accused of neglecting her duty by failing to submit traffic citations to courts of record, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety.

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Corker says recession likely despite bailout

Updated: 10/02/2008 - U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is telling Tennessee business leaders that a recession may be unavoidable even if Congress approves a $700 billion package designed to stem a financial industry meltdown.

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TVA raises rates, local utilities advise energy conservation

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Wednesday marked the first of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s new 20 percent rate increase. It was their largest price hike in three decades, and the local utilities that purchase power from the TVA, are expected to pass the increase on to their customers.

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Senate passes sweetened $700B market bailout

Updated: 10/02/2008 - After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, winning lopsided passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House, where Republicans opposition softened.

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Anderson Co. Schools director says students made careless decision

Updated: 10/01/2008 - The director of Anderson County Schools says he will not tolerate the actions of four students who allegedly brought two shotguns on to the Anderson County High School campus Monday night, even if they were only there for a short time.

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VW incentives include welcome center funding

Posted: 10/01/2008 - City and county officials in Chattanooga are spending a total of $6 million on a new welcome center that will serve partly as a Volkswagen showcase.

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