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Cynthia Finch counter sues Knox Co, sues Ragsdale, Arms

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Embattled former Knox County Community Services Director Cynthia Finch filed a counter lawsuit against Knox County seeking $75,000, and also filed a third-party suit against County Mayor Mike Ragsdale and his Chief of Staff Mike Arms, according to her attorney David Burkhalter in a statement released to media.

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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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