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80-year-old downtown YMCA gets a face-lift

Posted: 04/25/2008 - The nearly-80-year-old downtown YMCA facility has spent the last several months going through extensive renovations and is now ready to showcase some exciting new features.

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Blount Co. leaders disagree on sunshine violation

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Blount County's mayor contends three county commissioners violated the state Open Meetings Act when they joined a citizen activist who took his complaints about county accountability to Nashville for a meeting with state auditors.

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SmartFIX40 closes Asheville Hwy. exit to I-40E traffic

Updated: 04/25/2008 - There are still a handful of days until a portion of I-40 is closed due to TDOT's SmartFIX40 project, but already the changes are causing major problems for drivers, particularly in one area around Knoxville.

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Two Fort Campbell soldiers die in Iraq

Posted: 04/25/2008 - The Department of Defense says two Fort Campbell soldiers died in Iraq on Wednesday from injuries suffered when their vehicle rolled into a canal.

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Southern Baptist membership, baptisms decline in 2007

Updated: 04/25/2008 - The number of people baptized in Southern Baptist churches fell for the third straight year in 2007 to the denomination's lowest level since 1987, while total membership dropped by nearly 40,000.

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100,000th baby delivered at St. Mary's Hospital

Updated: 04/25/2008 - Blaikee Alexis Faye Tassos made history as the 100,000th baby to be born at St. Mary’s Medical Center since it opened in 1930. The daughter of Tiffany and Mike Tassos of New Market, Blaikee was born on Thursday, April 24, 2008, and weighed in at about eight and a half pounds and was 21 inches long.

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