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NRC extends TVA reactor construction permit

Posted: 07/11/2008 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has extended the construction permit to 2013 for a second reactor at the Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee.

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Study: Southeast's cheap access to water at risk

Posted: 07/11/2008 - A new study says global warming and population growth threaten the Southeast's already precarious water supplies by fueling more extreme drought and degrading water quality.

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Bicyclists have to follow the rules of the road

Updated: 07/10/2008 - Fuel prices have forced many people to look at ways of saving money, and biking is one of the cash saving options more people are taking advantage of.

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Some Tennessee counties still have constables

Updated: 07/10/2008 - Since the laws were changed some thirty years ago, not all Tennessee counties still have constables with powers similar to those of law enforcement. But for those counties that still have constables, what does it take to be one?

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Bond increased for accused East Tennessee foster child killer

Updated: 07/10/2008 - He was charged with reckless homicide after allegedly choking his 16-year-old foster son to death, but now the Hamblen County Grand Jury has indicted Kenneth Wayne Taylor on the more serious charge of first-degree murder, and Thursday the judge granted the prosecution's request to increase Taylor's bond.

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Dow Chemical agrees to buy Rohm and Haas

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Dow Chemical says it has agreed to buy specialty chemicals maker Rohm and Haas for $78 per share, or more than 15 billion dollars.

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Alexander votes to pass Foreclosure Prevention Act

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote in favor of the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008: “This housing bill is a good step toward helping the 60,000 Tennesseans who had delinquent mortgages in the first quarter of this year. It will help jump-start our economy, protect homeowners, and provide incentives for new home buyers. This bipartisan housing bill is yet another example of what the Senate can accomplish when we work together.”

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