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Shop and send those holiday packages early

Updated: 11/29/2008 - The day after Thanksgiving, people are already thinking about Christmas and getting those presents to loved ones who do not live in town. With advances in air and ground transportation, shipping holiday packages is not as bad as in decades past.

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Black Friday shoppers get early start on sales

Posted: 11/28/2008 - It's one of the busiest shopping days of the season and shoppers wasted no time getting to the stores and spending some cash. The National Retail Association says about 128 million Americans are expected to shop this Black Friday and hundreds of those in Knoxville were early birds.

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Arson suspected, charges filed in S. Knox fire where man found dead

Updated: 11/28/2008 - A Knoxville man has been charged with murder, and he will likely face aggravated arson charges after an early-Thanksgiving Day fire in South Knoxville in which one man was found dead and another injured, according to Knoxville Fire Department spokesman DJ Corcoran.

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News Sentinel: Kiffin reaches agreement with UT to be next football coach

Updated: 11/29/2008 - A source within the University of Tennessee athletics program says the university has reached an agreement in principal with former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin, and he will soon be officially named UT's new head football coach, according to our media partner, the Knoxville News Sentinel's GoVolsXtra.com.

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Where Are They Now, part four: Calvin Sneed

Updated: 11/28/2008 - For a decade, Calvin Sneed not only broke barriers in East Tennessee, but managed to anchor news and sportscasts as well as co-host a popular syndicated entertainment show.

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Tax on out-of-state purchases applies to groceries

Posted: 11/27/2008 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- State revenue officials say residents who buy goods in other states rarely pay Tennessee's inconspicuous use tax, which also applies to groceries.

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UPDATE: All lanes reopen on I-40E

Updated: 11/28/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- All lanes of Interstate 40E are open after an overturned tractor trailer blocked traffic for several hours.

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Where Are They Now, part three: Scott Sams

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Through the 1970’s and 1980’s, Scott Sams was on the radio and television in East Tennessee, but for the last two decades he has been making his mark in the big city.

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Boy Scout troop equipment, trailer stolen

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Boy Scout Troop 506 in Halls was still angry on Wednesday night after thousands of dollars worth of their equipment stolen over the weekend.

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Police say 9 Lenoir City High students caught with prescription drugs

Updated: 11/26/2008 - As a parent you don't want to think about it, but drugs can show up at your child's high school anytime. Police say the problem they've uncovered in Lenoir City is bigger than they've ever seen before. Nine students are in trouble with the school and are expected to face criminal charges for illegal possession of prescription narcotics.

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