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Honoring Our Heroes: Sgt. Sammy Davis

Updated: 09/08/2014 - On November 18, 1967, Sergeant Davis was struggling to stay alive in the jungles of Vietnam. To say his unit was outnumbered would be an understatement

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Honoring Our Heroes: Sgt. George Jordan

Posted: 09/08/2014 - Sergeant George Jordan was a former slave from Nashville who became a member of a cavalry unit called the “Buffalo Soldiers.”

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Honoring Our Heroes: Pfc. Calvin Ward

Updated: 09/08/2014 - Calvin Ward and his neighbor even had the same idea when they were pinned down in a bunker by German machine guns.

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Honoring Our Heroes: Sgt. Troy McGill

Updated: 09/08/2014 - Troy lived in the Mount Olive community of South Knoxville until the family moved to Oklahoma. That’s where Troy enlisted in the Army. The scrappy 5’8” 145 pound 29-year-old was then sent off to fight in the South Pacific.

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TBI warning about fentanyl and heroin

Posted: 09/08/2014 - A new, powerful narcotic showing up both alone and in heroin. It's called fentanyl and it's so popular among the drug community.

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Knoxville Zoo plans massive changes over next 5 years

Updated: 09/08/2014 - Knoxville Zoo’s board of directors has approved a comprehensive strategic plan that will change the way visitors experience the zoo over the next five years. Adoption of this plan represents the largest strategic planning effort in the history of Knoxville Zoo.

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Heritage Days event set at Sam Davis Home

Posted: 09/08/2014 - The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is putting on Heritage Days this month, with living history presentations, skilled artisans, farm animals, live music and more.

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4 National Guard members receive heroism medal

Posted: 09/08/2014 - Four Tennessee National Guard soldiers have been given the Soldier's Medal for acts of heroism, three of them stemming from a shooting at the Millington Armory last year.

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Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

Posted: 09/08/2014 - Federal researchers say childhood kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years. And although the diseases are rare, researchers are wondering if the rising rates could be related to obesity.

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Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

Posted: 09/08/2014 - Congress is returning for a short September session in between its summer break and the November elections. The must-do list includes preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet.

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Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

Posted: 09/08/2014 - A spokesman says S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, has died. He was 93.

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