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Families' long-term concerns about sludge slide

Posted: 01/01/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- The Hall Family has lived in their Roane County home for more than 20 years. When they look out their backyard, effects of the sludge slide covers most of the landscape. The Halls are concerned about long-term affects of the sludge slide.

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Fans react to Kiffin hires for coaching staff

Posted: 01/01/2009 - If you're a big orange fan, you've gotta be content with watching other teams play this bowl season. But since lane Kiffin took over the vols, he's been lining up an all star cast of coaches.

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New Year on Market Square helps and gives hope

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Thousands of people hit Market Square Wednesday night to ring in the new year for "first night," which was a big plus for businesses on the Square.

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Goody's halts giftcard sales, tuxedo rentals, layaway

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Knoxville-based Goody's Family Clothing is apparently no longer issuing giftcards, accepting new tuxedo rental orders, or offering layaway services -- at least for the immediate future, according to a memo sent to Goody's stores and obtained by VolunteerTV.com. Calls placed to several Goody's stores in Tennessee and other states also confirm the changes.

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Knoxville's New Year's baby

Updated: 01/01/2009 - One of the first babies in Knoxville of the new year was born at 1:17 a.m. on January 1, 2009.

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Jobs gains high in East Tennessee, losses in west

Posted: 01/01/2009 - The writing instruments capital is loosing its ink Shelbyville Sharpie manufacturing plant moves jobs to East Tennessee, an example of a state employment trend that happened in 2008.

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Knoxville mayor waiting on Frist decision

Posted: 01/01/2009 - Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam says he will wait for a decision from former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist before deciding whether to run for governor himself in 2010.

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New Year around the world

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Volunteer TV takes you to the New Year in Australia, Hong Kong, China, and in New York City.

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New Year's celebration in Knoxville

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Thousands celebrated the new year on Market Square for "First Night" Knoxville in a family friendly event.

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Vanderbilt wins 1st bowl since 1955 over BC

Posted: 12/31/2008 - Vanderbilt won a bowl game for the first time in exactly 53 years when Bryant Hahnfeldt kicked a 45-yard field goal with 3:26 left to beat Boston College 16-14 Wednesday in the Music City Bowl.

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Roane County riverboat to set sail for cleaner waters after fly ash spill

Updated: 12/31/2008 - The Watts Bar Belle Riverboat located in Watts Bar Lake in Roane County is getting ready to move to Fort Loudon Marina out of concerns for the sludge dumped into the water in last week's massive fly ash sludge spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant, according to riverboat manager and part-owner Francie Harkenrider.

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2 felons accused of trying to enter Y-12 with gun

Posted: 12/31/2008 - Two felons face federal weapons charges after authorities say they tried to enter the Y-12 National Security Complex with a gun and ammunition inside their vehicle.

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U.S. Senate committee plans hearing on TVA sludge spill

Posted: 12/31/2008 - The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is planning to hold a hearing on the recent TVA fly ash sludge spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Roane County, according a letter from committee chair Sen. Barbra Boxer sent to Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Executive Director Stephen Smith and posted on the SACE Web site.

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Governor tours site of TVA ash spill

Updated: 12/31/2008 - Governor Bredesen vows that he and Tennessee will do all they can to make sure TVA does right by those whose homes were destroyed or property damaged when its coal ash sludge flooded hundreds of acres around the Kingston Fossil Plant.

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Family suing TVA holds news conference

Updated: 12/31/2008 - We're hearing for the first time from several of the plaintiffs who have filed a $165 million lawsuit against TVA.

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Another Bell County teen killed in crash

Posted: 12/31/2008 - State police say a 16-year-old girl has become at least the ninth teenager from Bell County to die in a highway crash in 2008.

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