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UT faculty senate president hopes for stimulus

Posted: 02/10/2009 - The president of the faculty senate at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville said he was glad to head Gov. Bredesen focusing on higher education during his annual speech to legislators.

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Church shooter pleads guilty as healing continues

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The courtroom was packed with church members, most of whom were there on that fateful day last July. For many, Monday brings a lot of relief, and still a lot of emotion, but not from the man convicted for the shootings.

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TVA facing more than $1B bill from coal plants

Posted: 02/09/2009 - The cost of coal-fired energy is rising rapidly for the nation's largest public utility after losing a North Carolina air pollution lawsuit and suffering a massive coal ash spill in Tennessee.

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GM production resumes at Tennessee plant

Posted: 02/09/2009 - About 2,000 employees at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill are back at work as production of the Chevrolet Traverse resumed Monday after a shutdown of more than a month.

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Houston brothers receive lower bond

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Family members say they hope to have Rocky and Leon Houston freed from jail on bond as soon as possible. But it won't be tonight because the GPS home monitoring equipment isn't ordered yet.

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Police called to stop scuffle at Tenn. job center

Posted: 02/09/2009 - Authorities were called out to a Shelbyville job center after a crowd of people began pushing and shoving while waiting in line to apply for jobs at a Tyson Foods plant.

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Haz-Mat crews respond to UT Medical Center

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Knoxville Fire Department Hazardous Materials units responded to a report of an elevator hydraulic fluid leak at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Monday.

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Fertilizer odor forces Rhea schools to close

Posted: 02/09/2009 - Icy roads and frigid temperatures are one thing, but schools in Rhea County closed for a half day Monday due to an offensive odor from chicken manure at a farm near the high school.

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Employees at BAE Systems go back to work

Updated: 02/09/2009 - GRAINGER COUNTY -- Employees at BAE Systems went back to work on a new contract Monday, after being laid off for three weeks.

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Family member: Rocky and Leon Houston will make bond

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Rocky Houston's sister tells Volunteer TV's Stephen McLamb that family members will be able to post a reduced bond that will allow both Rocky and Leon Houston to be freed from jail pending their retrials.

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Nashville schools misused grants

Posted: 02/09/2009 - Officials say Metro Nashville public schools misused federal grant money, and the state has frozen millions in grant funds for teachers.

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DTV converter boxes may be in short supply

Posted: 02/09/2009 - The Consumer Electronics Association says we may soon be facing a shortage of the federally subsidized boxes that will allow older TV sets to get new digital signals.

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Church shooting suspect pleads guilty

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Jim Adkisson will not go on trial in connection with the church shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on July 27, 2008.

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Governor Bredesen's State of State address Monday

Updated: 02/09/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Governor Phil Bredesen has called Tennessee's financial situation the worst in half a century. His state of the state message is Monday.

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Church celebrates milestone while healing from tragedy

Updated: 02/09/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) ---It's a time of joy and healing for members of the Tennessee Unitarian Universalist Church. They're celebrating 60 years as a congregation. It's been more than six months after hate and killing violated their sanctuary.

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