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Vision for the future of Knox Co. Schools

Updated: 12/04/2008 - Changes to an East Tennessee School System would not only affect students but even the entire community. It's the Knox County Schools Superintendent's vision for the future.

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Hearing set to decide if McLean will be released early

Updated: 12/03/2008 - A hearing is scheduled for Thursday to decide whether the man convicted of killing his wife's teenage student-lover outside of the couple's Coker Avenue home should be release from jail before his entire sentence is served.

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Volunteering helps those in needs buy gifts for Christmas

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Presents may not mean everything, but to be able to give gifts on Christmas means a lot. Unfortunately some folks in our area, aren't able to provide gifts for their families. But thanks to the Volunteer Ministry Center, those people have been able to share the joy of opening presents on Christmas through the Holiday Store.

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UT president outlines initial efforts to reduce cuts to budget

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Actual and proposed cost-cutting measures in the wake of funding reductions for the University of Tennessee were reviewed at the Wednesday meeting of the UT Board of Trustees' Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future Committee.

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East Tennessee Zinc Company halts mining, cites slow zinc market

Posted: 12/03/2008 - The East Tennessee Zinc Company will stop mining zinc at its four East Tennessee mines on February 3, 2009, and the company says it will instead convert the mines' operations to "care and maintenance status," according to a company release.

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Wamp wants Frist to decide on run by next month

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Republican Rep. Zach Wamp says he wants to launch his gubernatorial campaign as early as next month if former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist decides not to seek the GOP nomination.

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Signature Tower won't be 70 stories

Posted: 12/03/2008 - A Nashville developer aiming to construct the tallest building in the city says he is downsizing his reach for the sky.

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Thomas Nelson eliminates 55 jobs

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson laid off 55 employees amid dwindling religious book sales.

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Blount woman whose dogs attacked animal control officer gets plea deal

Updated: 12/03/2008 - A Blount County woman charged in February after her two pit bulls attacked an animal control officer entered a plea of no contest Wednesday to charges of misdemeanor reckless endangerment in a deal that would have her charges dismissed in a year if she stays out of trouble with the law.

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Mann admits to killings during police interrogation

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Chilling testimony at Andrew Mann's double murder trial. Jurors hear a tape of the defendant admitting to the shootings and from a witness who was inside the Solway home on the deadly night.

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$100M lawsuit filed in murdered Alabama waitress case

Updated: 12/08/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- The lawyer for the family of murdered Alabama waitress Jenny Lee Hampton, 21, filed a $100 million dollar lawsuit against Days Inn and other parties, Wednesday morning in Knox County Circuit Court.

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EPA backs rule easing mining waste disposal

Posted: 12/03/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected pleas from state governors and environmental groups, signing off on making it easier to dump mountaintop mining waste near rivers and streams.

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Ex-bondsman sentenced in corruption case

Posted: 12/03/2008 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The former co-owner of a bail bonding company has been sentenced to community service and house arrest for his role in a public corruption case.

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Indictment against evangelist Alamo unsealed

Posted: 12/03/2008 - TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) -- A judge in Arkansas has unsealed a federal indictment that includes eight new charges against evangelist Tony Alamo.

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