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The real meaning of Memorial Day for East Tennesseans

Updated: 05/26/2009 - There are many events going on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday, but some East Tennesseans want to remind you what the day is really all about, as they remember their loved ones.

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Wet spring, flooding delay Tenn. crop planting

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Up to twice the normal rainfall has soaked Tennessee fields and resulting flooding has a lot of cropland under water, delaying field work and pushing back spring planting statewide.

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Woman charged after baby, car seat thrown

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Police have charged a Memphis woman who they say used a child car seat with a 2-month-old infant inside to strike a Wal-Mart store employee.

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Marinas hope for smoother sales

Updated: 05/23/2009 - Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend's kicks off the summer travel season. But the recent rains have given boaters plenty of places to drop anchor here in East Tennessee. That has some marinas hoping homebodies will help keep sales afloat.

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Smokies visitors increase in April

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are running nearly 6 percent ahead of last year following a sharp increase in April.

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Protecting yourself from holiday crime

Updated: 05/23/2009 - As you keep an eye on grilling your hot dogs and burgers this Memorial Day weekend, Knoxville Police warn crooks could be watching on your car. Families typically crowd Knoxville-area parks this weekend. Between the food and fun, it's easy just to toss aside your purse, iPod, or other valuables.

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Cheaper gas may drive more to travel, but closer to home

Posted: 05/22/2009 - If the guesstimates are right, three out of five school kids, and their families will be spending the Memorial Day weekend away from home. The American Automobile Association igures more than 27 million families us are taking road trips; 2%more than last year. We'll be paying less to get there. Gas is about $1.50 less per gallon this holiday compared to last.

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Boating safety this Memorial Day weekend

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Boaters will take to the East Tennessee waterways this Memorial Day weekend, but officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be out in full-force, making sure everyone obeys the rules.

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Growing concerns of poisonous plants

Updated: 05/22/2009 - But potential problems are blooming in the form of poisonous plants. But there are ways you can prevent, protect and prevail from suffering from this common allergy.

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