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Operational emergency after alarm at ORNL facility

Posted: 02/17/2009 - A recovery plan was put into place at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory facility in Oak Ridge Tuesday after an early-afternoon alarm prompted the evacuation of one of the facility's buildings.

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Stimulus could mean approx. 24K jobs in East Tennessee

Updated: 02/17/2009 - The American Recovery Reinvestment Act, the nearly $800 billion stimulus bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday afternoon, is expected to generate 70,000 jobs for Tennessee, nearly 24,000 of which should come to East Tennessee, according to figures released by The White House.

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Group Prays For U-T Budget Answers

Updated: 02/17/2009 - A Knoxville/University of Tennessee group is hoping the power of prayer is the answer to potential job cuts.

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Man accused, dog's skin grew around harness

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Authorities in northeast Tennessee have charged a Telford man with animal cruelty after finding his dog with a harness embedded in its skin.

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Leon Houston judge steps down ahead of retrial

Updated: 02/17/2009 - Trial for accused killer Leon Houston has been reset after the judge in the case withdrew. Volunteer TV News has confirmed that the judge set to preside over the case, Senior Judge Buddy Scott has withdrawn from the case.

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East Tennessee charities get huge lift

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Folks celebrated a huge lift this morning for charities across East Tennessee, as the United Way of Anderson County revealed the results of their six-month campaign at a breakfast today in Oak Ridge.

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Gaylord Entertainment cuts 350 jobs

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Gaylord Entertainment Co. has cut 350 jobs, about half of them in Nashville, where the company is based.

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Economy hits car insurance

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Some insurance agents and officials say more motorists are cutting back on insurance or going without because of the weak economy.

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Tennessee farms smaller and fewer

Posted: 02/17/2009 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports Tennessee farms are smaller and fewer in number than they were several years ago.

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