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14 Knoxville City Council cadidates return petitions by deadline

Updated: 06/18/2009 - Noon Thusday marked the deadline for would-be candidates for Knoxville City Council to drop off their signed petitions at the Knox County Election Commission office, and 14 out of the 18 who picked up petitions made the cut.

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Candidate announces 2nd district Knoxville City Council bid

Updated: 06/18/2009 - A 2nd district Knoxville City Council candidate introduced himself and announced his planned run for the seat currently held by Councilwoman Barbara Pelot on the Hallerin Hilton Hill Morning Show on WNOX-FM Thursday morning.

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KFD engine involved in storm-related crash

Posted: 06/18/2009 - One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution Wednesday evening when the car they were riding in collided with a Knoxville Fire Department engine.

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Slide closes road in Campbell County

Road Closed

Updated: 06/17/2009 - The Tenn. Department of Transportation is working a slide on Highway 25-W South of Jellico, before Chaska, in Campbell County.

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Report: Mixed messages hurt TVA on coal ash slide

Updated: 06/17/2009 - TVA's own watchdog, the Office of the Inspector General says, its confusing actions in the first days of the coal ash spill have led many to question its competence and honesty.

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Cocke County reacts to federal arrests made Tuesday

Updated: 06/17/2009 - 23 people face federal racketeering charges today in connection with a federal investigation once again centered in Cocke County. And what's troubling to Cocke Countians is how many who were arrested are well known around town.

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Bill Lockett won't resign

Updated: 06/17/2009 - Embattled Knox County Law Director issues statement, won't resign from office.

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2 arrested, charged in connection with indoor pot growing operation

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Anderson County Deputies arrested two people accused of running an indoor marijuana growing operation discovered when police executed a search warrant on June 10 at a home on Nig Longmire Road in Andersonville, according to an Anderson County Sheriff's Office release.

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Lockett releases statement, still not going to resign

Updated: 06/17/2009 - Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett released a statement Wednesday reaffirming earlier statements he's made indicating that no clients were harmed amid his admitted theft from the law firm he used to work for, and he says he still will not resign and will not be commenting further, based on the ongoing criminal investigation and his attorney's advice.

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Knoxville council approves grant proposal opening door to curbside recycling

Updated: 06/17/2009 - Knoxville City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an application proposal for a $2,012,700 Energy Efficiency and Conservation block grant funded by federal stimulus dollars that would, among other things, help offset some of the initial costs of implementing a city-wide, single-stream curbside recycling program.

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Memphis, Nashville approve slashed budgets

Posted: 06/17/2009 - The Memphis City Council has approved a $601 million budget for the next fiscal year with no tax increase and a 3 percent pay raise for city employees.

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