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Smokies closes loop to spray for bugs

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The 11-mile road around scenic Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be closed briefly in December so foresters can spray insects attacking native hemlock trees.

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East Tennessee authorities capture escapee

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Authorities are searching for a man they say escaped from custody in Union County around 9:45 Friday morning. Tune to Volunteer TV News at Noon and for continuing coverage of this developing news story.

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UT-Knoxville panel looks for savings

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Administrators at the University of Tennessee's main campus have appointed a task force to help decide how to trim programs to reflect economic conditions.

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School Closings

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Lee County Virginia Schools will be closed today. Grainger County Schools will be delayed two hours today. Hancock County will be closed today.

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Armed Robbery in the Old City

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Knox Co. (WVLT) - Police are still searching for evidence in an armed robbery. The incident happened just after nine thursday night in the old city. According to police a man said he was robbed by a group of people, who took off in a car. The car was later spotted by police. The driver of the car was taken into word yet on whether or not he will be charged in the case.

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Fred Thompson drops bid to head national GOP

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The finance chairman of former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson's failed presidential bid says the actor turned politician is abandoning a long shot bid to head the Republican National Committee.

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Blount county's own Clark Griswold builds mega Christmas light display

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Remember this? That's Clark Griswold when the lights on his house, finally lit up in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. What a memorable movie. Well, Blount county's Blaine Howell is hoping for the same success when he lights up his display in about a week.

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Nashville clinic to open for homeless

Posted: 11/20/2008 - A nearly $1.2 million federal grant to a Nashville nonprofit will provide free medical care to homeless people through a downtown clinic and a mobile medical van.

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Attempted Jail Break at Blount County Detention Center

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Sheriff James Berrong says Christopher A. Ellis, 31 of Sunbright was being held in one of the jail’s medical cells when a guard noticed he had disappeared. It was quickly discovered that he had made a hole in the ceiling of the cell and crawled into the facility’s inner concrete wall

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