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Lottery chief frets over Powerball

Posted: 11/18/2008 - Tennessee officials are hedging their bets on Powerball to lift the lottery out of a slight sales slump that could hurt revenue projections for education.

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Carjacking suspect caught in California

Posted: 11/18/2008 - A Johnson City man suspected of carjacking an East Tennessee State University student has been caught driving the stolen car, more than 2,500 miles away.

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Report: McCready not proud of ties to Clemens

Posted: 11/18/2008 - In an interview being broadcast by "Inside Edition," country singer Mindy McCready claims she broke off her relationship with Roger Clemens when the former baseball star wouldn't marry her.

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UPDATE: Crews search new area of Guyana for missing East Tennessee man

Posted: 11/18/2008 - Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre. For this year’s anniversary, members of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority will continue their search for an East Tennessee man whose plane went missing over Guyanese airspace on November 1st, 2008.

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Thanksgiving plans go up in smoke

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A weekend apartment fire has forced more than a dozen residents from their homes, just about a week and half before Thanksgiving. Fire erupted at the Wade Village Apartments on Saturday afternoon.

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Area United Ways struggling to meet financial goals

Updated: 11/17/2008 - The economy is having a tremendous impact on more than just the business world. Charitable giving is down and that's making it difficult for area United Ways to reach their goal, many of whom were looking to end their campaigns at the weeks end.

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East Tennessee bankruptcy filings increase sharply

Updated: 11/17/2008 - There's another startling symptom of just how much the nation's ailing economy is affecting you and your neighbors. East Tennessee bankruptcy filings are up 29 percent in one year, according to United States Bankruptcy Court statistics.

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Smoke, not fire forces Knox Co. school bus evacuation

Updated: 11/17/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Emergency crews responded to a report of a school bus fire on Campbell Station Road near Destiny Ridge Way, but when they arrived, they discovered that there were no flames, only smoke from an engine problem.

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Knoxville's airplane filling station gets federal historic preservation grant

Posted: 11/17/2008 - The Airplane Filling Station Preservation Association (AFSPA) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a federal historic preservation grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission. The $9,000 in funding will be used to begin the second phase of restoration for the Clinton Highway landmark.

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Foothills Fall Festival wins national award

Posted: 11/17/2008 - The City of Maryville Foothills Fall Festival is the recipient of a 2008 Savvy Award which was announced at this year’s City-County County Communications and Marketing Association’s (3CMA) National Conference held in October.

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School principal apologizes for political column

Posted: 11/17/2008 - A Middle Tennessee elementary school principal who got into hot water over a newspaper column about President-elect Barack Obama has e-mailed an apology to parents, faculty and school board members.

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