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Accreditation assessment team invites public comment in Blount County

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Blount County Sheriff James Berrong announced Monday that a team of assessors from the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive Saturday, December 13, to examine all aspects of the Blount County Sheriff’s policies and procedures, management, operation, and support services.

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One suspect in Solway double murder reaches plea deal

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Christopher Kirkland, 24, was charged with murder days after the bodies of Terrance McGhee, 60, and Alisha McGhee were found in their home on Jolly Lane in 2007. But prosecutors later dropped the charges to accessory after the fact, saying Kirkland knew about the murders but did nothing.

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Bases brace for surge in stress-related disorders

Posted: 12/01/2008 - FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Some 15,000 soldiers are heading home to Fort Campbell after spending more than a year at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and military health officials are bracing for a surge in brain injuries and psychological problems among those troops.

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TDOT ready to spend fed road money

Posted: 12/01/2008 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee officials have no shortage of ideas about where to spend more than $268 million in federal money from an economic stimulus bill pending in Congress.

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Fire threatens Lake City landmark

Posted: 11/30/2008 - A Saturday night fire almost destroyed a Lake City landmark. Firefighters say the flames quickly spread at Coopers Supply Co. into the biggest blaze they've battled in more than a decade. The nearly fire burned a piece of history and one family's livelihood into ashes.

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HAMILTON: Kiffin to follow in footsteps of UT greats

Updated: 12/02/2008 - UT Athletics Director Mike Hamilton introduced new UT head football coach Lane Kiffin to the Vol nation Monday afternoon. Tune to Volunteer TV News and now for complete coverage.

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Snow showers expected In East Tennessee Monday

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The rain showers continue through Monday night in East Tennessee but snow will be mixed in those showers with accumulation possible in some areas.

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Fans say Farewell to Fulmer

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The Vols' 28 -10 over the Kentucky Wildcats closes the books on the Phillip Fulmer era, at least as the top vol on the sidelines. Before the game, fans made sure he knew, he'd be missed.

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60-hour terrorist rampage of Mumbai is over

Updated: 11/30/2008 - More than 150 people were killed in the violence that started when assailants attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital Wednesday night.

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Vol fans wonder if Kiffin is the right choice

Updated: 11/29/2008 - Black Friday bargain shoppers ring in on rumors that Lane Kiffin has signed an agreement to become the next head football coach at the University of Tennessee.

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Shop and send those holiday packages early

Updated: 11/29/2008 - The day after Thanksgiving, people are already thinking about Christmas and getting those presents to loved ones who do not live in town. With advances in air and ground transportation, shipping holiday packages is not as bad as in decades past.

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Black Friday shoppers get early start on sales

Posted: 11/28/2008 - It's one of the busiest shopping days of the season and shoppers wasted no time getting to the stores and spending some cash. The National Retail Association says about 128 million Americans are expected to shop this Black Friday and hundreds of those in Knoxville were early birds.

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Arson suspected, charges filed in S. Knox fire where man found dead

Updated: 11/28/2008 - A Knoxville man has been charged with murder, and he will likely face aggravated arson charges after an early-Thanksgiving Day fire in South Knoxville in which one man was found dead and another injured, according to Knoxville Fire Department spokesman DJ Corcoran.

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News Sentinel: Kiffin reaches agreement with UT to be next football coach

Updated: 11/29/2008 - A source within the University of Tennessee athletics program says the university has reached an agreement in principal with former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin, and he will soon be officially named UT's new head football coach, according to our media partner, the Knoxville News Sentinel's

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