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Marine reservists being activated

Posted: 02/13/2009 - JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Military officials have notified a northeast Tennessee U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Unit it is being activated.

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Suspected puppy mill raided in Sparta

Posted: 02/12/2009 - SPARTA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities in White County say they raided a suspected puppy mill that contained 275 to 300 dogs.

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Tenn. men sentenced in western Ky. fraud scheme

Posted: 02/12/2009 - PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) -- Two West Tennessee men have been sentenced to more than two years in prison each after pleading guilty to bank fraud and other charges involving loans obtained from a Kentucky bank and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Fisherman found dead in creek

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Authorities are investigating the drowning of a fisherman near the Kentucky border.

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Police find baby safe after car theft

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Police in Memphis say a baby was found safe after the car he was left inside was stolen at a convenience store.

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Businessman charged with bilking New York relative

Posted: 02/11/2009 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A complaint in Manhattan federal court accuses a Chattanooga-area businessman of defrauding a New York relative of $6.8 million and spending it partly on a lavish lifestyle that included private chartered planes and stays in upscale hotels.

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Bredesen proposes Tenn. solar research center

Posted: 02/10/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Phil Bredesen wants to take advantage of industrial and scientific expertise in Tennessee to establish a solar power research lab and spur green energy job creation.

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Whirlpool to furlough 330 employees

Posted: 02/08/2009 - The Cleveland Whirlpool plant will temporarily lay off 330 employees due to production shifts by the appliance manufacturer.

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Tenn. Tech considering job cuts, tuition increase

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Tennessee Tech University is considering job cuts, voluntary buyouts and unpaid leave for faculty and staff, along with a tuition increase for students to offset a possible drop in funding.

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Fort Campbell soldier charged with child abuse

Posted: 02/08/2009 - A Fort Campbell soldier has been charged with aggravated child abuse after the child was taken to Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital with head injuries.

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Nashville fire kills one

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Nashville firefighters say a fire at an apartment complex killed a woman and left dozens with no place to live.

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Gov., lawmakers lauded for open government efforts

Posted: 02/06/2009 - The Tennessee Press Association honored Gov. Phil Bredesen and three state lawmakers for their efforts to improve open government in Tennessee and to make it easier for citizens to navigate the state's open records law.

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Tenn. doctors face drug charges in Ky.

Posted: 02/05/2009 - HARLAN, Ky. (AP) -- Two Nashville, Tenn., doctors have been charged with illegally writing prescription painkillers for about 350 people in Harlan County, Ky.

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No charges for Tenn. Highway Patrol ex-officer

Posted: 02/05/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville prosecutor has decided not to charge a Tennessee Highway Patrol lieutenant who was fired after checking information on as many as 182 state employees and private individuals. Davidson County District Attorney Torry Johnson tells The Tennessean that it's not clear why Ronnie Shirley was running names of mostly women through the criminal justice database. But he says he has no evidence that a crime was committed. Johnson says charges such as official misconduct or misuse of official information would require evidence showing that a person benefited from it, and he says he doesn't have that type of evidence in this case. Shirley helped fix a ticket in 2004 for then-Deputy Gov. Dave Cooley, Gov. Phil Bredesen's top adviser at the time. He's appealing to get his job back in the snooping case. ------ Information from: The Tennessean, (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Religious counselor convicted of tax evasion

Posted: 02/04/2009 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal jury convicted the owner of a Christian counseling business of failing to pay tax on more than $400,000 in income.

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