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Ala.'s Simmons' Barbecue recalls pork products

Posted: 02/10/2011 - The USDA says Simmons' Barbecue, Inc. in Guntersville is recalling approximately 4,700 pounds of barbecue pork products because they contain whey, which is an allergan and is not declared on the label.

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Job growth expected, but not robust increase

Posted: 01/28/2011 - An economic forecast from the University of Tennessee says the state won't recover all of the jobs it lost during the recession for another three years.

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Haslam announces blind trust; Pilot remains exempt

Updated: 01/19/2011 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that he has placed most of his private investments into a blind trust, except for his undisclosed share of the family owned Pilot chain of truck stops and a real estate holding outside of Tennessee.

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Tenn. man faces rare assisted suicide charge

Posted: 01/18/2011 - A former Tennessee firefighter faces a rare charge of illegal assisted suicide, as well as first-degree murder, in the August 2009 death of his wife.

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Jobless in state can get benefits electronically

Posted: 01/18/2011 - The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development says all unemployed workers will start receiving their benefits electronically at an undetermined date in the future.

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Smooth road for Tenn. GOP? Not so fast say ex-govs

Posted: 01/17/2011 - Republican former Governor, now U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, says just because the governor and the legislative majority are of the same party doesn't mean they'll always agree.

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Solar plant scheduled to begin generating power

Posted: 01/17/2011 - The largest solar electrical generation plant within the seven-state Tennessee Valley Authority is scheduled to begin generating electricity this week in Jackson.

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Gov. Haslam throws out income disclosure rules

Updated: 01/17/2011 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed an executive order that eliminates a requirement for the governor and top aides to disclose how much they earn.

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Tenn. man pleads guilty to threat-related charges

Updated: 01/17/2011 - A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to abusing the 911 system by dialing and making comments ab out it being "time to meet Jesus and "killing the president of the United States.

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Haslam names Grinder to head veterans affairs

Posted: 01/14/2011 - Republican Gov.-elect has named Tennessee Army National Guard Col. Many-Bears Grinder as commissioner of the state Department of Veterans Affairs.

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4 state school systems get innovation grants

Updated: 01/14/2011 - Four school systems in Tennessee will receive Innovation Acceleration Fund grants to assist them in designing and/or implementing alternative salary schedules.

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Replica of American flag now in governor's home

Posted: 01/14/2011 - The 6-by-9-foot metal relief sculpture was done by Nashville craft artist Ben Caldwell and has been installed in Conservation Hall at the governor's home.

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4 state school systems get innovation grants

Posted: 01/14/2011 - Four school systems in Tennessee will receive Innovation Acceleration Fund grants to assist them in designing and/or implementing alternative salary schedules.

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Jackson officers could face federal charges

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Lawyers for two Jackson city police officers, indicted on charges they stole from a robbery victim's home, say their clients might face federal charges.

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