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Paris plant laying off 2/3 of work force

Posted: 01/27/2009 - PARIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Nobel Automotive of Paris, which makes hoses and tubing for cars, is laying off two-thirds of its work force.

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Help to avoid foreclosure in Tenn.

Updated: 01/26/2009 - More and more people are losing their jobs, and while unemployed, the bills can pile up, but if you miss that house payment you could ultimately lose your home. But, there are ways you can keep your home from ending up in the foreclosures section.

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9 injured in casino bus crash

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Authorities say nine passengers on a casino bus were injured Sunday in a crash at the intersection of Old Mississippi Highway 61 and Casino Center Parkway in Tunica.

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Man found guilty of felony murder

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A Cookeville jury has found a man guilty of shooting his estranged wife and her boyfriend at her home in 2007.

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`Telemedicine technology' expanding in Tennessee

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A medical video network will allow small-town doctors treating pregnant women at risk of losing their babies to consult electronically with obstetrics specialists in Knoxville and Chattanooga.

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Tenn. man charged on 38-year-old warrant

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Police say a Tennessee man pulled over for failing to use his turn signal on a Kentucky highway was arrested on three old warrants, one dating to 1971.

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New Tenn. House speaker denies harassment claim

Posted: 01/21/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A statement about sexual harassment from Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams has brought to light a 2007 incident with another Republican lawmaker.

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Ouster suit filed against Tenn. constable

Posted: 01/21/2009 - KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) -- Roane County officials have filed an ouster lawsuit against a constable that claims he threatened other law enforcement officers and assaulted citizens.

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TVA reports impact of NC emissions ruling

Posted: 01/21/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The nation's largest public utility, already paying out $1 million a day to clean up a massive coal ash spill in Tennessee, says expenses will rise even more if it has to meet a federal judge's accelerated deadline for reducing smokestack pollutants affecting North Carolina.

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Candy manufacturer to close Georgia plant

Posted: 01/21/2009 - EASTMAN, Ga. (AP) -- The company that makes Goo Goo Clusters candy is closing its plant in Eastman and will relocate 250 jobs from eastern Georgia to Tennessee.

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MTSU coed denies slashing student over parking

Posted: 01/21/2009 - MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- An attorney for a coed accused of slashing a Middle Tennessee State University student during a dispute over a parking space says his client intends to fight the charges.

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Special National Guard unit deploys to Afghanistan

Posted: 01/19/2009 - MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- A special team of Tennessee Army National Guardsmen who specialize in agricultural business has left for Afghanistan. The Agri-business Development Team left Smyrna on Sunday for training at Camp Atterbury, Ind., before heading to Afghanistan for a yearlong deployment. Under the command of Col. James Moore, the soldiers will be teaching basic farming techniques such as planting and harvesting wheat, planting corn in rows and using trellises to grow tomatoes and grapes. They will also be working to improve irrigation and crop storage facilities. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Census offering jobs starting at $12 an hour

Posted: 01/19/2009 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- In Chattanooga, the Tennessee Career Center is pointing job-seeking clients to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau's Web site shows jobs out of the local office in Knoxville start at $12 per hour. Chattanooga center coordinator Andrea Witt told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that more people than usual for this time of year are looking for work and she is directing them to the Census jobs. Census office manager Sam Ruble said that right now, the Census Bureau is hiring employees for 10 weeks for what he describes as "address canvassing." Ruble said that for the 21 counties in East Tennessee covered by his office, it will take about 1,000 people to do that. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Construction underway on Liberty Bowl improvements

Posted: 01/19/2009 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Construction work has started on upgrades at the Liberty Bowl with work expected to be completed by the University of Memphis' 2009 football home opener. The work includes the installation of new locker rooms and improving gate access to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act at the 43-year-old stadium. In November, some four years after a facility assessment said the Liberty Bowl was nearing obsolescence, the Memphis City Council appropriated general obligation bonds totaling $1,861,300 for construction of new locker rooms and $125,000 for furniture, fixtures and equipment. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved

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Settlement reached over quarry permits

Posted: 01/19/2009 - COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A settlement has been reached to allow three permits for a sand quarry in central Tennessee to be reviewed.

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State suspends admissions to youth facility

Posted: 01/12/2009 - State officials temporarily suspended admissions to a Nashville mental health treatment facility for youth after the same boy twice drank disinfectant.

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