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Tenn. offer to offset carbon tax credited in deals

Posted: 02/28/2009 - An unusual commitment by Tennessee to cover the cost of any future carbon tax for green companies that make major investments here is being credited for luring two big solar energy developments worth more than $2 billion.

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TVA ash spill survey response released

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Residents in the area where more than 1 billion gallons of coal ash sludge spilled from a Tennessee Valley Authority storage facility say they are experiencing respiratory problems, stress and anxiety, according to a Tennessee Department of Health survey.

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Arguments on radioactive waste dump begin

Posted: 02/27/2009 - A federal judge is hearing oral arguments to determine whether an interstate compact that includes Utah has the authority to regulate the country's only commercial radioactive waste dump.

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Teacher resigns after sex message case plea

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Rutherford County school officials say a Blackman High School teacher who pleaded guilty to sending sexually suggestive electronic messages to two female students has resigned.

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Museum on Tenn-Tom Waterway planned

Posted: 02/27/2009 - The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Association plans to convert the building it owns in Columbus into a museum and research library.

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Truck spills greasy load on I-75 in Chattanooga

Posted: 02/27/2009 - A tractor-trailer has overturned, spilling a greasy substance on the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Chattanooga and it will cause traffic problems through the morning commute.

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Dog, missing 9 years, returned to family

Posted: 02/27/2009 - A lot has happened to the Geary family since their German shepherd, Astro, went missing from their Florida home 9 years ago. They moved three times and ended up in Louisville, Ky.

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German company to build $1B plant in Tenn.

Posted: 02/26/2009 - After almost three months of secrecy in Bradley County, a $1 billion industry that will bring at least 500 new jobs to a southeastern Tennessee community has a name.

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Tennessee bill seeks to close handgun permit records

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A proposal that seeks to make information on handgun permit holders confidential and exempt from the state's open records law is among several gun-related bills progressing in the Legislature.

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Union City Goodyear plant cutting operation

Posted: 02/25/2009 - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Union City is reducing its operating schedule from a seven-day continuous operation to five days.

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Tenn. Board of Regents may suspend search

Posted: 02/24/2009 - The Tennessee Board of Regents may suspend its search for a new chancellor to lead the 180,000-student system of universities, community colleges and technical schools.

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