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Prisoner who left farm calls 911 for help

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Tennessee prison officials say an inmate who left a work detail at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary farm called 911 after getting lost in the woods.

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Middle school principal charged with drugs

Posted: 02/17/2009 - A middle school principal in Memphis faces cocaine and marijuana charges after police found drugs in a car they stopped for speeding.

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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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