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GM adds a month to Spring Hill holiday slowdown

Posted: 12/12/2008 - As part of a larger General Motors Corp. production slowdown, a GM spokeswoman at Spring Hill says the plant will extend its down time for the holidays by more than a month due to market conditions.

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Cost of new nuclear plant could top all current

Posted: 12/12/2008 - A published report says the cost of building the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant could be more than the Tennessee Valley Authority spent to build all three of its current nuclear generating stations.

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Tax on out-of-state purchases applies to groceries

Posted: 11/27/2008 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- State revenue officials say residents who buy goods in other states rarely pay Tennessee's inconspicuous use tax, which also applies to groceries.

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Mayfield III milked life for all it was worth

Updated: 10/27/2008 - It’s nearly impossible to miss Mayfield Dairy’s opaque yellow milk jugs and ice cream boxes in your grocer's dairy case. Thomas Mayfield III always maintained he came up with the eye catching containers because the color yellow helps block ultraviolet rays, the spectrum of light that can quickly spoil fresh products.

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Hawkins commissioner linked to misappropriation

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A report by the office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury accuses longtime Surgoinsville official Hanes Cooper of misappropriating more than $65,000 since 1998 in his capacity as a commissioner on the Surgoinsville Water Utility.

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Monument dedicated to Macon Co. tornado victims

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The names of 13 victims of a February tornado in Macon County and five other people whose deaths were related are etched on a new monument in LaFayette.

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UT seeks to cut utility bills with conservation

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The University of Tennessee has launched a new campaign called "Switch Your Thinking" that aims to reduce campus energy consumption by 10 percent this year.

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Illegal immigrants sue over 'abusive' employment

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A federal lawsuit accuses a cheese company in Manchester of treating 12 illegal immigrant employees abusively and wrongly having them arrested when they demanded back pay.

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Heavy first-day voting statewide

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Early voting in Tennessee got off to a record start, with more than 18,000 in Shelby County and nearly as many in Davidson County casting ballots.

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Nissan suit simulates older drivers' difficulties

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Nissan calls it an "aging suit," a cumbersome, strap-on outfit that gives young auto designers the feel of driving with a bulging belly, arthritic joints and shaky balance.

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