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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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Defendant captured after bolting from courtroom

Posted: 01/09/2009 - A Chattanooga man in court to answer domestic assault and resisting arrest charges added to his list of troubles after he fled when given permission to use the restroom.

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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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