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Teen protects Mom; home invader dies

Posted Jan 15, 2009 @ 12:04 PM
Last update Jan 15, 2009 @ 12:14 PM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. —

A local man died Thursday morning at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, after he was hit in the head by a teenager who was apparently trying to protect his mother.

Tenn. House cast into uncertainty by speaker vote

Posted Jan 14, 2009 @ 09:31 AM

The surprise election of Republican Rep. Kent Williams as speaker of the Tennessee House has heightened the atmosphere of uncertainty in an already closely divided chamber. Williams, a second-term lawmaker from Elizabethton, was elected by one vote to the chamber's top post over the Republican nominee on Tuesday with the support of all 49 Democrats. But he is largely unknown as House lawmakers gear up to tackle the state's worst budget shortfall in decades.

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Anderson County, Clinton city schools closed

Last update Jan 15, 2009 @ 04:06 PM
CLINTON, Tenn. —

Both Anderson County and Clinton city schools will be closed Friday because of the extreme cold.

City responds to X-ing concern

Posted Jan 15, 2009 @ 09:00 AM

Union Valley rezoning OK'd

Posted Jan 15, 2009 @ 09:00 AM

'Shape a green future'

Posted Jan 15, 2009 @ 09:00 AM

No property tax hike projected

Posted Jan 14, 2009 @ 09:00 AM

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‘Nuclear Option': Democrat coup adds more intrigue to an already challenging legislative session

Posted Jan 15, 2009 @ 09:00 AM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. —

A brilliantly executed stratagem to ensure bipartisanship or an unethical scheme for maintaining power despite the will -- read "votes" -- of the people?

Bill Sergeant tribute in the works

Posted Jan 15, 2009 @ 09:00 AM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. —

Mark your calendar for an upcoming event that will serve a dual purpose -- that is recognizing the accomplishments of Bill Sergeant, known to many locally and perhaps even more internationally as "Mr. Rotary," and informing the general public on the history and current status of Rotary International's famed Polio Plus campaign -- a monumental but nevertheless successful ongoing effort aimed at eradicating the disease of polio throughout our planet.

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Mary L. Nelson

Posted Jan 14, 2009 @ 07:55 PM

Mary Louise Curd Nelson, of Knoxville, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the age of 82.

Willie 'Doris' Lancaster Wilson

Posted Jan 14, 2009 @ 07:53 PM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. —

Mrs. Willie "Doris" Lancaster Wilson, born Aug. 27, 1926, passed away the morning of Jan. 13, 2009, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was one of 13 children born to Willie and Annie Mae Lancaster of Corinth, Miss.

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2008's never ending battle — drugs

Posted Jan 15, 2009 @ 09:00 AM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. —

American soldiers are fighting for freedom and other causes in far-away lands, but here at home, law enforcement officers are fighting their own war -- the war on drugs.

Bredesen: Budget cuts could force 2,000 layoffs

Posted Jan 14, 2009 @ 08:01 PM

Tennessee budget woes could force the layoffs of more than 2,000 state employees but a federal relief package for states could reduce that number, Gov. Phil Bredesen said Wednesday.

Middle Schools: Latest hoop scores

Posted Jan 14, 2009 @ 05:29 PM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. —

Since the new year started, both Robertsville and Jefferson middle schools have played several games, getting back in the flow of district competition.

Dungy retires

Posted Jan 12, 2009 @ 06:14 PM
Indianapolis, Ind. —

Tony Dungy has retired after seven years as coach of the Indianapolis Colts, saying this was right moment.


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