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Frist backsThompson'spossible bidfor president

March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Monday added his voice to those urging Fred Thompson to run for president.

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More wildfires in the Smokies

March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE - A dozen brush fires flared around East Tennessee on Monday including one blaze that forced some homeowners to evacuate near the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Lee schools consider program to increase freshman success rate

March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by WALTER LITTRELL

Last day of school is scheduled for May 25, with commencement ceremonies set for May 24 at Thomas Walker High and May 25 at Lee High.

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Cumberland Gap park adds 950 acres

March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by Associated Press

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. - Cumberland Gap National Historic Park bought a 950-acre tract next to Fern Lake as part of a move to secure the lake and its surrounding watershed of 4,500 acres.

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Navy prototype vessel an eye-catcher

March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by Associated Press

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Va. Senate'stop-rankedmember will retire

March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by Associated Press

RICHMOND - The state Senate's highest-ranked member, John Chichester, announced Monday he will not seek re-election to the seat he has held for nearly 30 years.

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Kaine detects no localenthusiasm for GOP transportation plan

March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by Associated Press

RICHMOND - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said Monday he's yet to hear a city or county elected official urge him to sign the Republican legislative transportation bill that's on his desk.

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Hancock, Niswonger Foundation partner to improve middle school

March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by WALTER LITTRELL

SNEEDVILLE - The Hancock County Board of Education unanimously agreed Monday to enter a partnership with the Niswonger Foundation aimed at improving academic achievement at Hancock Middle School.

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Alltel honored for 5-Starsupport of citizen soldiers

March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by BECKY CAMPBELL

When 1st Sgt. Dennis Crigger's Army Reserve unit was called on for active duty two years ago, the last thing he needed to worry about was the pay and benefit differences between his civilian and military jobs.

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