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Tennesseans oppose health care reform act by 2-1

July 27th, 2010 5:03 am by om Humphrey

NASHVILLE - Tennesseans oppose the national health care reform law enacted by Congress at the urging of President Barack Obama by a margin of almost 2-to-1, according to a recent poll.Fifty-seven percent of the 625 registered voters surveyed said they opp

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Sevier man says the way to handle wayward bears is shoot first

July 27th, 2010 4:12 am by Mike Blackerby

Bears are menacing the folks on Cove Mountain. In fact, 84-year-old Cleitus Murray said a July 19 encounter with a burly front-door-crashing bear almost cost him his life.Murray said he and his wife, Margaret, were sitting on the front porch of their Sevi

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Jonesborough man sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for growing pot

July 27th, 2010 4:06 am by Becky Campbell

A Jonesborough man who pleaded guilty earlier this year in federal court to manufacturing more than 100 marijuana plants will serve nearly 16 years in prison.Paul S. Fields, 45, was arrested last year after Washington County sheriff's investigators found

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Man charged with shooting at couple during wedding reception

July 26th, 2010 10:05 am by Staff Report

KNOXVILLE Police charged a 38-year-old Oneida man with shooting at a couple during a wedding reception at the Valarium.Phi Nguyen was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and felony vandalism, according to Knoxvill

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Quarterly economic forecast takes a turn for the worse

July 26th, 2010 4:37 am by Staff Report

According to a USA Today report more than eight in 10 economists surveyed by the paper have downgraded their economic outlook amid the European debt crisis and a flurry of disappointing reports, but nearly all expect the nation to avoid a double-dip reces

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'Villages' let elderly grow old at home

July 26th, 2010 4:28 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that the explosive growth of the USA's older population is fueling a grass-roots "village" movement in neighborhoods across the country to help people age in their own homes.More than 50 villages in a neighbor-helping-neighbor syste

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Tennesseans say economy, jobs are state's top problem

July 26th, 2010 4:18 am by Nate Rau

Jobs and the economy proved to be the most important issue facing Tennessee today, with state spending ranking a distant second, according to a new poll by The Tennessean and other media outlets in the state. According to the poll of 625 registered Ten

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White supremacists plan immigration rally in downtown Knoxville

July 26th, 2010 4:14 am by Hayes Hickman

A white supremacist group known for wearing black fatigues and flying swastika flags is expected to rally in downtown Knoxville next month as a show of support for a tougher state immigration law.The Detroit-based National Socialist Movement has received

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Mother says suspect killed in South Knox robbery attempt faced issues

July 26th, 2010 4:11 am by Matt Lakin

He came home from duty with HIV, an addiction and a newborn son. He couldn't keep a job. He died breaking into a home Saturday in a robbery that killed two other people, authorities said.Knox County Sheriff's Office deputies found Ronald H. Carter III, 20

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