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On matters of faith size of church matters

August 10th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

A new report from The Barna Group, based on interviews with more than 3,000 adults, shows that congregational size is related to the nature of a congregation's religious beliefs, religious behavior and demographic profile. There are clearly significant di

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Subpar Tennessee raises bar for public schools

August 10th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report in the Tennessean, attempt to drastically transform the state's poorly performing public schools begins this year with a new curriculum, new tests and a new list of textbooks.Tennessee is doing it all at once instead of a sold build

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Damascus wins first game in Senior League World Series

August 10th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Bristol Herald Courier, Damascus won its first test in the Senior League Softball World Series Sunday night with a 17-5 win over Germany's Ramstein Air Force Base.Mariah Morrison led the Damascus attack with a 3-for-4 effort that include

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'Dying on a Wait List' ad doesn't stand up to fact checking

August 10th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to FactCheck.org, perhaps the most emotional of the health care ads seen in recent months is the one featuring Canadian Shona Holmes, who warns of the dangers of a government-run health care system. Holmes tells viewers: "I survived a brain tumo

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Congress plans to spend $550 million on luxury jets to accommodate lawmakers' travel

August 10th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Congress is planning on spending $550 million to buy eight jets to upgrade a fleet used by federal officials at a time when lawmakers have criticized the use of corporate jets by companies receiving taxp

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Teen killed during alleged home invasion shootout apparently felled by homeowner's bullet

August 7th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that the 17-year-old boy who was killed while allegedly trying to break into a South Knoxville house died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.Although authorities aren't releasing many details of the case, Kno

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Ponzi scheme head who used religious values to lure investors will serve 10 years in prison

August 7th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that Gordon B. Grigg has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to running a $10.9 million Ponzi scheme. The sentence was longer than had been expected, which drew sobs from his family in the

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