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Gov. Bredesen calls for more budget cuts

September 17th, 2010 4:44 am by Chas Sisk

The state of Tennessee is preparing to cut its budget by between $45 million and $160 million next year under plans being put together by the outgoing administration of Gov. Phil Bredesen. In the first step toward writing the state budget for the year

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Discovery of 'little girl's panties' leads to East Tennessee man's arrest for exploiting a minor

September 17th, 2010 4:42 am by Staff Report

KNOXVILLE - The discovery of "little girl panties" by his girlfriend at the home the couple shared led to the arrest of a South Knox County man. Bob Robinson, 49, of Maloney Road was arrested about 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carl Cowan Park in West Knox County,

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Study: Each pack of cigarettes sold in Tenn. costs the state $20

September 17th, 2010 4:39 am by Kristi L. Nelson

Every time a pack of cigarettes is sold in Tennessee, more than $20 goes up in smoke.So says a national study by researchers at Penn State University, who compared the costs to society of smoking with the economic benefits of states providing smoking cess

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SW Va. Regional Jail settles $2M sex discrimination suit

September 17th, 2010 4:28 am by Staff Report

According to a Bristol Herald Courier report the the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority has settled a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a former female guard who claimed that inmate abuse and scandals involving top officials were often overlooke

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Records show new Carter County constable a felon

September 17th, 2010 4:21 am by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON A Carter County constable who was just sworn into office at the beginning of the month is facing an extremely early end of his career.Constable Barney Brown, from the 2nd District of Roan Mountain and Tiger Creek, has been accused of being a

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Elizabethton man, woman face child abuse, drug charges

September 17th, 2010 4:18 am by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON An Elizabethton man and woman have waived their right to a preliminary hearing in Sessions Court this week and have been bound over to a Carter County grand jury on child abuse and drug charges.Jessica Anne Thompson, 27, 324 Race St., Apt. 4

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U.S. poverty rate rises to 14.3%; ranks of working poor reach highest level since 1965

September 16th, 2010 10:55 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP)The number of people living in poverty has climbed to 14.3% of Americans, with the ranks of working-age poor reaching the highest level since at least 1965.The Census Bureau on Thursday said about 43.6 million people, or one in seven, were

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