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Facebook users tricked into spreading Koobface worm via cutesy Christmas video

December 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a USA Today report Facebook users are being targets for distribution of a nasty version of the Koobface worm that uses a wall page invitation to watch a cutesy Christmas video to take over the user's computer. PandaLabs researcher Sean-Paul C

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Another Tenn. town OKs speed cameras

December 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

East Ridge City Council members voted to place speed cameras on several high hazardous roads in the city, but decided to steer clear of any red light cameras.And, after finding out the city still has access to millions of dollars from a 10-year-old grant,

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Study predicts dire teacher shortage in all grade levels in Tenn.

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

MEMPHIS, Tenn. University of Tennessee researchers predict 40 percent of current teacher positions across the state could be open within the next four years. A study released Tuesday anticipates an acute shortage of teachers beginning next year, and a

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Paper's study says USDA meat for schools doesn't meet fast-food restaurant quality standards

December 9th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that the government has provided the nation's schools with millions of pounds of beef and chicken during the past three years that wouldn't meet the quality or safety standards of many fast-food restaurants.The U.S. Department of Ag

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Former Johnson City employee fined $5,000 in forgery case

December 9th, 2009 12:00 am by Becky Campbell

Danny Davis, the former city employee who was convicted of illegally profiting more than $200,000 by diverting low-income home renovation projects to his contractor company, was fined $5,000 on Tuesday for his misdeeds.Davis, 56, 1915 Woodland Drive, was

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House flipping makes a comeback

December 8th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

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Tennessee lacks resources to fight animal abuse, leads nation in Humane Society rescues

December 8th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Tennessee has relied on The Humane Society of the United States over the last two years for nine rescue missions more times than the nonprofit has been called in to assist in any other state in the country. The cases included three puppy mills, one an

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