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Rent-to-own stores doing brisk business during recession

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

USA Today is reporting that the rent-to-own industry is riding high on the recession.Aaron's, the second-largest retailer in the $6.3 billion industry, plans to open 200 stores in 2010 on the heels of an 18% increase in same-store sales last year.Rent-to-

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Area pill mill trial shifts focus to patients who died

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

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that the trial of the Hawkins County doctor accused of running a pill mill that lead to the death of at least five people focused Wednesday on the question: If the pills were the murder weapon, who pulled the trig

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Knoxville police acknowledge criminal probe, refuse to identify officers who resigned

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

According to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel, two police officers have resigned while under a criminal investigation, but the department won't say who or why.Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk wouldn't give names or any other de

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New law requires doctors to report patients who seek drugs illegally

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

According to a report by the Bristol Herald Courier, local doctors are sending a simple message to their patients: If we catch you trying to get prescription drugs illegally, we will send you to jail.A new state law that took effect July 1 requires doctor

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Bristol council votes to keep city parks a gun-free zone

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

According to a report by the Bristol Herald Courier, the City Council approved a resolution banning handguns from the city's public parks Tuesday night.David Shumaker, Margaret Feierabend and Mayor Fred Testa voted "yes." Joel Staton and James Messimer op

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