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9 hrs ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

Editorial: Wine sales in stores up to voters The desire for...

The desire for convenience in buying wine at grocery stores instead of liquor stores is certainly reflected in the fact that more than 60 communities, including Knoxville and Knox County, have enough signatures to place the item on the ballot in November's general election.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Sports, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Hardin Valley homeowners sue developers over possible sinkhole

The Glen at Hardin Valley features brick homes valued at roughly a half million dollars, but many who live there said they would not have purchased their homes had they known they were built near a possible sinkhole.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Roaches found at Powell diner; several restaurants get perfect scores

This restaurant passed its health inspection, but there were a number of critical violations that caught the inspectors attention, problems that could potentially make customers sick if not corrected.

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Related Topix: Powell, TN, University of Tennessee

Knoxville News Sentinel

Good Morning, East Tennessee Movies on Market Square needs your vote...

Knox County Libraries is sponsoring their 2014 Movies on Market Square and the polls will close on Sept.

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Related Topix: Sports

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Metropulse.com

Cherokee Farms' First Tenant Already in Knox

Say it ain't so. I'm writing this column hoping that I'm over-reacting, but I don't think so.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, Blount County, TN, Chattanooga, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Policy, pregnancy, politics at center of BOE dispute

Policy, pregnancy, politics at center of BOE dispute Incoming BOE member Amber Rountreesaid she needed the help of the law department to attend an orientation meeting Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tLj8A4 Incoming BOE member Amber Rountree is on maternity leave.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Knoxville, TN

Metropulse.com

Knox County Still Owes Schools Over $10 Million

In May, I wrote a column asserting that Knox County Schools is entitled to recover more than $10 million in fees that have been wrongfully collected by the Knox County trustee on a portion of the local option sales tax revenues that go to schools.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Farragut, TN

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Testimony: Three trustees, 9 years of thievery Former Knox Trustee...

While Fred Sisk was courting voters to win the Knox County trustee's job, he was secretly helping fleece taxpayers, testimony Tuesday in an ongoing corruption trial showed.

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Related Topix: Sports

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Beck Cultural Center plans to modernize with county's helpBeck...

Knoxville's African American history museum plans to move into the 21st century with the help of Knox County's budget surplus.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Man charged with doctor shopping in 3 different counties

Clark Michael Shelton, 37, of Kodak, was charged this week with with four counts of doctor shopping for controlled substances in Sevier County.

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Related Topix: Kodak, TN, Sevier County, TN, Greene County, TN

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Ex-aide to trustee admits padding time cards At one point in Monday's ...

Sam Harb testifies for the prosecution in the trial of Delbert Morgan Monday in Knox County Criminal Court.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

Commissioners pick Fugate as interim BOE member

Knox County Commissioners on Monday picked John Fugate, a banker of three decades, to serve on the Board of Education until a new member is selected in the November election.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Newsmakers People making news in the Knox County area.

City of Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen honored seven police officers and firefighters for their actions in saving an older couple who had succumbed to the carbon monoxide filling their Buena Drive home.

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Related Topix: Sevierville, TN, University of Tennessee, Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas State University, Tennessee Technological University

Cleveland Daily Banner

SAR celebrates history, new members

On Thursday, 14 Aug. 2014, the Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting at the Elks Club at 235 2nd Street, downtown Cleveland.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, TN, Germantown, TN, Powell, TN, Nashville, TN

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Marcia Davis: Birdlife Native plants such as jewelweed and cardinal...

"The jewelweed and partridge pea plants are in full bloom. We saw so many ruby-throated hummingbirds we couldn't count them," said an area birdwatcher after an Aug. 15 visit to William Hastie Natural Area, a part of South Knoxville's Urban Wilderness.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Sports

Metropulse.com

Rogero Joins Gay Marriage Mayoral Group The late Friday afternoon...

The late Friday afternoon news dump timing is suspicious, but we can't help but be thrilled that city of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, already outspoken when it comes to equality in regards to same-sex relationships , has followed Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's lead in joining the "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Nashville, TN, Knoxville, TN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Local officers equipped with military gear through federal program

Local officers equipped with military gear through federal program 0News obtained data that shows East Tennessee counties have received millions of dollars worth of U.S. military gear for free through a federal surplus program.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Blount County, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County man arrested for peeping, detectives looking for additional victims

Dispatchers say a Loudon County trooper was injured in a pursuit with a suspect Friday afternoon who was later captured.

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Related Topix: Loudon County, TN, Tennessee

WBIR-TV Knoxville

TDOT okays $1.5M in grants to improve traffic in Knox CountyTDOT...

TDOT okays $1.5M in grants to improve traffic in Knox County The Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded Knox County two grants to help traffic flow in trouble spots.

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Related Topix: Memphis, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Increases In July

County unemployment rates for July 2014, released Friday, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five, and remained the same in four counties.

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Related Topix: Davidson County, TN, Hamilton County, TN, Shelby County, TN

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