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9 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

WWE wrestler helps fight hunger in Union County

Two local attorneys are facing off in the August 7 election for the Knox County Criminal Court Judge Division III seat being vacated by the retiring Mary Beth Liebowitz.

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Related Topix: Grundy County, TN

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Virtual academy to stay open ... for now MAYNARDVILLE - There will be ...

There will be school as usual after all - at least for one more year - starting Monday at the Tennessee Virtual Academy.

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Related Topix: Maynardville, TN, Sports

WATE-TV Knoxville

Union County school board votes to keep new students enrolled in virtual academy

New numbers released by the state health department show more people in Tennessee are dying of drug overdoses than anything else.

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Related Topix: Maryville, TN, Knox County, TN, Knoxville, TN, US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA)

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Group seeks deal on virtual school decision Parents of Tennessee...

Parents of Tennessee Virtual Academy students, Union County's school superintendent and two state legislators urged top officials of Gov. Bill Haslam's administration to rescind a move to block enrollment of 626 new students at the state's first for-profit online school.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bill Haslam, US Governors, Strawberry Plains, TN, Rutledge, TN, Sports

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Future of Tennessee Virtual Academy still unsure

The Union County School Board is sending a waiver to Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman that would un-enroll more Future of Tennessee Virtual Academy still unsure The Union County School Board is sending a waiver to Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman that would un-enroll more Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

Family worried about child's health without virtual school

Family worried about child's health without virtual school More than 600 virtual school students will learn Thursday night if they will have to find a new school.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Suspected burglar arrested after he crashes car after the crime

A possible credit card breach affecting Goodwill stores nationwide is now hitting close to home.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Virtual Academy in jeopardy The Union County school board will meet...

The Union County school board will meet in an emergency meeting on Thursday to decide if it will enroll 600 more students into the troubled Tennessee Virtual Academy.

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Related Topix: Sports

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

3 taken to the hospital after wreck following a police chase

A high speed ended with several people being taken to the hospital after the vehicle being chased crashed.

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Related Topix: Plainview, TN

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville officer acquitted of assault by Union County jury

It took a Union County jury about 10 minutes Friday to acquit a Knoxville police officer of allegations he had assaulted his daughter-in-law and her boyfriend.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Corryton, TN, Sports

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Traffic Tips

Also in Knox County, drivers on U.S. 441/SR 33 Henley Bridge over the Tennessee River in Downtown Knoxville should know the Henley Bridge is open to four lanes of traffic.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Knoxville, TN, Sports

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

East Tennessee country star Lois Johnson dies

Born and raised in Union County, Johnson began performing at age 11 and appeared on Knoxville radio and television shows, including "The Midday Merry-Go-Round," "The Tennessee Barn Dance" and "Cas Walker's Farm and Home Hour."

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Hank Williams Jr., Country, Sports

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