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Study Shows Large Increase in Tennessee’s Vehicle Exports

A new study shows that motor vehicle exports from Tennessee have more than doubled since 2000. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Middle Tennessee State University study says vehicles accounted for 8.5 percent of all state exports in 2014, … Continue reading

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Lawmaker Calls for Maker of New State Logo to Give Refund

A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for development of a new Tennessee state logo. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1LSrp0j ) Rep. Martin Daniel made the request in a letter … Continue reading

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Bear Believed to be Involved in Attack on Teen is Euthanized

A bear that may be the one that attacked a teenager at Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been euthanized, and DNA samples from the animal have been sent for testing. Park spokeswoman Molly Schroer told the Knoxville News Sentinel … Continue reading

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University of Tennessee Chancellor Proposing Student Conduct Code Changes

The University of Tennessee’s Vice Chancellor for Student Life is proposing changes to the student conduct code that include more sanctions meant to educate rather than punish. Vince Carilli told the Knoxville News Sentinel he wants UT to be “in … Continue reading

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Three Children Dead from Flu

State health officials say at least three Tennessee children have died as the result of the flu in the last month. Two victims were from Middle Tennessee while the 3rd lived near Knoxville. The latest count brings the flu related … Continue reading

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TVA Backs Off Controversial Tree-Cutting Policy

The nation’s largest public utility is backing off an aggressive tree-cutting policy that led to a lawsuit in federal court. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Tennessee Valley Authority said in a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that it … Continue reading

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Chemical Spill Reported in Oak Ridge

Federal authorities have responded to a chemical spill in a building at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge. Federal spokesman Steven Wyatt told the Knoxville News Sentinel that the chemical acetonitrile, which is a flammable and toxic solvent, … Continue reading

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