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Flu Season
1:03 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Knox County To Offer Free Flu Vaccine

Credit prevention.com

With Tennessee's death toll from the 2013-2014 flu season increasing, Knox County is responding by offering free vaccinations beginning Monday at two of its clinics.  Starting 8:00 am, Knox County residents can receive a free vaccination at the main Health Department office on Cameron Avenue or at the West Clinic on Old Cedar Bluff Road.  The vaccine will be offered until supplies run out.

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Knoxville Utilities Board
9:17 am
Fri January 10, 2014

KUB Warns Customers To Expect Higher Bills In January

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The Knoxville Utilities Board reports that this week’s arctic temperatures set demand records for KUB’s electric and natural gas systems and say customers shouldn’t be surprised to see major increases in their bills for this month.

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Politics
6:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

State House GOP Leaders Support DesJarlais Opponent in Primary Bid

Tennessee 4th District Congressman Scott DesJarlais.

State House Speaker Beth Harwell and three other House leaders threw their support behind state Senator Jim Tracy in his bid to clench the GOP nomination over incumbent Fourth District Congressman Scott DesJarlais.

Harwell, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, Republican Caucus leader Glen Casada and House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson on Thursday announced their support for Tracy, a Republican who's served as a state senator for nearly a decade.

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Tennessee Business: Ruby Tuesday
9:37 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Second-Quarter Losses Lead To More Closings For Ruby Tuesday

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Maryville-based restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday has reported major second quarter losses.

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Government and Law
6:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Anderson County Commissioner Pushing For Referendum On Jail Question

Anderson County Jail in Clinton.
Credit Anderson County Sheriff's Department

 A proposal that will be presented to the Anderson County Commission's legislative panel tonight would set up a referendum over the question of housing federal and state inmates in the county's jail.

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Same-sex benefits
6:59 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Chattanooga Voters To Decide Same-Sex Benefits Issue

Credit WRCBTV.com

The Chattanooga City Council’s decision to avoid discussion on a same-sex benefits ordinance Tuesday means the issue will now go before the voters in an August referendum.

After months of heated debate, packed public forums and two close city council votes, the ordinance was passed in November.  At that point, Chattanooga joined Collegedale and Knoxville as the third city in Tennessee to offer domestic partnership benefits to its city workers. 

That distinction didn’t last long.

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Regas Restaurant
5:19 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Group Buys Knoxville's "Oldest Restaurant"

Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

  A group known as Regas Property LLC has reportedly purchased the building that once housed the business known as “Knoxville’s Oldest Restaurant”.  A representative of the group tells the Knoxville News Sentinel its members purchased the Regas Restaurant property at 318 N. Gay Street for $2 million to prevent someone else from buying it and demolishing it.

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Tennessee Power Supply
4:00 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Temperatures Set Records, But TVA Says Power Demand Won't

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Although our area is seeing record-setting temperatures this week, the Tennessee Valley Authority doesn’t expect any records for power usage. Last week, the utility indefinitely suspended any non-essential maintenance minimize the risk of power interruptions.

The TVA expects electricity demand to reach nearly 32,000 megawatts this evening.

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University of Tennessee
4:30 am
Tue January 7, 2014

City Expected To Relinquish Control Of Some UT Streets

Johnny Majors Drive and Lake Loudoun Boulevard are among several campus streets that could be transferred from the city of Knoxville to the University of Tennessee.
Credit WUOT News, Matt Shafer Powell

  If you’ve spent much time on the University of Tennessee campus, you probably know where Lake Loudoun Boulevard is.  Or Pat Head Summitt Street.  Or Johnny Majors Drive.  But you may not know that the university isn’t the one that makes the final decisions on how those roads are maintained or improved.  That responsibility lies with the City of Knoxville.

That may change tonight.

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Feral Hogs in Tennessee
4:00 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

State And Local Officials To Discuss Feral Hog Regulations

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Tomorrow, state wildlife officials will meet with local representatives in East Tennessee to discuss the state's current hunting regulations for feral hogs.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials will hear from representatives in at least five East Tennessee counties:  Polk, Monroe, White, McMinn and Bradley.

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