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Audit finds contractor overbilled TVA for nuclear plant work

Audit finds contractor overbilled TVA for nuclear plant work

May 26th, 2015 12:38 pm by Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press

The primary contractor hired by the Tennessee Valley Authority three years ago to help assess the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant overbilled TVA by more than $1.2 million before the project was halted, according to a new audit of the work.

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Charter Communications buying Time Warner for $55.3B

Charter Communications buying Time Warner for $55.3B

May 26th, 2015 12:02 pm by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer

Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant.

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Crime
Tennessee doughnut store employee carjacked, found by police

Tennessee doughnut store employee carjacked, found by police

May 26th, 2015 10:56 am by Associated Press

Police say they spotted her car Monday after it was used in another carjacking in Nashville.

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News Regional & National
More than 2,000 Tennessee workers offered to apply for buyouts

More than 2,000 Tennessee workers offered to apply for buyouts

May 26th, 2015 10:50 am by Associated Press

Letters detailing the offers were sent out last week, but weren't expected to reaching the affected workers until Tuesday because of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Moonshine changes tourism in Gatlinburg

Moonshine changes tourism in Gatlinburg

May 26th, 2015 10:46 am by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News-Sentinel

In a sleepy little town known for handmade candles, wood-carved signs and airbrushed T-shirts, will the next big souvenirs be a Mason jar and an "I got trashed in Gatlinburg" shirt?

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News Regional & National
UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

May 26th, 2015 10:39 am by CARA ANNA, Associated Press

For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff.

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Opinion
Drug treatment, not longer sentences, is the answer

Drug treatment, not longer sentences, is the answer

May 26th, 2015 9:38 am by Johnson City Press

After decades of locking up drug felons, leaders are now wondering if there might be a better way to address the problem.

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Opinion
Money is needed to help Tennesseans kick the habit

Money is needed to help Tennesseans kick the habit

May 26th, 2015 9:33 am by Johnson City Press

Unfortunately, none of the money to be gained from the markup hike will be going to help Tennesseans stop smoking. It is another example of how Tennessee lawmakers have squandered a chance to pay for smoking cessation programs.

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Opinion
Children must be taught that guns are not toys

Children must be taught that guns are not toys

May 26th, 2015 9:29 am by Johnson City Press

Figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention show that that between 2007 and 2011, an average of 62 children under the age of 15 died each of those years as a result of an accidental shooting.

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Columns As I See It Opinion
Insure Tennessee gets a hearty  'Amen!' from state residents

Insure Tennessee gets a hearty 'Amen!' from state residents

May 26th, 2015 9:17 am by Robert Houk

"Politicians have health insurance. Why can't the working people of Tennessee have health insurance?" - Dr. Patrick MacMillan.

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