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  1. Wage theft and the American workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | Arkansas Times

    ... son of a dirt farmer and carpenter, landed a job hauling oil for one of the 90 or so operators exploiting the Union County fields. It was a sunup-sundown job for a few furious months but my father and the other two or three haulers never got a ...

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  2. Union County sheriff discusses new appointmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Union County sheriff discusses new appointments There are 7 newly appointed people working in the Union County Sheriff's Office.

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  3. Underage drinking party busted in Union CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 24 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    ... increasing our chances of showers and scattered t-storms, especially during the afternoon. According to the Union County Sheriff's Department, a call came in just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning about a possible underage drinking party at Red Gate ...

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  4. THP holding no refusal checkpoints over Labor Day weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 24 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... warrants for blood samples if they suspect a driver is impaired. THP will conduct "no refusal" checkpoints in Union County, Hamilton and Marion, Montgomery, Shelby, Hawkins, Smith, Maury, and Hardin County. Troopers will also hold other checkpoints ...

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  5. Former NFL player who lost life rescuing boys honoredRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2014 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    ... her East Tennessee hometown is coming together in hopes of getting a new lead in the case. Authorities in Union County say a 40-year-old Memphis, Tennessee, man has been arrested in connection with a carjacking attempt at a convenience store. ...

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  6. Knoxville church hosts block party to celebrate new locationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2014 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    ... her East Tennessee hometown is coming together in hopes of getting a new lead in the case. Authorities in Union County say a 40-year-old Memphis, Tennessee, man has been arrested in connection with a carjacking attempt at a convenience store. ...

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  7. Suspect arrested in carjacking attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2014 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    Authorities in Union County say a 40-year-old Memphis, Tennessee, man has been arrested in connection with a carjacking attempt at a convenience store.

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  8. New sheriff, DA elected in Monroe County There's a new sheriff in one ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    In the five-county 8th Judicial District, former prosecutor Jared Effler was holding a comfortable lead against his former boss, Lori Phillips-Jones, to become district attorney general.

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  9. WWE wrestler helps fight hunger in Union CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    ... bring non-perishable food or school supplies. Those collections filled up two trucks and all of it went to the Union County Food Pantry. I think it's imperative that people support folks in our community that might need help," Jacobs said. "I think ...

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  10. Huffman orders closure of Tennessee Virtual Academy next yearHuffman...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    A struggling online cyber school that serves students throughout Tennessee faces closure at the end of the upcoming school year unless it shows significant gains - the latest blow in an intense back and forth between Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and Union County school officials.

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  11. Huffman orders closure of Tennessee Virtual Academy next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    A struggling online cyber school that serves students throughout Tennessee faces closure at the end of the upcoming school year unless it shows significant gains - the latest blow in an intense back and forth between Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and Union County school officials.

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  12. Tennessee Virtual Academy keeps 626 new studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Tennessee Virtual Academy keeps 626 new students The Union County School Board voted Wednesday night to keep more than 600 students enrolled at Tennessee Virtual Academy.

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  13. Knox Schools' TCAP results 'flat' While Knox County Schools' TCAP...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    ... w a decline of 4.8 percent in its third- through eighth-grade students who were proficient or advanced in math. Union County Schools showed gains in math, reading and language arts, science and social for its third- through eighth-grade students.

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  14. Virtual academy to stay open ... for now MAYNARDVILLE - There will be ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    ... one more year - starting Monday at the Tennessee Virtual Academy. In an emergency workshop Wednesday night, the Union County school board unanimously voted against passing a waiver that would have allowed it to unenroll 626 new students to the ...

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  15. Union County school board votes to keep new students enrolled in virtual academyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    ... its employees, but enough people complained at the lab to get it canceled for good. MAYNARDVILLE (WATE) - The Union County School Board voted Wednesday night to keep 600 students enrolled in its Tennessee Virtual Academy. A letter from State ...

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  16. Pearson in the Wings?Read the original story

    Jul 30, 2014 | Metropulse.com

    Union County officials reluctantly unenrolled over 600 students from its Virtual Academy because they feared that Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman would close the school, which supplies substantial revenue for the cash-strapped school system.

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  17. Will TNVA Be Able to Keep Its Students?Read the original story

    Jul 29, 2014 | Examiner.com

    Tomorrow, the Union County School Board will hold an emergency meeting to vote on the fate of the 626 students who legally enrolled in the Tennessee Virtual Academy for the first time for the 2014-2015 school year.

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  18. Group seeks deal on virtual school decision Parents of Tennessee...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Knoxville News Sentinel

    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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  19. Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual...Read the original story

    Jul 25, 2014 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... had the authority to direct the closure of the school. He chose a less harsh option, recommending that the Union County School Board, which contracts K12 to operate in Tennessee, stop admitting students for the time being. The board obliged on ...

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  20. Tennessee Virtual Academy Under Attack AgainRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... to do now? How will their lives be affected by someone who is looking at a single set of data? Obviously, Union County Schools, the district base for the Tennessee Virtual Academy, is stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they do not remove ...

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