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Hurricane watch issued for parts of Florida's Gulf Coast
The National Hurricane Center issued hurricane watches for portions of Florida's Gulf Coast Thursday night as Tropical Storm Karen moved north. A hurricane watch was in effect from Grand Isle, La., to west of Destin. Tropical storm watches were issued from Destin to Indian Pass, Fla. the city of New Orleans, the area west of Grand Isle, La., to Morgan City, La., Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain. A state of emergency was called in 18 North Florida Counties Thursday night in anticipation of the storm. Tampa Bay Times
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If Tip and the Gipper could get along, why can’t we today?
President Barack Obama and Governor Pat McCrory are in the same box. Criticized by their opponents for being radical and divisive, they are, at the same time, dismissed by partisans in their own parties as too moderate. Both came into office promising, and genuinely aspiring, to bring a new spirit of conciliation and peace to a disrupted political order. Both hoped to bring an end to petty partisan divisiveness. Now both find themselves characterized as demons rather than healers. What happened? Charlotte Observer
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Areva opens North America HQ in Charlotte


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Firm to add 177 manufacturing jobs in Cleveland County, NC
Gov. Pat McCrory will be in Cleveland County on Friday to announce a new $26 million investment that will bring 177 manufacturing jobs, officials said. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new company will be 1 p.m. at the Foothills Commerce Center, a light-industrial business park 5 miles west of Shelby. The center is jointly owned and developed by the city of Shelby and Cleveland County. Charlotte Observer
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Oh Snap!
Siri has outed herself. Apple’s voice-activated virtual “assistant” known virtually all over the globe after being introduced with the iPhone 4S on Oct. 4, 2011 is a real woman who lives in suburban Atlanta, according to CNN. While Apple has never identified her, the voice of Siri in the United States is a voiceover actor named Susan Bennett, according to CNN. Bennett admitted to CNN that she is Siri. According to CNN, “Professionals who know her voice, have worked with her and represent her legally say she is Siri. And an audio-forensics expert with 30 years of experience has studied both voices and says he is “100%” certain the two are the same.” Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Flooring plant east of Atlanta expanding, to hire 219
Mannington Mills, a producer of commercial and residential floor coverings, will expand a plant in Morgan County and add 219 jobs over the next several years. The company currently has 800 workers in the state. An announcement by the Governor’s Office on Thursday said the Madison plant will double its footprint and quadruple its manufacturing capacity from March 2012. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Tropical Storm Karen could bring heavy rain, high winds and tornadoes to Georgia by late Sunday


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Rains bring record hydro generation to Chattanooga area
As the Tennessee Valley Authority prepares to revamp its future power generation plans, the federal utility Thursday celebrated its record success in getting power from its oldest source of power. Mother Nature provided a bit of manna from heaven for TVA in fiscal 2013 with near-record rains swelling TVA's reservoirs and helping the utility generate a record amount of power from its 29 hydroelectric dams. Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Brookings Institution report: Auto sector future key for Tennessee
Tennessee has a lot of momentum in the automotive sector, but it needs to better its workforce and do more to encourage innovation, says a new report released today by the Brookings Institution. "The state needs to reset for a very competitive new period," said Mark Muro, a co-author of "Drive! -- Moving Tennessee's Automotive Sector Up the Value Chain." For Chattanooga, which is a key part of Tennessee's auto segment after landing the Volkswagen assembly plant, the stakes are high, a local official said. Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Jindal activates 650 Louisiana National Guards troops for Tropical Storm Karen
Gov. Bobby Jindal has activated 650 Louisiana National Guards troops as the state prepares for Tropical Storm Karen. Jindal met Thursday evening with his Cabinet and emergency personnel of the state's Unified Command Group at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge. Nola.com
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