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Super Stars: Hawkins names two recipients of Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards

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Super Stars: Hawkins names two recipients of Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards

January 31st, 2015 12:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A food pantry helper and a high school NJROTC cadet will represent Hawkins County as being honored among the state's most selfless and giving volunteers of 2014.

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Jones brings championship pedigree to Falcons football

Jones brings championship pedigree to Falcons football

January 31st, 2015 12:15 pm by George Thwaites

Volunteer Principal Bobby Wines: "When a guy can hold his hands up and have nine state championship rings on, that tells you a little bit about what kind of guy you're getting."

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Tri-Cities not immune to measles outbreak

Tri-Cities not immune to measles outbreak

January 31st, 2015 4:30 pm by Marci Gore

Health officials say the current outbreak of measles in the United States has now infected nearly 100 people in eight states, with 67 of those cases linked to California's Disneyland.

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Sale of 'Bradie' ball nets $20K for charity

Sale of 'Bradie' ball nets $20K for charity

January 31st, 2015 4:19 pm by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity.

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Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

January 31st, 2015 4:12 pm by Associated Press

The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.

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Vols top Auburn 71-63 in Pearl's return to UT

Vols top Auburn 71-63 in Pearl's return to UT

January 31st, 2015 3:55 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Behind Armani Moore's double-double, Tennessee defeated Auburn 71-63 to spoil Tigers coach Bruce Pearl's return to Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Opinion: Elected officials should have no power to name successors

Opinion: Elected officials should have no power to name successors

January 31st, 2015 2:00 pm by Editorial Board

But why should elected officials have authority to name their replacements, even if on an interim basis? They were put in office by the people, and a decision as to who should replace them should be left to a body representing the people's interest.

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Automakers recall more than 2M vehicles for faulty air bags

Automakers recall more than 2M vehicles for faulty air bags

January 31st, 2015 12:30 pm by Associated Press

The NHTSA says all of the vehicles covered in Saturday's announcement had already been under a recall for the faulty air bags, but the carmakers' original attempts to fix the defects only worked about 85 percent of the time.

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'Snitch' gets jailhouse beating, scam swindles couple and more this week in crime

'Snitch' gets jailhouse beating, scam swindles couple and more this week in crime

January 31st, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Jan. 23 through Jan. 30.

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UPDATE: Balloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flight

January 31st, 2015 7:55 am by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press

A nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday when two pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records.

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ETSU president: 'It's time to embrace the community'

ETSU president: 'It's time to embrace the community'

January 31st, 2015 12:30 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

East Tennessee State University is facing dramatic changes in funding and programming in the coming years, and "change isn't easy," President Brian Noland said Friday.

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