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Gates says he would have allowed gay adults in Scouts, opposes new debate

Gates says he would have allowed gay adults in Scouts, opposes new debate

May 24th, 2014 7:33 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization but said he opposes any further attempts to address the policy now.

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Sports Regional & National
Redskins to senators: Team's name is 'respectful'

Redskins to senators: Team's name is 'respectful'

May 24th, 2014 7:18 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Redskins President Bruce Allen said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday that the football team's nickname is "respectful" toward Native Americans.

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Regional & National Education
State releases TCAP test scores

State releases TCAP test scores

May 24th, 2014 7:04 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education has reversed its decision to delay the release of students' assessment scores.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Two wildlife officers injured on Norris Lake

Two wildlife officers injured on Norris Lake

May 24th, 2014 6:46 pm by Associated Press

CLINTON, Tenn. — Authorities say two Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers have been injured in a boating accident on Norris Lake in East Tennessee.

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Local News Business & Technology
Kingsport veteran creates tool to battle heat-related illness

Kingsport veteran creates tool to battle heat-related illness

May 24th, 2014 6:29 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Back in the sweltering summer of 2011, the U.S. Army was reeling from a series of heat-related deaths and casualties that occurred during training at bases across the Southeast.

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Community Local News
New MECC Foundation fund to provide textbooks

New MECC Foundation fund to provide textbooks

May 24th, 2014 5:37 pm by Staff Report

The Ida Bonicelli Trigiani Book Fund honors a well-known citizen of Big Stone Gap, an active member of the cultural and business community of the town for many years.

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Local News
Church Hill budget holds tax rate without dipping into savings

Church Hill budget holds tax rate without dipping into savings

May 24th, 2014 5:09 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mayor Dennis Deal noted that the tax rate stays the same, there are no rate increases for any city services, city employees received a raise, and the city is still paying 100 percent of employee health insurance premiums.

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News Regional & National
Attorney: Family suspects son in California college shootings

Attorney: Family suspects son in California college shootings

May 24th, 2014 4:30 pm by Associated Press

Police said a gunman driving a BMW near the university campus went on a rampage that left seven people dead, including the shooter. Authorities described the tragedy as "obviously the work of a mad man."

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Regional & National Faith
'Take One Program' in Tennessee brings church, state together for greater good

'Take One Program' in Tennessee brings church, state together for greater good

May 24th, 2014 4:02 pm by NICHOLE MANNA, The Jackson Sun

Bennie Turner said when he was released from prison, he went through the same fear most prisoners go through. Where am I going to live? Where am I going to work? What am I going to do?

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Entertainment NASCAR/Racing
Nabors back home in Indiana to say farewell

Nabors back home in Indiana to say farewell

May 24th, 2014 2:19 pm by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

Jim Nabors, the actor who endearingly portrayed Gomer Pyle and whose rich baritone voice has provided the Indy 500 soundtrack for more than four decades, will perform "Back Home Again in Indiana" on Sunday for the last time.

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