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Louisiana mission team in Rogersville conducting Vacation Bible School

June 18th, 2015 12:42 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Of One Accord ministry in Rogersville is hosting a mission team this week from Krotz Springs, La. which is conducting a Vacation Bible School all week at Terrace Apartments on Rt. 66.

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Export-Import Bank is corporate welfare

Export-Import Bank is corporate welfare

June 18th, 2015 9:52 am by Letters to the Editor

Like so many other well conceived ideas, it has become an outdated relic, "the government's Enron." It is high-level corporate welfare and cronyism. Do you notice who is in favor of it? Rich and powerful politicians like John Boehner.

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New report tracks Tennessee's economic impact in 'advanced energy' sector

New report tracks Tennessee's economic impact in 'advanced energy' sector

June 18th, 2015 8:18 am by Hank Hayes

The report, distributed by a group called the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council, says the advanced energy employment represents 32.5 percent of total employment in the Kingsport-Bristol MSA.

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UPDATE: Suspect in custody in fatal shooting at church in Charleston, SC

UPDATE: Suspect in custody in fatal shooting at church in Charleston, SC

June 18th, 2015 8:05 am by ALEX SANZ and DAVID GOLDMAN, Associated Press

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Authorities have called the shooting a hate crime.

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Haslam strikes defiant tone toward critics of gas tax hike

Haslam strikes defiant tone toward critics of gas tax hike

June 18th, 2015 7:39 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has a defiant message for groups lining up to oppose him on efforts to raise Tennessee's gas tax for the first time in 25 years: "Have at it."

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Sports
Downtime, study time for Titans QB Mariota

Downtime, study time for Titans QB Mariota

June 18th, 2015 5:00 am by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota loves playing football and calls playing in the NFL a privilege. Still, the rookie is ready for a break.

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Feds charge Tenn. representative with fraud, tax evasion

Feds charge Tenn. representative with fraud, tax evasion

June 18th, 2015 1:47 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II and ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville has been indicted on federal fraud and tax evasion charges connected to an increase in the state's cigarette tax in 2007.

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Report: Cold winter didn't slow down retail sales

Report: Cold winter didn't slow down retail sales

June 17th, 2015 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Retail sales increased in each of the Tri-Cities in the first quarter despite severe weather conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by the East Tennessee State University Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Barn filled with used 'stuff' that will be given away for free Saturday

Barn filled with used 'stuff' that will be given away for free Saturday - VIDEO

June 17th, 2015 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

There's a barn full of merchandise hidden away in Surgoinsville, and when the doors open Saturday morning, everything inside will be given away for free on a first come, first served basis.

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Mount Carmel sewer rate increase rejected by committee

Mount Carmel sewer rate increase rejected by committee

June 17th, 2015 6:40 pm by Jeff Bobo

A proposal that would have raised Mount Carmel's sewer rates by $7.50 per month wasn't approved by the town's Sewer Committee Tuesday, which will meet again next week to discuss a pending budget deficit.

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