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Colorado theater shooter's trial will begin in January, judge orders

Colorado theater shooter's trial will begin in January, judge orders

December 11th, 2014 8:13 am by By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to numerous counts of murder, attempted murder and other charges in the shooting at a packed movie theater in Aurora during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012.

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Shoemaker Elementary students pitching in as  Scott officials discuss replacing animal shelter

Shoemaker Elementary students pitching in as Scott officials discuss replacing animal shelter

December 11th, 2014 12:21 am by Marci Gore

It's been a little more than a week since an early morning fire destroyed Scott County's animal shelter. Now, with no facility to house its dogs, the animal control operations of the county have been thrust into quite a predicament.

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It's beginning to look a lot  like Christmas in Blountville

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Blountville

December 11th, 2014 12:05 am by J. H. Osborne

The public is invited to ring in the Christmas season in the Blountville Historic District with a series of events today and Saturday, according to the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism.

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Rebels not too big for 'Blazers, after all

Rebels not too big for 'Blazers, after all

December 10th, 2014 11:38 pm by Dave Ongie

The sheer size of the Sullivan South boys seemed too much for smaller Boone to overcome. But once they got rolling in the second quarter, the 'Blazers managed to build a double-digit lead and hold off a late rally to pick up a 63-59 victory.

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Rogersville's 'beautiful old girl' needs facelift

Rogersville's 'beautiful old girl' needs facelift

December 10th, 2014 11:13 pm by Jeff Bobo

Rogersville City School Director Rebecca Isaacs likes to call the school facility, which dates back to 1929, "the beautiful old girl." And like many beautiful old structures, the RCS facility is suffering from cosmetic cracks, leaks, and plumbing issues.

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Convicted sex offender arrested dropping off his fiance's child at school

Convicted sex offender arrested dropping off his fiance's child at school

December 10th, 2014 10:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County deputy had prior knowledge that Haycraft, 52, 452 Hickory Cove Road, Apt. 1, Rogersville, has a revoked driver's license and two previous felony convictions for violation of the Habitual Motor Offender (VHMO) Act.

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Eastman named one of the best places to work in Glassdoor survey

Eastman named one of the best places to work in Glassdoor survey

December 10th, 2014 9:50 pm by Hank Hayes

The Employees' Choice Awards program, now in its seventh year, relies solely on the input of employees who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor's anonymous online company reviews survey.

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USAF Indian Classic will pack the Van Huss Dome with elite grapplers

USAF Indian Classic will pack the Van Huss Dome with elite grapplers

December 10th, 2014 7:53 pm by George Thwaites

At least 34 teams representing seven states will converge on the Buck Van Huss Dome Friday and Saturday for the U.S. Air Force Indian Classic Wrestling tournament, one of the largest tournaments of its type in Tennessee.

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Leap of Faith: Of One Accord kicks off 'Christmas for the Children' despite funding shortage

Leap of Faith: Of One Accord kicks off 'Christmas for the Children' despite funding shortage - VIDEO

December 10th, 2014 7:22 pm by Jeff Bobo

More than 1,000 underprivileged Hawkins County children will have a happier Christmas this year thanks to contributions from area businesses, churches, clubs and civic organizations to the Christmas for the Children program.

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John Battle teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

John Battle teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

December 10th, 2014 6:36 pm by NET News Service

On Dec. 5, Bristol (Virginia) Police Department officers arrested Robert Neal Mullins Jr., 48, after an investigation indicated he participated in sexual encounters with two 17-year-old students.

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