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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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Regional & National Business & Technology
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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Sports Community Sports Live
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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News Crime Local News
'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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News Regional & National

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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News Local News Education
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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Local News Business & Technology
Tennessee official wants rural areas  to be 'job ready'

Tennessee official wants rural areas to be 'job ready'

January 30th, 2015 11:25 pm by Hank Hayes

New Tennessee Economic Development Commissioner Randy Boyd compared himself Friday to whoever quarterbacks the Denver Broncos after Peyton Manning retires.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Elliott heads newest NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Elliott heads newest NASCAR Hall of Fame class

January 30th, 2015 11:20 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.

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Sports Sports Live Photos

Photo Gallery: Boys basketball, Twin Springs vs. Rye Cove

January 30th, 2015 10:19 pm by Ned Jilton

Photo highlights from Nickelsville as the Eagles take on the Titans. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Community Local News Education INK
Scholarships offered for online degrees

Scholarships offered for online degrees

January 30th, 2015 6:03 pm by Rick Wagner

WGU Tennessee's Tenn-K scholarships to offer 10 scholarships of $10,000 each, almost enough for two years of study and a degree.

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