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Highway Department to install pedestrian crosswalks in front of church in Cooks Valley

Highway Department to install pedestrian crosswalks in front of church in Cooks Valley

August 22nd, 2015 10:43 pm by J. H. Osborne

Sunnyside Baptist Church is located at 406 Cooks Valley Road and has property and facilities on both sides of that stretch of Cooks Valley Road

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Local reaction not positive to FDA decision allowing Oxycontin to children

Local reaction not positive to FDA decision allowing Oxycontin to children

August 22nd, 2015 8:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

"My reaction was there are those occasions where that is necessary," said Barry Staubus, Sullivan County District Attorney General. "If it goes the way Oxycontin was first prescribed, we're going to create a generation of young addicts."

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Scott County Public Library's branch manager set to retire this month

Scott County Public Library's branch manager set to retire this month

August 22nd, 2015 6:30 pm by Marci Gore

Rita Walters began volunteering at the Scott County Public Library when her children were young. Later, she was hired on as an employee, starting out at 16 hours a week. After 27 years she calls it the best job she's ever had

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Hit hard by secretly recorded videos, Planned Parenthood fights back

Hit hard by secretly recorded videos, Planned Parenthood fights back

August 22nd, 2015 5:30 pm by By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

But the videos, which were captured by hidden cameras as part of a strategy funded by abortion opponents, have had an additional effect. They've also roused support for Planned Parenthood

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Community Education
Hawkins Schools hosting 4th Annual Kindergarten Readiness Conference

Hawkins Schools hosting 4th Annual Kindergarten Readiness Conference

August 22nd, 2015 5:30 pm by Staff Report

The purpose of the conference is to provide childcare providers, daycare centers, and private preschools in the Hawkins County area information and tools to enrich their programs and prepare future Hawkins County students for kindergarten.

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Voters say Nuts to pollsters, putting survey credibility on alert

Voters say Nuts to pollsters, putting survey credibility on alert

August 22nd, 2015 4:30 pm by By Ben Brody, Bloomberg News (TNS)

By now, you've almost certainly heard: An Iowa teenager registered to run for president as "Deez Nuts," and suddenly found himself polling beside Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in North Carolina.

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Rival Koreas hold high-level talks to defuse war fears

Rival Koreas hold high-level talks to defuse war fears

August 22nd, 2015 3:30 pm by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press; KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South Korea and North Korea stretched into the early hours of Sunday, as the rivals looked to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation.

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Clinch River Food Festival set for Sept. 4 at Natural Tunnel State Park

Clinch River Food Festival set for Sept. 4 at Natural Tunnel State Park

August 22nd, 2015 3:30 pm by Staff Report

The Scott County Extension Office, the Scott County Extension Leadership Council, Scott County Master Gardeners and Natural Tunnel State Park will host the Clinch River Food Festival from 2 to 8 p.m., Sept. 4 at Natural Tunnel State Park.

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Vols lose DB Gauldon for season with broken foot

Vols lose DB Gauldon for season with broken foot

August 22nd, 2015 3:00 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee defensive back Rashaan Gaulden has a broken foot and will miss the upcoming season, Vols football coach Butch Jones announced Saturday.

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Johnson County Commission says "no" to prison privatization

Johnson County Commission says "no" to prison privatization

August 22nd, 2015 12:17 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

The Johnson County Commission and Mayor Larry Potter sent that message to Nashville Thursday night, unanimously approving a resolution to "strongly oppose any privatization of Northeast Correctional Complex."

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