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Health law leaves volunteer firefighting in limbo

Health law leaves volunteer firefighting in limbo

January 5th, 2014 5:37 pm by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press

Fire chiefs and lawmakers are working to protect the system of volunteer firefighting that has served rural America for more than a century but is threatened by an ambiguity in President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

January 5th, 2014 5:05 pm by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press

In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them.

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Titans GM looking for 'right' fit in next coach

Titans GM looking for 'right' fit in next coach

January 5th, 2014 4:13 pm by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer

Ruston Webster is in charge of his first coaching search in the NFL and only the Titans' second since moving to Tennessee, and the general manager says his goal is finding the man who is the right fit for the franchise.

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Selling clicks, likes, followers a booming business

Selling clicks, likes, followers a booming business

January 5th, 2014 4:02 pm by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

To inflate their social media numbers, celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms."

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Tennessee expecting coldest weather in more than a decade

Tennessee expecting coldest weather in more than a decade

January 5th, 2014 2:56 pm by Associated Press

Parts of Tennessee were facing the prospect of single-digit temperatures and wind chills as much as 15 to 18 degrees below zero as a mass of arctic air headed for the state Sunday afternoon.

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Kerry: U.S. support, but no troops, for Iraq

Kerry: U.S. support, but no troops, for Iraq

January 5th, 2014 2:32 pm by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will support Iraq's fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities, but won't send in American troops.

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Agreement in one of two lawsuits stemming from electrocution at Grainger resort

Agreement in one of two lawsuits stemming from electrocution at Grainger resort

January 5th, 2014 2:10 pm by Associated Press

One of two lawsuits stemming from the electrocution deaths of two boys at a Tennessee resort was settled after the family of 10-year-old Noah Winstead reached an agreement.

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Winter weather impacting flights into, out of Tenn.

Winter weather impacting flights into, out of Tenn.

January 5th, 2014 2:01 pm by Associated Press

As a blast of winter weather moves east across Tennessee, airlines are delaying or canceling flights to and from the area because of difficulties with ice and snow around the country

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Top 10 most viewed news stories of 2013

Top 10 most viewed news stories of 2013

January 5th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

Most viewed news stories for the past year include Kingsport flooding, a family who lost everything to the flood, a body found at an intersection, a dump truck falling off I-26, Elf on a shelf and an account of a fatal crash, among others.

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Jordan Gose shakes off flu, leads Lady Blue Devils to win over Lady Rebels

Jordan Gose shakes off flu, leads Lady Blue Devils to win over Lady Rebels

January 4th, 2014 11:12 pm by Greg Peters

Excuse Jordan Gose if she sleeps in Sunday morning. The Gate City senior fought off the flu in time to lead her basketball team to a 65-52 interstate win over Sullivan South on Saturday.

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