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90-year-old ex-president to make parachute jump

90-year-old ex-president to make parachute jump

June 12th, 2014 9:37 am by Associated Press

Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn't letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday.

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Tenn. player wins $259.8M Powerball jackpot

Tenn. player wins $259.8M Powerball jackpot

June 12th, 2014 9:17 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Lottery says a Powerball player who purchased a ticket in Knoxville has won the $259.8 million jackpot.

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Venable-owned company target of lawsuit

Venable-owned company target of lawsuit

June 11th, 2014 11:47 pm by Matthew Lane

Volvo Financial Services has filed a lawsuit against former Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable and the trucking company he founded, claiming the company defaulted on the payment for seven tractor-trailer trucks purchased six years ago.

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Sullivan  school board 'getting closer' to balancing budget

Sullivan school board 'getting closer' to balancing budget

June 11th, 2014 11:42 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County school leaders may have come up with a workable plan to bridge a $3.2 million budget shortfall for 2014-15 without additional revenue beyond the projected $79.6 million.

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Former UK quarterback facing new theft charges

Former UK quarterback facing new theft charges

June 11th, 2014 11:39 pm by Wes Bunch

Randy Jenkins, 53, of Church Hill, appeared in Harlan County, Ky., court last week where he was arraigned on charges of theft by deception over $10,000 and theft by deception under $4,000.

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Wellmont's options include aligning with another health care system

Wellmont's options include aligning with another health care system

June 11th, 2014 9:59 pm by Hank Hayes

In a prepared release, Wellmont said nine unidentified health systems submitted a proposal, but three of them are no longer being considered because they did not meet the guiding principles the board of directors established for the process.

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Sullivan commission to consider funding for schools study

Sullivan commission to consider funding for schools study

June 11th, 2014 9:14 pm by J. H. Osborne

The commission is being asked to OK spending $270,000 in taxpayer funding for the study — with that amount split 50/50 between the county's general fund surplus and the county's general purpose school fund "restricted for education" surplus.

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What should you do if confronted with a gunman?

What should you do if confronted with a gunman?

June 11th, 2014 6:27 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

At a time when shootings seem to happen almost daily, The Associated Press asked experts: How should Americans react if someone opens fire at work, at school or at a theater or store?

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Islamic militants push into Iraq's Sunni heartland

Islamic militants push into Iraq's Sunni heartland

June 11th, 2014 6:00 pm by Associated Press

The advance into former insurgent strongholds that had largely been calm before the Americans withdrew less than three years ago is spreading fear that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will be unable to stop the militants as they press closer to Baghdad.

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Scrapbook Gallery: Week of June 1

June 11th, 2014 5:00 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Each week, our Scrapbook Gallery features a collection of photos submitted by various readers. Some of the photos also appeared in the June 1 edition of Sunday Stories.

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