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Tennessee lawmakers OK $33.8B annual state spending plan

Tennessee lawmakers OK $33.8B annual state spending plan

April 17th, 2015 9:29 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State lawmakers on Thursday approved Tennessee's $33.8 billion annual spending plan after rejecting Democrats' attempts to add a provision to authorize Medicaid expansion that had been twice defeated earlier in the year.

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Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

April 17th, 2015 9:28 am by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press; CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press

Federal data and numerous scientific studies show lingering problems. Splotches of oil still dot the seafloor and wads of tarry petroleum-smelling material hide in pockets in the marshes of Barataria Bay.

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Of One Accord hosts 27th annual Volunteers Banquet

Of One Accord hosts 27th annual Volunteers Banquet

April 17th, 2015 9:00 am by Jeff Bobo

In 2014 Of One Accord volunteers served 116,199 people with goods and services valued at $4,354,687.

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'Walk on': College football star turned pro carrying tires instead of pigskins

'Walk on': College football star turned pro carrying tires instead of pigskins

April 17th, 2015 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Former walk-on' college football star Kevin Richardson has built a pro sports career carrying race tires instead of pigskins after making the cut as a walk-on' Roush Racing pit crewman.

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Pedestrian killed by train in Unicoi County identified as Bristol man

Pedestrian killed by train in Unicoi County identified as Bristol man

April 16th, 2015 10:30 pm by NET News Service

A Bristol man has been identified as the pedestrian killed when he was struck by a train in northern Unicoi County late Wednesday night.

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Feds sentence three Wise County residents in synthetics distribution case

Feds sentence three Wise County residents in synthetics distribution case

April 16th, 2015 9:30 pm by Stephen Igo

Seven defendants, including three Wise County residents, have been sentenced in federal court as a result of a multi-agency investigation into the distribution of synthetic cannabinoids (synthetic pot) in Wise County and Gainesville, Fla.

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NASCAR and NASA come to Gate City

NASCAR and NASA come to Gate City

April 16th, 2015 7:30 pm by Marci Gore

On Wednesday, via a Google Hangout connection, more than 80 students from the two schools watched a live feed with NASA engineer, Jill Prince, and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Jimmie Johnson.

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Scrapbook Showcase: Easter Greetings

April 16th, 2015 6:30 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Each week, our Scrapbook Gallery features a collection of photos submitted by various readers. Some of the photos featured here also appeared in the April 12 edition of Sunday Stories.

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Pet adopt-a-thon taking place Saturday

April 16th, 2015 5:30 pm by Staff report

Saturday's event will be one of many adopt-a-thons for these dogs. "We will bring as many of them as we can Saturday. We are working to find them loving forever homes," Regina Isenberg said.

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Traffic stop turns to assault on cop

Traffic stop turns to assault on cop

April 16th, 2015 4:11 pm by Rain Smith

During a routine stop for speeding, a truck driver began to use aggressive tones and slammed his door, then "advanced" on an officer while waving his hands in the air.

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