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Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

April 15th, 2015 10:27 am by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press

A Massachusetts jury on Wednesday found Aaron Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He was found shot six times less than a mile from Hernandez's home.

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A Life Well Lived: Lee County native Charlie Province led by quiet example

A Life Well Lived: Lee County native Charlie Province led by quiet example

April 15th, 2015 10:00 am by Debra McCown

It wasn't until after Charlie Province passed away that many of the good deeds he carried out during his lifetime were revealed ~ even to his family. And he wouldn't have had it any other way.

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'Puttin' up' - Home canning a tradition that's worth preserving

'Puttin' up' - Home canning a tradition that's worth preserving

April 15th, 2015 9:30 am by Lucas Hobbs, community columnist

Past generations, including most all of my family, routinely kept gardens and preserved their harvest. Two years ago, I decided to learn how to continue our family tradition of canning food, or "puttin' up," and continued this last Thanksgiving.

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Tenn. lawmakers to restart debate on Bible as official book

Tenn. lawmakers to restart debate on Bible as official book

April 15th, 2015 8:45 am by Associated Press

Tennessee House members are preparing for another run Wednesday at making the Bible the official book of Tennessee. Time ran out on a raucous debate Tuesday about whether the measure would run afoul of the state and federal constitutions.

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Hawkins judge seeks more office space for programs keeping people out of jail

Hawkins judge seeks more office space for programs keeping people out of jail

April 15th, 2015 8:12 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County leaders agreed Tuesday to make more space available for two courthouse programs that are helping reduce jail expenses by providing treatment to offenders with addiction and mental issues.

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3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

April 15th, 2015 8:05 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Darby Ratcliff, whose Pendleton Farms is near Tri-Cities Regional Airport, said he viewed the potential cash crop as a possible replacement for the tobacco fields that once provided income for families in Northeast Tennessee.

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

April 15th, 2015 7:36 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

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Kingsport BOE gets first look at school budget

Kingsport BOE gets first look at school budget

April 15th, 2015 12:12 am by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools' draft 2015-16 budget on the surface might appear to be $1.1 million out of balance. But school system officials said that the real shortfall likely isn't that much because of some expenditure reductions.

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Police: Woman sought attention, drama with false claim of assailant

Police: Woman sought attention, drama with false claim of assailant

April 14th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police believe a Hawkins County woman was seeking "attention" and "drama" last year when she allegedly lied to police about a man who confronted her at a used car lot and made her fear she might be in danger.

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Photo Gallery: Sullivan South vs Elizabethton, soccer

April 14th, 2015 8:06 pm by Ned Jilton

Photo highlights from Tuesday's soccer match between the Rebels and the Cyclones at Sullivan South High School. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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