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PHOTO GALLERY : Wednesday's action at BMS

August 21st, 2014 7:25 am by Jonathan McCoy

Check out the sights of on-track action from Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway, featuring the NASCAR Modified and Truck Series. Thursday's truck race was postponed due to rain and rescheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday.

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TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

August 21st, 2014 7:22 am by Associated Press

TVA committed to install emission controls or retire the Memphis plant's coal units by December 2018 under a 2011 agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions across its coal-fired generating fleet.

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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

August 21st, 2014 7:11 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

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Crowds press in to witness spectacle as Bass Pro opens

Crowds press in to witness spectacle as Bass Pro opens

August 20th, 2014 11:53 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

The Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World grand opening event Wednesday evening at The Pinnacle, Bristol's newest major retail complex, had all the trappings of a three-ring circus.

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Retention message: Keep politics out of courtroom

Retention message: Keep politics out of courtroom

August 20th, 2014 11:16 pm by Hank Hayes

Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday most Tennesseans feel like their appellate court system is working well, and that may be why they decided to retain three state Supreme Court justices earlier this month after a contentious political campaign.

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Sullivan County judge sworn in to Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Sullivan County judge sworn in to Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

August 20th, 2014 11:00 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — In the region's first major judicial appointment in decades, Judge Robert Montgomery Jr. was sworn in Wednesday by Gov. Bill Haslam to serve on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Photo Gallery: Bass Pro Shop Opening in Bristol

August 20th, 2014 10:19 pm by Ned Jilton

A sea of people filled the parking lot as the new Bass Pro Shop in Bristol opened its doors. Photo by Ned Jilton II

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Tennessee WR Malone ready to face expectations

Tennessee WR Malone ready to face expectations

August 20th, 2014 10:00 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee freshman wide receiver Josh Malone won't get a chance to sneak up on the rest of the Southeastern Conference. Not after being rated among the nation's top receiving recruits in his class

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Festival Saturday to raise funds for first ever Lee County RAM

Festival Saturday to raise funds for first ever Lee County RAM

August 20th, 2014 9:29 pm by Stephen Igo

Coordinated by The Health Wagon, the Lee County RAM — providing free dental, vision and some medical exam and screening services to all comers, free of charge — is set for Sept. 13-14 at the Lee County Airport near Jonesville.

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Ground broken at future home of Bridge Home animal shelter

Ground broken at future home of Bridge Home animal shelter

August 20th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A break in the rain on Wednesday allowed enough time for dozens of people to witness the groundbreaking for the Tri-cities first and only no-kill animal shelter.

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