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Rogersville Middle  principal: School system should pay for dispensers in restrooms

Rogersville Middle principal: School system should pay for dispensers in restrooms

November 24th, 2013 6:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Two wings at Rogersville Middle School haven’t had hot water in the restrooms for at least 15 years, and none of the bathrooms at the school have dispensers for toilet paper, paper towels or soap.

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Christmas shoppers may not spend without big discounts

Christmas shoppers may not spend without big discounts

November 24th, 2013 6:33 pm by ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK — This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red.

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Defense bill caught in Congress’ political divide

Defense bill caught in Congress’ political divide

November 24th, 2013 6:17 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — For 51 years of war and peace, Republicans and Democrats rallied around a bill to pay the troops, buy ships and aircraft and set military policy.

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Wintry storm threatens Thanksgiving travel

Wintry storm threatens Thanksgiving travel

November 24th, 2013 6:05 pm by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

A large storm already blamed for at least eight deaths in the West slogged through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and other parts of the Southwest on Sunday, leading to hundreds of flight cancellations.

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Authorities identify man killed when truck runs into Boone Lake

Authorities identify man killed when truck runs into Boone Lake

November 24th, 2013 5:30 pm by Staff Report

PINEY FLATS — A man who was killed when his pickup ran into Boone Lake on Saturday has been identified.

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No. 3 Lady Vols trounce Oakland 84-50

No. 3 Lady Vols trounce Oakland 84-50

November 24th, 2013 4:26 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

The third-ranked Tennessee women's basketball team got a double-double from Bashaara Graves and used a 21-0 run midway through the game to beat winless Oakland 84-50 on Sunday.

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Fairness hearing set on Pilot Flying J settlement

Fairness hearing set on Pilot Flying J settlement

November 24th, 2013 3:55 pm by CHUCK BARTELS, AP Business Writer

Parties in a $70 million truck-stop rebate scandal linked to a company owned by the governor of Tennessee and his brother, who owns the Cleveland Browns, are to gather in court Monday for a hearing that could end in approval of a settlement.

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Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if deal fails

Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if deal fails

November 24th, 2013 3:48 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

Lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the accord falls apart.

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Vols trying to avoid first eight-loss season

Vols trying to avoid first eight-loss season

November 24th, 2013 2:36 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Now that a bowl bid is out of reach, Tennessee goes into its finale seeking to avoid becoming the first team in school history to have eight losses. "We have one more game left as a football team and a football program to get better," Butch Jones said.

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New ship's Capt. Kirk is used to 'Star Trek' jokes

New ship's Capt. Kirk is used to 'Star Trek' jokes

November 24th, 2013 2:22 pm by DAVID SHARP, Associated Press

Captain Kirk's futuristic-looking vessel sports cutting-edge technology, new propulsion and powerful armaments, but this ship isn't the Starship Enterprise. Still, the Zumwalt taking shape at Maine's Bath Iron Works is unlike any other U.S. warship.

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