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Group to examine Tennessee sentencing laws, recidivism

Group to examine Tennessee sentencing laws, recidivism

January 29th, 2015 8:05 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's current sentencing structure has been in place for more than 20 years, and the state's recidivism rate is averaging around 44 to 45 percent. That's the number of people returning to prison within three years of being released.

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Scrapbook Showcase: Our Family Vacation

January 29th, 2015 8:00 am by Sunday Scrapbook

Today's Scrapbook Showcase features 'Our Family Vacation.' The photos were taken during a fall break trip to Grand Haven, Norton Shores and Holland, Mich. The photos were submitted by Michelle Suddeath.

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Dispute with property assessor prompts listing of Ridgefields on  real estate site

Dispute with property assessor prompts listing of Ridgefields on real estate site

January 29th, 2015 12:06 am by Matthew Lane

"It is for sale, but it isn't," said Stan Pace, the owner of Ridgefields. "If someone is willing to buy it for $4.5 million, they can buy it."

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Two school bus drivers fired for incidents on same Hawkins route

Two school bus drivers fired for incidents on same Hawkins route

January 28th, 2015 11:47 pm by Jeff Bobo

On Jan. 13, a bus driver reportedly completed her route and parked her bus at her residence without realizing there was a sleeping child still on board.

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Family offers reward for info on missing woman, boyfriend

Family offers reward for info on missing woman, boyfriend

January 28th, 2015 10:37 pm by JOHN THOMPSON, NET News Service

It has now been three weeks since the Kingsport family of Amber Terrell has heard from her. As the time gets longer and the family's worry grows, members have decided to try to aid the authorities in their search for information.

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Two  former Sullivan highway workers rehired

Two former Sullivan highway workers rehired

January 28th, 2015 10:24 pm by J. H. Osborne

The department's public information officer — himself one of seven workers whose employment was terminated last January — issued a press release Wednesday announcing the latest two re-hires.

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Mount Carmel to cut, auction timber near sewer plant and railroad

Mount Carmel to cut, auction timber near sewer plant and railroad

January 28th, 2015 8:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

City employees will be cutting and selling timber on Mount Carmel property located near the sewer plant this winter, assuming a pending engineering report concludes that it won't create liability for the town.

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Cabin boys: Students building cabin in Volunteer H.S. carpentry class

Cabin boys: Students building cabin in Volunteer H.S. carpentry class - VIDEO

January 28th, 2015 8:04 pm by Jeff Bobo

Experience is the best teacher. After a year of hands-on construction, several Volunteer High School students have already experienced everything that building a house from the ground up entails.

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Not dead yet: Buried cat crawls from grave

Not dead yet: Buried cat crawls from grave

January 28th, 2015 6:30 pm by Associated Press

Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 -year-old cat. Bart's owner was so distraught, he couldn't stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow grave.

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Ex-Sullivan jailer charged with assaulting prisoner

Ex-Sullivan jailer charged with assaulting prisoner

January 28th, 2015 4:23 pm by Rain Smith

A Sullivan County corrections officer who was fired for using excessive force now faces criminal charges of assaulting the inmate.

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