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House heads to vote on border security bill

House heads to vote on border security bill

January 22nd, 2015 8:22 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Pres

The bill aims at securing the U.S. border with Mexico, as majority Republicans seek to demonstrate that they can chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.

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Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

January 22nd, 2015 12:10 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency director Gary Murrell said Wednesday's training reinforces the partnerships that schools and emergency responders already have in place.

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Local News Education
Johnson's 'castle' playground  nearing end of its useful life

Johnson's 'castle' playground nearing end of its useful life

January 22nd, 2015 12:01 am by Rick Wagner

The structure will need to be renovated or replaced in a few years at an estimated cost of $110,000 or $250,000, respectively, according to Johnson Elementary School Principal Stacy Edwards and Parent Teacher Organization President Courtney Hobbs.

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Dead livestock added to illegal dump in Hawkins

Dead livestock added to illegal dump in Hawkins

January 21st, 2015 11:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Wednesday his department has been notified of the dump, and although no one has filed an official complaint, there will be an investigation.

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Local News Education
City schools' International Baccalaureate plan likely to draw fire

City schools' International Baccalaureate plan likely to draw fire

January 21st, 2015 10:40 pm by Rick Wagner

For one thing, Board of Education member Todd Golden said he has concerns the IB's international, i.e. non-U.S.-centric, curriculum might be targeted by conservatives and prove unpopular among students.

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Local News Business & Technology
Church Hill restaurant's request for beer permit falls flat

Church Hill restaurant's request for beer permit falls flat

January 21st, 2015 10:17 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cowboys BBQ owner Roger Roberts would like to be able to serve his customers a glass of beer with their meal, but town leaders said Tuesday the eatery's proximity to a church makes that unlikely.

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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

January 21st, 2015 9:04 pm by Associated Press

The research does not prove a health risk — it involved limited testing on just one brand of e-cigarettes and was done in test tubes, not people. It also does not mean e-cigarettes are better or worse than regular ones.

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Sports Sports Live Photos

Photo Gallery: Girls Basketball, Sullivan South vs. Sullivan Central

January 21st, 2015 8:32 pm by Ned Jilton

Two Sullivan County rivals square-off in Colonial Heights as the Lady Rebels host the Lady Cougars. Photo by Ned Jilton II

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Business & Technology
Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

January 21st, 2015 8:22 pm by Associated Press

Executives said Windows 10 is designed to embrace the way people use computers today — offering a familiar experience as they switch back and forth from personal computers to tablets, smartphones and other gadgets such as gaming consoles.

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Scrapbook Showcase: A Magical Vacation

January 21st, 2015 6:30 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Today's Scrapbook Showcase features "A Magical Vacation." It was submitted by Robin Price.

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