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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83

February 27th, 2015 2:48 pm by Associated Press

Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home. Although Nimoy followed his 1966-69 "Star Trek" run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in the public's mind he would always be Spock.

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Boone will remain low for a year - or more TVA: Work to fix seepage issue at dam set to begin in spring

Boone will remain low for a year - or more TVA: Work to fix seepage issue at dam set to begin in spring

February 27th, 2015 9:00 am by J. H. Osborne

But, barring a drought, water flow out of the lake will not drop below TVA's established minimum - meaning businesses and activities downstream should see no threat of not having enough water.

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Far too little is being done to address climate change

Far too little is being done to address climate change

February 27th, 2015 8:46 am by Letters to the Editor

There is an epic battle being fought between the apostles of climate change and the scoffers who spend tens of millions of dollars every year to cast doubt and millions more to lobby Congress and regulators and to back right-wing candidates.

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Board chairman: Senior Center takeover by Mount Carmel a political attack by mayor

Board chairman: Senior Center takeover by Mount Carmel a political attack by mayor

February 27th, 2015 8:44 am by Jeff Bobo

Blevins said he believes the town takeover of the Senior Center Tuesday was orchestrated by Mayor Frost in an attempt to force Alderman Wanda Davidson to either resign from the BMA or resign from the Senior Center director position

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Possible GOP candidates for president headed to Tennessee

Possible GOP candidates for president headed to Tennessee

February 27th, 2015 8:40 am by Associated Press

Tennessee has kicked off a flurry of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters meeting in Nashville this week

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Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

February 27th, 2015 8:39 am by VADIM GHIRDA, Associated Press; PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of requirements.

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Free breakfast, lunch today at two Sullivan schools

Free breakfast, lunch today at two Sullivan schools

February 27th, 2015 12:43 am by Rick Wagner

The free meals, at Sullivan North and Emmett Elementary are thanks to a state of emergency designation, federal free school meal regulations and the expected generosity of donated money and volunteers.

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No. 6 Lady Vols bounce back, beat slumping Georgia 70-59

No. 6 Lady Vols bounce back, beat slumping Georgia 70-59

February 27th, 2015 12:20 am by CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

Cierra Burdick scored 18 points and No. 6 Tennessee, coming off its first SEC loss, beat Georgia 70-59 on Thursday night, giving the Lady Bulldogs their longest losing streak in 38 years.

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Flooding could become next big concern for SW Virginia

Flooding could become next big concern for SW Virginia

February 26th, 2015 11:39 pm by Stephen Igo

Winter weather damage over the past two weeks tops $8 million, Wise County officials reported on Thursday, and damage assessments are still underway.

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Blue Devils, Bears squaring off in C-40

Blue Devils, Bears squaring off in C-40

February 26th, 2015 10:43 pm by George Thwaites

Gate City's 49-46 win over Lebanon and Union's 61-54 upset of Virginia High sets up a high stakes title game collision in tonight's Conference 40 championship game in the Bearcats' Den

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