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Wise School Board chooses Walters, Zentmeyer

Wise School Board chooses Walters, Zentmeyer

December 9th, 2014 11:52 pm by Stephen Igo

The Wise County School Board filled two vacancies with interim appointments from a field of eight candidates during Tuesday's monthly session.

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Pillion routs Rife in Virginia's District 4 special election

Pillion routs Rife in Virginia's District 4 special election

December 9th, 2014 10:45 pm by Stephen Igo

Pillion, a pediatric dentist from Washington County with offices in Bristol, Johnson City and Knoxville, won the special election by 66.11 percent of the vote to Rife's 33.66 percent, or 4,557 votes for Pillion in Tuesday's unofficial results to Rife's 2,

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Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

December 9th, 2014 7:45 pm by By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The report concludes that the program lost track of captives, extracted false confessions and fabricated information, and produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks.

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Community Scrapbook: Hellbender 10K

December 9th, 2014 7:00 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

The High Knob Hellbender 10K is a challenging 6.2-mile race that boasts a 2,000-foot-plus elevation gain as it climbs from downtown Norton to the High Knob Summit.

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Iraqis tell Hagel they need more U.S. airstrikes, military equipment

Iraqis tell Hagel they need more U.S. airstrikes, military equipment

December 9th, 2014 6:30 pm by By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Iraq's leaders told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that local security forces want an increase in airstrikes and American-made weaponry in their fight to defeat Islamic State militants.

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Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

December 9th, 2014 5:45 pm by Associated Press

The average national price of gasoline to $2.66 a gallon on Tuesday according to AAA, 61 cents less than last year at this time. The national average has fallen every day since September 26.

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LISTEN AND LEARN: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's education proposals address testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input

LISTEN AND LEARN: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's education proposals address testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input

December 9th, 2014 5:25 pm by Rick Wagner

Governor releases proposals in response to teacher input sessions statewide and education summit.

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TennCare considers scrapping computer system

TennCare considers scrapping computer system

December 9th, 2014 5:00 pm by Associated Press

The system under design was supposed to determine Medicaid eligibility, but it has been bogged down with delays and design defects. It was supposed to be operational more than a year ago and is still not complete.

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Current crop of Vols short on bowl experience

Current crop of Vols short on bowl experience

December 9th, 2014 4:50 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee is entering unfamiliar territory. Although the Vols are preparing for the 50th bowl appearance in school history, nobody on their current roster has ever played a down in a bowl game.

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KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

December 9th, 2014 4:44 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested after the alleged discovery of a video that shows him engaging in sexual activity with a boy who is less than 3 years old.

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