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Upscale housing for Supermarket Row, "Tennessee Promise" unveiled, expert money-saving advice and more stories you may have missed

Upscale housing for Supermarket Row, "Tennessee Promise" unveiled, expert money-saving advice and more stories you may have missed

February 9th, 2014 9:00 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Sports
Meet the Browns, the biggest U.S. curling family

Meet the Browns, the biggest U.S. curling family

February 9th, 2014 8:00 am by ?STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer

Meet the Browns, unofficially the United States' First Family of Curling. There's Erika, skip of the women's team competing in the Sochi Olympics. Her brother, Craig, is also in Russia as an alternate for the men's team.

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Gunman kills nun, parishioner in Russian cathedral

Gunman kills nun, parishioner in Russian cathedral

February 9th, 2014 7:00 am by Associated Press

A man employed as a private security guard opened fire Sunday in a cathedral on Russia's Sakhalin Island in the Pacific, killing a nun and a parishioner and wounding six others, investigators said.

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Entertainment Regional & National
Border collie wins Westminster show agility trial

Border collie wins Westminster show agility trial

February 8th, 2014 11:04 pm by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK — A border collie named Kelso navigated a maze of obstacles Saturday, besting about 225 other dogs to win the Westminster Kennel Club show’s first agility competition.

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Local News
Hundreds march for medical marijuana rights

Hundreds march for medical marijuana rights

February 8th, 2014 10:51 pm by Tony Casey, NET News Service

About 200 people showed up at the location of the Johnson City Farmer’s Market, 500 S. Roan St., with signs and clothing to give their support to medical marijuana rights.

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Vote on Sullivan County highway department chief expected next week

Vote on Sullivan County highway department chief expected next week

February 8th, 2014 9:18 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Republican-controlled Sullivan County Commission is likely now to vote next week to appoint an interim head of the county’s highway department.

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Local News Education In The Rearview
Education reform  plans moving forward

Education reform plans moving forward

February 8th, 2014 9:16 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam doesn’t want to “back up” education reform, instead pressing forward to raise expectations in K-12 and beyond.

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Haslam: No  expansion  of TennCare ‘right now’

Haslam: No expansion of TennCare ‘right now’

February 8th, 2014 9:14 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Any notion of Tennessee giving more people health insurance coverage by expanding the state’s Medicaid program appears to be dead for now, according to Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Business & Technology Education
Haslam’s education adviser pitches 'Tennessee Promise' in Hawkins County

Haslam’s education adviser pitches 'Tennessee Promise' in Hawkins County

February 8th, 2014 8:28 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s point man in the “Tennessee Promise” pitched the idea to a Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast Saturday.

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Sports Sports Live
Tribe sends seven wrestlers to state; 'Toppers take team title

Tribe sends seven wrestlers to state; 'Toppers take team title

February 8th, 2014 8:27 pm by Staff Report

Multiple injuries formed a dark cloud that loomed over Dobyns-Bennett wrestling this season. Saturday's Region 1-AAA championships served as a silver lining when three Indians won regional championships and four more made the finals.

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