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Sullivan school budget falls short of state maintenance of effort requirements

Sullivan school budget falls short of state maintenance of effort requirements

November 2nd, 2013 6:36 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County’s 2013-14 school budget missed meeting Tennessee maintenance of effort requirements by $405,000.

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Community Local News
Scott County Rotarians kick off Shoe Fund Drive

Scott County Rotarians kick off Shoe Fund Drive

November 2nd, 2013 6:27 pm by Wes Bunch

WEBER CITY — The Scott County Rotary Club has kicked off its annual Shoe Fund Drive with the goal of providing nearly 600 underprivileged students with new footwear for Christmas.

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News
Pakistan slams U.S. for killing Taliban leader

Pakistan slams U.S. for killing Taliban leader

November 2nd, 2013 6:17 pm by ISHTIAQ MAHSUD, Associated Press

ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani government Saturday accused the U.S. of sabotaging peace talks with domestic Taliban fighters by killing their leader in a drone strike, as the militants began the process of choosing a successor.

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Crime Local News
Vehicle driven into empty swimming pool; drug, DUI charges filed

Vehicle driven into empty swimming pool; drug, DUI charges filed

November 2nd, 2013 5:42 pm by NET News Service

Washington County deputies arrived at a Johnson City residence to find a vehicle had been driven into an empty swimming pool.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Volatile prices at gas pumps give drivers whiplash

Volatile prices at gas pumps give drivers whiplash

November 2nd, 2013 5:18 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

NEW YORK — Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error.

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News
In midst of Syrian war, giant statue of Jesus arises

In midst of Syrian war, giant statue of Jesus arises

November 2nd, 2013 4:24 pm by DIAA HADID, Associated Press

In the midst of a conflict rife with sectarianism, a 40-foot-tall bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions in the country's civil war.

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Sports
Thomas' turnovers prove costly in Hokies' loss to Eagles

Thomas' turnovers prove costly in Hokies' loss to Eagles

November 2nd, 2013 4:16 pm by KEN POWTAK, Associated Press

Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Lewis had a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown midway into the fourth quarter and Andre Williams ran for a pair of scores, lifting Boston College to a 34-27 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon.

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Entertainment
Promoters use creative lobbying to get attention of CMA voters

Promoters use creative lobbying to get attention of CMA voters

November 2nd, 2013 3:54 pm by CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer

The folks at Warner Music Nashville are showing they know how to get your attention. And this time of year, it's all about attention, with the County Music Association Awards being presented next week.

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News Regional & National
Tenn. woman wanted for offering baby to 7 families

Tenn. woman wanted for offering baby to 7 families

November 2nd, 2013 2:22 pm by Associated Press

A Tennessee woman has been charged with seven counts of illegal payments in connection with the placement of a child after police say she offered her newborn for adoption to seven different families before fleeing.

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News Business & Technology
Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation

Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation

November 2nd, 2013 2:21 pm by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press

Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.

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