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Hardtack and Hard Times; Battle of Big Creek 150th Anniversary Reenactment this Weekend.

October 31st, 2013 2:24 am by Ned Jilton

In addition to event details read what the officers commanding the actual battle in 1863 had to say.

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Sports
Red Sox beat Cards for World Series title

Red Sox beat Cards for World Series title

October 30th, 2013 11:52 pm by Associated Press

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.

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Regional & National Education
Weber City Elementary principal, Scott schools settle sexual harassment, retaliation suit

Weber City Elementary principal, Scott schools settle sexual harassment, retaliation suit

October 30th, 2013 11:40 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Court documents shed light on Greg Baker’s brief tenure as superintendent, including his admitted use of a school board-issued mobile phone to call paid phone sex hotlines, and inappropriate text messages to employees.

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Education
Sullivan County Board of Education moving closer to facilities plan

Sullivan County Board of Education moving closer to facilities plan

October 30th, 2013 11:25 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Director of Schools Jubal Yennie isl tweaking a proposed request for qualifications (RFQ) to do a comprehensive facilities study for the system. But he plans to have the document done in time for the BOE's regular monthly meeting Monday.

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Crime Local News
Crime spree killer seeks to overturn ’12 guilty pleas

Crime spree killer seeks to overturn ’12 guilty pleas

October 30th, 2013 10:23 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Dale Wayne Wilbanks testified Wednesday he wouldn’t have accepted a 25-year plea agreement for murder and attempted murder last year in Hawkins County if his attorney had shared certain information with him.

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Crime Local News
Woman takes plea deal for exposing 7-year-old daughter to meth fumes

Woman takes plea deal for exposing 7-year-old daughter to meth fumes

October 30th, 2013 10:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Christy Lee Kilgore, 39, 313 Bray Road, Surgoinsville, was sentenced to two years and one day and fined $100 by Judge John Dugger in exchange for a guilty plea to Class D felony child abuse.

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Crime Local News
Rogersville man charged with TennCare fraud

Rogersville man charged with TennCare fraud

October 30th, 2013 9:47 pm by Jeff Bobo

NASHVILLE — Brandon Trent, 25, of Rogersville, is accused of visiting multiple physicians within a short period to obtain controlled substances, and using the state’s Medicaid health care insurance program as payment.

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Business & Technology
New Business Focus: Funeral service holding ribbon-cutting on Friday

New Business Focus: Funeral service holding ribbon-cutting on Friday

October 30th, 2013 9:16 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Funeral director Jantry Shupe and local entrepreneur Weston Leonard are opening a new funeral service company — called Trinity Memorial Centers (TMC) — at 1221 Stewball Circle.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
New security issues surface for health website

New security issues surface for health website

October 30th, 2013 8:59 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama claimed “full responsibility” Wednesday for fixing his administration’s much-maligned health insurance website as a new concern surfaced: a government memo pointing to security worries.

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Regional & National
Teen hit by shotgun pellets while ‘rolling’ house

Teen hit by shotgun pellets while ‘rolling’ house

October 30th, 2013 6:59 pm by Associated Press

ESTILL SPRINGS, Tenn. (AP) — Sgt. Chris Guess of the Franklin County sheriff’s office says 65-year-old Dale Bryant Farris of Estill Springs is charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. He is free on $125,000 bond.

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