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U.S. sending record 230 Olympians to Sochi

U.S. sending record 230 Olympians to Sochi

January 27th, 2014 6:48 pm by Associated Press

The United States will send 230 athletes to the Sochi Olympics, the largest delegation ever for any country at the Winter Games. The oldest member of the team is 46-year-old curler Ann Swishelm. The youngest is 15-year-old freestyle skier Maggie Voisin.

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Pactolus UMC still providing spiritual, physical support

Pactolus UMC still providing spiritual, physical support

January 27th, 2014 6:15 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

As early as 1848, early settlers in the Pactolus community were worshipping regularly in a school house overlooking the railroad. The school house was known as “the factory” because there was a factory on the banks of a nearby river.

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Opposing sides to school vouchers in Tennessee speak out

Opposing sides to school vouchers in Tennessee speak out

January 27th, 2014 6:05 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — The debate over a school voucher program in Tennessee is heating up with groups for and against speaking out this week at the state Capitol complex.

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Southern Baptist leaders to host sex summit

Southern Baptist leaders to host sex summit

January 27th, 2014 5:57 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Southern Baptist Convention leaders are hosting a summit in Nashville that will focus on sex. The topics will range from pornography, teen sex and homosexuality.

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US looks at ways to prevent spying on its spying

US looks at ways to prevent spying on its spying

January 27th, 2014 4:15 pm by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press

The National Security Agency is quietly funding research to prevent phone company employees or eavesdroppers from seeing who the U.S. is spying on, The Associated Press has learned.

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Audit of Tennessee child welfare agency finds problems

Audit of Tennessee child welfare agency finds problems

January 27th, 2014 4:12 pm by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

An audit of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services finds that the state child-welfare agency has had numerous problems, including sloppy child-abuse investigations.

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Medical marijuana headed to Florida ballot after Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision

Medical marijuana headed to Florida ballot after Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision

January 27th, 2014 4:07 pm by By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald (MCT)

A Florida constitutional amendment calling for medical marijuana will be decided by Florida voters in November now that the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the proposed initiative and ballot summary aren’t misleading.

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Video: Man robs Kingsport store, beats clerk with broom

Video: Man robs Kingsport store, beats clerk with broom

January 27th, 2014 2:27 pm by Rain Smith

A man with a grocery bag on his head robbed a Kingsport gold buying business on Friday night, attacking the clerk with a broom before making away with cash and jewelry.

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Former Kingsport resident charged with sexually exploiting minors

Former Kingsport resident charged with sexually exploiting minors

January 27th, 2014 1:39 pm by Rain Smith

A Northeast Tennessee man has been indicted on more than six dozen counts of sex crimes against minors, stemming from the alleged discovery of child porn while he was previously living in Kingsport.

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Jim Keesling, former KPD chief, passes away

Jim Keesling, former KPD chief, passes away

January 27th, 2014 1:08 pm by Matthew Lane

Former Kingsport Police Chief Jim Keesling had a reputation for being tough as nails, commanding respect from within the department and throughout the community.

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