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CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

October 15th, 2014 3:13 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area.

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Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

October 15th, 2014 3:11 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Cooper said the tougher voting laws are examples of "voter suppression," and the way to fight back is to have heavy voter turnout, particularly from blacks and younger voters.

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Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

October 15th, 2014 3:10 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Akemans were fatally shot in 1973 as they returned home following a performance of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Stringbean also performed on the TV program "Hee Haw."

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Column: 'The Book Report' serves up a 'hidden gem'

Column: 'The Book Report' serves up a 'hidden gem'

October 15th, 2014 2:00 pm by Makenna Arnold, INK Correspondent

What's a teenager doing reading books for middle school kids? To tell you the truth, I was skeptical at first, too.

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Sullivan school enrollment to drop 16%

Sullivan school enrollment to drop 16%

October 15th, 2014 1:19 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County public schools will see an enrollment decline of 16 percent over the next 10 years according to the facilitator of a school facilities study.

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Police: Man steals ride to give ride, gets trip to jail

Police: Man steals ride to give ride, gets trip to jail

October 15th, 2014 11:52 am by Rain Smith

A thief's hold on a vehicle lasted mere minutes on Wednesday, according to Kingsport police, as he obliged a woman's request for a ride by stealing a pickup, then drove it to where her boyfriend was being arrested one block away.

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Sincerely, Susan: Junior League, covered dish dinners and a long drive in the country

Sincerely, Susan: Junior League, covered dish dinners and a long drive in the country

October 15th, 2014 10:00 am by Susan Kendrick Lauhoff

The slogan, "Off with the White Gloves & On with the Work Gloves" has been popular within the Junior League for over 25 years as more professional women are serving.

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Tennessee localities will vote Nov. 4 on wine sales in retail food stores

Tennessee localities will vote Nov. 4 on wine sales in retail food stores

October 15th, 2014 9:24 am by Hank Hayes

On Nov. 4, nearly 80 localities will vote on the so-called "wine in grocery stores" referendum, including all three Tri-Cities and a number of smaller Northeast Tennessee towns like Church Hill and Rogersville.

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Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

October 15th, 2014 8:36 am by By Claire Cardona, The Dallas Morning News (MCT)

The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said in a written statement.

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Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

October 15th, 2014 8:08 am by J. H. Osborne

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey noted that the state's gasoline tax has not been increased since the late 1980s, and said funding concerns for TDOT have left the state's approach to roads as one primarily of maintenance, not improvement.

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