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Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

May 8th, 2014 9:41 am by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

For 82nd Airborne psychiatrist Maj. Christine Rumayor, Lexy is a partner, a conversation starter and a living, breathing medical tool that can calm a patient and make a therapy appointment a little more enjoyable.

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Felony eluding: Scott grand jury indicts three in police pursuit cases

Felony eluding: Scott grand jury indicts three in police pursuit cases

May 7th, 2014 11:43 pm by Wes Bunch

Commonwealth's Attorney Marcus McClung said all three cases involved drivers who failed to pull over after an officer initiated a traffic stop. He said two of the pursuits — including one that reached speeds of 120 mph — took place in the Gate City area.

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Group offers tips on how to help keep area ozone levels down

Group offers tips on how to help keep area ozone levels down

May 7th, 2014 11:27 pm by Matthew Lane

The Ozone Action Partnership held its annual media day press conference Wednesday to help spread the word of the health and economic development effects caused by ozone and what residents can do to reduce ozone levels in the community.

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Hawkins mayor attributes win to clean campaign and 'facts'

Hawkins mayor attributes win to clean campaign and 'facts'

May 7th, 2014 11:18 pm by Jeff Bobo

Melville Bailey said many people told him they were turned off by opponent Dennis Deal's negative campaign. Deal issued advertisements which described Bailey as incompetent and criticized Bailey's decision-making, budgeting and management skills.

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Judge Faulk being treated for  cancer

Judge Faulk being treated for cancer

May 7th, 2014 10:46 pm by Jeff Bobo

In what should be a time of celebration and triumph, Circuit Judge Mike Faulk of Church Hill instead finds himself in a fight for his life.

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Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

May 7th, 2014 10:09 pm by Associated Press

The plan seeks to move the marijuana industry away from its cash-only roots. Banks routinely reject pot businesses for even basic services because they fear running afoul of federal law, which considers marijuana and its proceeds illegal.

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Johnson City man gets 121 month sentence in sex case

Johnson City man gets 121 month sentence in sex case

May 7th, 2014 9:43 pm by BRAD HICKS, NET News Service

Rickie Lee Hoyle Jr. admitted to Judge J. Ronnie Greer that he did send inappropriate text messages to a boy last year, but said he never touched or attempted to touch the boy and did not offer him money to engage in illegal sexual activity.

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BOE approves funds for secure entrance at South

BOE approves funds for secure entrance at South

May 7th, 2014 9:38 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan South High School will soon have a more secure permanent entrance similar to Sullivan County's other three high schools, albeit at more than double the original cost estimate.

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Local News Outdoors
Lack of rainfall leaves three TVA reservoirs  below seasonal levels

Lack of rainfall leaves three TVA reservoirs below seasonal levels

May 7th, 2014 8:59 pm by Hank Hayes

As of March 15, Norris was at 50 percent of normal water runoff, Cherokee was at 49 percent and South Holston was at 57 percent. That means lower-than-normal water levels, exposed banks and shallow areas as the summer recreation season begins.

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Religion news in brief: Gay bishop divorces husband; Muslim wrestler can keep beard

Religion news in brief: Gay bishop divorces husband; Muslim wrestler can keep beard

May 7th, 2014 6:31 pm by Associated Press

Gene Robinson's election in 2003 as the first openly gay Anglican bishop created an international uproar and led conservative Episcopalians to break away from the main church in the United States.

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