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Marijuana contests join county fair in Colorado

Marijuana contests join county fair in Colorado

January 27th, 2014 11:31 pm by Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Pot at the county fair? Why not? Colorado’s Denver County is adding cannabis-themed contests to its 2014 summer fair. It’s the first time pot plants will stand alongside tomato plants and homemade jam in competition for a blue ribbon.

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Tennessee safety officials urge support for anti-meth legislation

Tennessee safety officials urge support for anti-meth legislation

January 27th, 2014 10:22 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE — Public safety leaders within Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration urged state lawmakers Monday to get behind his anti-meth legislation that would limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products.

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SCORE report praises Kingsport City Schools, two Hawkins elementary schools

SCORE report praises Kingsport City Schools, two Hawkins elementary schools

January 27th, 2014 10:12 pm by Rick Wagner

NASHVILLE — SCORE has lauded practices of Kingsport City Schools and McPheeter’s Bend and Mount Carmel elementary schools in Hawkins County in the 2013-14 State of Education in Tennessee report.

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Building may be finished, but Kingsport music school isn’t

Building may be finished, but Kingsport music school isn’t

January 27th, 2014 9:39 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — The owner of a music school says he plans to continue giving lessons even though much of the building that housed his business was destroyed in a car crash early Saturday.

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Wellmont announces Lonesome Pine Hospital upgrades

Wellmont announces Lonesome Pine Hospital upgrades

January 27th, 2014 8:25 pm by Staff Report

BIG STONE GAP — Wellmont Health System on Monday announced upgrades to its affiliate facility in Big Stone Gap, Lonesome Pine Hospital.

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Crime Local News
Phone found near stolen burning SUV

Phone found near stolen burning SUV

January 27th, 2014 8:09 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Police are trying to determine if a stolen SUV found burning in a rural area of Hawkins County Sunday evening was arson and if a working cell phone found on the ground near the burnt car is a link to the culprits.

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Deputy says Erwin restaurant employee spit on his food to retaliate for DUI arrest

Deputy says Erwin restaurant employee spit on his food to retaliate for DUI arrest

January 27th, 2014 6:48 pm by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

An Erwin woman was arrested last week for allegedly using her position as a local restaurant employee to express her frustration over a prior arrest by spitting in the food of Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Frank Rogers.

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Sports
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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