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Tennessee lawmakers reconvene for 108th General Assembly

Tennessee lawmakers reconvene for 108th General Assembly

January 14th, 2014 11:30 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The new legislative session is expected to feature debates over creating a school voucher program and whether to allow supermarkets to sell wine.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Dobyns-Bennett at Sullivan South basketball

January 14th, 2014 10:42 pm by Ned Jilton

Pictures from Tuesday's basketball games between Dobyns-Bennett and Sullivan South

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Local News Education
Sullivan County officials support  effort to make all elections school holidays

Sullivan County officials support effort to make all elections school holidays

January 14th, 2014 10:13 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Some schools nationwide want to end their traditional role as polling places due to security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, leaving their communities without easy alternatives for voting sites.

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King visits Vols after tough loss

King visits Vols after tough loss

January 14th, 2014 9:13 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Perhaps a visit from Bernard King, one of the greatest players in Tennessee basketball history, can provide a spark for the Volunteers as they attempt to recover from their most crushing loss of the season.

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Business & Technology
TriSummit acquiring Community National

TriSummit acquiring Community National

January 14th, 2014 8:59 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — The deal will expand TriSummit’s footprint to seven financial centers — four in the Tri-Cities, two in Morristown and one in Jefferson City. The new bank will keep the TriSummit Bank name and remain headquartered in Kingsport.

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Whisenhunt says Titans best fit for him as coach

Whisenhunt says Titans best fit for him as coach

January 14th, 2014 7:58 pm by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer

Ken Whisenhunt is at a point in his NFL career where chemistry is really important to him, feeling comfortable with an organization. He said Tuesday that’s a big reason he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans.

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Irate man triggers brief shelter-in-place order at Sulphur Springs School

Irate man triggers brief shelter-in-place order at Sulphur Springs School

January 14th, 2014 6:27 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

The man allegedly claimed he was sent by a student's mother to pick up the child in order to prevent the boy's father from transporting him to Alabama.

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News
Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria

Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria

January 14th, 2014 6:06 pm by Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.

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Law requiring Confederate street names questioned

Law requiring Confederate street names questioned

January 14th, 2014 5:45 pm by Associated Press

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Alexandria, a Northern Virginia city steeped in Civil War history, is considering repeal of an old law requiring certain new streets to be named for Confederate generals.

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Crime Local News
HCSO seeks suspects who struck elderly man with truck while fleeing burglary scene

HCSO seeks suspects who struck elderly man with truck while fleeing burglary scene

January 14th, 2014 5:31 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community for help in identifying burglars who were caught in the act last week at a house near Surgoinsville, and then struck the 74-year-old homeowner with their escape vehicle.

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