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Business & Technology
Eastman Chemical announces acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating

Eastman Chemical announces acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating

March 14th, 2014 12:07 am by Staff report

The company, which had 2013 sales revenue of approximately $100 million, is an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for automotive, architectural and protective applications.

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News Local News
TDOT, city to study improvements  to deadly stretch of Fort Henry Drive

TDOT, city to study improvements to deadly stretch of Fort Henry Drive

March 13th, 2014 11:51 pm by Matthew Lane

Four deadly accidents have taken place basically in front of the Walmart Supercenter on Fort Henry Drive since September, with the latest happening on Saturday when a motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car.

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Local News Education
Hawkins BOE to decide if seven director of schools applicants is enough

Hawkins BOE to decide if seven director of schools applicants is enough

March 13th, 2014 11:47 pm by Jeff Bobo

Three of those applicants are from within the system including Assistant Director of Schools Steve Starnes, Rogersville Middle School Principal Jim Ailshie, and Attendance Supervisor Greg Sturgill.

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Regional & National Education
Tenn. House votes to delay Common Core standards

Tenn. House votes to delay Common Core standards

March 13th, 2014 11:40 pm by Associated Press

The measure was approved 82-11 after being amended to delay implementation of the standards for two years. The testing component for the standards would also be delayed for two years.

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Crime Local News
Drug busts yield Mexican Ice, hundreds of pills, pot, more than $10,000 in cash

Drug busts yield Mexican Ice, hundreds of pills, pot, more than $10,000 in cash

March 13th, 2014 11:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

Third Judicial Drug Task Force Director Timothy Davis, who is based in Greene County, said the meth alone has a street value of $34,000. "These were not street level dealers."

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Local News
Rogersville may tie water hikes to cost of living index

Rogersville may tie water hikes to cost of living index

March 13th, 2014 11:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

It's an idea presented to the Rogersville Water Commission last month by water superintendent Sean Hatchett. The goal is to increase the water rate annually at the same rate the cost of living increases, plus one percent.

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Sports Sports Live NASCAR/Racing
Little time for Wolfe, Keselowski to celebrate with Bristol up next

Little time for Wolfe, Keselowski to celebrate with Bristol up next

March 13th, 2014 9:19 pm by Dave Ongie

In the ultra-competitive world of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, that truism is what keeps crew chiefs like Paul Wolfe tossing and turning at night.

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News Regional & National
Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops

Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops

March 13th, 2014 7:07 pm by Staff Report

The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, an independent commission said in a report released Thursday, saying there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban.

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Business & Technology
Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year

Amazon hikes Prime membership to $99 per year

March 13th, 2014 6:39 pm by Associated Press

Amazon is betting that shoppers will pay $20 more for its popular Prime two-day free shipping and video streaming service of movies and TV shows.

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News Crime Local News
Man allegedly faked drug test 15 times with water and yellow dye before getting caught

Man allegedly faked drug test 15 times with water and yellow dye before getting caught

March 13th, 2014 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Rodney Wallen's 2013 drug possession conviction would have been expunged in May if he'd completed the terms of his probation.

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