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Tennessee program to benefit community college transfers

Tennessee program to benefit community college transfers

January 12th, 2014 5:19 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — State higher education officials are hoping to boost college graduation rates in Tennessee by helping students who transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions get the associate degrees they may still lack.

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Sports
Kaepernick lifts 49ers over Panthers, back into NFC championship game

Kaepernick lifts 49ers over Panthers, back into NFC championship game

January 12th, 2014 4:23 pm by STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer

Colin Kaepernick threw one touchdown pass and ran for another score, and the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Carolina Panthers 23-10 on Sunday to advance to the NFC championship game for the third straight season.

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Hawkins BOE to pay TSBA $8,500 for director of schools search

Hawkins BOE to pay TSBA $8,500 for director of schools search

January 12th, 2014 3:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

By a vote of 6-1 the BOE agreed to take advantage of a Tennessee School Board Association service to help find a replacement for director Charlotte Britton who retires at the end of June.

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Fan-e Shaker: Mother creates pom-pom skirt for ultimate fans

Fan-e Shaker: Mother creates pom-pom skirt for ultimate fans

January 12th, 2014 3:21 pm by CARLY HARRINGTON, Knoxville News Sentinel

Lisa Wiles was six weeks into her maternity leave when she saw Smokey, UT's mascot, wearing pom-pom pants. The image sparked an idea that developed into a patented design for Fan-e Shaker, an adjustable pom-pom skirt.

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News
Iran, 6 world powers agree to nuclear deal terms

Iran, 6 world powers agree to nuclear deal terms

January 12th, 2014 2:46 pm by NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press

Iran and six world powers — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States — have agreed on how to implement a nuclear deal struck in November, with its terms starting from Jan. 20, officials announced Sunday.

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Sabbaticals may help military retain women

Sabbaticals may help military retain women

January 12th, 2014 2:25 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Military leaders are experimenting with programs that will give valued officers and enlisted troops the incentive to stay. "It's about creating the personnel policies that enable someone to say it's Navy and family, instead of Navy or family."

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Business & Technology
Trans fats backlash pushes butter consumption to 40-year-high

Trans fats backlash pushes butter consumption to 40-year-high

January 12th, 2014 1:30 pm by David Pierson, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

For generations, butter got a bad rap and took a creaming from oil-based substitutes. Now with the trans fats in those alternatives under fire, everyone from iron chefs to home cooks are re-examining butter’s place on the refrigerator shelf.

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Better late than never: Space station finally gets Christmas delivery

Better late than never: Space station finally gets Christmas delivery

January 12th, 2014 1:10 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

A privately launched supply ship, carrying 3,000 pounds of equipment and experiments as well as eagerly awaited Christmas presents, reached the International Space Station on Sunday morning, three days after blasting off from Virginia.

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Ring missing 63 years fetched from river, smoke shop lawsuits and more stories you may have missed

Ring missing 63 years fetched from river, smoke shop lawsuits and more stories you may have missed

January 12th, 2014 10:30 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Crime Local News
Kingsport man charged with attempted murder in sawed-off shotgun shooting

Kingsport man charged with attempted murder in sawed-off shotgun shooting

January 12th, 2014 12:01 am by Staff Report

The victim said that Greg Slemp became angry, pulled out a sawed off shotgun and shot him in the arm.

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