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House panel approves wine bill on 13-3 vote

House panel approves wine bill on 13-3 vote

January 28th, 2014 10:48 pm by Hank Hayes

A Tennessee House Local Government Committee voted on Tuesday to reconsider and then advance state Rep. Jon Lundberg’s amended legislation that would allow localities to hold referendums on whether wine should be sold in grocery stores.

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Stray cow struck by pickup on 11-W following chase

Stray cow struck by pickup on 11-W following chase

January 28th, 2014 9:53 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — According to a Mount Carmel Police Department report, the cow had apparently escaped from a pasture on Silver Lake Road and eluded Church Hill police on its way to Mount Carmel.

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In State of the Union, Obama vows to flex presidential powers

In State of the Union, Obama vows to flex presidential powers

January 28th, 2014 9:35 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to act “whenever and wherever” he can, President Barack Obama unveiled an array of executive actions in his State of the Union address Tuesday night aimed at bolstering economic security for millions of Americans.

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Fire guts apartment in Duffield

Fire guts apartment in Duffield

January 28th, 2014 9:33 pm by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD — Fire officials in Scott County believe an electrical malfunction caused a blaze Tuesday morning that heavily damaged a Duffield family’s apartment.

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Business & Technology
Eastman set to buy BP’s aviation turbine oil business

Eastman set to buy BP’s aviation turbine oil business

January 28th, 2014 9:24 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — The acquisition includes a production facility in Linden, N.J., specialized laboratory equipment in Naperville, Ill., and a long-term supply agreement for products related to the acquired business that BP will use to serve industrial markets.

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Hawkins property assessor feels vindicated for  his stance against drug testing policy

Hawkins property assessor feels vindicated for his stance against drug testing policy

January 28th, 2014 8:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Jeff Thacker said he felt “vilified” by the media for his initial stance against the county drug-testing policy. He told commissioners Monday that on several occasions he was handed a cup, “by friend and detractor alike.”

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Was Eliot Ness a hero or Hollywood-inspired myth?

Was Eliot Ness a hero or Hollywood-inspired myth?

January 28th, 2014 6:56 pm by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — He’s the Prohibition agent who brought down Al Capone, the honest lawman in a city awash in corruption, the relentless investigator portrayed by actors Robert Stack and Kevin Costner and the legend who is said to have inspired Dick Tracy.

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Ned Jilton

HARDTACK and HARD TIMES: The Challenger Explosion, Jan. 28,1986.

January 28th, 2014 4:37 pm by Ned Jilton

I remember what I was doing and where I was the day the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded because of a unique circumstance.

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Man arrested after seeking bath salts at sex shop

Man arrested after seeking bath salts at sex shop

January 28th, 2014 2:38 pm by Rain Smith

The clerk at an adult novelty store reported a suspicious customer with a "blank look on his face." He wandered around inside the business for 45 minutes, and when questioned if he needed any assistance didn't respond.

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House takes up latest wine-in-supermarkets bill

House takes up latest wine-in-supermarkets bill

January 28th, 2014 2:08 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Any store deriving at least 20 percent of its sales from groceries could qualify to sell wine under the latest proposal introduced to Tennessee lawmakers on Tuesday.

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