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Republicans say Obama can't do much without them

Republicans say Obama can't do much without them

January 29th, 2014 9:32 am by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

Congressional Republicans swiftly and sharply rejected President Barack Obama's vow to act on his own if lawmakers won't help him create jobs and narrow the nation's yawning income gap, insisting he'll accomplish little in a divided government without the

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Another bitter cold day on tap

Another bitter cold day on tap

January 29th, 2014 8:52 am by Staff Report

Though the snow has passed, the National Weather Service warns bitterly cold air and hazardous travel conditions are expected to continue across the region on Wednesday.

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Southern-style snowstorm: Gridlock, kind neighbors

Southern-style snowstorm: Gridlock, kind neighbors

January 29th, 2014 8:34 am by RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Students camped out with teachers in school gyms or on buses and commuters abandoned cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches, fire stations — even grocery stores — after a rare snowstorm left thousands of unaccustomed Southerners frozen.

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FACT CHECK: Obama and Medicare premiums

FACT CHECK: Obama and Medicare premiums

January 28th, 2014 11:12 pm by CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to be something of an occupational hazard for President Barack Obama: When he talks about his health care law, he’s bound to hit a fact bump sooner or later.

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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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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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