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Bringing down Boone: TVA to drop lake below normal for repairs

Bringing down Boone: TVA to drop lake below normal for repairs

November 8th, 2013 7:51 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Boone Lake will drop 14 feet below its normal winter low point to allow TVA workers to replace the heavy chains and cables used to control Boone Dam’s gate system, and boaters and residents are urged to use caution.

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Entertainment
Billy Graham celebrates 95th birthday

Billy Graham celebrates 95th birthday

November 8th, 2013 7:21 am by By Tim Funk, The Charlotte Observer (MCT)

Big names from politics, religion and TV joined more than 800 others Thursday night to help wish Billy Graham a happy 95th birthday.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Tipsy turkeys: birds fed beer for flavor, size

Tipsy turkeys: birds fed beer for flavor, size

November 8th, 2013 7:17 am by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press

When it comes to pairing beer with poultry, Joe Morette isn't too fussy. His turkeys will drink just about anything. But animal rights group PETA says turkeys shouldn't be fed beer.

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News Regional & National Education TriCityMom
More lenient school lice policies bug some parents

More lenient school lice policies bug some parents

November 8th, 2013 7:09 am by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

Some schools in Tennessee and elsewhere now have policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to class. Many nurses are no longer sending notes to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice.

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Local News
Sullivan wants state to build new road in Bristol

Sullivan wants state to build new road in Bristol

November 8th, 2013 12:10 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County commissioners have, for the most part, spoken in favor this week of asking the state to study building a new road “between State Route 34, State Route 126, State Route 1, and Exit 74 on Interstate 81.”

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Crime Local News
Scott grand jury indicts Blountville man who allegedly ran over girlfriend in 2011

Scott grand jury indicts Blountville man who allegedly ran over girlfriend in 2011

November 8th, 2013 12:04 am by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Argie Brian Baker, 30, of Blountville, had charges of attempted 2nd degree murder and malicious wounding certified Monday by a Scott County grand jury in connection with the alleged December 2011 incident.

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Kingsport pulling out  of Innovation Academy

Kingsport pulling out of Innovation Academy

November 7th, 2013 11:55 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The city school board Thursday voted 4-0 with one absent to withdraw from the joint agreement with the county to operate Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a STEM or science, technology, engineering and math school for grades 6-8.

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Sports Sports Live
Eastside fights off Rye Cove for Conference 48 volleyball title

Eastside fights off Rye Cove for Conference 48 volleyball title

November 7th, 2013 11:04 pm by Greg Peters

Eastside fought off a determined Rye Cove squad on Thursday evening and laid claim to the Conference 48 volleyball tournament championship.

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News Regional & National
Tenn. town planning to change name to Rocky Top

Tenn. town planning to change name to Rocky Top

November 7th, 2013 10:28 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Reasoning the name Rocky Top has cachet, supporters are promising an impoverished town of 1,700 big things if the residents would be willing to change the town's name from Lake City to that of the song.

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Regional & National
East Tenn. preacher cited with snake possession

East Tenn. preacher cited with snake possession

November 7th, 2013 10:23 pm by Associated Press

LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (AP) — Media report 50 venomous snakes were seized at Andrew Hamblin’s church, Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette. The snakes were being taken to the Knoxville Zoo.

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