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Filibuster fight could prompt tougher battles

Filibuster fight could prompt tougher battles

July 16th, 2013 8:22 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat by majority Democrats to change Senate rules to make confirmation easier for some nominees could open up two cans of worms that could weaken the chamber's minority party for years to come.

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Mountain Empire accepting applications for 9th annual Mountain Music School

Mountain Empire accepting applications for 9th annual Mountain Music School

July 16th, 2013 8:16 am by Stephen Igo

MECC’s 9th annual Mountain Music School is accepting applications for the on campus event set for July 22-26.

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Text message and ceramic fragments point to Hawkins tire slashing suspect

Text message and ceramic fragments point to Hawkins tire slashing suspect

July 16th, 2013 8:14 am by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — A Church Hill woman denied slashing her boyfriend’s tire after an argument Sunday afternoon, but a telltale text and fragments of broken ceramic allegedly said otherwise.

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Mouse’s Ear owner plans to rebuild

Mouse’s Ear owner plans to rebuild

July 15th, 2013 11:21 pm by Kayla Carter, NET News Service

Ralph Browning, owner of the Mouse’s Ear Exotic Sports Bar that burned in January, said he would like to start by taking what is left of the existing structure down and rebuilding it completely.

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Dogs steal the show at Allandale Mansion

Dogs steal the show at Allandale Mansion

July 15th, 2013 9:37 pm by Rebekah Wilson

Over 75 dogs competed, and more than 50 went home with first- through fourth-place winners’ ribbons at the Pet Dog Show on the Allandale Mansion lawn Monday night.

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John Sevier Campground, fishing access slated to close in September

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July 15th, 2013 9:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — It’s not a popular plan among area fishermen, but the John Sevier Campground and shoreline fishing access near Rogersville’s old steam plant will be closed to the public beginning sometime in September.

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Sullivan commissioner clarifies estimate on taxes to ‘equalize education’

Sullivan commissioner clarifies estimate on taxes to ‘equalize education’

July 15th, 2013 8:55 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Eddie Williams clarified to the Times-News on Monday comments he made last week regarding his estimate that it would take a 72-cent property tax increase to “equalize education” in the county.

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Sullivan County Commission defers action on cities/county schools panel

Sullivan County Commission defers action on cities/county schools panel

July 15th, 2013 8:42 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Baxter Hood deferred action on two resolutions Monday, postponing their consideration by the Sullivan County Commission.

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Driving home: The journey of two women living in their car

Driving home: The journey of two women living in their car

July 15th, 2013 7:47 pm by Nick Shepherd

Sitting in the parking lot of the Salvation Army, Chanda Arrington is in her car with the door open keeping an eye on her two dogs. “I wish I could get off the damn streets,” she says. “I hate being on the streets.”

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Obama takes time to honor volunteer service award first President Bush created 24 years ago

Obama takes time to honor volunteer service award first President Bush created 24 years ago

July 15th, 2013 7:45 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Something unusual happened on former President George H.W. Bush’s return to the White House Monday — Republicans and Democrats actually were genuinely nice to each other.

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