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Church Hill woman allegedly removed AC unit to steal meds

Church Hill woman allegedly removed AC unit to steal meds

March 29th, 2015 12:43 am by Jeff Bobo

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, a neighbor of the victim called Hawkins County Central Dispatch and reported a burglary occurring at 134 Old Mill Race Road.

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Former Guard sergeant pleads guilty in phantom recruitment scheme

Former Guard sergeant pleads guilty in phantom recruitment scheme

March 28th, 2015 11:26 pm by Matthew Lane

Roger Franklin, of Elizabethton, appeared in U.S. District Court in Greeneville earlier this month to plead guilty to a one-count information charging him with wire fraud. Franklin faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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Lady Vols storm back from 17 down, beat Gonzaga 73-69 in OT

Lady Vols storm back from 17 down, beat Gonzaga 73-69 in OT

March 28th, 2015 10:03 pm by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

Cierra Burdick scored 22 points, including four late free throws for the winning points, and Tennessee beat Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Spokane Regional final.

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Burglary suspects implicate each other, then point the finger at victim's son

Burglary suspects implicate each other, then point the finger at victim's son

March 28th, 2015 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two out of three Surgoinsville burglary co-defendants proved there is no honor among thieves Monday when they initially pointed the finger at each other and later implicated their victim's son in an earlier theft.

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New business focus: Factory Direct opens new store

New business focus: Factory Direct opens new store

March 28th, 2015 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"We sell a lot of Ashley (Furniture) products on the floor," said business owner Paul Bellamy, who also has downtown furniture outlets. "We also have other brands. We have Catnapper (Furniture). It's living room and sectional recliners."

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Dobyns-Bennett beats Smyrna for Jon Metcalf Highland Cup title

Dobyns-Bennett beats Smyrna for Jon Metcalf Highland Cup title

March 28th, 2015 7:48 pm by Pat Kenney

Ty Oreskovic led the Tribe with two goals and an assist in the 5-2 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday at the Eastman Soccer Complex.

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Forbes hire at ETSU to be announced Monday

Forbes hire at ETSU to be announced Monday

March 28th, 2015 6:20 pm by joe avento, NET News Service

Steve Forbes will be introduced as East Tennessee State's 16th men's basketball coach on Monday.

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Keokee, Clintwood natives take on prestigious grant award summer research projects

Keokee, Clintwood natives take on prestigious grant award summer research projects

March 28th, 2015 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Two Southwest Virginia students at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville will be among 36 undergraduates selected to pursue 36 grant funded research projects this summer.

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No trespassing: Warning shot leads to drug arrests

No trespassing: Warning shot leads to drug arrests

March 28th, 2015 4:11 pm by Matthew Lane

One suspect had a rifle and began threatening the victim and proceeded to fire a shot. He then told the victim the next shot would not miss him.

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Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

March 28th, 2015 4:00 pm by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press; DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Despite its own warnings about such vulnerabilities two decades ago, the federal government has taken no steps to require Internet companies to have backup systems.

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