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Tenn. judge: Parents can name their baby 'Messiah'

Tenn. judge: Parents can name their baby 'Messiah'

September 18th, 2013 11:18 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A Tennessee judge has ruled in favor of parents who want their 8-month-old baby to be named "Messiah."

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Crime Local News
Brother, sister face multiple charges after stop at Gate City checkpoint

Brother, sister face multiple charges after stop at Gate City checkpoint

September 18th, 2013 10:53 am by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Police allege that Shaina Brooke Peterson, 26, of Gate City, was so inebriated when she drove through the safety checkpoint that she asked officers what town she was in.

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Syria gives Russia chemical weapons evidence

Syria gives Russia chemical weapons evidence

September 18th, 2013 9:01 am by JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press

Syria has turned over materials to Russia which aim to show that a chemical weapons attack last month was carried out by the rebels, a top Russian diplomat visiting Damascus says.

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Gunman's path to DC emerges, but questions remain

Gunman's path to DC emerges, but questions remain

September 18th, 2013 9:00 am by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

On Aug. 7, police alerted officials at the Newport Naval Station about the naval defense contractor's call. But officers didn't hear from him again.

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Business & Technology
A guide to understanding Fed's actions Wednesday

A guide to understanding Fed's actions Wednesday

September 18th, 2013 8:46 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

When the Federal Reserve ends a policy meeting Wednesday, many investors expect it to announce a shift in course. What they don't want are any surprises.

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‘If it goes, we’re all going to go’: Men who rescued crash victims say they don’t consider themselves heroes

‘If it goes, we’re all going to go’: Men who rescued crash victims say they don’t consider themselves heroes

September 18th, 2013 8:43 am by Nick Shepherd

Flames were shooting in the air and pieces of both cars were spread across the dark pavement. Night had fallen and the only light was coming from the flames. A trail of gasoline ran under the Expedition and shot flames out of the back of the car.

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Local News Education
Sullivan Board of Education redistricting plan could alter re-election eligibility

Sullivan Board of Education redistricting plan could alter re-election eligibility

September 17th, 2013 11:34 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — A proposed plan for redistricting Sullivan County Board of Education seats could mean a shake-up or two in current board members’ eligibility to seek re-election in 2016. It would also change whom each of the BOE’s seven members represent.

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Local News Education
Carpentry students at Volunteer to build pre-sold cabins from scratch

Carpentry students at Volunteer to build pre-sold cabins from scratch

September 17th, 2013 10:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Volunteer High School carpentry teacher Jason Hendrickson said a new cabin building program will teach students marketable skills instead of just learning how to “build birdhouses.”

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Business & Technology Education
Cherokee High students will soon be studying industrial robotics

Cherokee High students will soon be studying industrial robotics

September 17th, 2013 10:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Cherokee High School students have already earned awards for their robot construction and programming expertise, and soon their robotic skills will be earning them grades and class credits as well.

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Local News Education
Kingsport BOE has no plans to oppose teacher licensure change

Kingsport BOE has no plans to oppose teacher licensure change

September 17th, 2013 9:43 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The city school board has gone on record supporting Common Core standards, but Board of Education members said they are not approving a resolution opposing the recent teacher licensure changes made by the state school board.

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