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Early voting turnout in Sullivan County opens strong

Early voting turnout in Sullivan County opens strong

April 20th, 2014 8:16 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Early voting turnout for May 6 party primaries in Sullivan County is off to a record start, Sullivan County Administrator of Elections Jason Booher said Thursday.

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Veto-proof margins swayed Haslam to sign annexation bill

Veto-proof margins swayed Haslam to sign annexation bill

April 20th, 2014 8:08 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam had three options when legislation banning forced annexations by municipalities arrived at his desk a few days ago.

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UVa-Wise to hold formal inauguration of Henry as chancellor on Tuesday

UVa-Wise to hold formal inauguration of Henry as chancellor on Tuesday

April 20th, 2014 7:32 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — The University of Virginia's College at Wise will host the formal inauguration of Donna Price Henry as the eighth chancellor of the college at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the David J. Prior Convocation Center.

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Multiple Sullivan County locations hosting rabies vaccination clinics

Multiple Sullivan County locations hosting rabies vaccination clinics

April 20th, 2014 7:12 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) has organized rabies vaccination clinics at multiple locations in Sullivan County for Thursday, May 8.

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Volunteer High School's NJROTC cadets honored during ceremony

Volunteer High School's NJROTC cadets honored during ceremony

April 20th, 2014 6:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — More than 100 cadets were honored during Volunteer High School's annual NJROTC awards ceremony Thursday evening.

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Hice re-elected Northeast Tennessee American Legion commander

Hice re-elected Northeast Tennessee American Legion commander

April 20th, 2014 6:47 pm by Jeff Bobo

Raymond Hice was re-elected commander of the American Legion Department of Tennessee's First District serving Northeast Tennessee during a regional meeting held in Rogersville on Thursday afternoon.

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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas in fight against global warming

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas in fight against global warming

April 20th, 2014 6:17 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows.

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Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

April 20th, 2014 3:39 pm by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press

Pope Francis said the "good news" of Easter's joy means "leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life's troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast."

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Odd news: One mayor, one day, 24 restaurants

Odd news: One mayor, one day, 24 restaurants

April 20th, 2014 3:20 pm by Associated Press

Jenkintown, Pa., Mayor Ed Foley, in a gut-busting campaign to draw attention to the tiny borough's varied restaurant scene, set out to visit all 24 of them on Saturday, starting with a pre-dawn visit to IHOP.

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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

April 20th, 2014 2:40 pm by GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native's adopted home.

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