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Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional

June 26th, 2013 9:52 am by By Michael Doyle,McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the politically charged centerpiece of the Defense of Marriage Act, in a significant victory for marriage equality.

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Escaped inmate captured by Wise County authorities

Escaped inmate captured by Wise County authorities

June 26th, 2013 9:47 am by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD -- An inmate who escaped custody at the Wise County courthouse is facing additional felony charges after he was captured late Tuesday night by local law enforcement.

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Paula Deen's 'Today' appearance ends in tears

Paula Deen's 'Today' appearance ends in tears

June 26th, 2013 8:33 am by Associated Press

Paula Deen says that anyone who's never sinned should pick up a rock and throw it at her.

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Company seeking mining deal with state has ties to Haslam

Company seeking mining deal with state has ties to Haslam

June 26th, 2013 8:20 am by Josh Flory, Knoxville News Sentinel

A company that is negotiating with the state to mine for coal under public land has more than one link to the company largely owned by Gov. Bill Haslam and members of his family.

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Area ‘USO Show’ celebrates 10th anniversary

Area ‘USO Show’ celebrates 10th anniversary

June 26th, 2013 8:12 am by Jessica Fischer

Local playwright and director Jennifer Schmidt created the production as a way to honor veterans during the Fourth of July weekend while indulging in her love of 1940s-era patriotic music.

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Hawkins 'evacuates' thousands near HAAP in mock wildfire drill

Hawkins 'evacuates' thousands near HAAP in mock wildfire drill - VIDEO

June 26th, 2013 6:30 am by Jeff Bobo

Shortly before noon Hawkins County agencies were informed that the Forestry Division was unable to stop a wildfire which was eastbound headed straight for the HAAP explosives production area, fueled by 30 mph wind gusts.

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"Hardtack and Hard Times": Independence on the Frontier this weekend, June 29-30, at Fort Watauga

June 26th, 2013 12:01 am by Ned Jilton

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area will host Independence on the Frontier this weekend at Fort Watauga in Elizabethton. This is a chance for you to be there and hear the reactions of the settlers as the Declaration of Independence is read.

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Hawkins Commission approves $25,000 salary study

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June 25th, 2013 10:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Commission approved funding Monday for its first employee salary scale study since 2000, although some commissioners questioned whether the $25,000 price tag is worth what the county gets in return.

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K-Mets drop series finale to Bristol

K-Mets drop series finale to Bristol

June 25th, 2013 9:55 pm by Staff Report

Bristol averaged just under 1½ runs and was hitting an Appalachian League-worst .169 coming into Tuesday's series finale with Kingsport. But the White Sox put nine runs on the board against the Mets and prevented a sweep.

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Former Church Hill officer faces 'private prosecution' assault charge

Former Church Hill officer faces 'private prosecution' assault charge

June 25th, 2013 8:22 pm by Jeff Bobo

Brian Pellegrino, who resigned from the CHPD in April, is accused of grabbing his neighbor's neck on June 13.

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