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AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

October 29th, 2014 9:22 pm by JEFF DONN, Associated Press

To assess America's ability to deal with a major outbreak, the AP examined multiple indicators of readiness. The results were worrisome.

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Group examines Tenn. sentencing laws, recidivism

Group examines Tenn. sentencing laws, recidivism

October 29th, 2014 9:15 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee's current sentencing structure has been in place for more than 20 years, and the state's recidivism rate is averaging around 44 to 45 percent. That's the number of people returning to prison within three years of being released.

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Lee County supervisor accused of driving under  the influence of drugs

Lee County supervisor accused of driving under the influence of drugs

October 29th, 2014 8:57 pm by Nick Shepherd

Jason Grey Crabtree, 39, 5914 Sugar Run Road, Jonesville, was arrested and charged with refusal of blood or breathalyzer test and DUID.

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Bird dog: 'Pilots N Paws' flies Hawkins shelter dog to new owner in Tampa

Bird dog: 'Pilots N Paws' flies Hawkins shelter dog to new owner in Tampa

October 29th, 2014 8:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

Since 2008 'Pilots N Paws' volunteers have flown approximately 75,000 animals to safety in all 50 states and Canada.

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Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers

Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers

October 29th, 2014 7:30 pm by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer

What a difference a year makes. The nation's biggest health insurers entered last fall cautious about a major coverage expansion initiated by the health care overhaul, the federal law that aims to cover millions of uninsured people.

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Security heightened for Dobyns-Bennett, Science Hill matchup

Security heightened for Dobyns-Bennett, Science Hill matchup

October 29th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

What could inspire more mischief than Halloween falling on a Friday night? Apparently, adding a football game between two fierce high school rivals from neighboring towns with student bodies of more than 2,000 each.

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Stocks slip after Fed statement; dollar gains

Stocks slip after Fed statement; dollar gains

October 29th, 2014 5:41 pm by Associated Press

Major U.S. stock indexes ended with a slight loss after the Fed confirmed that it was shutting down a bond-buying program because the economy no longer needs as much help.

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Break ... What break? Volunteer Navy JROTC makes most of time off from school

Break ... What break? Volunteer Navy JROTC makes most of time off from school

October 29th, 2014 5:35 pm by Steven D. Bickford, Community Contributor

Volunteer High School Navy (JROTC) cadets enjoyed a break from classes during Hawkins County Schools' annual fall break. But, while some students slept in and lounged at home, the NJROTC cadets made the most of their time off.

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Time's up: Five tips to tackle student loan debt

Time's up: Five tips to tackle student loan debt

October 29th, 2014 5:32 pm by ALEX VEIGA, Associated Press

Taking on a hefty new monthly expense can be daunting, particularly for recent grads who haven't found steady work. But grads have many options for making student loan payments more manageable, even putting them off, if they qualify.

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Blountville man convicted of murdering brother-in-law

Blountville man convicted of murdering brother-in-law

October 29th, 2014 4:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — There was a stunned silence in Hawkins County Criminal Court Wednesday afternoon moments after the jury delivered guilty verdicts on all three top counts against Bryant Jackson Harris, including first-degree murder.

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