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Polls open Friday for early voting

Polls open Friday for early voting

July 14th, 2014 8:08 am by J. H. Osborne

The county general election includes most county government offices, including county mayor, county sheriff, all 24 members of the Sullivan County Commission, highway commissioner, county trustee, register of deeds, and county clerk.

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Plant's plan to put treated water in Nolichucky River draws concerns

Plant's plan to put treated water in Nolichucky River draws concerns

July 13th, 2014 5:04 pm by Associated Press

Environmental activists in East Tennessee are opposing a plan that calls for taking water from the Nolichucky River for use by a Greene County industrial chemical plant and then returning the treated water to the river.

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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

July 13th, 2014 10:00 am by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways

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Phillips accuses Shipley of telling merchants to sue city over flooding last year

Phillips accuses Shipley of telling merchants to sue city over flooding last year

July 13th, 2014 9:00 am by Hank Hayes

"(The merchant) did say something however about your telling merchants that they should file a lawsuit against the city because of the flooding problems," Phillips told Shipley in the letter, which can be found at the bottom of this article.

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Aronia berry gaining market foothold in U.S.

Aronia berry gaining market foothold in U.S.

July 13th, 2014 1:57 am by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press

A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular "superfoods" like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores.

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Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed fellow comedian

Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed fellow comedian

July 12th, 2014 2:00 am by Associated Press

Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over the highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan's limousine van.

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Fall elections loom over governors' meeting

Fall elections loom over governors' meeting

July 11th, 2014 6:25 am by STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Partisan divisions over immigration, education and health care are intensifying as dozens of the nation's governors meet just months before elections thick with presidential implications.

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Twins brew up self-serve beer for All Star Game

Twins brew up self-serve beer for All Star Game

July 11th, 2014 6:14 am by KYLE POTTER, Associated Press

Just in time for the Home Run Derby, Target Field in Minneapolis put in two self-serve beer machines in the stands behind first and third base, letting thirsty fans pick a brew, pour and pay by the ounce.

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European banking scare sends stocks lower

European banking scare sends stocks lower

July 10th, 2014 6:16 pm by Associated Press

On Thursday, the Dow fell 70.54 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,915.07, erasing most of Wednesday's gains. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 8.15 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,964.88 and the Nasdaq composite fell 22.83 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,396.20.

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Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant

Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant

July 10th, 2014 1:46 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An official with the United Auto Workers, which suffered a stinging defeat in its attempt to unionize Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee earlier this year, said Thursday that it is forming a new local at the plant.

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