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Yennie predicts Common Core will be defunct in Tennessee by January

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Yennie predicts Common Core will be defunct in Tennessee by January

October 31st, 2014 12:43 am by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County Board of Education member Michael Hughes predicted a mass exodus from public schools in Northeast Tennessee and statewide if parental concerns about Common Core, Islam in middle school curriculum and similar issues aren't addressed soon.

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Child porn nets 'Incest Dad' 27 years in prison

Child porn nets 'Incest Dad' 27 years in prison

October 30th, 2014 1:19 pm by Matthew Lane

One of the emails from the Sullivan County man contained a sexually explicit picture of his 10-year-old mentally challenged daughter and himself.

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From fires and 'souling' to trick-or-treat, Halloween has long roots

From fires and 'souling' to trick-or-treat, Halloween has long roots

October 31st, 2014 7:12 am by Nick Shepherd

Just a few generations ago, trick-or-treating was unheard of as mischief was the order of the day. Children in Appalachia would overturn outhouses while youth in Colorado would remove gates from ranchers' farms.

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Hawkins IDB chairman suggests bringing in other interested parties to increase revenue

Hawkins IDB chairman suggests bringing in other interested parties to increase revenue

October 31st, 2014 12:49 am by Staff Report

Retiring Hawkins County Industrial Developer Lynn Lawson's last day was Thursday, and the short-term plan for his replacement may be the hiring of a consulting firm.

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Hawkins insurance fraud case nets hefty restitution bill

Hawkins insurance fraud case nets hefty restitution bill

October 31st, 2014 12:38 am by Jeff Bobo

Brandon Eugene Frost, 28, 103 Forest View Drive, Surgoinsville, was sentenced to two years and one day, fined $1,250, and ordered to pay $14,027 in restitution to Haulers Insurance Co.

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Eastman revenue up in third quarter

Eastman revenue up in third quarter

October 31st, 2014 12:10 am by Hank Hayes

Sales revenue was $2.4 billion, a three percent increase over last year's third quarter. Eastman announced earnings, excluding non-core or non-recurring items, of $1.89 per diluted share for the third quarter versus $1.68 per diluted share for 2013.

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Big Stone Gap Loop Road deserves a ribbon (cutting)

Big Stone Gap Loop Road deserves a ribbon (cutting)

October 31st, 2014 12:08 am by Stephen Igo

Traffic snarls are only fond — well, probably not so fond — memories for all involved with Powell Valley Primary, Powell Valley Middle and Union High Schools.

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Local officer honored for domestic violence work

Local officer honored for domestic violence work

October 30th, 2014 11:50 pm by Nick Shepherd

Every year a Bristol police officer who died during a domestic dispute is remembered when a law enforcement officer from Sullivan County receives an award for exceptional work regarding domestic violence cases.

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Mount Carmel considers options for removing private gate from public street

Mount Carmel considers options for removing private gate from public street

October 30th, 2014 11:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Mount Carmel man who has reportedly gated off a 75-foot section of public street on McCracken Lane can expect to be visited by some members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen over the next month.

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Seepage at bottom of dam causes early lowering of Boone Lake

Seepage at bottom of dam causes early lowering of Boone Lake

October 30th, 2014 10:34 pm by TONY CASEY, NET News Service

John McCormick, TVA vice president of river operations, assures the dam is structurally sound, but said the TVA is "exercising an abundance of caution."

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Mom allegedly says she gave daughter Opana to shoot up in cemetery

Mom allegedly says she gave daughter Opana to shoot up in cemetery

October 30th, 2014 9:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

Shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Deputy Gary Lawson responded to the Courtney Cemetery on Morrisetts Chapel Road in far western Hawkins County on a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.

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