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January 29th, 2007 11:42 pm by Staff Report

Sullivan County deputy returns to duty

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Former UT dean of nursing endows scholarship at LMU

January 29th, 2007 11:30 pm by Staff report

HARROGATE, Tenn. - Joan U. Pierce, a former dean of the University of Tennessee nursing program, has established an endowed scholarship for Lincoln Memorial University's master of science in nursing (MSN) program. The annual scholarship will be named for

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ETSU physician leading program to help pregnant women quit smoking

January 29th, 2007 11:30 pm by Staff report

JOHNSON CITY - Quitting smoking is no easy task, even for women who are pregnant. Despite the many health warnings and potential harm smoking poses to their unborn children, many expectant mothers are unable to kick the habit.

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Former Telford man guilty of shooting lawyer, burying him alive

January 29th, 2007 11:30 pm by DEE GOODIN

JOHNSON CITY - After a two-week trial, a former Telford resident, charged with shooting a Florida attorney and burying him alive, has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

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No relief in sight as region slips into deep freeze

January 29th, 2007 11:30 pm by JAMES BROOKS

JOHNSON CITY - There weren't many dead batteries Monday morning after temperatures plummeted to 12, but according to Billy Church at Jonesborough Volco, it takes two or three days of frigid temperatures before the battery gets overworked and run down.

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1st District tobacco farmers to get $12.5 million buyout

January 29th, 2007 11:18 pm by Hank Hayes

Participating tobacco farms in Northeast Tennessee's 1st Congressional District will get about $12.5 million in 2007 tobacco buyout payments, U.S. Rep. David Davis announced Monday.

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Surgoinsville hunter accused of DUI, spotlighting deer

January 29th, 2007 11:12 pm by Staff report

SURGOINSVILLE - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency arrested a Surgoinsville man Saturday night on several charges after allegedly finding the man intoxicated behind the wheel of a pickup and in possession of a dead deer.

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Grandmother charged with neglect for leaving baby alone in vehicle

January 29th, 2007 11:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - A Hawkins County woman was charged with child abuse and neglect Saturday in Rogersville after she allegedly left her eight-month-old grandson alone in a vehicle while she went shopping at Wal-Mart.

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Washington County fugitives back behind bars

January 29th, 2007 11:12 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL

JOHNSON CITY - If one man's actions are any indication, jail is apparently a pretty good alternative to the streets of Atlantic City.

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Hawkins 911 director charged with assault

January 29th, 2007 11:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Hawkins County 911 Director Gay Murrell was served with an assault warrant Monday stemming from an altercation with her daughter that occurred Friday afternoon at their home.

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