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Baby giraffe died of a virus

Baby giraffe died of a virus

August 22nd, 2014 6:00 pm by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

A baby giraffe born at Bright's Zoo two weeks ago died of a virus that did not show up in initial blood tests, results from a necropsy showed, the zoo's director reported today.

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CHPD offers $1,000 reward for suspect who pointed pistol at officer's face

CHPD offers $1,000 reward for suspect who pointed pistol at officer's face

August 22nd, 2014 1:42 pm by Jeff Bobo

"This was extremely close to becoming the telephone call that no police chief ever wants to get." -- CHPD Chief Mark Johnson

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New book chronicles multitude of stories of Santa Train's fabled engine

New book chronicles multitude of stories of Santa Train's fabled engine

August 22nd, 2014 12:54 pm by J. H. Osborne

This tidbit of regional history is the focus of one of the chapters of a new book — "The Clinchfield No. 1: Tennessee's Legendary Steam Engine" — by author's Mark A. Stevens and A.J. "Alf" Peoples.

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North ACTs make remarkable leap

North ACTs make remarkable leap

August 22nd, 2014 9:34 am by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County's Sullivan North High School increased its ACT scores for 2014 by 1.3, markedly better than what ACT officials called a "noteworthy" statewide increase of .3

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Thief returns stolen TV, fights police

Thief returns stolen TV, fights police

August 22nd, 2014 9:00 am by Rain Smith

As police were investigating a home burglary, the victim received a phone call from the suspect, stating she'd drop off the stolen TV at a laundromat.

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NETWORKS reorganizes with new board, schedule

NETWORKS reorganizes with new board, schedule

August 22nd, 2014 12:37 am by Rick Wagner

The streamlined 13-member group, which serves both as the Executive Committee and full Board of Directors, met for the first time Wednesday as an Executive Committee in closed session and set up its meeting schedule after approving the bylaws changes.

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Hawkins municipal election ballots set

Hawkins municipal election ballots set

August 22nd, 2014 12:35 am by Jeff Bobo

Surgoinsville's Board of Mayor and Aldermen will change five of seven seats, and the Mount Carmel BMA could potentially include two husband-and-wife teams.

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Kingsport, Unicoi teachers named to Tennessee Educator Fellowships

Kingsport, Unicoi teachers named to Tennessee Educator Fellowships

August 22nd, 2014 12:34 am by Rick Wagner

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) Tuesday announced 22 teachers selected for the program, to provide them an opportunity to learn and communicate about student-focused education policy issues.

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Holston Elementary earns Reward School status

Holston Elementary earns Reward School status

August 22nd, 2014 12:30 am by Rick Wagner

Holston Elementary got the award for performance, a contrast from 2011-12 when it was a Focus school because of gap achievement issues with special education and economically disadvantaged students.

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