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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

September 1st, 2014 9:31 pm by Associated Press

Many are convinced there was no justification for Officer Darren Wilson to kill Michael Brown because he was unarmed. Many others are certain it was justifiable because they believe Brown threatened Wilson.

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US eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

US eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

September 1st, 2014 6:18 pm by Associated Press

The widening rich-poor diet gap is disconcerting and "will have important public health implications," said Dr. Frank Hu. Diet-linked chronic diseases such as diabetes have become more common in Americans in general, and especially in the poor, he noted.

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Retiring Hawkins Trustee Courtney ready for some 'me time'

Retiring Hawkins Trustee Courtney ready for some 'me time'

September 1st, 2014 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

"It's time," said Courtney, who has served nine years as Trustee. "I feel like I have fulfilled what I needed to do, and now it's time for to let someone else take the reigns

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Retiring county clerk Jenkins is Hawkins' last Democrat in office

Retiring county clerk Jenkins is Hawkins' last Democrat in office

September 1st, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Jenkins, who first retired as an accountant after 33 years at Eastman Chemical Co., has served has Hawkins County's County Clerk for the past 12 years.

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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

September 1st, 2014 6:25 pm by Associated Press

The emphasis on the minimum wage is designed to draw campaign contrasts with Republicans, many of whom maintain that an increase would hurt small businesses and slow down hiring. No one expects Congress to act on it before the November elections.

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Grant awarded to group in Scott County to provide books to preschoolers

Grant awarded to group in Scott County to provide books to preschoolers

September 1st, 2014 6:00 pm by Marci Gore

Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency recently announced that its "Hungry for Reading" program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation.

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"Gap" health insurance plan to soon be implemented in Sullivan County

"Gap" health insurance plan to soon be implemented in Sullivan County

September 1st, 2014 4:00 pm by Rick Wagner

During a Board of Education work session Thursday evening, Director of Schools Jubal Yennie explained to the board the gap insurance that Five Points, an insurance broker, will tell teachers about in mandatory meetings in late September.

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Farmers affected by tornadoes can get federal assistance to help repair damage

Farmers affected by tornadoes can get federal assistance to help repair damage

September 1st, 2014 2:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The federal program, called the Emergency Conservation Program, assists farmers and ranchers to repair damage to farmlands caused by natural disasters and to help put in place methods for water conservation during severe droughts.

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Scott County SOL scores better, but still need improvement

Scott County SOL scores better, but still need improvement

September 1st, 2014 12:00 pm by Marci Gore

Although the figures for the 2013-14 Standards of Learning scores for schools in Scott County showed some minor improvements over the previous year's scores, officials say there is still room for improvement.

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Hawkins to apply for grant that would help pay for railroad spur at Barrette

Hawkins to apply for grant that would help pay for railroad spur at Barrette

September 1st, 2014 10:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Mayor Melville Bailey told the Hawkins County Commission Monday that there "has been talk" of Barrette wanting to move from its Bulls Gap location which employs approximately 650 people.

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Mount Carmel budget amendment increases spending by $156,236

Mount Carmel budget amendment increases spending by $156,236

August 31st, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A budget amendment approved Tuesday by the Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen will cover previously approved paving projects, as well as the purchase of a new mower which wasn't previously approved.

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