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Local representative shooting for new state symbol with new official firearm

Local representative shooting for new state symbol with new official firearm

February 15th, 2015 10:40 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A new official Tennessee state symbol could be joining the raccoon as the official wild animal, the iris as the state cultivated flower, the mockingbird as the state bird and the tulip poplar as the state tree.

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Roe leaning toward vote for military force vs. ISIL

Roe leaning toward vote for military force vs. ISIL

February 15th, 2015 7:21 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe told a Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast Saturday that he's leaning toward voting for using military force against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Virginia State Police: One killed in Duffield fire

Virginia State Police: One killed in Duffield fire

February 15th, 2015 5:27 pm by Staff Report

One person is dead following a Sunday morning fire in Duffield, according to the Virginia State Police.

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How Rand Paul is trying to win over Democrats

How Rand Paul is trying to win over Democrats

February 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by By David Weigel, Bloomberg News (TNS)

In the last Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll of the state, Paul did best among voters under 45, voters who wanted to reject the "establishment," and voters who worried about electability.

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Shooting suspect slams religion while defending liberty

Shooting suspect slams religion while defending liberty

February 15th, 2015 2:30 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

If his Facebook page is any indication, Craig Hicks is an avowed atheist who despises religion itself but nevertheless seems to support an individual's right to his own beliefs.

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Winter comes calling...

Winter comes calling...

February 15th, 2015 11:45 am by Staff Report

Snow, freezing rain and sleet today; 2 to 4 inches expected.

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New downtown sports facility, economist questions region's shopping centers and more top stories

New downtown sports facility, economist questions region's shopping centers and more top stories

February 15th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at some of the interesting and important stories you may have recently missed on TimesNews.net.

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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

February 15th, 2015 5:30 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

Electronic cigarettes, which heat a nicotine solution to create a vapor instead of burning tobacco, have passed traditional smokes in popularity among teenagers.

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Pennington Gap's town manager hospitalized after saving computers from fire

Pennington Gap's town manager hospitalized after saving computers from fire

February 14th, 2015 7:01 pm by Stephen Igo

PENNINGTON GAP - Pennington Gap Town Hall was gutted by fire Thursday night, even as the mayor and town manager rushed to yank computer equipment out of the building.

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Republicans say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses'

Republicans say Obama giving immigrants 'amnesty bonuses'

February 14th, 2015 6:52 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama's executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.

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