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Church Hill petitions approved for referendum for wine in grocery stores

Church Hill petitions approved for referendum for wine in grocery stores

July 7th, 2014 11:54 am by Jeff Bobo

Church Hill will have the question of wine sales in retail stores on its Nov. 4 municipal election ballot, and an effort to do the same in Rogersville is currently under way.

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Rogersville man accused of beating dad with tire iron: Suspect had just been released from jail

Rogersville man accused of beating dad with tire iron: Suspect had just been released from jail

July 7th, 2014 9:39 am by Jeff Bobo

Davis had already been released from jail by then, and according to witnesses, had allegedly returned home and attacked his father.

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Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

July 7th, 2014 9:32 am by WILL LESTER, Associated Press

Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.

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Shark bite exposes uneasy coexistence between fishermen, beachgoers

Shark bite exposes uneasy coexistence between fishermen, beachgoers

July 7th, 2014 9:31 am by By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The weekend biting of a long-distance swimmer by a great white shark exposed an uneasy coexistence between fishermen and beachgoers at Manhattan Beach Pier.

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Kingsport BMA awards bid for Cooks Valley Road widening

Kingsport BMA awards bid for Cooks Valley Road widening

July 7th, 2014 9:31 am by Matthew Lane

The city of Kingsport plans to fix an issue with Cooks Valley Road, widening and realigning a small section of the road and fulfilling a promise made to residents years ago when the city first annexed into the community.

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Leeper seeking support from hometown in effort to be on front of Wheaties box

Leeper seeking support from hometown in effort to be on front of Wheaties box

July 7th, 2014 9:29 am by J. H. Osborne

If you want to see a local hero on the Wheaties box — a spot traditionally held by star athletes — the clock is ticking to cast your vote for Blake Leeper.

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308 Memphis police officers call in sick

308 Memphis police officers call in sick

July 7th, 2014 9:26 am by Associated Press

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says 308 officers have called in sick in the last week and in what appears to be a deliberate work action.

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U.S. survivors of World War II battle recall Saipan attack

U.S. survivors of World War II battle recall Saipan attack

July 6th, 2014 8:06 pm by CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Even after seven decades, Wilfred "Spike" Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.

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States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

July 6th, 2014 5:55 pm by DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press

As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

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Chicago group answers street violence with yoga

Chicago group answers street violence with yoga

July 6th, 2014 4:00 pm by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

It seems odd, all these slow movements, deep breathing and talk about being centered in a neighborhood ruled by drug-dealing gangs. It's simply the latest attempt to curb violence in a city where the number of homicides and guns seized leads the nation.

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