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Local business leaders briefed on ‘Drive to 55’

Local business leaders briefed on ‘Drive to 55’

December 4th, 2013 9:26 am by Hank Hayes

The plan is to go from 32 percent of Tennesseans with college degrees to 55 percent.

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Root rot spoiling many N.C. Christmas trees

Root rot spoiling many N.C. Christmas trees

December 4th, 2013 8:38 am by Tony Casey, NET News Service

A widespread fungus-like disease that causes a slow, or sometimes rapid death, is wiping out fields of Christmas trees, mostly in Fraser firs, in farms in the western North Carolina area.

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Mass. boy to be arraigned in killing of teacher

Mass. boy to be arraigned in killing of teacher

December 4th, 2013 8:32 am by Associated Press

A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy is set to be arraigned on murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges in the killing of his high school math teacher.

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Hawkins County Memorial Gardens, cemetery’s manager facing  numerous complaints, lawsuits

Hawkins County Memorial Gardens, cemetery’s manager facing numerous complaints, lawsuits

December 3rd, 2013 11:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — On May 15, 2012, Ron Fleenor paid $1,249 to the Hawkins County Memorial Gardens in Surgoinsville to have a bronze marker, which was already provided for free by the military, placed over the grave of his brother Ken.

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Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US

Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US

December 3rd, 2013 10:03 pm by Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president’s late father, testified he has lived in the U.S. since 1963. He had a series of immigration hearings in the 1980s and was ordered to leave the country in 1992 but remained.

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Man survives three days at bottom of Atlantic

Man survives three days at bottom of Atlantic

December 3rd, 2013 6:12 pm by Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket.

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KPD seeks public's help in theft case

KPD seeks public's help in theft case

December 3rd, 2013 4:59 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — The incident happened in the early morning hours of November 10 when a white male suspect entered a red pickup that was in the Kroger parking lot. The suspect then stole over $1,000 worth of items, the report said.

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Officers cleared in fatal Bluff City shooting

Officers cleared in fatal Bluff City shooting

December 3rd, 2013 4:06 pm by Rain Smith

Three local police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who attempted to flee a Bluff City traffic crash in August — allegedly striking an officer with his car and ramming multiple vehicles.

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Obama tries to move past health care website woes

Obama tries to move past health care website woes

December 3rd, 2013 2:23 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a health care strategy aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also refocusing attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.

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Man dead after shootout with police in Tenn.

Man dead after shootout with police in Tenn.

December 3rd, 2013 1:19 pm by Associated Press

A man sought by police since the discovery of his girlfriend's body in a burned house has been killed after a shootout with authorities.

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