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Lawsuit filed by mother of teen killed in Hawkins wreck

Lawsuit filed by mother of teen killed in Hawkins wreck

August 13th, 2014 9:27 am by Jeff Bobo

Less than a week after a head-on collision in Rogersville took the life of a Hawkins County teen, the victim's mother has filed a federal lawsuit in Greeneville against the other driver and the trucking company he works for.

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Sullivan County voter turnout climbs to 26.5 percent

Sullivan County voter turnout climbs to 26.5 percent

August 13th, 2014 8:30 am by J. H. Osborne

Voter turnout for the county's general election and party primaries last week in Sullivan County was not, perhaps, anything to brag about. But it was up a bit, percentage-wise, from the last similar election in August 2010.

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US dispatches more troops to northern Iraq as crisis grows

US dispatches more troops to northern Iraq as crisis grows

August 13th, 2014 8:15 am by By Adam Ashton and Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT)

There's growing concern that the effort to rescue tens of thousands of Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq was failing and would require far more resources than President Barack Obama indicated in a nationally televised speech last week.

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Violent protests overshadow peaceful rallies in wake of teen's shooting

Violent protests overshadow peaceful rallies in wake of teen's shooting

August 13th, 2014 8:00 am by By Elisa Crouch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT)

Small rallies and vigils have popped up daily since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on a street outside Canfield Apartments. But they have been overshadowed by what's taken place after sunset.

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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

August 12th, 2014 10:00 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Of the 8 million people who signed up for private coverage through President Barack Obama's law, more than 2 million at one point had discrepancies of some sort that could have affected their eligibility.

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Hawkins committees vote to move property tax increase on to full commisison

Hawkins committees vote to move property tax increase on to full commisison

August 12th, 2014 9:46 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Education Committee voted 4-1 with one abstention to forward the school budget on to the Budget Committee, which then voted 4-3 to forward the school budget to the full commission.

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Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

August 12th, 2014 9:19 pm by Associated Press

The managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, Robbert J.F. de Klerk, says that Bacall died Tuesday in New York. Bacall's son Stephen Bogart confirmed his mother's death to de Klerk.

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BAE Systems working toward being in compliance with  discharge permit

BAE Systems working toward being in compliance with discharge permit

August 12th, 2014 9:05 pm by Hank Hayes

BAE Systems is "out of compliance" with its discharge permit related to its RDX explosives production at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant, according to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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Tenn. man gets life in prison in postal shootings

Tenn. man gets life in prison in postal shootings

August 12th, 2014 6:00 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Armed with pistols, Chastain Montgomery and his 18-year-old son walked into the small, red-brick post office in a rural Tennessee town almost four years ago, intending to rob it and escape with what they thought would be a bounty of cash.

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Sharecroppers: Couple in their 80s growing produce for Hawkins restaurant and themselves

Sharecroppers: Couple in their 80s growing produce for Hawkins restaurant and themselves

August 12th, 2014 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Throughout his childhood, James Christian's father worked as a sharecropper near Surgoinsville out of necessity, to make a living and feed the total of 18 children he raised. This year, James' life came full circle.

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