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Grand jury: Former Sullivan highway commissioner abused power, didn't commit crime

Grand jury: Former Sullivan highway commissioner abused power, didn't commit crime

February 25th, 2014 6:16 pm by Rain Smith

Despite five-hour lunch breaks with female day workers tasked with community service - and taking one on a trip to Nashville - Sullivan County's recently retired interim highway commissioner will not face any criminal charges.

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Facebook in talks to crack down on illegal gun sales

Facebook in talks to crack down on illegal gun sales

February 25th, 2014 3:35 pm by By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Facebook is in talks with two gun-control groups that are pressuring the giant social network to crack down on illegal gun sales and trades.

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New index confirms it: This winter is miserable

New index confirms it: This winter is miserable

February 25th, 2014 3:07 pm by JEFF KAROUB and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

A new winter misery index confirms what many Americans in the Midwest and East know in their all-too-chilled bones: This has been one of the harshest winters of our lifetimes.

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Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting

Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting

February 25th, 2014 2:48 pm by Nick Shepherd

Four people are dead and one is hospitalized in fair condition as the result of a domestic shooting in Washington County, Va., Tuesday.

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Drunk 'friends' fight in street, can't remember why

Drunk 'friends' fight in street, can't remember why

February 25th, 2014 2:29 pm by Rain Smith

At 1:17 a.m. an officer observed two men "fighting on the ramp" leading from Stone Drive to Lynn Garden.

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Ex-speaker Williams pays $100 to replace broken microphone

Ex-speaker Williams pays $100 to replace broken microphone

February 25th, 2014 1:46 pm by Associated Press

Kent Williams, an independent from Elizabethton, threw the microphone in anger when he wasn't allowed to explain his reasons for opposing a bill to allow supermarket wine sales.

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Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

February 25th, 2014 1:39 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S.

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Two firearms discovered at TCRA checkpoint

Two firearms discovered at TCRA checkpoint

February 25th, 2014 10:05 am by Hank Hayes

While firearms may be transported in checked baggage, provided they are declared to the airline in a proper carrying case and unloaded, TSA noted they are prohibited in carry-on bags.

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Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

February 25th, 2014 9:33 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools, phasing out the advertising of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day.

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Cameras in classrooms draws concerns from teachers, parents

Cameras in classrooms draws concerns from teachers, parents

February 25th, 2014 9:24 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A new video teacher evaluation process in Washington County Schools has been temporarily suspended while the state reviews the practice, but teachers and parents are asking why they weren't notified of the program in the first place.

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