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Officials: Federal report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Officials: Federal report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

March 4th, 2015 12:22 am by Associated Press

The report marks the culmination of an investigation into a police department that federal officials have described as troubled and that commanded national attention after one of its officers shot and killed an unarmed black man last summer.

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Two of three Sullivan schools facilities options would close North

Two of three Sullivan schools facilities options would close North

March 4th, 2015 12:12 am by Rick Wagner

After a 4 p.m. school board work session today in Blountville, the options will go before the steering committee one more time before going to the school board in early May, consultant Tracy Richter said.

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'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

March 3rd, 2015 8:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

A day later Rogersville police were still scratching their heads in disbelief over a Kentucky woman who allegedly set her jacket and hair on fire in the "Eternal Flame" war memorial, then climbed a tree on the courthouse lawn.

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

March 3rd, 2015 6:10 pm by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration.

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Eastman CEO: We're not finished making acquisition deals

Eastman CEO: We're not finished making acquisition deals

March 3rd, 2015 5:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Eastman Chemical Co. remains in an acquisition mindset after buying four companies during 2014, Eastman Chairman and CEO Mark Costa advised more than 200 business people and elected officials at a Regional Leaders Breakfast on Tuesday.

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Hawkins woman allegedly assaults probation officer

Hawkins woman allegedly assaults probation officer

March 3rd, 2015 3:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - A woman accused by her probation officer of falsifying a urine test allegedly elbowed the probation company owner in the head while trying to flee before police arrived.

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East roof work gets green light

East roof work gets green light

March 3rd, 2015 2:48 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE - The Sullivan County school budget for 2015-16 isn't even in draft form yet, but roofing needs at a high school could take almost $300,000 from $800,000 in 2015-16 renovation funds.

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Johnson students get to 'Read with Ralph'

Johnson students get to 'Read with Ralph'

March 3rd, 2015 12:25 pm by Nick Shepherd

Ralph Buck, 54, occasionally stumbled over words. Sometimes he would skip words or mispronounce them. The students remained patient because they understood why he got tripped up. He only began reading seven years ago.

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Mount Carmel seniors won't give up Center without a fight

Mount Carmel seniors won't give up Center without a fight

March 3rd, 2015 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

The Senior Center board met Monday evening to discuss the surprise - some would say ambush - 4-3 Board of Mayor and Aldermen vote on Feb. 24 in favor of a senior center municipal takeover.

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Curator oversees vintage furnishings, art collection at Inn at Wise

Curator oversees vintage furnishings, art collection at Inn at Wise

March 3rd, 2015 7:48 am by Stephen Igo

Restoring the structure to its original charm is huge, but it is what is contained within the century-plus original hotel that provides the restoration effort all the final, special touches.

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