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UT students urged to use gender-neutral pronouns

UT students urged to use gender-neutral pronouns

August 28th, 2015 10:34 pm by Associated Press

The University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion is asking students and faculty to use the pronouns in order to create a more inclusive campus, multiple media outlets report.

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Update: Florida suspect nabbed in Norton was wanted for killing his wife and her friend

Update: Florida suspect nabbed in Norton was wanted for killing his wife and her friend

August 28th, 2015 12:51 pm by Stephen Igo

A man sought by Florida authorities following a double homicide in that state on Thursday was apprehended Thursday night by Norton police officers investigating a 911 call from a female driver she was being harassed.

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Jesse Jackson cancels speaking engagement in Bristol

Jesse Jackson cancels speaking engagement in Bristol

August 28th, 2015 11:58 am by Nick Shepherd

Jackson, a civil rights activist and founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, was scheduled to be one of the featured speakers at the Great Golden Gathering this weekend.

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Tropical storm warnings in Dominican Republic, Bahamas

Tropical storm warnings in Dominican Republic, Bahamas

August 28th, 2015 11:03 am by Associated Press

New tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas as Tropical Storm Erika approaches.

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Aquarium welcomes 5 baby turtles of endangered species

Aquarium welcomes 5 baby turtles of endangered species

August 28th, 2015 6:35 am by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Five baby turtles of an endangered species have hatched at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Businesses reopening at scene of deadly on-air shootings

Businesses reopening at scene of deadly on-air shootings

August 28th, 2015 6:21 am by ALAN SUDERMAN and ADAM GELLER, Associated Press

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Businesses are reopening at the scene of this week's on-air shooting as more details surface of the gunman's long history of confronting and bullying co-workers at a succession of television and customer-service jobs.

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Descendants of Surgoinsville founder to serve as grand marshals for Bicentennial

Descendants of Surgoinsville founder to serve as grand marshals for Bicentennial

August 27th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Thanks to some detective work by the local police chief, Jim and Melvin Surguine now find themselves in position as the number one VIPs during Surgoinsville's Bicentennial Celebration during the Riverfront Festival Sept. 11-12.

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KPD accepting applications for citizens academy

KPD accepting applications for citizens academy

August 27th, 2015 7:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

Ever wondered what it's like to walk in the shoes of a police officer? Well now is the time to find out.

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Airport construction project pushes public parking back

Airport construction project pushes public parking back

August 27th, 2015 6:30 pm by Hank Hayes

The short-term parking lot is being demolished now with a plan of bringing it down to ground level and packaging it with green spaces leading to the airport's front door.

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Gravelly Baptist Church holding open house for former Gravely elementary school students and teachers

Gravelly Baptist Church holding open house for former Gravely elementary school students and teachers

August 27th, 2015 5:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"A lot of people have gone to school (here) over the last 40 or 50 years," said David Salley, Senior Pastor for Gravelly Baptist. "We just want them to come in and see all the changes and just being able to see that the school they loved is still being us

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