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Haslam budget seeks to improve teacher salaries

Haslam budget seeks to improve teacher salaries

February 9th, 2015 9:59 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says he's committed to making Tennessee the fastest-improving state in the nation in terms of teacher pay and that his budget will reflect that commitment.

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Colleagues remember late state representative

Colleagues remember late state representative

February 9th, 2015 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Ralph Yelton spent 14 years representing the 3rd House District, which includes Colonial Heights. Prior to that, he had two tours of military service, including in the Korean War where he was shot in the spine and paralyzed. He passed away Sunday.

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New England feeling under the weather after record snowfall

New England feeling under the weather after record snowfall

February 9th, 2015 7:51 pm by Associated Press

BOSTON - More than 2 feet of fresh snow piled up in parts of New England on Monday, breaking records set during the Blizzard of 1978.

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Justice Thomas objects to Supreme Court's signal on gay marriage

Justice Thomas objects to Supreme Court's signal on gay marriage

February 9th, 2015 7:36 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday.

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Binge drinker's burger run brews up assault

Binge drinker's burger run brews up assault

February 9th, 2015 7:00 pm by Rain Smith

A woman who had "been drunk for approximately four days," according to family members, tried to leave her home and drive to Burger King. Her husband looked out the window and saw her pulling away, then ran outside and stood in front of her car.

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Police investigating theft allegation from Rogersville 'recovery clinic'

Police investigating theft allegation from Rogersville 'recovery clinic'

February 9th, 2015 5:35 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police are investigating allegations that the former office manager at a "recovery clinic" located in downtown Rogersville embezzled thousands of dollars before being "released from employment" last month.

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Sullivan recycling diverts nearly half of waste from landfill

Sullivan recycling diverts nearly half of waste from landfill

February 9th, 2015 5:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County's solid waste department is ahead of the game on a potential new required level of waste diverted from landfills to recycling, department Director Lucian Lawson told Sullivan County commissioners.

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Natural gas leaks lead to evauation of 3 Walters State buildings; one still closed, but nobody hurt

Natural gas leaks lead to evauation of 3 Walters State buildings; one still closed, but nobody hurt

February 9th, 2015 4:53 pm by Rick Wagner

MORRISTOWN - Three buildings at the Walters State Community College's main Morristown campus were evacuated Monday because of a natural gas leak, according to a news release from the college.

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SCSO charges volunteers with theft from rescue squad

SCSO charges volunteers with theft from rescue squad

February 9th, 2015 3:10 pm by Rain Smith

One suspect was an active member when the fuel card was stolen from South Holston Rescue Squad, while the other was a former volunteer.

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Final exams: Hawkins panel votes to change autopsy provider

Final exams: Hawkins panel votes to change autopsy provider

February 9th, 2015 1:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

All other things being equal, some Hawkins County commissioners said Friday they're willing to switch from East Tennessee State University to Knox County for autopsy services to save an estimated $170,000 over the course of four years.

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