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292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

April 16th, 2014 7:49 am by HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE, Associated Press

A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday.

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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

April 16th, 2014 7:46 am by JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS, Associated Press

Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats.

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Early voting begins for Hawkins' biggest election in eight-year cycle

Early voting begins for Hawkins' biggest election in eight-year cycle

April 16th, 2014 12:15 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Early voting begins today for the May 6 primary of Hawkins County's biggest election in the eight-year cycle that includes most of the four-year county seats and the eight-year judge and attorney general seats.

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Kingsport BMA OKs rezoning for supermarket row property

Kingsport BMA OKs rezoning for supermarket row property

April 16th, 2014 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the rezoning of 15.5 acres of downtown property, a move undertaken to better accommodate a proposed development for the supermarket row portion of the site.

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Tenn. House votes to express regret for slavery

Tenn. House votes to express regret for slavery

April 15th, 2014 11:23 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state House has voted to express "profound regret" for slavery and segregation in Tennessee, but stopped short of an outright apology.

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Godsey, Venable square off at BMS forum

Godsey, Venable square off at BMS forum

April 15th, 2014 11:22 pm by J. H. Osborne

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Steve Godsey and Richard Venable, the two candidates for Sullivan County mayor, spent an hour Tuesday answering questions about their experiences, perceptions and abilities when it comes to leading county government.

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Wise Central student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

Wise Central student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

April 15th, 2014 11:17 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — A Wise County high school student was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and could face criminal charges for allegedly making unspecified threats on social media.

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Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

April 15th, 2014 11:03 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.

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KEDB approves temporary lease with railroad tie recycler

KEDB approves temporary lease with railroad tie recycler

April 15th, 2014 10:59 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Economic Development Board has approved a temporary lease with an Indiana-based company planning to grind up old railroad ties and supply the material to the downtown Domtar paper mill.

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Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

April 15th, 2014 10:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — With Hawkins County's "Race to the Top" federal grant funding set to expire this year, school officials will be looking for extra funding somewhere to keep four of the five instructional coaches the grant helped pay for.

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