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Obama speech: Big new theme, some familiar content

Obama speech: Big new theme, some familiar content

January 28th, 2014 8:22 am by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

Newly repackaged, President Barack Obama's State of the Union address will deliver familiar content along with some targeted first-time initiatives that both test and illustrate the limits of divided government in an election year.

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States consider reviving old-fashioned executions

States consider reviving old-fashioned executions

January 28th, 2014 8:13 am by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers.

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Hawkins BOE, Surgoinsville BMA tackle sewer plan stumbling blocks

Hawkins BOE, Surgoinsville BMA tackle sewer plan stumbling blocks

January 28th, 2014 7:42 am by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — Following a joint meeting Monday evening, the Hawkins County Board of Education and town of Surgoinsville appear to be back on the same page with regard to the town’s proposed $3.5 million sewer project.

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Hawkins County Humane Society reports membership fundraiser scam

Hawkins County Humane Society reports membership fundraiser scam

January 28th, 2014 6:58 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — When the Hawkins County Humane Society (HCHS) holds its annual board of directors election Thursday morning, some people may be surprised to learn they’re not eligible to vote or run for a board seat.

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Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies at 94

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies at 94

January 28th, 2014 3:33 am by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

NEW YORK — Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage, died Monday at the age of 94.

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Bonnie Parker’s pistol sells for $99K

Bonnie Parker’s pistol sells for $99K

January 27th, 2014 11:59 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nickel-plated .38 pistol belonged to the lover of Clyde Barrow. The pair were gunned down by police in 1934.

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Marijuana contests join county fair in Colorado

Marijuana contests join county fair in Colorado

January 27th, 2014 11:31 pm by Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Pot at the county fair? Why not? Colorado’s Denver County is adding cannabis-themed contests to its 2014 summer fair. It’s the first time pot plants will stand alongside tomato plants and homemade jam in competition for a blue ribbon.

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Tennessee safety officials urge support for anti-meth legislation

Tennessee safety officials urge support for anti-meth legislation

January 27th, 2014 10:22 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE — Public safety leaders within Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration urged state lawmakers Monday to get behind his anti-meth legislation that would limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products.

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Building may be finished, but Kingsport music school isn’t

Building may be finished, but Kingsport music school isn’t

January 27th, 2014 9:39 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — The owner of a music school says he plans to continue giving lessons even though much of the building that housed his business was destroyed in a car crash early Saturday.

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Southern Baptist leaders to host sex summit

Southern Baptist leaders to host sex summit

January 27th, 2014 5:57 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Southern Baptist Convention leaders are hosting a summit in Nashville that will focus on sex. The topics will range from pornography, teen sex and homosexuality.

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