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County, cities get price break on new radio system

County, cities get price break on new radio system

June 21st, 2014 9:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Sullivan County and its cities are teaming up with the state of Tennessee on its statewide 800 MHz emergency radio system. The new digital, IP system will replace the decade-old analog system.

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Contractor cites cost changes in stadium renovation project

Contractor cites cost changes in stadium renovation project

June 21st, 2014 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The J. Fred Johnson Stadium renovation and expansion project calls for the addition of approximately 1,000 seats to the grandstand, a new two-story press box, new restrooms and other improvements.

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Photo Gallery: Warriors Path Park Summer Program

June 21st, 2014 2:15 pm by David Grace

Some of next week's activities include: night hikes, canoe rides, chalk sidewalk drawing, how to keep children safe in the woods.

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US, Iran, longtime enemies, now potential partners

US, Iran, longtime enemies, now potential partners

June 21st, 2014 1:19 pm by DEB RIECHMANN and BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

How is it that adversaries that haven't trusted each other for 35 years could cooperate on Iraq today?

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VA: 65 percent of senior executives got bonuses

VA: 65 percent of senior executives got bonuses

June 21st, 2014 10:52 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

More than 300 VA executives were paid a total of $2.7 million in bonuses last year, said Gina Farrisee, assistant VA secretary for human resources and administration.

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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

June 21st, 2014 10:50 am by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

The Office of Personnel Management announced that government-contracted health insurers could start covering the cost of gender reassignment surgeries for federal employees, retirees and their survivors, ending a 40-year prohibition.

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Photos: 'World's Ugliest Dog' competition

Photos: 'World's Ugliest Dog' competition

June 21st, 2014 10:30 am by Associated Press

It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog. This year's winner? A 2-year-old mutt named Peanut.

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Groups say billionaire's Tenn. mines pollute water

Groups say billionaire's Tenn. mines pollute water

June 20th, 2014 10:50 pm by DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two environmental groups say a West Virginia billionaire's Tennessee coal mines are violating federal law by not monitoring water pollution.

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VA: 65 percent of senior executives got bonuses

VA: 65 percent of senior executives got bonuses

June 20th, 2014 10:45 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics.

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Hope still alive for hospital in Lee County

Hope still alive for hospital in Lee County

June 20th, 2014 10:00 pm by Hank Hayes

The Lee County Hospital Authority announced Friday ongoing discussions are being held with Wellmont Health System regarding the potential re-opening of the former Lee Regional Medical Center under the Authority's management

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