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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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SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

April 15th, 2014 9:24 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — Crisis negotiators were dispatched to the Wise County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after a Southwest Virginia man reportedly threatened to cut his own throat during court.

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Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

April 15th, 2014 8:55 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A special committee of lawmakers on Tuesday recommended that the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed for one year.

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GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

GM sales eyed for impact of ignition switch recall

April 15th, 2014 8:41 pm by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT (AP) — As General Motors shows off its newest cars and trucks in New York this week, analysts are watching for signs that consumers are shying away from the ones sitting on dealer lots.

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Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

April 15th, 2014 8:36 pm by DON THOMPSON and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first pla

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