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Senate wants schools to recite Tenn. flag salute

Senate wants schools to recite Tenn. flag salute

April 16th, 2014 12:33 pm by Associated Press

The recitation of a little-known "Salute to the Flag of Tennessee" in the state Senate is often met with confusion with visitors to the upper chamber of the General Assembly. Now, lawmakers want to have schoolchildren follow suit.

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Attempted murder charge filed in Washington County standoff

Attempted murder charge filed in Washington County standoff

April 16th, 2014 10:51 am by NET News Service

A Limestone man held Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies at bay in a three-hour standoff last night after a 911 call from his girlfriend, Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported this morning in a news release.

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6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

April 16th, 2014 7:55 am by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say six women have been charged with filing more than 800 false income tax returns and claiming more than $1.3 million in refunds.

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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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