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Gov. Haslam visits Sullivan Central for ceremonial signing of free tuition bill

Gov. Haslam visits Sullivan Central for ceremonial signing of free tuition bill

May 15th, 2014 2:11 pm by Hank Hayes

The Tennessee Promise, funded with lottery reserve dollars, will provide two tuition-free years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) to graduating high school seniors on a continuing basis.

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Two face charges in Sullivan County meth discovery

Two face charges in Sullivan County meth discovery

May 15th, 2014 1:33 pm by Rain Smith

A man recently stabbed during an alleged argument over drug proceeds — and wanted on meth related charges in Hawkins County — is now sought for reportedly fleeing police at a Blountville methamphetamine operation.

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Johnson City woman allegedly rams police cruiser, drags deputy

Johnson City woman allegedly rams police cruiser, drags deputy

May 15th, 2014 1:16 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Jessica L. Ball faces charges from the Johnson City Police Department, Jonesborough Public Safety and the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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Child porn nets Gray man 20 years in prison

Child porn nets Gray man 20 years in prison

May 15th, 2014 8:24 am by Staff Report

A Gray man who was investigated by the FBI for distributing child pornography has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison.

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Airlines expect more travelers to fly this summer

Airlines expect more travelers to fly this summer

May 15th, 2014 7:50 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

About 210 million passengers — or 2.28 million a day— are expected to fly on U.S. carriers between June 1 and Aug. 31.

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Secret lists, deaths: Claims roil Veterans Affairs

Secret lists, deaths: Claims roil Veterans Affairs

May 15th, 2014 7:39 am by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press

Investigators are attempting unravel the truth behind allegations of a secret list supposedly maintained to hide lengthy delays for sick veterans, making it appear as if they were seeing doctors sooner when some may have died while waiting.

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High bidder stuck in limbo after city hall auction in Bluff City

High bidder stuck in limbo after city hall auction in Bluff City

May 14th, 2014 11:35 pm by Nick Shepherd

Sherry Grubb put in the winning bid for the old city hall building in Bluff City, and now she wonders why the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has yet to approve the sale.

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PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: HCSO remembers fallen officers

PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: HCSO remembers fallen officers - VIDEO

May 14th, 2014 8:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Wednesday that one of the greatest fears for any sheriff or chief of police is to lose an officer. Between January 2013 and May 2014 there have been 146 police officers killed in the line of duty in the United States.

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Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

May 14th, 2014 6:13 pm by Associated Press

Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates.

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Anger, grief simmer after 245 miners die in Turkey

Anger, grief simmer after 245 miners die in Turkey

May 14th, 2014 3:32 pm by DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

In a relentless procession that ignited wails of grief, rescue workers coated in grime lumbered out of a mine in western Turkey again and again on Wednesday, struggling to carry stretchers laden with bodies.

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