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U.S. drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

U.S. drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

February 15th, 2014 9:46 am by GENE JOHNSON, The Associated Press

In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley.

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Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

February 15th, 2014 9:45 am by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer

Playing host to the Olympics or World Cup can showcase an ambitious country's rise and cast a harsh light on its weaknesses.

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Ariz. inmate makes Valentine's escape

Ariz. inmate makes Valentine's escape

February 15th, 2014 9:41 am by Associated Press

An Arizona jail inmate who escaped by climbing two walls and crawling through razor wire and was reportedly meeting his sweetheart on Valentine's Day is back in custody.

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Manning says Godsey 'instructed' him to fire Sullivan highway workers

Manning says Godsey 'instructed' him to fire Sullivan highway workers

February 15th, 2014 12:15 am by J. H. Osborne

Bobbie Manning got more specific Friday about his allegations that Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey's advice has played a role in decisions at the Sullivan County Highway Department in recent weeks.

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VW workers at Chattanooga plant reject union

VW workers at Chattanooga plant reject union

February 15th, 2014 12:01 am by Associated Press

The 712-626 vote released late Friday stunned many labor experts who expected a UAW win because Volkswagen tacitly endorsed the union and even allowed organizers into the Chattanooga factory to make sales pitches.

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Venable to challenge Godsey for Sullivan mayor in GOP primary

Venable to challenge Godsey for Sullivan mayor in GOP primary

February 14th, 2014 10:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

For the past seven years, former county mayor Richard Venable has been at the helm of the countywide economic development organization NETWORKS - Sullivan Partnership, serving as president and CEO until the end of 2013.

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State suspends  cemetery owner/operator in Hawkins

State suspends cemetery owner/operator in Hawkins

February 14th, 2014 4:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak entered an order of summary suspension against Vickie L. Ringley, 52, 536 Carters Valley Loop, Rogersville - owner and operator of Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

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Woman killed in single vehicle wreck after driver loses control while coughing

Woman killed in single vehicle wreck after driver loses control while coughing

February 14th, 2014 2:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

The passenger in a pickup was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday evening near Rogersville after the driver reportedly suffered a coughing fit and lost control.

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Cell phone records connect suspects in arson, insurance fraud scheme

Cell phone records connect suspects in arson, insurance fraud scheme

February 14th, 2014 1:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two Surgoinsville men have been charged with arson and insurance fraud in connection with a 2012 scheme to get rid of a 2007 Chevy Tahoe which later resulted in a $28,054 insurance settlement

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Kingsport mayor proclaims this weekend 'Sweetheart Weekend'

Kingsport mayor proclaims this weekend 'Sweetheart Weekend'

February 14th, 2014 12:40 pm by Hank Hayes

The proclamation was read by Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips as he was backed by his Tri-Cities colleagues in the floral section at the Food City on Eastman Road.

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