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Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

August 27th, 2013 2:06 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program

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Syria vows to defend itself as pressure grows

Syria vows to defend itself as pressure grows

August 27th, 2013 11:14 am by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press

Syria's foreign minister said Tuesday his country would defend itself using "all means available" in case of a U.S. strike, denying his government was behind an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

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Editorial: United States has no good options in Syria

Editorial: United States has no good options in Syria

August 27th, 2013 8:43 am by Editorial staff

Under increased pressure to militarily intervene in Syria, the administration should heed not only the will of the American people but informed voices.

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1963 march inspired Latinos in civil rights fight

1963 march inspired Latinos in civil rights fight

August 27th, 2013 8:07 am by RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

As thousands of marchers made their way to the nation's capital in August 1963 for what was officially billed as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Maria Varela stayed put in the Deep South with no plans to participate.

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For some returning veterans, police work is a natural choice

For some returning veterans, police work is a natural choice

August 27th, 2013 7:47 am by By Gary Peterson, Contra Costa Times (MCT)

Unlike many veterans who leave military service with no idea where their next job is coming from, Star Cazador had it all figured out — what she would do, where she would do it, and how much she would like it.

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Hawkins commissioner: Proposed budget would reduce Rogersville, Kingsport  tax revenue

Hawkins commissioner: Proposed budget would reduce Rogersville, Kingsport tax revenue

August 26th, 2013 11:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The proposed 2013-14 Hawkins County budget is advertised as having no property tax increase, but one commissioner said a proposed shift in county school property tax allocations will cost Rogersville.

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UCMH and MSHA hoping to clear last hurdle in hospital acquisition

UCMH and MSHA hoping to clear last hurdle in hospital acquisition

August 26th, 2013 10:33 pm by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

ERWIN — Members of the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control and Mountain States Health Alliance hope that what is perhaps the final hurdle in MSHA’s acquisition of the hospital has been cleared.

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Emotional testimony as jury weighs fate of man convicted in Fort Hood shooting

Emotional testimony as jury weighs fate of man convicted in Fort Hood shooting

August 26th, 2013 9:08 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas — A soldier left for dead after being shot in the head. A widow whose two sons won’t have their father to take them fishing or teach them how to be gentlemen.

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Generator to be hauled, slowly,  from Knoxville to Greeneville

Generator to be hauled, slowly, from Knoxville to Greeneville

August 26th, 2013 8:49 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — A large generator will be slowly moved from Knoxville to Greeneville. The 60-mile trek begins Monday evening over state roads and will move at 8-25 mph.

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Assistance  available for Sullivan flood victims

Assistance available for Sullivan flood victims

August 26th, 2013 7:51 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Additional financial assistance is now available for Sullivan County homeowners who suffered property damage during last month’s flash flooding event.

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