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'She picked drugs over me': Sheriff impressed by fifth grader's candid essay about his mother's addictions

'She picked drugs over me': Sheriff impressed by fifth grader's candid essay about his mother's addictions

June 25th, 2014 8:30 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County fifth grader wrote in an essay last month he is angry that his mother chose drugs over him, but thanks to a class offered by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, the boys says he won't follow in her footsteps.

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Northeast State, Bell team up for aviation jobs

Northeast State, Bell team up for aviation jobs

June 25th, 2014 7:15 am by Hank Hayes

Core classes in the collaboration — which is part of a greater aviation jobs initiative in the region — will begin this fall on Northeast State's Blountville campus with specific aviation courses to be offered in spring 2015.

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Conflict of interest: Complaint alleges probation office gave illegal gifts to judge, court clerk candidate

Conflict of interest: Complaint alleges probation office gave illegal gifts to judge, court clerk candidate

June 25th, 2014 6:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Contributions were given prior to the May 6 primary to Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross and clerk of courts-elect Randy Collier by Rogersville businessman Danny Henry — who at the time co-owned Alternative Correction Services LLC (ACS).

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TCRA talks $4 million improvements with NE Tenn leaders

TCRA talks $4 million improvements with NE Tenn leaders

June 24th, 2014 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Tri-Cities Regional Airport officials sold a planned $4 million terminal frontage improvements plan Tuesday to the frontline people who sell Northeast Tennessee on a day-to-day basis.

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Judge: No-fly list violates constitutional rights

Judge: No-fly list violates constitutional rights

June 24th, 2014 8:37 pm by Associated Press

The U.S. government offers no adequate method for people to challenge their placement on its no-fly list, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving 13 Muslims who believe they're on the list.

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Hospital's Community Fund gives $200,000 grant for Bullitt Park improvements

Hospital's Community Fund gives $200,000 grant for Bullitt Park improvements

June 24th, 2014 8:00 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap delivered a huge dose of child's play for the kids of Big Stone Gap and surrounding areas on Tuesday.

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Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon

Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon

June 24th, 2014 7:08 pm by Associated Press

World View Enterprises CEO Jane Poynter said the system broke the world record for highest parafoil flight, lifting a payload to 120,000 feet.

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Woman charged after six pot plants found during apartment fire

Woman charged after six pot plants found during apartment fire

June 24th, 2014 6:18 pm by Jeff Bobo

The plants, which ranged in size from a couple of inches to about a foot in height, were recovered by police after the fire was extinguished.

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US: Looking at all options in immigration surge

US: Looking at all options in immigration surge

June 24th, 2014 6:00 pm by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Tuesday he would consider every conceivable, lawful option to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in South Texas.

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Archivist: IRS didn't follow law with lost emails

Archivist: IRS didn't follow law with lost emails

June 24th, 2014 5:00 pm by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press

In June 2011, IRS executive Lois Lerner's computer crashed, resulting in the loss of records that are sought in investigations into the agency's actions. At the time, the agency tried to recover Lerner's records, but with no success.

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