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Soldier to face victims of Afghanistan massacre

Soldier to face victims of Afghanistan massacre

August 20th, 2013 6:41 am by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

The U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers during pre-dawn raids on mud-walled compounds last year is expected to face several survivors of the massacre and relatives of the dead who are outraged his life will be spared.

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Officials mark completion of Crooked Road Tech Center expansion

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August 19th, 2013 11:41 pm by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD — State and federal lawmakers joined Scott County officials in Duffield last Friday to declare the multi-million dollar expansion of the Crooked Road Technology Center open for business.

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Sullivan County Commission ‘tables’ resolution aimed at weapons signs at courthouse

Sullivan County Commission ‘tables’ resolution aimed at weapons signs at courthouse

August 19th, 2013 10:47 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Most Sullivan County commissioners indicated in a resounding vote Monday that they don’t want “no weapons permitted” signs removed from the doors of the historic Sullivan County Courthouse.

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Trooper forgives trucker who nearly killed him

Trooper forgives trucker who nearly killed him

August 19th, 2013 9:29 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

A Florida trucker who faced a prison term Monday for a fiery interstate crash that nearly claimed the life of a Tennessee Highway Patrol sergeant instead found absolution.

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Fans camp out to get Dobyns-Bennett season tickets

Fans camp out to get Dobyns-Bennett season tickets

August 19th, 2013 8:35 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Instead of camping out for Black Friday retail deals the day after Thanksgiving, some Dobyns-Bennett High School football fans camped out for season tickets on Maroon and Gray — the third Monday of August.

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Car crashes down hill in Weber City

August 19th, 2013 7:39 pm by Ned Jilton

One person was transported to an area hospital after the 3:50 p.m. accident Monday afternoon in Weber City.

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Haslam backs delaying implementation of new rules on licensing teachers

Haslam backs delaying implementation of new rules on licensing teachers

August 19th, 2013 6:38 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he supports a vote by the Tennessee Board of Education to delay the implementation of new rules on licensing teachers until 2015, calling the decision “a very wise one.”

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Corker criticized for working with Democrats

Corker criticized for working with Democrats

August 19th, 2013 6:32 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker insists his willingness to work with Democrats doesn’t make him a moderate, but ardent conservatives think otherwise.

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Creditors file objections to Detroit bankruptcy

Creditors file objections to Detroit bankruptcy

August 19th, 2013 2:53 pm by COREY WILLIAMS,Associated Press

Protesters gathered outside federal court in Detroit on Monday as creditors began filing objections to the beleaguered city's request for bankruptcy protection, the largest municipal filing in U.S. history and one aimed at digging the Motor City out of bi

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Maryland man accused of cannibalism enters plea

Maryland man accused of cannibalism enters plea

August 19th, 2013 2:47 pm by BRIAN WITTE,Associated Press

A former Maryland college student who told authorities he killed a man and ate his heart and parts of his brain pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible Monday.

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