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Haslam: Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

Haslam: Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

October 23rd, 2014 6:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam insists that his decision this week to hold a public review of Common Core doesn't signal a retreat from the education standards in view of heavy criticism from teachers and tea party groups.

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Purse snatcher sought by police

Purse snatcher sought by police

October 23rd, 2014 5:00 pm by Rain Smith

A woman who allegedly walked out of a Kingsport store with $500 worth of merchandise is now implicated in a separate theft from a city club, and police are seeking information on her alleged accomplice in that incident.

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Update: Mold closes Sullivan County school

Update: Mold closes Sullivan County school

October 23rd, 2014 4:14 pm by Rick Wagner

According to a Thursday afternoon news release from Director of Schools Jubal Yennie, children in the affected classrooms were relocated Thursday to give maintenance personnel the opportunity to investigate and remediate the affected areas.

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Too hot for teachers? Union High pep rally irksome for many

Too hot for teachers? Union High pep rally irksome for many

October 23rd, 2014 2:23 pm by Stephen Igo

At issue is a video posted on YouTube — but since taken down — portraying teachers engaged in a skit during the rally. Many Facebook commenters who saw the video were appalled at what they felt was a de facto lap dance by teachers in front of students.

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Photos: Dolly's dream house tops out

Photos: Dolly's dream house tops out

October 23rd, 2014 1:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

PIGEON FORGE — Reservations for Dollywood's first ever on-site hotel, the 307-room DreamMore Resort, will begin being offered in mid-January. Wednesday marked a special day, as construction crews placed the final spire atop the entrance tower.

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Police: Armed Kingsport shoplifter assaults employees, flees

Police: Armed Kingsport shoplifter assaults employees, flees

October 23rd, 2014 11:45 am by Rain Smith

An attempt to swipe $72 in Walmart merchandise escalated to felony charges, according to Kingsport police, as the suspect pulled a knife on store employees and was Tasered by a responding officer, then briefly escaped across a parking lot while handcuffed

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Latest White House fence jumper assaults police dogs

Latest White House fence jumper assaults police dogs

October 23rd, 2014 8:34 am by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, is in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.

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Fire destroys SW Va. funeral home

Fire destroys SW Va. funeral home

October 23rd, 2014 8:28 am by Stephen Igo

St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department Chief Earl Carter said a motorist passing the site first reported the Holding Funeral Home blaze at around 3 a.m., and the structure was fully involved when his department got to the scene.

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Hawkins leaders support local farmer's effort to start a county fair

Hawkins leaders support local farmer's effort to start a county fair

October 23rd, 2014 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County farmer Edwin Cope believes the ideal location for a county fair would be about 100 acres on a hill at the Phipps Bend Industrial Park which isn't suitable for any other development.

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This time it's for real: 'The River' is swallowing chunks of park where Gibson/Spacek movie was filmed

This time it's for real: 'The River' is swallowing chunks of park where Gibson/Spacek movie was filmed

October 23rd, 2014 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

"Thirty years ago we were acting, trying to save the farm, and now it's becoming a true story." -- Shane Bailey

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