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Tenn. grocers shoot for breakthrough in wine legislation

Tenn. grocers shoot for breakthrough in wine legislation

November 13th, 2013 1:22 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Grocers and Convenience Store Association and Food City President and CEO Steve Smith feel 2014 is the breakthrough year for legislation allowing localities to hold referendums leading to the sale of wine at the retail level.

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KPD: Father arrested after child nearly hit by vehicle

KPD: Father arrested after child nearly hit by vehicle

November 13th, 2013 10:16 am by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — A Kingsport man has been arrested after his young children were allegedly found wandering their neighborhood unattended: one with no shirt, another nearly hit by a car, and all three telling neighbors they were hungry.

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Chattanooga domestic partner bill gets initial OK

Chattanooga domestic partner bill gets initial OK

November 13th, 2013 8:29 am by Associated Press

The measure would make Chattanooga the third city in Tennessee to expand benefits to same-sex couples, after Collegedale and Knoxville.

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Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy

Prairies vanish in the US push for green energy

November 13th, 2013 8:24 am by CHET BROKAW and JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

What the green-energy program has made profitable is far from green. A policy intended to reduce global warming is encouraging a farming practice that actually could worsen it.

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Looting, gunfire break out in typhoon-hit city

Looting, gunfire break out in typhoon-hit city

November 13th, 2013 8:19 am by JIM GOMEZ and KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

The incidents in or close to the storm-ravaged city hosting international relief efforts add to concerns about the slow pace of aid distribution and that parts of the disaster zone are descending into chaos.

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Clinton: Obama should honor health care pledge

Clinton: Obama should honor health care pledge

November 12th, 2013 10:54 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding pressure to fix the administration’s problem-plagued health care program, former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the law.

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Spanish pianist could face jail for practicing

Spanish pianist could face jail for practicing

November 12th, 2013 6:52 pm by Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — To most people, noise pollution is a jet engine roaring over their head. For one Spanish woman, it was a neighbor playing the piano more softly than a spoken conversation.

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Text and prescription records help nab two for drug trafficking

Text and prescription records help nab two for drug trafficking

November 12th, 2013 4:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police used cell phone texts and prescription records to charge two Hawkins County men parked at the Stanley Valley Market with drug trafficking Saturday afternoon.

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Hawkins commissioner files ethics complaint against mayor’s secretary

Hawkins commissioner files ethics complaint against mayor’s secretary

November 12th, 2013 3:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

Commissioner Danny Alvis has filed an ethics complaint against Martha Wallace, who is County Mayor Melville Bailey’s executive secretary and greets all visitors to his office.

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Competency at issue for former U.S. Senate candidate accused in murder-for-hire, child sex solicitation cases

Competency at issue for former U.S. Senate candidate accused in murder-for-hire, child sex solicitation cases

November 12th, 2013 3:06 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Jonesborough man accused in a solicitation of a minor case and a murder-for-hire plot has a mental disease, and his competency to stand trial is in question, according to a state prosecutor’s comments to a judge Tuesday.

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