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Jobless rate hides difficulty of solving long-term unemployment

Jobless rate hides difficulty of solving long-term unemployment

December 17th, 2013 8:47 am by By Michael Kanell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (MCT)

Unqualified candidates recently laid off had a better chance of being called back by potential employers than well-qualified applicants who had been out of work longer.

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Knox man charged in apparent road rage shooting

Knox man charged in apparent road rage shooting

December 17th, 2013 8:40 am by Associated Press

The Knox County Sheriff's Office has charged a man with attempted murder after deputies say he shot a motorcyclist multiple times in an apparent road rage incident.

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Hawkins property assessor will implement own drug testing policy

Hawkins property assessor will implement own drug testing policy

December 16th, 2013 10:04 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Property Assessor Jeff Thacker told the County Commission Monday he will put his own drug testing policy in place within three months.

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Kingsport police respond to heated argument after man admits shooting neighbor's dog

Kingsport police respond to heated argument after man admits shooting neighbor's dog

December 16th, 2013 8:12 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — A heated argument involving a gun allegedly sprang up between two Kingsport neighbors Sunday after one of the men admitted to shooting the other one’s dog, police said.

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New www.timesnews.net blog will focus on  vintage items, decorating

New www.timesnews.net blog will focus on vintage items, decorating

December 16th, 2013 7:38 pm by Nick Shepherd

Most people have a passion for something and oftentimes they want to share that passion with the world. Melissa Baskette has a passion for finding and collecting vintage items and then using those items for decorating.

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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

December 16th, 2013 7:05 pm by BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot inched toward a U.S. lottery record Monday as it soared to $586 million amid a frenzy of ticket purchases.

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Relationship strained between Republican leaders, hard-right groups

Relationship strained between Republican leaders, hard-right groups

December 16th, 2013 6:56 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders and several hard-right groups are displaying the classic signs of a political divorce, including bitter name-calling and reprisals against one another.

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HCSO says two home burglaries and thefts totaling nearly $50,000 not related

HCSO says two home burglaries and thefts totaling nearly $50,000 not related

December 16th, 2013 4:23 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating separate burglary complaints reported last week which total nearly $50,000 in lost property.

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Teens charged with stealing $15,000 in weapons, ammo, cash

Teens charged with stealing $15,000 in weapons, ammo, cash

December 16th, 2013 3:43 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON — Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said the Dec. 1 burglary of the Blue Springs Gun Shop was committed by two teenagers.

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NSA phone record collection ruled unconstitutional

NSA phone record collection ruled unconstitutional

December 16th, 2013 3:12 pm by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

A federal judge ruled Monday that the NSA's bulk collection of phone records violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches, but put his decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal.

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