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Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

July 31st, 2015 10:22 am by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press

She is one of the former premature babies whose lives were saved in the early 20th century by Dr. Martin Couney who sought acceptance for the technology by showing it off on carnival midways alongside freak shows and fan dancers.

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Sullivan audits enrollment of spouses, dependents in insurance plan

Sullivan audits enrollment of spouses, dependents in insurance plan

July 31st, 2015 8:42 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission's Insurance Committee gave a thumbs-up earlier this week to having an audit performed on how many spouses and dependents are enrolled in the insurance plan.

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

July 31st, 2015 8:16 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.

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AG: Private groups can't ban guns in Tenn. parks

AG: Private groups can't ban guns in Tenn. parks

July 31st, 2015 7:50 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An attorney general's opinion says private organizations can't prevent licensed handgun permit holders from taking weapons into events the groups operate at public parks.

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Update: Repairs to Boone Dam to take years, cost up to $300 million

Update: Repairs to Boone Dam to take years, cost up to $300 million

July 30th, 2015 9:44 pm by J. H. Osborne

The biggest sticking point to many property owners who spoke at a public hearing was TVA's revelation that Boone Lake's current extra-low water level will not likely be raised at all during that years-long repair period.

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One dead, five injured in crash near Winged Deer entrance

One dead, five injured in crash near Winged Deer entrance

July 30th, 2015 8:58 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

The T-bone crash between a Ford Mustang and a Cadillac was reported about 5:30 p.m. According to JCPD Capt. Brian Rice, the Mustang pulled from Carroll Creek Road to head north on Bristol Highway.

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Job Fair in Lee County

Job Fair in Lee County

July 30th, 2015 7:00 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Confirmed to participate are employers from the construction, healthcare and retail sectors.

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Kingsport speech therapist bilks TennCare through schools

Kingsport speech therapist bilks TennCare through schools

July 30th, 2015 6:00 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport speech pathologist has admitted to filing false claims of treating local students in therapy sessions, with court records showing she fraudulently documented nearly 400 such meetings to her employer and TennCare.

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New stalking charge for man who demanded cash for 'taking down terrorists'

New stalking charge for man who demanded cash for 'taking down terrorists'

July 30th, 2015 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

In addition to "taking down terrorists" for the Secret Service recently, Derrick Dalton Goins also allegedly found time earlier this week to threaten to rape, torture and kill a 16-year-old girl.

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Supreme Court ruling raises issues for gay couples wanting to divorce

Supreme Court ruling raises issues for gay couples wanting to divorce

July 30th, 2015 4:00 pm by By Craig Schneider, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made gay marriage legal in all states also paved the way for a decidedly less romantic outcome in Georgia: same-sex divorce.

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