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Local hospitals set for Ebola

Local hospitals set for Ebola

October 3rd, 2014 9:38 am by Tony Casey, NET News Service

East Tennessee State University's Dr. Wael Shams said he believes there will be more confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in the United States, but this country is better prepared for the virus than any other place on the planet.

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Hawkins BOE approves new $669,480 wastewater plant for Cherokee

Hawkins BOE approves new $669,480 wastewater plant for Cherokee

October 3rd, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

School maintenance director Shannon Glass told the board the old plant is currently functioning, albeit "in a state of disrepair."

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Turkey approves military operations in Iraq, Syria

Turkey approves military operations in Iraq, Syria

October 2nd, 2014 10:27 pm by Associated Press

The move opens the way for Turkey, a NATO member with a large and modern military, to play a more robust role in the U.S-led coalition against the Sunni militants. However, Turkey has yet to define what that role might be.

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Bluff City fined for multiple water violations

Bluff City fined for multiple water violations

October 2nd, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Bluff City was ordered to pay $11,960 to the Division of Water Resources after the city failed to monitor for certain chemicals in the last quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014.

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Under Armour facility to create 1,500 jobs

Under Armour facility to create 1,500 jobs

October 2nd, 2014 6:00 pm by Associated Press

Athletic apparel maker Under Armour says it will build a new distribution center in suburban Nashville.

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Gate City students file lawsuit against assistant principal

Gate City students file lawsuit against assistant principal

October 2nd, 2014 4:07 pm by Nick Shepherd

According to papers filed in Scott County court, ongoing issues with Brent Roberts culminated at a football game when he suspected the boys of using alcohol and tobacco during last Friday's football game, then angrily confronted them "with actual malice."

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Junk in the trunk? Alleged thieves nabbed while toting new heat pump

Junk in the trunk? Alleged thieves nabbed while toting new heat pump

October 2nd, 2014 2:18 pm by Rain Smith

Wednesday's unorthodox hauling of a heat pump — which police spotted protruding from the trunk of a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass — has spurred the arrest of alleged thieves on their way to a Sullivan County scrap yard.

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BB vandals inflict $7K in damages along Stone Drive

BB vandals inflict $7K in damages along Stone Drive

October 2nd, 2014 1:09 pm by Rain Smith

Business and vehicle windows were shattered at five separate locations along Stone Drive over the final week of September, according to police, resulting in approximately $7,000 in damages from a BB or pellet gun.

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Report: Defense, VA spending has $2.25 B impact on region

Report: Defense, VA spending has $2.25 B impact on region

October 2nd, 2014 10:10 am by Hank Hayes

"Clearly, the defense and veterans' affairs sector is a tremendous asset for (the) Tri-Cities region," the report concluded. "Changes in the level of (Department of Defense) and veterans' affairs expenditures will have a significant impact upon the region

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Old-time country store goes solar in Hampton

Old-time country store goes solar in Hampton

October 2nd, 2014 6:36 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

Brown's Grocery and Hardware store is an old-time country store with newfangled ideas. While the inside of the hardware section of the store looks like it is still the 1950s, the store's roof is definitely 21st century.

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