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Snakes found in Rock Springs Elementary

Snakes found in Rock Springs Elementary

August 26th, 2014 10:53 am by Rick Wagner

The non-venomous snakes, also found outside the building, were killed, and one is in a jar on the desk of a school system maintenance worker, the head of the school system said.

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Former Elizabethton High School swim coach accused of indecent exposure

Former Elizabethton High School swim coach accused of indecent exposure

August 26th, 2014 8:39 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

According to court documents in the cases, Justin T. Conway asked the victims — both adult women — for directions to West Walnut Street and then revealed his groin area to them.

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AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

August 26th, 2014 8:33 am by LOLITA C. BALDOR and JULIE PACE, Associated Press

While the White House says Obama has not approved military action inside Syria, additional intelligence on the militants would likely be necessary before he could take that step.

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Downtown motorists to get 'green wave'

Downtown motorists to get 'green wave'

August 26th, 2014 8:24 am by Matthew Lane

Another month, another change for the motorists in downtown Kingsport. This latest change — dubbed a "green wave" by the city's traffic division — calls for the signal lights through the heart of downtown to be staggered depending on the time of day.

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Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

August 25th, 2014 10:00 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

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Hawkins commissioners not enthusiastic about cutting membership from 21 to 14

Hawkins commissioners not enthusiastic about cutting membership from 21 to 14

August 25th, 2014 9:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

With a property tax increase expected to be on the agenda for next month's Hawkins County Commission meeting, a separate proposal that would give commissioners a 50 percent pay increase was not met with enthusiasm.

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Wanted Blountville man escapes police in Gate City

Wanted Blountville man escapes police in Gate City

August 25th, 2014 8:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Tennessee man managed to escape troopers in Virginia — while handcuffed — on Friday afternoon, and has yet to be found.

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

August 25th, 2014 7:24 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

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Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral

Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral

August 25th, 2014 7:20 pm by Associated Press

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in the pews, along with entertainers Sean Combs and MC Hammer, and moviemaker Spike Lee. Also in attendance were the parents of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.

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Army: Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

Army: Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

August 25th, 2014 6:30 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — An enraged soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said Monday

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