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Mount Carmel expands paving schedule thanks to low bids

Mount Carmel expands paving schedule thanks to low bids

July 30th, 2015 12:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

Sometimes you've got to spend money to save money, which is what Mount Carmel leaders hope to do by expanding the town's paving scheduled for 2015-16 to include two additional subdivisions.

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Minnesota man who killed lion keeps low profile amid outrage

Minnesota man who killed lion keeps low profile amid outrage

July 30th, 2015 12:00 pm by BRIAN BAKST, Associated Press; FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press

A Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known, protected lion while on a hunt in Zimbabwe has advised his patients to seek care elsewhere since becoming a target of outrage from across the world.

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Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

July 30th, 2015 11:00 am by BY AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press

About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach on Wednesday to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations.

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Happy Valley teacher charged with arson, insurance fraud

Happy Valley teacher charged with arson, insurance fraud

July 30th, 2015 10:51 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

According to the indictment, the fire occurred on Feb. 25. The indictment said Beam "did knowingly damage a structure by means of a fire or explosion with intent to destroy or damage the structure to collect insurance for the damage."

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Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge

Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge

July 30th, 2015 10:14 am by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press; DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials.

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Back to school:  KHRA holds grand reopening for Lee Family Learning Center

Back to school: KHRA holds grand reopening for Lee Family Learning Center

July 30th, 2015 7:45 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - Located at Lee Apartments, the learning center began in 1992 and provides literacy programs, individual tutoring and after-school programs for school-age children.

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On Capitol Hill, GOP fighting itself instead of Democrats

On Capitol Hill, GOP fighting itself instead of Democrats

July 30th, 2015 7:31 am by ERICA WERNER and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

In the latest episode of Republican vs. Republican savagery in less than a week, a conservative lawmaker, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, filed a resolution Tuesday evening aimed at unseating GOP House Speaker John Boehner.

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US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring

US economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring

July 30th, 2015 7:12 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The signs of strengthening job gains and expectations of faster growth ahead help explain why the Federal Reserve appears on track to start raising interest rates this year.

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Public meeting on Boone Dam, lake levels set for Thursday

Public meeting on Boone Dam, lake levels set for Thursday

July 29th, 2015 8:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

Tennessee Valley Authority officials have promised to reveal at the meeting some sort of long-range repair plan for seepage through the earthen portion of Boone Dam.

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Hawkins commission approves new fee for public defender

Hawkins commission approves new fee for public defender

July 29th, 2015 7:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - The Hawkins County Commission voted 16-3 Monday in favor of allowing a new $12.50 fee to be attached to all criminal cases for the purpose of generating revenue to keep the county's public defender office open.

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