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The great deluge: One year after flooding rains hit Johnson City/Wash. Co. recovery nearly complete for most

The great deluge: One year after flooding rains hit Johnson City/Wash. Co. recovery nearly complete for most

August 5th, 2013 9:42 am by Rex Barber, NET News service

“It was pretty bad. Water right there was two feet deep,” Perry said, pointing to his driveway while standing on the front porch of his nearly-finished new home on Orlando Drive.

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Fort Hood victim to face his accused shooter in military court

Fort Hood victim to face his accused shooter in military court

August 5th, 2013 9:10 am by By David Zucchino,Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Alonzo Lunsford is blind in his left eye. Half his intestines have been surgically removed. He has trouble walking. He has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

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Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

August 5th, 2013 8:46 am by SHARON COHEN,AP National Writer

These one-day protests, which also took place in St. Louis, Milwaukee and Flint, Mich., come amid calls from the White House, some members of Congress and economists to raise the federal minimum wage, which was last increased in 2009.

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Chamber goes silent on guns in parking lots law

Chamber goes silent on guns in parking lots law

August 4th, 2013 10:56 pm by Hank Hayes

The law was sponsored in the state Senate by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville), a longtime Second Amendment rights advocate.

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Hawkins residents kick off 2013-14 school year with prayers at all 19 campuses

Hawkins residents kick off 2013-14 school year with prayers at all 19 campuses - VIDEO

August 4th, 2013 7:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

Residents gathered at schools across Hawkins County on Sunday to join in a “prayer walk.” Participants were given a list of suggested prayer topics.

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Hawkins County schools cutting costs one light switch, one water leak at a time

Hawkins County schools cutting costs one light switch, one water leak at a time

August 4th, 2013 7:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

As of the end of May, the energy conservation program had already saved the Hawkins County School System a total of $360,588.

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If Pennington Gap is dying,  drug abuse may be what’s killing it

If Pennington Gap is dying, drug abuse may be what’s killing it - VIDEO

August 4th, 2013 6:59 pm by Nick Shepherd

Lee County, the county where Pennington Gap is located, was designated by the Office of National Drug Control Policy as a high intensity drug trafficking area during the 2011 fiscal year.

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Tighter security at U.S. missions follows al-Qaida threat

Tighter security at U.S. missions follows al-Qaida threat

August 4th, 2013 6:22 pm by AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press

Security forces closed roads, put up extra blast walls and increased patrols Sunday near some of the more than 20 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world ordered closed for the weekend following warnings of a possible al-Qaida attack.

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Tea party plans to abandon GOP stars

Tea party plans to abandon GOP stars

August 4th, 2013 4:05 pm by MICHAEL J. MISHAK, Associated Press

With many of their standard-bearers having embraced more moderate positions on bedrock issues such as immigration and health care, tea party activists are finding themselves at a crossroads.

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Update: Suspect  in deadly Venice Beach boardwalk hit-and-run in custody

Update: Suspect in deadly Venice Beach boardwalk hit-and-run in custody

August 4th, 2013 2:00 pm by Associated Press

A surveillance video shows the suspect getting into a large black car, steering around a vehicle barrier and accelerating mercilessly through the crowd.

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