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Postal shootings hearing resumes after outburst

Postal shootings hearing resumes after outburst

October 1st, 2013 11:17 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former prison guard charged in the fatal shootings of two Tennessee postal workers struggled to learn simple tasks such as cleaning his room and getting dressed on his own as a child, his mother said during a federal court hearing

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Sullivan Commission receptive to proposal for self-funded health plan

Sullivan Commission receptive to proposal for self-funded health plan

October 1st, 2013 10:48 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — A proposal to shift from a fully covered to a self-funded health insurance plan for county employees got a warm reception on its first outing Tuesday in the Sullivan County Commission’s committee system.

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Lesbian sues Miss. town for denying gay bar permit

Lesbian sues Miss. town for denying gay bar permit

October 1st, 2013 10:45 pm by HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman is suing the leaders of a north Mississippi town, accusing them of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by denying an application for a business license.

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Utilities, solar companies in fight over rates

Utilities, solar companies in fight over rates

October 1st, 2013 10:15 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY and RAY HENRY, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Sunlight is free, but if you use it to make electricity your power company wants you to pay.

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BP executive defends spill response tactics

BP executive defends spill response tactics

October 1st, 2013 9:58 pm by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP executive who led the company's efforts to halt its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico testified Tuesday that his decisions were guided by the principle that they shouldn't do anything that could make the crisis even wors

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NET residents sentenced in counterfeit check scheme

NET residents sentenced in counterfeit check scheme

October 1st, 2013 9:36 pm by Matthew Lane

Six Northeast Tennessee residents have been sentenced in connection to a counterfeiting scheme in which 70 Virginia and Tennessee men and women passed fake business checks worth over $90,000.

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KCS staff votes down health plan proposal

KCS staff votes down health plan proposal

October 1st, 2013 9:29 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City school system teachers and other employees have voted down a proposal to switch to a self-insured health plan.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Citizens Honored at BMA Meeting for Heroic Acts.

October 1st, 2013 9:17 pm by Ned Jilton

Five Citizens honored before the BMA by Police Chief David Quillin for their heroic actions at the Sept. 14 fiery traffic accident.

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Nurse at a former Scott County nursing home pleads guilty in federal court

Nurse at a former Scott County nursing home pleads guilty in federal court

October 1st, 2013 6:36 pm by Wes Bunch

ABINGDON — A nurse at a former Scott County nursing home pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Abingdon to charges stemming from the falsification of medical treatment records for an elderly patient.

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US manufacturing expands at best pace in 2½ years

US manufacturing expands at best pace in 2½ years

October 1st, 2013 6:21 pm by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory activity expanded last month at the fastest pace in 2 ½ years, an encouraging sign that manufacturing could lift economic growth and hiring in the coming months.

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