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Morristown man who traded broken computer with child porn images gets eight-year sentence

Morristown man who traded broken computer with child porn images gets eight-year sentence

June 26th, 2013 10:01 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Gary Mark Wright, 54, 103 Anderson St., No. 3, Morristown, pleaded guilty in Hawkins County Criminal Court on June 20 to one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, a Class B felony.

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Northeast State on brink of largest capital project in Tenn. community college history

Northeast State on brink of largest capital project in Tenn. community college history

June 26th, 2013 8:39 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Northeast State Community College is about to embark on a historic $35 million construction project. That is the largest capital project in its history, as well as the history of community colleges in Tennessee to date.

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Judge denies probation for woman who threw dead baby in garbage

Judge denies probation for woman who threw dead baby in garbage

June 26th, 2013 2:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

“For somebody to throw a baby in the trash shocks the sensibilities of the public, and me.” -- Judge John Dugger

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Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional

June 26th, 2013 9:52 am by By Michael Doyle,McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the politically charged centerpiece of the Defense of Marriage Act, in a significant victory for marriage equality.

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Escaped inmate captured by Wise County authorities

Escaped inmate captured by Wise County authorities

June 26th, 2013 9:47 am by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD -- An inmate who escaped custody at the Wise County courthouse is facing additional felony charges after he was captured late Tuesday night by local law enforcement.

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High court gay marriage decisions due Wednesday

High court gay marriage decisions due Wednesday

June 26th, 2013 8:31 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States.

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Company seeking mining deal with state has ties to Haslam

Company seeking mining deal with state has ties to Haslam

June 26th, 2013 8:20 am by Josh Flory, Knoxville News Sentinel

A company that is negotiating with the state to mine for coal under public land has more than one link to the company largely owned by Gov. Bill Haslam and members of his family.

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Obama opens 2nd-term drive against climate change

Obama opens 2nd-term drive against climate change

June 25th, 2013 10:23 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Appealing for courageous action "before it's too late," President Barack Obama launched a major second-term drive Tuesday to combat climate change and secure a safer planet, bypassing Congress as he sought to set a cornerstone of his leg

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Hawkins Commission approves $25,000 salary study

Hawkins Commission approves $25,000 salary study premium content

June 25th, 2013 10:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Commission approved funding Monday for its first employee salary scale study since 2000, although some commissioners questioned whether the $25,000 price tag is worth what the county gets in return.

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2 Army posts in Ky. to lose combat brigades

2 Army posts in Ky. to lose combat brigades

June 25th, 2013 9:14 pm by Associated Press

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, both in Kentucky, are each going to lose an active duty combat brigade under a restructuring plan announced by the U.S. Army.

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