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Schools, old courthouse among buildings flooded in Blountville

Schools, old courthouse among buildings flooded in Blountville

August 13th, 2013 9:57 pm by Staff Report

BLOUNTVILLE —At least one motorist was caught in a stalled-out car in high water. “It must have rained four to five inches here in about three or four hours,” said Claude Smith, construction manager and maintenance supervisor for the county.

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Carolina conservatives want more opposition in DC

Carolina conservatives want more opposition in DC

August 13th, 2013 8:41 pm by Associated Press

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Republican Patrick McHenry’s loudest constituents have no desire to see conciliation on gridlocked Capitol Hill, unless it comes from President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats.

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Air Force nuke unit fails key security test

Air Force nuke unit fails key security test

August 13th, 2013 6:15 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, said a team of “relatively low ranking” airmen failed one exercise as part of a broader inspection, which began last week and ended Tuesday.

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Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ transport idea has sci-fi feel

Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ transport idea has sci-fi feel

August 13th, 2013 5:38 pm by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The concept sounds like something from the comic books that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk read religiously as a boy: a capsule that speeds along as fast as sound, carrying people between major cities.

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Caller reports her 'body parts' were stolen

Caller reports her 'body parts' were stolen

August 13th, 2013 3:30 pm by Rain Smith

An Appalachia woman told dispatchers that another female had taken her lips and several other "body parts."

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Feds, states including Tenn. challenge proposed airline merger

Feds, states including Tenn. challenge proposed airline merger

August 13th, 2013 2:12 pm by DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press; PETE YOST, Associated Press

The federal government is challenging the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways, saying it would cause "substantial harm" to consumers by leading to higher fares and fees.

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Anderson County to consider inmate fees

Anderson County to consider inmate fees

August 13th, 2013 1:56 pm by Associated Press

Anderson County officials might state charging jail inmates for necessities like toothpaste and toilet paper. The county commissioners are poised to consider the idea this month as the county plans to house state and federal inmates.

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Voters mad about NSA spying face uphill battle

Voters mad about NSA spying face uphill battle

August 13th, 2013 12:44 pm by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press

Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about government invasion of privacy while investigating terrorism, and some ordinary citizens are finding ways to push back.

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Former bondsmen found guilty in Kingsport shooting incident

Former bondsmen found guilty in Kingsport shooting incident

August 13th, 2013 11:00 am by Nick Shepherd

Two former Kingsport bondsmen have been found guilty on aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident that happened two years ago, when a rubber bullet was fired at a car.

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Former Jonesborough officer gets 18 months for steroid trafficking

August 13th, 2013 9:19 am by Matthew Lane

A former Jonesborough police officer who sold more than $80,000 worth of illegal steroids over a three-year period has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for steroid trafficking.

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