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Sullivan commissioner favors special school districts

Sullivan commissioner favors special school districts

June 12th, 2013 10:55 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Pat Shull said Wednesday that he would like to see a plan to morph the current three school systems operating in the county — Sullivan County, Kingsport and Bristol — into three special school districts.

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Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky

Voice-operated dashboard technology still risky

June 12th, 2013 10:23 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dashboard technology that lets drivers text and email with voice commands — marketed as a safer alternative — actually is more distracting than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found.

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Pa. girl’s double-lung transplant deemed success

Pa. girl’s double-lung transplant deemed success

June 12th, 2013 9:12 pm by Staff Report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation spurred public debate over how organs are allocated underwent a successful double-lung transplant on Wednesday, the girl’s family said.

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Iran nuke policy ‘unchangeable’ no matter who wins election

Iran nuke policy ‘unchangeable’ no matter who wins election

June 12th, 2013 8:28 pm by Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Just hours after Iran’s presidential candidates bickered over nuclear policies during a televised debate, the country’s foreign minister stepped in with a comment of his own: Nothing will change regardless of the winner.

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Ramsey predicts push for changes in law covering decongestants

Ramsey predicts push for changes in law covering decongestants

June 12th, 2013 8:14 pm by Hank Hayes

GRAY — There will be a “huge push” next year to require nasal decongestant medicines like Sudafed to be prescription only, Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey told a Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors legislative luncheon Wednesday.

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NC protests split on Bible’s message to help poor

NC protests split on Bible’s message to help poor

June 12th, 2013 6:34 pm by Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over the last two months, hundreds of protesters have walked out of North Carolina’s capitol in handcuffs to show their opposition to policies by the GOP-controlled Legislature.

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Detroit man sentenced to 20 years for distributing prescription drugs in Tri-Cities

Detroit man sentenced to 20 years for distributing prescription drugs in Tri-Cities

June 12th, 2013 6:30 pm by Wes Bunch

A Detroit man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday after being found guilty in federal court in Greeneville of distributing prescription drugs he transported from Michigan to Tennessee.

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Suspect in Mountain City double shooting placed on most wanted list

Suspect in Mountain City double shooting placed on most wanted list

June 12th, 2013 2:49 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

A man who is suspected of shooting two people outside a residence early Monday morning has been placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted List.

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Hot and humid weather sweats Tennessee residents

Hot and humid weather sweats Tennessee residents

June 12th, 2013 2:42 pm by Associated Press

The heat is on and the humidity is up across the state, with noon temperatures in the upper 80s in thr Tri-Cities.

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Wise County courtroom reporter pleads guilty to federal obstruction, conspiracy charges

Wise County courtroom reporter pleads guilty to federal obstruction, conspiracy charges

June 12th, 2013 1:45 pm by Wes Bunch

ABINGDON — A court reporter and television station owner from Wise County pleaded guilty in federal court in Abingdon Wednesday to charges of obstructing justice in the investigation of a Southwest Virginia attorney’s drug activities.

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