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Sen. Ramsey: New gun law's 'muddied waters' probably means future fighting

Sen. Ramsey: New gun law's 'muddied waters' probably means future fighting

July 15th, 2013 8:04 am by Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee employers are declaring that the state’s “guns in parking lots” law, which took effect July 1, does nothing to change policies prohibiting their employees from bringing weapons onto their property, even if they have a handgun carry permit.

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Sullivan County budget still in limbo

Sullivan County budget still in limbo premium content

July 15th, 2013 12:00 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission’s Budget Committee plans to meet in called session later this week to perhaps begin putting together a proposed county budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.

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‘Makers’ create own Fun

‘Makers’ create own Fun

July 14th, 2013 11:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

KINGSPORT — Give the average person a beach chair, a tarp, a leaf blower and a piece of plywood and they’ll probably see a pile of junk. Give a “maker” like Tom Heck of Asheville, N.C., those same ingredients and he sees the making of a hovercraft.

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Virginia State Police  investigates fatal ATV crash in Washington County

Virginia State Police investigates fatal ATV crash in Washington County

July 14th, 2013 10:31 pm by Wes Bunch

DAMASCUS, Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal ATV crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in Washington County, Va.

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TDOT may order closure of Surgoinsville bridge

TDOT may order closure of Surgoinsville bridge

July 14th, 2013 10:22 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — The Longs Bend Road Bridge in Surgoinsville may be closed this week until the Hawkins County Highway Department can repair deficiencies identified in a recent state inspection.

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Tennessee camp counselor held on sex charges in Georgia

Tennessee camp counselor held on sex charges in Georgia

July 14th, 2013 6:56 pm by Associated Press

CARROLLTON, Ga. — A Tennessee man is jailed on charges of exposing himself to minors at a west Georgia church camp.

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Ramsey, Campfield reject entreaties to oppose Sen. Alexander

Ramsey, Campfield reject entreaties to oppose Sen. Alexander

July 14th, 2013 6:36 pm by Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News Sentinel

NASHVILLE — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and state Sen. Stacey Campfield both say they are being urged to run against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in next year’s Republican primary, but have no intention of doing so.

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Kingsport budget work delays police chief search

Kingsport budget work delays police chief search

July 14th, 2013 6:13 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — City Manager John Campbell has yet to select all of the members of a special committee charged with reviewing the candidates who have applied to be Kingsport’s next police chief.

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For 2014 elections, abortion returns to forefront

For 2014 elections, abortion returns to forefront

July 14th, 2013 6:01 pm by BILL BARROW, Associated Press

ATLANTA — With no immediate hope of overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, Republicans around the country are increasingly pushing legislation to restrict the procedure.

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Justice Department says Zimmerman case under review

Justice Department says Zimmerman case under review

July 14th, 2013 6:00 pm by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Sunday it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors will file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted.

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