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Va. man drowned on horseback identified, witness describes scene

Va. man drowned on horseback identified, witness describes scene

June 17th, 2013 1:11 pm by Steve Igo

WISE — Other riders in the man's group struggled for about 10 minutes to free the victim from the submerged animal on Saturday, pulling him to shore and performing CPR, to no avail.

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Church Hill man charged with rape

Church Hill man charged with rape

June 17th, 2013 10:03 am by Rain Smith

A Church Hill man has been arrested after allegedly raping a woman, telling police that he first gave her a sexual enhancement pill intended to arouse her.

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Crews battle hot spots in Colo. wildfire

Crews battle hot spots in Colo. wildfire

June 17th, 2013 9:37 am by THOMAS PEIPERT, Associated Press

Firefighters are getting a better handle on the most destructive wildfire ever in Colorado, but they're still struggling against hot spots that could threaten homes that have been spared by the massive blaze.

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Editorial: Hill has no business meddling in Bluff City’s affairs

Editorial: Hill has no business meddling in Bluff City’s affairs

June 17th, 2013 9:03 am by Staff Report

State Rep. Timothy Hill asked 1,500 residents of his Third House District — only a fraction of whom reside in Bluff City — if, in effect, they’d like to be able to break Bluff City’s speed limit with impunity.

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Virginia Department of Forestry urging caution with fireworks

Virginia Department of Forestry urging caution with fireworks

June 17th, 2013 5:07 am by Stephen Igo

While legal fireworks and sparklers are a popular part of July 4 celebrations, the Virginia Department of Forestry warns in most areas of Virginia they could also become a cause for wildfires.

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Survey shows state governments still struggling

Survey shows state governments still struggling

June 17th, 2013 12:10 am by Hank Hayes

State governments are seeing some fiscal relief but are still struggling with a relatively weak economic recovery, according to a recent survey.

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Victim identified in fatal Morristown crash

June 16th, 2013 10:29 pm by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

KNOXVILLE — The victim of a fatal of crash in Hamblen County on Friday night was identified as a 41-year-old Morristown man, police said.

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Sullivan County commissioners may cut their pay

Sullivan County commissioners may cut their pay

June 16th, 2013 9:50 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — It looks like Sullivan County commissioners could be about to cut their own pay rate, a move that could also reduce the pay for members of the county board of education.

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Hawkins workers’ comp claims have exceeded premiums for past 10 years

Hawkins workers’ comp claims have exceeded premiums for past 10 years

June 16th, 2013 9:42 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County will have an 8 percent increase in workers’ compensation insurance premiums and a new $2,500 deductible in 2013-14 because its claims have consistently exceeded its premiums over the past 10 years.

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Tennessee GOP supermajority struggles to find footing

Tennessee GOP supermajority struggles to find footing

June 16th, 2013 8:08 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam began the year by dismissing what he called misguided predictions that the new Republican supermajority in state government would devolve into infighting.

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