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Iron Butt Rally to make stop in Kingsport Sunday

Iron Butt Rally to make stop in Kingsport Sunday

July 1st, 2015 4:00 pm by Holly Nelms, Special to the Times-News

The rally consists of several checkpoints located throughout the United States. To be considered a finisher for the event, riders must arrive at each checkpoint within a two-hour time frame.

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Tennessee store owner replaces 'No Gays Allowed' sign

Tennessee store owner replaces 'No Gays Allowed' sign

July 1st, 2015 3:06 pm by Associated Press

An East Tennessee hardware store owner who put up a "No Gays Allowed" sign has replaced it with one reading, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our rights of freedom of speech & freedom of religion."

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Tenure battle in Wisconsin seen as bellwether by educators across US

Tenure battle in Wisconsin seen as bellwether by educators across US

July 1st, 2015 2:00 pm by By Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (TNS)

The second assumption in the national debate is that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker - a certain presidential candidate in 2016 - is the behind-the-scenes architect of the provisions in the GOP plan

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Bloomingdale stakeout busts fireworks stand burglar

Bloomingdale stakeout busts fireworks stand burglar

July 1st, 2015 1:44 pm by Rain Smith

A suspect in multiple burglaries of a Bloomingdale fireworks tent was arrested on Tuesday night, as business operators had hidden to thwart his latest attempt, then chased him "out of his shoes" and into a briar patch.

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Macy's dumps Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

Macy's dumps Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

July 1st, 2015 12:52 pm by MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer

Companies have been cutting ties with Trump left and right after his presidential campaign kickoff speech last week in which he declared that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are rapists.

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Tractor-trailer hitches could be faulty, 6,000 may be in use

Tractor-trailer hitches could be faulty, 6,000 may be in use

July 1st, 2015 12:00 pm by TOM KRISHER, Associated Press; DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

On June 9, the agency began investigating a potentially high rate of trailer separations for the hitch involved in the crash - the "Ultra LT" made by Fontaine Fifth Wheel of Trussville, Alabama. Fontaine says it is cooperating with the probe.

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Intractable Pain Act repealed, but battle against prescription drug abuse goes on

Intractable Pain Act repealed, but battle against prescription drug abuse goes on

July 1st, 2015 11:15 am by Nick Shepherd

Barry Staubus, district attorney general for Sullivan County, said there will probably still be some pain management clinics that dispense more medication than a patient needs, even after the repeal of the law.

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Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firm

Probate judges opposed to gay marriage stand firm

July 1st, 2015 11:00 am by MARTIN SWANT, Associated Press; CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press

Gay couples can petition, protest and even sue - but that won't change Probate Judge Wes Allen's mind: He is not issuing them marriage licenses, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that marriage is a constitutional right equally held by all Americans.

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Man charged with sex crime against Sullivan County girl

Man charged with sex crime against Sullivan County girl

July 1st, 2015 10:43 am by Rain Smith

A Bristol, Va., resident was arrested Tuesday in connection with "graphic images" discovered on the phone of an 11-year-old in Sullivan County.

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Botched theft scheme ends with one victim run over by car

Botched theft scheme ends with one victim run over by car

July 1st, 2015 8:02 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - According to witnesses, the possibility of "mammaw" arriving with a gun caused Adam Douglas Cupp and Carl Ralph Trent to retreat to Spires Chapel Church where Cupp's 1995 Nissan Maxima was parked.

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