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Area hemp farmers waiting for delivery of seeds

Area hemp farmers waiting for delivery of seeds

May 19th, 2015 8:08 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Delayed while the state awaited import permits from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency for the seeds, some farmers in Tennessee were doubtful the approval would come in time to grow a useable crop of industrial hemp this year.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says hate crimes decline

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says hate crimes decline

May 19th, 2015 7:00 am by Associated Press

The most often documented bias was anti-not Hispanic or Latino, accounting for more than 24 percent of all bias-motivated crimes in 2014, nearly the same as 2013

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Griffith, Roe attack EPA's 'Clean Power Plan'

Griffith, Roe attack EPA's 'Clean Power Plan'

May 19th, 2015 6:35 am by Hank Hayes

U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith of Southwest Virginia and Phil Roe of Northeast Tennessee voiced their fierce opposition against the plan before a MeadowView Marriott audience of embattled coal operators.

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Benefit scheduled for Scott County couple whose home burned

Benefit scheduled for Scott County couple whose home burned

May 18th, 2015 10:00 pm by Marci Gore

On the morning of May 2, Paul and Kathy Babb's clothes dryer caught on fire and, in a matter of minutes, their East Carters Valley home and all of its contents were destroyed.

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Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members in Texas

Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members in Texas

May 18th, 2015 8:45 pm by Associated Press

WACO, Texas - About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime Monday, a day after a shootout at a Texas restaurant that killed nine people and wounded 18.

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Haslam signs bill creating 48-hour waiting period for abortion

Haslam signs bill creating 48-hour waiting period for abortion

May 18th, 2015 8:17 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law creating a mandatory waiting period before getting an abortion in Tennessee.

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Area chess team brings home national trophies

Area chess team brings home national trophies

May 18th, 2015 8:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A local chess club won its first national trophy and two players took home first place in a separate tournament.

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Love letters: Hawkins inmates charged for scratching notes to boyfriends into table

Love letters: Hawkins inmates charged for scratching notes to boyfriends into table

May 18th, 2015 7:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two female Hawkins County Jail inmates found out last week that scratching love notes into the recreation yard tables is not an acceptable mode of communicating with their incarcerated significant others.

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Driver in deer versus motorcycle wreck remains in critical condition

Driver in deer versus motorcycle wreck remains in critical condition

May 18th, 2015 6:03 pm by Jeff Bobo

Shannon J. Barrett, 45, of Church Hill was driving a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Bradley Creek Road when a deer ran into the roadway and struck the bike.

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Video: New wolf pups at Bays Mountain

Video: New wolf pups at Bays Mountain

May 18th, 2015 3:55 pm by Matthew Lane

Late last Friday, park officials arrived in Kingsport with three gray wolf pups, the newest addition to the park's wolf habitat.

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