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Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

May 20th, 2014 8:22 am by By David Zucchino, Cindy Carcamo and Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and sometimes manipulating wait lists to disguise long delays for primary and follow-up appointments, according to federal reports.

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Woman threatens lawsuit over Bluff City auction

Woman threatens lawsuit over Bluff City auction

May 19th, 2014 11:25 pm by Nick Shepherd

Members of the Bluff City Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed their options regarding the old city hall building at a work session on Monday night. None of those options involved approving the sale to Sherry Grubbs.

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Sullivan County commissioners  spar over residency rule

Sullivan County commissioners spar over residency rule

May 19th, 2014 10:48 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Michael Surgenor thinks Commissioner Mark Bowery has vacated his District 11 seat by starting a new home in District 6.

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Sullivan officials set to consider options  on 30 years of liquor taxes

Sullivan officials set to consider options on 30 years of liquor taxes

May 19th, 2014 10:25 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission will reconvene at 9 a.m. on May 29 to consider what to do regarding what could be more than 30 years worth of payments due in liquor-by-the-drink taxes.

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Man allegedly passed out on drugs while completing job application

Man allegedly passed out on drugs while completing job application

May 19th, 2014 9:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Grainger County man's chances of being hired at a Hawkins County company were greatly diminished Friday when he allegedly passed out under the influence of drugs while filling out his job application.

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Four major phone carriers providing text-to-911

Four major phone carriers providing text-to-911

May 19th, 2014 8:20 pm by WILSON RING, Associated Press

The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it.

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UPDATE: Sullivan County  authorities investigating case of possible animal cruelty

UPDATE: Sullivan County authorities investigating case of possible animal cruelty

May 19th, 2014 6:24 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday afternoon that it is investigating a possible case of animal cruelty that was allegedly captured on video.

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Self-proclaimed gangster found hiding in barn

Self-proclaimed gangster found hiding in barn

May 19th, 2014 3:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

Church Hill police received a tip Monday on the whereabouts of Billy Ray Salisbury, 18, who is accused of last week's burglary at "The Landings" apartment complex manager's office.

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Woman mocks police, pepper spray as 'foreplay'

Woman mocks police, pepper spray as 'foreplay'

May 19th, 2014 3:20 pm by Rain Smith

After screaming and cursing at officers — and attempting to break a patrol car's window "with her head" — the assault suspect was told to calm down or she would be pepper sprayed. Her response solicited the latter.

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Three arrested, six juveniles cited at Hawkins County house party

Three arrested, six juveniles cited at Hawkins County house party

May 19th, 2014 2:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

Five of the juveniles were taken to the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital for observation due to their intoxication levels.

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