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Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

August 18th, 2014 8:29 am by NIGEL DUARA and JIM SUHR, Associated Press

Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

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Public forum today on Wellmont's future

Public forum today on Wellmont's future

August 18th, 2014 8:21 am by Staff Report

Wellmont announced in January it was undertaking a strategic planning initiative to better secure its future, including the possibility of aligning with another health system. Timesnews.net will carry a live video stream from tonight's forum at 5 p.m.

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Hawkins BOE bans using 'vapors' at sporting events

Hawkins BOE bans using 'vapors' at sporting events

August 18th, 2014 8:18 am by Jeff Bobo

With Hawkins County high school football starting this week, spectators should be aware that using "vapors" — a nicotine substitute for people trying to kick smoking — will not be permitted in public seating areas.

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Volunteers sought to pack meals, 20 could meet Jeff Gordon

Volunteers sought to pack meals, 20 could meet Jeff Gordon

August 18th, 2014 8:00 am by Nick Shepherd

The volunteers will work a one hour shift between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. During the one hour shift, 50 volunteers will work on an assembly line making the meals.

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Tower ribbon cutting set for Friday

Tower ribbon cutting set for Friday

August 17th, 2014 10:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Formal ribbon cutting and dedication ceremonies are set for 11:30 a.m. Friday for the official grand opening of the High Knob Observation Tower, located above Norton at the tippy top of all else in Wise County.

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DUI suspect's alphabet goes from 'A to Jello'

DUI suspect's alphabet goes from 'A to Jello'

August 17th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rain Smith

When asked for his registration, the suspect handed a deputy receipts for auto repair. He also refused to undergo a blood draw due to being "half drunk."

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Wise County lawyer suspended from practicing in Tennessee

Wise County lawyer suspended from practicing in Tennessee

August 17th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Wise County lawyer has been suspended from practicing law for one year in Tennessee after he did not adequately communicate and improperly advised a client.

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Kingsport mayor talks Wellmont merger

Kingsport mayor talks Wellmont merger

August 17th, 2014 4:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Mayor Dennis Phillips said he would like to be convinced Wellmont Health Systems cannot survive independently, but if that be the case, then he would like to see Wellmont explore options of merging with Mountain States Health Alliance

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RCS students ranked among the best in state for testing 'proficient or advanced'

RCS students ranked among the best in state for testing 'proficient or advanced'

August 17th, 2014 2:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

When Rogersville City School's TCAP accountability data released last week is compared to the rest of the state, it turns out that Rogersville's independent K-8 school ranks in the top-10 in several subjects.

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Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

August 17th, 2014 1:40 pm by DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER, Associated Press

The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Mo., ended with tear gas and seven arrests after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave.

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