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Teacher accused of assaulting student picks up new charges

Teacher accused of assaulting student picks up new charges

October 1st, 2014 8:15 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

At the time of all three incidents, Larry Manis, 62, of Blountville, was a special education teacher at Jonesborough Middle School. He has since retired from the school system.

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Government confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.

Government confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.

September 30th, 2014 8:23 pm by Associated Press

Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

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State Supreme Court declines to hear TSSAA case

State Supreme Court declines to hear TSSAA case

September 30th, 2014 7:45 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee's Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of a court ruling that the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is subject to the state's public records laws.

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Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September

September 30th, 2014 6:02 pm by Associated Press

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 28.32 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,042.90. The S&P 500 slipped 5.51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,972.29. The Nasdaq composite lost 12.46 points, also 0.3 percent, to 4,493.39.

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

September 30th, 2014 4:24 pm by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press

A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015.

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Haslam working to stop shredding of books

Haslam working to stop shredding of books

September 30th, 2014 4:23 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that he's continuing to negotiate with the U.S. Postal Service to prevent it from shredding Imagination Library books delivered to incorrect addresses.

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Gov. Haslam tells Tenn. agencies to plan for cuts

Gov. Haslam tells Tenn. agencies to plan for cuts

September 30th, 2014 8:28 am by Associated Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the move comes following a spending year in which revenues fell more than $300 million short of projections, leading the governor to cancel planned raises for state workers and teachers.

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Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

September 30th, 2014 8:26 am by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

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Court: Tennessee must release execution information

Court: Tennessee must release execution information

September 29th, 2014 10:21 pm by Associated Press

A state appeals court has ruled that Tennessee must turn over the names of those people involved in executions to attorneys for 11 death row inmates.

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Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows

Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows

September 29th, 2014 7:52 pm by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

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