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Tenn. pulls plug on prepaid tuition program that cost taxpayers millions

November 23rd, 2010 4:21 am by Jennifer Brooks

The state of Tennessee is getting out of the prepaid college tuition business. What started 13 years ago as a good-faith effort to help parents save for their children's college education ended up costing the state of Tennessee tens of millions of doll

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Washington County man charged with child rape

November 23rd, 2010 4:17 am by NET Staff report

A Watauga man was arrested on accusations that he sexually abused a child, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said Monday in a news release.Wallace David Reed, 61, 1811 Shane Lane, was charged with four counts of rape of a child, aggravated sexual batt

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Retail battle: Wal-Mart to price match competitors' Black Friday ads

November 22nd, 2010 8:41 pm by Staff Report

BusinessWeek is reporting that Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said it will match the price of competitors' ads on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.Weekend savings will begin with Thanksgiving Day online specials on Nov. 25 and

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Woman charged with contributing to delinquency of minors after teen vomits in neighbor's house, underage drinkers found in home

November 22nd, 2010 8:36 pm by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON A Stoney Creek woman was arrested early Saturday morning after Carter County deputies reported finding intoxicated juveniles and underage adults at her home at 3 a.m.Lovey Diane Williams, 38, 158 Noah Taylor Road, was charged with five count

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Trailer destroyed by kitchen fire

November 22nd, 2010 8:31 pm by Chelsea Farnam

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Tenn. church youth worker charged with sex crime with teen

November 22nd, 2010 8:25 pm by Staff Report

FRANKLIN A woman working with a church youth group turned herself over to authorities Monday morning after a grand jury indicted her on several counts of sexual abuse against a minor. Monica Rankin, 30, is facing nine felony charges for allegedly abus

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Cities backing away from free wi-fi plans

November 22nd, 2010 8:04 pm by Staff Report

Kiplinger.com is reporting that just four years after Uncle Sam called for widespread free municipal wireless service, the dream of public Wi-Fi networks is over -- at least for now -- in many U.S. cities.Although Minneapolis and other cities have such sy

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Body-scanner makers spent millions on lobbying Congress

November 22nd, 2010 1:58 pm by Staff Report

WASHINGTON The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts to supply American airports with body-scanning machines more than doubled their spending on lobbying in the last five years and hired several high-profile former government officials to advance

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Congress retirees still enjoy taxpayer support

November 22nd, 2010 4:46 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE -- Dozens of defeated or retiring U.S. congressmen and senators are leaving Washington, but their taxpayer support will go on in the form of federal pensions.And it's a "sweet" deal, says National Taxpayers Union Executive Vice President Pete Se

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Ginseng poaching in Smokies continues

November 22nd, 2010 4:41 am by Staff Report

When Horace Kephart created the herb picker Sang Johnny in his 1929 novel "Smoky Mountain Magic," Congress had yet to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and digging ginseng in the Smokies was not yet illegal.Today, despite being under park

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