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Homeowner kills burglar; second suspect charged

December 21st, 2009 12:00 am by News Sentinel staff

HARRIMAN A homeowner fatally shot a 19-year-old Rockwood man during a burglary, and authorities have charged an alleged accomplice in the break-in.Michael S. Johnson died at the Roane Medical Center of injuries sustained about 7:55 p.m. Sunday after he e

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Two killed during head-on collision

December 20th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Greeneville Sun two people died Friday afternoon in a head-on collision on Snapps Ferry Road near its intersection with Walkertown Road.The collision involved a pickup truck driven by Andrew Pierce, 25, of Baileyton, and a 1991 Toyota Te

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Court gives OK to lawsuit against Hamblen sheriff

December 19th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

A federal appeals court this week gave the green light to a lawsuit against Hamblen County Sheriff Esco Jarnigan for refusing to put back out on the road an employee who drove his cruiser drunk and crashed into a grocery store sign.The U.S. 6th Circuit Co

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Animals rescued from Bristol pro motorcycle drag rider's home, investigation under way

December 18th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a Bristol Herald Courier report, six emaciated dogs, three miniature ponies, three llamas and a peacock have been rescued from the home a local professional motorcycle racer.Animal control officer seized the animals that reportedly had no foo

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Kiffin wishes Brent Vinson 'best of luck,' boots him from team without explanation

December 18th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin had a brutal birthday message Thursday for junior defensive back Brent Vinson; he has been dismissed from the team."We wish him the best of luck," Kiffin said. There was no explanation given by UT for Vinson's dismissa

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