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Teen killed when ATV hits horse

June 14th, 2010 10:19 am by Associated Press

CUMBERLAND CITY, Tenn. - The Stewart County sheriff's office says a 17-year-old youth has been killed when an all-terrain vehicle struck a horse in a farm field.Investigators said Charles "Chaz" Feathers, a senior at Stewart County High School and quarter

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Research shows social networking sites also have a gray side

June 14th, 2010 6:27 am by Staff Report

According to a Reuters report nearly half of the American adults age 50 to 64, are using the Internet and more than 25 percent are using social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter."The latest data tells us that more and more, social netwo

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Campaign pushes to raise minimum driving age to 16

June 14th, 2010 4:37 am by Jennifer Brooks

Every year, thousands of 15-year-olds head out on Tennessee roads with the ink barely dry on their learner's permits. The question now is whether they and everyone else on the road might be safer if they had to wait longer before getting behind the w

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Tennessee legislative politics veer right

June 13th, 2010 6:47 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee legislators made a series of political right turns on public policy during the 106th General Assembly that ended the second half of its two-year run last week, lawmakers and observers say.With Republicans gaining majorities in both

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Tennessee's first virtual high school rolls out in fall

June 13th, 2010 6:44 am by Jennifer Brooks

The newest high school in Nashville won't have walls. Or desks. Or books. Metro Nashville Public Schools will open its first virtual high school this fall. Courses will be offered entirely online and accessible to everyone from home-schooled students t

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Some air taken out of Ken Mink's basketball journey

June 13th, 2010 6:36 am by Dave Link

Ken Mink plans to add his name to the Guinness Book of World Records this month as the oldest man to play professional basketball.The 75-year-old from Knoxville who is also a former Times-News employee has signed to be a player/coach at a pro-am tournamen

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