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Appeals court upholds vehicular homicide conviction in 2005 Johnson City drag racing death

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff report

An appeals court has upheld David Phillips' vehicular homicide conviction and six-year prison sentence related to a 2005 drag racing-related crash that killed one area teenager and severely injured another.David Phillips, 43, was in the Washington County

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Senator vows to block all spending billing that are not 'paid for'

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Hill is reporting that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has vowed to block all future spending bills in the Senate that aren't fully "paid for" with cuts to other spending programs.Coburn and other Republicans are already blocking a $9 billion bill to extend

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Willie Nelson fires back over Tenn. horse slaughter bill

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Anne Paine

Rep. Frank Niceley started it: He's blaming Willie Nelson and his friends for horses around the country that are starving. During an agriculture committee meeting last month, the Strawberry Plains Republican had upbraided Nelson for his opposition to kil

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Ex-high school band director pleas guilty in child porn case

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

A former band director at South Pittsburg High School has pleaded guilty to sending and receiving child pornography on the Internet when he lived in Jasper.A statement from the U.S. attorney's office says 39-year-old Roy Walsh, who now lives in Lenoir Cit

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Board hearing today on biology textbook targeted over definition of creationism

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Lola Alapo

Area school systems said it's rare for a textbook to come under scrutiny, but when it does they have procedures in place to address it.Many systems, including Union County Schools, have policies that call for the creation of a review committee to handle t

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