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Johnson City man pleads guilty in fight death

November 11th, 2010 4:40 am by Becky Campbell

A Johnson City man whose punch led to another man's death pleaded guilty Wednesday to simple assault.Bradley Ashby, 21, was charged Jan. 25, 2009, with reckless homicide after James Lewis, 48, died the next day after hitting his head on the ground when As

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Guilty plea entered in case of missing dogs

November 11th, 2010 4:00 am by Becky Campbell

The niece of the former Cool School for Dogs owners pleaded guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty and filing a false police report, but animal activists are apparently no closer to knowing the whereabouts of the 12 missing dogs than they were when the dogs w

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Conference Board says China's economy may overtake U.S. by 2012

November 10th, 2010 10:53 am by Staff Report

The Telegraph is reporting than some red-blooded American will be spluttering into his cornflakes after reading this. According to the Conference Board, a highly respected economic research association, China will overtake the US as the world's biggest ec

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Feds propose using images of corpses, cancer patients, diseased lungs on new cigarette warning labels

November 10th, 2010 10:15 am by Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Corpses, cancer patients and diseased lungs: These are some of the images the federal government plans for larger, graphic warning labels for cigarette packages.The images are part of a new push announced by the Food and Drug Administr

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Green Bankshares to defer dividend payments

November 10th, 2010 4:43 am by Naomi Snyder

A struggling East Tennessee bank with about 21 branches in the Nashville area, Green Bankshares, told investors Tuesday that it would defer dividend payments to the federal government and certain investors to save $5.1 million annually in capital. The

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Autopsy queries in killing of Monroe County Election Commission Chairman Jim Miller hit wall

November 10th, 2010 4:33 am by Jim Balloch

It has been nearly four months since Monroe County Election Commission Chairman Jim Miller was shot to death and left in the trunk of his burning car. The case remains a mystery.Miller's preliminary autopsy report has long been completed. It's also a publ

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