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Sarah Palin brings Tenn. fans together at book signing

December 2nd, 2010 4:24 am by Bonnie Burch

BRENTWOOD Moments after leaving the executive-style wooden desk where Sarah Palin signed their copies of her new book, Nancy Henrich of Nashville and Janice Kay of Brentwood hugged each other as their eyes brimmed with tears. The two women didn't even

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Johnson CIty man pleads guilty in officer assault

December 2nd, 2010 4:17 am by Becky Campbell

A Johnson City man's two cases of attacking law enforcement were settled Wednesday, one by a guilty plea and one with an insanity defense.David Lee Roberts, 44, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and assault for a 2008 attack on Washington County Detent

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Amazon.com says it hopes to come to Chattanooga

December 1st, 2010 4:46 am by Staff Report

Amazon.com plans to meet its holiday retail rush a year from now with two new distribution centers in Southeast Tennessee, a company official said tonight.Fred Kiga, director of policy for the Seattle-based Amazon, said he is hopeful of soon finalizing an

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Drugs detected in 33 percent of killed drivers

December 1st, 2010 4:43 am by Naomi Snyder

One-third of all drug tests on drivers killed in motor vehicle accidents came back positive for drugs ranging from hallucinogens to prescription painkillers last year, according to a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration report released Tu

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War on earmarks would make Tenn. anti-drug task force a casualty

December 1st, 2010 4:37 am by Matt Lakin

The campaign to cut off congressional earmarks could mean amputation for one arm of Tennessee's war on drugs, officials said Tuesday.Police agencies and communities around the state have relied for the past decade on the Tennessee National Guard's Counter

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Tenn. won't release names of doctors who write most prescriptions

December 1st, 2010 4:29 am by Brandon Gee

A powerful U.S. senator is turning a spotlight on doctors who overprescribe commonly abused medications, but he has found a challenge in getting the names of the doctors from some states, including Tennessee. Still, the data that Tennessee sent from it

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Northeast State takes look at Johnson City campus

December 1st, 2010 4:24 am by Heather Richardson

One of downtown Johnson City's largest buildings, the nearly abandoned Downtown Centre, along with the downtown community around it could soon be brought back to life with the help of Northeast State Community College.After touring the former courthouse i

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