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Washington County jailer resigns after being charged with spraying inmate's groin with pepper spray

August 19th, 2010 1:58 am by Becky Campbell

A rookie Washington County Detention Center officer accused of spraying an inmate's groin with pepper spray resigned after being relieved of his post to be questioned about the incident.Court records show Christopher Lynn Boyd, 40, of Jonesborough, was ar

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Tai chi may ease fibromyalgia pain

August 19th, 2010 1:48 am by Staff Report

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Corker calls for halt to 'wave of debt'

August 19th, 2010 1:39 am by Mike Pare

Facing "a looming wave of debt," today's generation of Americans may be the first to leave the nation worse than they found it, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says."You'd be embarrassed if you watched the way Washington spends your money," the Tennessee Republican

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Bees that killed two dogs were regular honey bees

August 19th, 2010 1:36 am by ANNE PAINE

The bees that fatally stung two dogs last month were honey bees and not the aggressive Africanized strain of bee. Tests done separately - one in Florida and one in Arizona - came back with the same results, said Casey Mahoney, spokeswoman with the Tenness

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Researchers say ADHD could be misdiagnosed in nearly 1M US kids

August 18th, 2010 5:30 am by Staff Report

Two studies published recently suggest there could be something wrong with the way ADHD is diagnosed in young children in the US, one found that nearly 1 million kids are potentially misdiagnosed just because they are the youngest in their kindergarten y

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ACT scores stagnate at U.S. high schools, Tenn. ranks at bottom of the college-prepared class

August 18th, 2010 5:13 am by Staff Report

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that new data show that fewer than 25% of 2010 graduates who took the ACT college-entrance exam possessed the academic skills necessary to pass entry-level courses, despite modest gains in college-readiness among U.S h

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