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Melungeon Heritage Association plans gathering in North Carolina

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Melungeon Heritage Association plans gathering in North Carolina

May 25th, 2015 10:06 pm by Dylan Chesser

A group of people historically estranged because their ancestry did not fit into accepted United States ethnic categories is trying to spread awareness of their history and reconnect with their roots.

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Tennessee doughnut store employee carjacked, found by police

Tennessee doughnut store employee carjacked, found by police

May 26th, 2015 10:56 am by Associated Press

Police say they spotted her car Monday after it was used in another carjacking in Nashville.

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More than 2,000 Tennessee workers offered to apply for buyouts

More than 2,000 Tennessee workers offered to apply for buyouts

May 26th, 2015 10:50 am by Associated Press

Letters detailing the offers were sent out last week, but weren't expected to reaching the affected workers until Tuesday because of the Memorial Day holiday.

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Moonshine changes tourism in Gatlinburg

Moonshine changes tourism in Gatlinburg

May 26th, 2015 10:46 am by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News-Sentinel

In a sleepy little town known for handmade candles, wood-carved signs and airbrushed T-shirts, will the next big souvenirs be a Mason jar and an "I got trashed in Gatlinburg" shirt?

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UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

May 26th, 2015 10:39 am by CARA ANNA, Associated Press

For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff.

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Drug treatment, not longer sentences, is the answer

Drug treatment, not longer sentences, is the answer

May 26th, 2015 9:38 am by Johnson City Press

After decades of locking up drug felons, leaders are now wondering if there might be a better way to address the problem.

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Money is needed to help Tennesseans kick the habit

Money is needed to help Tennesseans kick the habit

May 26th, 2015 9:33 am by Johnson City Press

Unfortunately, none of the money to be gained from the markup hike will be going to help Tennesseans stop smoking. It is another example of how Tennessee lawmakers have squandered a chance to pay for smoking cessation programs.

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Children must be taught that guns are not toys

Children must be taught that guns are not toys

May 26th, 2015 9:29 am by Johnson City Press

Figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention show that that between 2007 and 2011, an average of 62 children under the age of 15 died each of those years as a result of an accidental shooting.

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Insure Tennessee gets a hearty  'Amen!' from state residents

Insure Tennessee gets a hearty 'Amen!' from state residents

May 26th, 2015 9:17 am by Robert Houk

"Politicians have health insurance. Why can't the working people of Tennessee have health insurance?" - Dr. Patrick MacMillan.

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Meet Your Neighbor: Larry Grogan wears many hats in community

Meet Your Neighbor: Larry Grogan wears many hats in community

May 26th, 2015 9:09 am by David Floyd

Larry Grogan moved to Johnson City from New York to be closer to his aging parents in North Carolina.

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Surviving family members, comrades remember 352 local veterans at Memorial Day service

Surviving family members, comrades remember 352 local veterans at Memorial Day service - VIDEO

May 25th, 2015 10:10 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Johnson City/Washington County Veterans Memorial Foundation remembered 352 fallen veterans Monday afternoon during a special memorial service.

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