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Milligan reports strong influx of students

Milligan reports strong influx of students

September 11th, 2014 4:58 pm by Contributed

Milligan College has announced a fall enrollment of 1,177, its third-largest enrollment in recent history and one of its strongest new student classes.

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7 bullets = 15 years in prison: Judge calls for sentencing overhaul in wake of Tennessee man's case

7 bullets = 15 years in prison: Judge calls for sentencing overhaul in wake of Tennessee man's case

September 11th, 2014 4:45 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press

A federal appeals court judge on Thursday called for an overhaul of federal sentencing rules after upholding the 15-year prison term of a Tennessee man convicted of possessing seven bullets.

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9/11: Milligan honors Flight 93 passenger Beamer with scholarship program for leaders

9/11: Milligan honors Flight 93 passenger Beamer with scholarship program for leaders

September 11th, 2014 4:15 pm by Contributed

"We are grateful for the life and legacy of Todd Beamer, a man who epitomized the qualities for which this scholarship program stands" - Milligan President Bill Greer.

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Wrong-way driver causes Main Street crash

Wrong-way driver causes Main Street crash

September 11th, 2014 2:45 pm by Staff Report

A wrong-way driver on West Main Street in Johnson City led to a crash Thursday afternoon that sent a toddler to an area hospital for examination.

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Elizabethton police want help identifying alleged cigarette thief

Elizabethton police want help identifying alleged cigarette thief

September 11th, 2014 2:26 pm by John Thompson

Capt. Joy Markland, chief of the Elizabethton Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, said the man has been going into convenience stores and requesting several cartons of cigarettes.

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219 soring violations found at Tennessee horse competition

219 soring violations found at Tennessee horse competition

September 11th, 2014 1:42 pm by Associated Press

Animal advocates say the numbers show that there is still a problem with soring, which occurs when a horse's legs are intentionally injured to make the animal have a higher gait.

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Erwin man found guilty in Sullivan County child porn case

Erwin man found guilty in Sullivan County child porn case

September 11th, 2014 1:41 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Joshua D. Johnson was indicted in August 2013, just weeks after the allegations were brought to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

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Home rebuild benefit set at Eldridge farm

September 11th, 2014 1:30 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Friends and neighbors of Fannie Mae Gosnell, a 78-year-old Jonesborough woman whose fire-damaged home is beyond repair, will host a musical benefit to help her rebuild Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28, at the John France Road farm of Washington County Mayor Dan

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DNA test ordered to confirm whether slain mountain lion was the one that attacked boy

DNA test ordered to confirm whether slain mountain lion was the one that attacked boy

September 11th, 2014 12:17 pm by Associated Press

After three days of searching and trap setting, the mountain lion was found and treed by dogs Wednesday before it was fatally shot in Cupertino by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, agency spokesman Patrick Foy said.

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South Carolina dad accused in 5 kids' deaths was ex-con

South Carolina dad accused in 5 kids' deaths was ex-con

September 11th, 2014 12:08 pm by JOHN O'CONNOR and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree in 2001 in Illinois.

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