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Judge Arden Hill's portrait to hang in Washington County Justice Center

Judge Arden Hill's portrait to hang in Washington County Justice Center

December 10th, 2014 9:07 am by Becky Campbell

Those in political circles always say it's difficult to defeat a sitting judge, but one local retired judge did just that in his first attempt four decades ago.

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Crime Local News
Police say Erwin woman sold drugs to informant

Police say Erwin woman sold drugs to informant

December 10th, 2014 8:58 am by Staff Report

A Unicoi County woman serving probation for a 2012 arrest on methamphetamine-related charges was arrested last week on new drug charges, according to the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department.

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Man accused of firing shots at estranged wife's boyfriend

Man accused of firing shots at estranged wife's boyfriend

December 10th, 2014 8:54 am by John Thompson

A county man was arrested over the weekend after he was accused of firing two shots at the man he described as his estranged wife's boyfriend.

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Local News
Renovations force Sessions Court move to Council Chambers

Renovations force Sessions Court move to Council Chambers

December 10th, 2014 8:50 am by John Thompson

Some local legal history was made Tuesday morning when the Carter County Sessions Court convened in the Elizabethton City Council Chambers.

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Community Local News Education
Jonesborough Middle School students shake a leg, show off art for cultural awareness

Jonesborough Middle School students shake a leg, show off art for cultural awareness - VIDEO

December 10th, 2014 8:47 am by Max Hrenda

After approximately 200 people turned out for Jonesborough Middle School's first effort at a culturally driven arts and dance show, organizers said they were hopeful this year's event would bring in even more.

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Crime Local News
Jurors to have additional option in new vehicular homicide trial

Jurors to have additional option in new vehicular homicide trial

December 10th, 2014 8:43 am by Becky Campbell

There won't be many differences in the evidence for a Kingsport man's vehicular homicide trial next year than there was in his first one earlier this year, but a jury will be able to consider an additional charge.

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Haslam proposes changes intended to help teachers

Haslam proposes changes intended to help teachers

December 10th, 2014 7:55 am by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday announced several proposals for Tennessee teachers, including adjusting the way they're evaluated and creating a Governor's Teacher Cabinet in which educators could provide ideas.

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UN official calls for torture investigation

UN official calls for torture investigation

December 10th, 2014 7:33 am by John Heilprin, Associated Press

Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.

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5 thefts  + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

5 thefts + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

December 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Becky Campbell

They cashed in retirement accounts and took out home equity loans, all on the promise of a near stranger who talked his way into their lives, sometimes leaning on their Christian faith to close the deal.

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'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

December 9th, 2014 10:56 pm by Becky Campbell

Trial for three Johnson County residents in the so-called Facebook double murder was rescheduled from next month until April during a hearing Tuesday in Jonesborough, and the fourth defendant was denied a new trial.

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