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Penguin dance for 'Ellen' wins Cherokee Elementary $100,000 from Target

Penguin dance for 'Ellen' wins Cherokee Elementary $100,000 from Target - VIDEO

May 17th, 2015 12:34 pm by Staff Report

In an episode set to air Monday on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show, "Ellen," Cherokee Principal Mary Nelle McIntyre and 20-year veteran teacher Andrea Baker were surprised with the gift from Target's "Thanks A Billion" campaign.

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Elizabethton falls short against CAK

May 16th, 2015 11:10 pm by Staff reports

CAK scored two goals before the half, but it was the 72nd minute when the Warriors finally scored a third goal to put the game away.

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Science Hill soccer headed to Murfreesboro

Science Hill soccer headed to Murfreesboro

May 16th, 2015 11:08 pm by Dave Ongie, Press Staff Writer

That's the hallmark of a championship squad, and after the 'Toppers rebounded to beat Oak Ridge 3-1, they'll have a chance to capture a state title next week in Murfreesboro

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Princess for a day: Little princesses don their gowns for annual Princess Ball - VIDEO

May 16th, 2015 10:12 pm by Jessica Fuller

Almost 200 little princesses donned their gowns and tiaras Saturday afternoon for the 3rd-annual Princess Ball at the Memorial Park Center.

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Annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival continues to grow

Annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival continues to grow

May 16th, 2015 10:08 pm by Jessica Fuller

With Scott's Strawberries on the shelves, what's not to celebrate?

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Johnson City Schools behind on requiring state-mandated Certificate of Immunization

Johnson City Schools behind on requiring state-mandated Certificate of Immunization

May 16th, 2015 10:04 pm by Tony Casey

Catherine O'Leary has made her case in front of the Board of Education at the past two open monthly meetings, passionately saying the completed Tennessee Department of Health Certificate of Immunization needs to be considered "the student's ticket in the

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Teen's first public steps bring cheers, tears at graduation

Teen's first public steps bring cheers, tears at graduation

May 16th, 2015 9:56 pm by Brian Wilson, The Tennessean

Allie Stanaland stopped and turned back to the stage moments after she received her Blackman High School diploma Thursday night at MTSU's Murphy Center.

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US says IS head of oil operations killed in US raid in Syria

US says IS head of oil operations killed in US raid in Syria

May 16th, 2015 9:47 pm by ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press and SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press

In a rare ground attack deep into Syria, U.S. Army commandos killed a man described as the Islamic State's head of oil operations, captured his wife and rescued a woman whom American officials said was enslaved.

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Defense seeks mistrial in Vanderbilt rape case

Defense seeks mistrial in Vanderbilt rape case

May 16th, 2015 4:12 pm by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean

Attorneys for a former Vanderbilt University football player convicted of raping an unconscious student in 2013 have asked the judge to declare a mistrial.

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Tennessee Aquarium crews release sturgeons back into Tennessee River

Tennessee Aquarium crews release sturgeons back into Tennessee River

May 16th, 2015 4:00 pm by Kendi Anderson, Times Free Press

The prehistoric-looking lake sturgeon swam up and down the Tennessee River until 1961, when they disappeared.

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