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House sends "loaded" guns-in-parks bill back to Senate

House sends "loaded" guns-in-parks bill back to Senate

April 7th, 2015 4:59 pm by Gary B. Gray

Van Huss says amendment to allow guns in state Capitol was attempt to get governor to veto bill

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Mountain States, Wellmont announce members of council for merger planning

Mountain States, Wellmont announce members of council for merger planning

April 7th, 2015 4:53 pm by Sam Watson

The council will be composed of system executives and physicians, and it will make recommendations to the joint board task force, the governing group of leaders from each system.

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Bear sightings: Johnson City police offer safety tips

Bear sightings: Johnson City police offer safety tips

April 7th, 2015 2:38 pm by Contributed to the Press

Residents are advised to call 911 if a bear is sighted in a populated area.

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Rocky Fork State Park soft opening Hikers' Jamboree slated for May 2

Rocky Fork State Park soft opening Hikers' Jamboree slated for May 2

April 7th, 2015 2:32 pm by Tony Casey

On Saturday, May 2, the general public will finally be let loose to explore the state's newest park. That will be the day of the First Annual Hikers' Jamboree, where people of all ages are welcome to take part in a sun-up-to-sun-down day of events, includ

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James Best, TV's Rosco P. Coltrane, dead at 88

James Best, TV's Rosco P. Coltrane, dead at 88 - VIDEO

April 7th, 2015 1:45 pm by Associated Press

Best died Monday night in hospice care in Hickory, N.C., from complications of pneumonia.

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Elizabethton man charged with marijuana violations

Elizabethton man charged with marijuana violations

April 7th, 2015 1:40 pm by Staff Report

An Elizabethton man was charged Monday after police reported finding three pounds of marijuana and equipment used to portion the drug for resale during a search of his apartment.

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Update: Creeks overflow in Johnson City, Jonesborough as region remains under severe weather alert

Update: Creeks overflow in Johnson City, Jonesborough as region remains under severe weather alert

April 7th, 2015 1:06 pm by Jessica Fuller

A few storms may become strong to severe today, especially across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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Senate committee passes bill to make Bible official state book

Senate committee passes bill to make Bible official state book

April 7th, 2015 12:59 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

A Senate committee decided to approve a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee. The committee approved the measure by a 7-0-2 vote; no lawmakers voted against the bill, but two abstained.

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Jack Daniel's prevails as lawmaker withdraws 2nd 'Tennessee Whiskey' challenge

Jack Daniel's prevails as lawmaker withdraws 2nd 'Tennessee Whiskey' challenge

April 7th, 2015 11:58 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican state Sen. Ed Jackson, of Jackson, withdrew his bill without debate on Tuesday that sought to repeal the law passed at the behest of Jack Daniel's in 2013.

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Tenn. bill gives in-state tuition rates to immigrant children on deferred action

Tenn. bill gives in-state tuition rates to immigrant children on deferred action

April 7th, 2015 11:36 am by Associated Press

Tennessee residents who are authorized to be in the United States would be eligible for in-state tuition under legislation headed for a vote in the Senate.

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