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County votes to reduce commission size, increase districts

County votes to reduce commission size, increase districts

April 28th, 2015 9:52 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County commissioners on Monday approved a resolution to reduce their number from 25 to 15 and increase the number of districts from 10 to 15, which would place one commissioner in each district.

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Haslam says he'll sign cannabis oil bill

Haslam says he'll sign cannabis oil bill

April 28th, 2015 9:45 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam will sign into law a measure that allows limited usage of cannabis oil for medical reasons in Tennessee.

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Pork beef: Officials address 4-6 year old pork served to Hawkins students

Pork beef: Officials address 4-6 year old pork served to Hawkins students

April 28th, 2015 9:41 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

Some Hawkins County students were served roast pork last week that was 4-6 years old, sparking outrage by a few local officials, and prompting the Board of Education to set a committee meeting to discuss the issue.

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Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters

Obama criticizes black deaths by police, but also rioters

April 28th, 2015 9:37 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only "feign concern" without add

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After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

April 28th, 2015 9:34 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian cou

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TVA leader: Boone Dam is top priority

TVA leader: Boone Dam is top priority

April 28th, 2015 5:59 pm by Nathan Baker

Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson said the agency should have a plan to permanently repair the leaking Boone Dam by the end of July.

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Crash injures passing motorist in road rage incident, Kingsport police say

Crash injures passing motorist in road rage incident, Kingsport police say

April 28th, 2015 5:55 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

It all started with a horn.

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Will Hillary have a major opponent in the primaries? Sources say Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to run

Will Hillary have a major opponent in the primaries? Sources say Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to run

April 28th, 2015 5:30 pm by DAVE GRAM andKEN THOMAS, Associated Press

The white-haired senator has been a liberal firebrand, blasting the concentration of wealth in America and assailing a "billionaire class" that he says has taken over politics.

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Parachute team flies with Blue Lizard at Crown Laboratories - PHOTOS/VIDEO

April 28th, 2015 3:20 pm by Tony Casey

Members of the Team Fastrax Parachute Demonstration Team dropped out of an airplane from about 5,000 feet above Johnson City Tuesday, landing in a grass field next to the Crown Laboratories location at 349 Lafe Cox Drive while a crowd of employees cheered

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Latest on Nepal quake: UN says 8 million affected

Latest on Nepal quake: UN says 8 million affected

April 28th, 2015 2:52 pm by Associated Press

The United Nations says 8 million people have been affected by the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed nearly 4,400 people and 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance, but the challenge would be to reach them.

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