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Born country: Bristol becomes home to country birthplace museum - VIDEO

Born country: Bristol becomes home to country birthplace museum - VIDEO

August 1st, 2014 9:42 pm by Tony Casey

The people at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum are personally seeing to it that the circle will remain unbroken.

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Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

August 1st, 2014 9:23 pm by John Thompson

Carter County School Board Chairman Ron McAmis, board members Craig Davis and Rusty Barnett and Director of Schools Kevin Ward responded Friday to comments made in Thursday's County Commission meeting, saying the plans to build a new middle school in Ston

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SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

August 1st, 2014 9:16 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

A Sullivan County man is facing felony drug charges after a methamphetamine lab, which he allegedly was operating out of his grandmother's home, was found.

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JCPD warns of potential scam artist claiming to be police officer

JCPD warns of potential scam artist claiming to be police officer

August 1st, 2014 5:49 pm by Staff Report

Police issued a warning to local business owners of a potential scam artist who may be trying to retrieve their clients' personal information by claiming to be a police officer.

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Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

August 1st, 2014 5:08 pm by Staff Report

State and county offices estimate that the resultant damage from an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Washington County last weekend totals more than $1.2 million.

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Titans kicker sees second chances after gondola accident

Titans kicker sees second chances after gondola accident

August 1st, 2014 4:13 pm by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer

The native of Brazil is back with the Titans for a second year with the kicker job wide open for the taking, and he's the only guy in training camp with any NFL experience if kicking in a preseason game counts.

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Tennesseans need lasting relief from sales tax

Tennesseans need lasting relief from sales tax

August 1st, 2014 2:16 pm by Johnson City Press

The sales tax holiday is a nice reprieve from the state's oppressive sales tax rate, but families and the working poor need lasting relief from this burden. This state has the highest combined state and local sales tax rate in the nation.

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WHO says Ebola moving faster than control efforts

WHO says Ebola moving faster than control efforts

August 1st, 2014 2:13 pm by BOUBACAR DIALLO and KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press

Two American health workers in Liberia have been infected. Plans are underway to bring them back to the U.S.

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TVA to pay Kingston coal ash spill victims $27.8M

TVA to pay Kingston coal ash spill victims $27.8M

August 1st, 2014 12:12 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The 2008 spill happened when a containment dike burst at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant, releasing more than 5 million cubic yards of ash from a storage pond.

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Unicoi Co. Budget Committee looks at having employees fully pay for health insurance

Unicoi Co. Budget Committee looks at having employees fully pay for health insurance

August 1st, 2014 11:25 am by Brad Hicks

In June, the commission approved having BlueCross BlueShield serve as the provider for employee medical insurance in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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