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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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News Regional & National Education
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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News Regional & National
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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Sports High schools
Gregory, Wampler help 'Toppers sweep Sullivan Central

Gregory, Wampler help 'Toppers sweep Sullivan Central

December 9th, 2014 10:51 pm by Trey Williams

It was in doubt far longer than anyone could've anticipated, but the Science Hill Lady Hilltoppers ultimately cruised to their 55th straight regular-season conference win on Tuesday.

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Sports High schools
Cyclones boys, girls remain undefeated

Cyclones boys, girls remain undefeated

December 9th, 2014 10:49 pm by Douglas Fritz

Elizabethton's boys and girls teams stayed unbeaten with wins over rival Hampton on Tuesday, but the victories proved costly for the Cyclones.

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Sports High schools
Good leads Pioneers to win over Dobyns-Bennett

Good leads Pioneers to win over Dobyns-Bennett

December 9th, 2014 10:47 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Dobyns-Bennett was the latest basketball team to be perplexed by junior phenom Patrick Good, who scored 41 points to lead David Crockett to an 80-66 win over the Indians in Tuesday night's showdown for first place in the Big Seven Conference.

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