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Man wrongly convicted freed from prison after four decades of captivity

Man wrongly convicted freed from prison after four decades of captivity

January 23rd, 2015 5:18 pm by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

A 70-year-old man wrongly convicted of the 1976 stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter walked out of prison Friday, saying he was looking forward to sleeping in a real bed and maybe swimming in a pool.

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Doctor: Vanderbilt player was so drunk, he'd struggle to join a gang-rape

Doctor: Vanderbilt player was so drunk, he'd struggle to join a gang-rape

January 23rd, 2015 5:12 pm by Sheila Burke, Associated Press

A defense witness in the case of four former Vanderbilt University football players charged with gang-raping a fellow student testified Friday that one of them was so drunk, he would have struggled to form the intent to commit such a crime.

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Anti-Medicaid expansion lawmaker criticizes radio ads

Anti-Medicaid expansion lawmaker criticizes radio ads

January 23rd, 2015 5:04 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

State House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, a staunch opponent of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, is criticizing radio ads targeting fellow Republicans for failing to condemn the plan.

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ETSU announces new crop of Roan Scholars

ETSU announces new crop of Roan Scholars

January 23rd, 2015 4:42 pm by Staff Report

East Tennessee State University announced the names of seven high school seniors Friday chosen as the newest members of the college's Roan Scholars Leadership Program.

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Rep. Timothy Hill to hold town hall

Rep. Timothy Hill to hold town hall

January 23rd, 2015 12:57 pm by Staff Report

Tennessee Rep. Timothy Hill will hold a town hall-style meeting next week in Mountain City to confer with constituents.

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Board wants Unicoi's ambulance services put out for bid

Board wants Unicoi's ambulance services put out for bid

January 23rd, 2015 10:19 am by Brad Hicks

MedicOne Medical Response's tenure as Unicoi County's ambulance services provider may be nearing its end and the county's search for its next provider may have to begin anew.

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Take a drive through the country to Rooster Rob's - it's worth it

Take a drive through the country to Rooster Rob's - it's worth it

January 23rd, 2015 10:08 am by Mystery Diner

We were on a winter morning's drive back from Knoxville when my dining partner announced she was hungry for something, but she didn't know what. Making this announcement to a car full of the dine-around bunch tooling up I-81 was a cause for some concern,

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5 Out & About things to do

5 Out & About things to do

January 23rd, 2015 10:02 am by Contributed

Award winning pianist Dr. Spencer Myer will perform in concert at East Tennessee State University tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Brown Hall auditorium. $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and free for students with ID. 439-4276

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at the Down Home tonight

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at the Down Home tonight

January 23rd, 2015 9:55 am by Contributed

Two nights of great music await those headed to The Down Home this weekend, starting with the duo of Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley.

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Willow Tree to host a Saturday trifecta of good music

Willow Tree to host a Saturday trifecta of good music

January 23rd, 2015 9:43 am by Contributed

The Willow Tree Coffeehouse will play host to three acts Saturday - Red Dirt Revelators, Ian Thomas and Justin Fedor as the Band of Opportunity and Big Daddy Love will wrap up the night.

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