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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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Opinion
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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Inmate charged with killing fellow prisoner at Tennessee prison

Inmate charged with killing fellow prisoner at Tennessee prison

August 1st, 2014 11:16 am by Staff Report

The TBI called the incident gang-related.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
US employers add 209K jobs, but unemployment rate rises to 6.2 pct.

US employers add 209K jobs, but unemployment rate rises to 6.2 pct.

August 1st, 2014 11:00 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

July's gain was less than in the previous three months, though, and probably wasn't strong enough to intensify fears that the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates to curb inflation.

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Johnson City obtains Kelly's Foods property, one step in Brush Creek flood mitigation

Johnson City obtains Kelly's Foods property, one step in Brush Creek flood mitigation

August 1st, 2014 10:09 am by Tony Casey

"A lot of different issues come into play and we'll take them one at a time" - Public Works Director Phil Pindzola.

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News Local News Regional & National Election 2014
Alexander in Tri-Cities: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

Alexander in Tri-Cities: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

August 1st, 2014 9:56 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

The Tennessee Republican, during a get-out-the-vote rally at Warriors Path State Park, insisted the only cure for a "runaway president" is an election.

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