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Tennessee inmates sue over electric chair

Tennessee inmates sue over electric chair

August 22nd, 2014 4:56 pm by Associated Press

Ten death row inmates in Tennessee are suing to prevent the state from using the electric chair as a backup execution device should it be unable to obtain drugs needed to give lethal injections.

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Manhunt: Church Hill police offer $1,000 reward for man accused of pointing pistol at cop's face

Manhunt: Church Hill police offer $1,000 reward for man accused of pointing pistol at cop's face

August 22nd, 2014 4:32 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Chief Mark Johnson said it was later determined that the man was attempting to break in to a bakery.

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Charges dropped for man arrested at Greeneville meeting about U.S. Nitrogen

Charges dropped for man arrested at Greeneville meeting about U.S. Nitrogen

August 22nd, 2014 4:27 pm by Associated Press

District Attorney General C. Berkeley Bell said he sought the dismissal, which was granted last week, after reviewing video of the meeting.

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T-bone crash turns SUV onto side, snarls traffic

August 22nd, 2014 3:31 pm by Becky Campbell

Wreck happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday on Greenwood Drive near State of Franklin

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Bright's Zoo: Necropsy shows baby giraffe died of virus

Bright's Zoo: Necropsy shows baby giraffe died of virus

August 22nd, 2014 2:50 pm by Max Hrenda

"Hoping can get more answers today" - Zoo Director David Bright.

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Long-lost Civil War diary returned to Tennessee

Long-lost Civil War diary returned to Tennessee

August 22nd, 2014 1:37 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A Civil War diary kept by a onetime mayor of Nashville, Randal McGavock, has been returned to Tennessee 152 years after it was found by a Union captain when Fort Henry was captured from Confederate forces.

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Cooling tensions in Missouri: Facts about US racial unrest

Cooling tensions in Missouri: Facts about US racial unrest

August 22nd, 2014 1:31 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

As calm begins to take hold and Ferguson takes its place alongside past urban riots, here are some details about racial unrest in the United States.

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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

August 22nd, 2014 11:55 am by ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press

Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

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Tests scores: 2 Carter Co. elementaries named state Reward Schools

Tests scores: 2 Carter Co. elementaries named state Reward Schools

August 22nd, 2014 11:45 am by John Thompson

It was time for celebration at Hunter and Valley Forge.

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'No Comment': Lunceford won't talk about raises dished out by sheriff he ousted in election

'No Comment': Lunceford won't talk about raises dished out by sheriff he ousted in election

August 22nd, 2014 11:30 am by John Thompson

The raises will make the budget more difficult for Lunceford, who has already announced he will fill the chief deputy position with James Parrish, who bowed out of the sheriff's race before the primary in May and threw his support to Lunceford.

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