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Law school: Union president says Washington County teachers denied legal counsel during meetings

Law school: Union president says Washington County teachers denied legal counsel during meetings

December 4th, 2014 9:42 pm by Nathan Baker

A Washington County teachers' union president turned the district's board of education meeting space into a classroom Thursday night with some stern words and a handout outlining the importance of allowing employees proper representation during administra

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Military cadet, Johnson City native mistaken for police by Ferguson protesters in New York City

Military cadet, Johnson City native mistaken for police by Ferguson protesters in New York City

December 4th, 2014 9:27 pm by Dylan Chesser, East Tennessean

A crowd in New York City protesting a St. Louis County grand jury's refusal to bring charges against the white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot an unarmed African-American teenager confronted a U.S. Military Academy cadet.

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Haslam: 'Tennessee Promise' program working

Haslam: 'Tennessee Promise' program working

December 4th, 2014 9:17 pm by Michael Collins, Knoxville News Sentinel

Gov. Bill Haslam told an audience of university presidents and other educators Thursday his new scholarship program to provide two years of free community college for all high school graduates in Tennessee is already working.

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Waterline break affects some in Bluff City

Waterline break affects some in Bluff City

December 4th, 2014 5:05 pm by Staff Report

City administrators are advising residents along Underwood Springs Road that the area will be without water service because of a waterline break.

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Police say busted taillight results in bust of Atlanta man on felony drug charges

Police say busted taillight results in bust of Atlanta man on felony drug charges

December 4th, 2014 3:42 pm by Staff Report

A traffic stop over a non-functioning brake light resulted in a Georgia man's arrest on felony drug charges, police said.

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Single-car crash results in death of local woman, deputies say

Single-car crash results in death of local woman, deputies say

December 4th, 2014 3:07 pm by Staff Report

Deputies said speed may have been a factor in a single-vehicle crash that proved fatal for a city woman.

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Gatlinburg, wastewater operator dismissed from wrongful death suit

Gatlinburg, wastewater operator dismissed from wrongful death suit

December 4th, 2014 2:44 pm by Associated Press

The city of Gatlinburg and its wastewater operator have been dropped from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of two workers who were killed when a wall collapsed.

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House rebukes Obama on immigration

House rebukes Obama on immigration

December 4th, 2014 2:41 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

House Republicans have passed a bill denouncing President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration and declaring them "null and void."

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Louisiana petitions to skip step in same-sex marriage ban appeals

Louisiana petitions to skip step in same-sex marriage ban appeals

December 4th, 2014 2:36 pm by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

The state of Louisiana agrees with gay rights activists about one thing: asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take the rare step of hearing an appeal of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages before a federal appeals court rules.

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Police find sheriff's office badge, drugs after Kingsport crash

Police find sheriff's office badge, drugs after Kingsport crash

December 4th, 2014 1:41 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The man reportedly claimed the badge - which was attached to his wallet - was his grandfather's, but "could not give a reason" as to why he was carrying it.

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