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Carter County deputy placed on unpaid leave as allegations of 'inappropriate conduct' are investigated

Carter County deputy placed on unpaid leave as allegations of 'inappropriate conduct' are investigated

May 6th, 2014 12:40 pm by John Thompson

Sgt. Shane Watson was suspended on Monday after the department received the complaint from a witness.

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Dollywood's newest roller coaster to be featured on 'American Pickers'

Dollywood's newest roller coaster to be featured on 'American Pickers'

May 6th, 2014 11:36 am by Contributed to the Press

American Pickers' Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz set out on a journey to find fun and rare items to include in the unique theming of FireChaser Express. Results of their hard work can be seen during the Dollywood episode premiere on Wednesday, May 7, at 9 p.m

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Police: Man was intoxicated when he burned infant's face with cigarette

Police: Man was intoxicated when he burned infant's face with cigarette

May 6th, 2014 10:32 am by Staff Report

Johnson City police reportedly responded to a home on an unrelated domestic call when they noticed the burn on the 9-month-old child's face.

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UPDATE: Escaped Greene County inmate captured

UPDATE: Escaped Greene County inmate captured

May 6th, 2014 10:18 am by Staff Report

Shelton, who escaped from the Greene County Workhouse on May 3, was taken into custody Tuesday morning in Pigeon Forge.

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Collins Larson's first Easter - VIDEO

May 6th, 2014 9:57 am by Steve and Denise Arnold

Collins Larson's first Easter in Austin, Texas.

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TVA to cut more than 10 percent of jobs

TVA to cut more than 10 percent of jobs

May 6th, 2014 9:54 am by AP

TVA: 750 employees have retired or resigned through a voluntary incentive program, another 1,000 vacant positions are being eliminated and more cuts are on the way.

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Collier and McKeel whiskey sold to California group

Collier and McKeel whiskey sold to California group

May 6th, 2014 9:35 am by AP

Tennessee Distilling Co. is selling its brands including Collier and McKeel Tennessee Whiskey to California-based North Coast Spirits.

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Knox deputy accused of choking UT student was subject of previous complaint

Knox deputy accused of choking UT student was subject of previous complaint

May 6th, 2014 9:15 am by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Seventeen months ago, Patricia Mesa made her own excessive force complaint with KCSO after an off-duty Frank Phillips pointed a gun at her husband and allegedly made racist comments to the couple in an incident in Grainger County.

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Potential expansion of animal shelter could allow for longer stays for unwanted animals

Potential expansion of animal shelter could allow for longer stays for unwanted animals

May 6th, 2014 9:04 am by Max Hrenda

An anonymous donor has offered $250,000 toward the project provided the new Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter house animals longer, have a private area for potential owners to meet animals. The board must also seek matching donations from the

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Former sheriff asks judge for leniency in Hoyle case

Former sheriff asks judge for leniency in Hoyle case

May 6th, 2014 8:51 am by Brad Hicks

Former Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris has written a letter asking a U.S. Magistrate to go easy on Rickie Lee Hoyle Jr., who agreed to plead guilty earlier this year to trying to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.

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