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TN Senate restricts welfare recipients in use of their electronic cards

TN Senate restricts welfare recipients in use of their electronic cards

March 27th, 2014 1:49 pm by Andy Sher, Times Free Press

Legislation bars ATMs in or near businesses that provide bail bonds, tattoos and body piercing from dispensing cash to people with welfare benefit cards.

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Preliminary hearing for accused killer in downtown fatal shooting reset

Preliminary hearing for accused killer in downtown fatal shooting reset

March 27th, 2014 12:03 pm by Staff Report

The preliminary hearing for a man charged in a deadly downtown shooting was scheduled for Thursday but now will be held next week.

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Crime
Gun incident on Telford School Road leads to man's arrest

Gun incident on Telford School Road leads to man's arrest

March 27th, 2014 11:28 am by Staff Report

A landlord-tenant dispute involving a gun at a Telford mobile home led to a man's arrest on aggravated assault and burglary charges earlier this week.

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All in the family: East Tennessee mayor's son-in-law gets 2nd highest paying job despite lack of certification

All in the family: East Tennessee mayor's son-in-law gets 2nd highest paying job despite lack of certification

March 27th, 2014 9:55 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Although the position was created specifically for a certified mechanic, Steven McLain isn't a certified mechanic.

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26 Tennessee Main Street cities generate $59.8 million

26 Tennessee Main Street cities generate $59.8 million

March 27th, 2014 9:33 am by staff and wire reports

The department says 646 jobs were generated and 182 new businesses sprang up in the 26 communities in 2013. Jonesborough, Kingsport, Bristol and Greeneville are among them.

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Charlotte mayor in bribe sting: 1 of 10 things to know today

Charlotte mayor in bribe sting: 1 of 10 things to know today

March 27th, 2014 9:18 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Opinion
Annexation bill needs more debate

Annexation bill needs more debate

March 27th, 2014 8:44 am by Johnson City Press

We have a few questions and concerns regarding the annexation bill that our local lawmakers are determined to rush to passage in the state General Assembly.

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UPDATE: Man arrested after Unicoi County search to be held without bond

UPDATE: Man arrested after Unicoi County search to be held without bond

March 27th, 2014 7:41 am by Brad Hicks

Keenan Akil Shepherd was arrested after the incident on Sugar Hollow Road. Sheriff Mike Hensley said Shepherd was found with a loaded handgun and several pounds of marijuana.

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Legendary Vol, Heisman runner-up Laurincella dies

March 26th, 2014 9:31 pm by AP

Hank Lauricella, a former Heisman Trophy runner-up at Tennessee who went on to serve more than three decades as a Louisiana state legislator, has died. He was 83.

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UPDATE: Driver blames unresponsive steering wheel in 2012 Elizabethton vehicular homicide case

UPDATE: Driver blames unresponsive steering wheel in 2012 Elizabethton vehicular homicide case

March 26th, 2014 9:13 pm by John Thompson

Defendant Micah Cates testified Thursday morning that the steering wheel of his 2002 BMW 325i became unresponsive as it was approaching a curve at the intersection of the Milligan Highway and Okolona Road on the morning of Aug. 14, 2012.

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