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The problem with wipes in pipes

The problem with wipes in pipes

April 28th, 2014 8:31 am by Gary B. Gray

Flushable toilet wipes, though quickly growing in popularity, are clogging city sewer pipes.

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All eyes on NBA commissioner, as Sterling fallout continues

All eyes on NBA commissioner, as Sterling fallout continues

April 28th, 2014 7:36 am by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Facing the first real crisis of his short tenure as NBA commissioner, Silver is under pressure to swiftly bring some sort of resolution to the scandal surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racially charged comments he allegedly made.

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Nine injured as van overturns in SW Virginia

Nine injured as van overturns in SW Virginia

April 28th, 2014 7:30 am by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

Of the 11 passengers, nine were residents of Mountain Connections, an assisted living home for mentally disabled adults located in Weber City, while the other two were the van's driver and a chaperon.

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Crime
Johnson City police: Graffiti artist caught red handed

Johnson City police: Graffiti artist caught red handed

April 28th, 2014 6:59 am by Staff Report

The alleged vandal painted a residence, a power meter and a city street sign on his own street.

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News Regional & National Education
Tennessee on pace to meet 90 percent high school graduation rate

Tennessee on pace to meet 90 percent high school graduation rate

April 28th, 2014 6:23 am by Associated Press

The report released Monday by the education advocacy group America's Promise Alliance shows the state increased its graduation rate 17 percentage points from 2003 to 2010, and has continued to make progress with a graduation rate of 87 percent in 2012.

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Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

April 28th, 2014 6:12 am by ANDREW DeMILLO and CHRISTINA HUYNH, Associated Press

Among the ruins was a new $14 million intermediate school that was set to open this fall.

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SEC to stick with eight-game league schedule in football

SEC to stick with eight-game league schedule in football

April 27th, 2014 9:44 pm by AP

SEC teams will continue to play each of their six division rivals, plus one permanent crossover rivalry game and another non-divisional opponent that will rotate.

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Kennesaw finishes off sweep of Bucs in dramatic fashion

Kennesaw finishes off sweep of Bucs in dramatic fashion

April 27th, 2014 9:41 pm by staff reports

Kennesaw State's Chris McGowan hit a two-run, two-out home run in the ninth off of Clinton Freeman, giving the Owls a 9-8 victory over the Bucs.

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Heritage
This Week in The Civil War: Fighting in Arkansas.

This Week in The Civil War: Fighting in Arkansas.

April 27th, 2014 11:00 am by Associated Press

Union troops who had been backing a failed federal Army and Navy incursion up the Red River into northern Louisiana found themselves bogged down in fighting in neighboring Arkansas this week 150 years ago in the Civil War.

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Outdoor Recreation

April 27th, 2014 8:30 am by Dave Boyd

Outdoor Recreation Dave Boyd/Johnson City PressArea residents experienced a touch of spring fever over the weekend as the weather was perfect for outdoor activities. Rain is expected to dominate the area over the next several days, forcing the outdoor en

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