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Off the Wall News: Dogs survive blaze after firefighters deploy new breathing equipment

Off the Wall News: Dogs survive blaze after firefighters deploy new breathing equipment

January 23rd, 2014 10:52 am by Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner

"We just barely put them on our rigs and we got to use them tonight" — Fire Captain Dennis Gay.

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17-year-old driver charged in fatal East Tennessee crash had escaped from juvenile facility

17-year-old driver charged in fatal East Tennessee crash had escaped from juvenile facility

January 23rd, 2014 10:41 am by Beth Burger, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A 15-year-old Hixson High School freshman died in the crash.

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Political Ping-Pong: Contractor pulls out as Washington County Courthouse renovations remain at standstill

Political Ping-Pong: Contractor pulls out as Washington County Courthouse renovations remain at standstill

January 23rd, 2014 10:20 am by Gary B. Gray

The ping-pong ball effect — the bouncing of an issue from one side to another — is beginning to appear like standard operating procedure with county officials.

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Virginia attorney general says state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, won't defend in federal court

Virginia attorney general says state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, won't defend in federal court

January 23rd, 2014 9:34 am by STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press

Virginia, widely considered a battleground state in the nationwide fight to grant same-sex couples the right to wed, will instead side with the plaintiffs who are seeking to have the ban struck down.

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Group seeking to raise funds, awareness of heart defects

January 23rd, 2014 8:50 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Congenital Heart Defect Week will be observed nationally Feb. 7 through Valentine’s Day and the local Mended Little Hearts family support group is planning special events in each of the Tri-Cities during that period

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USPS gets more bad press for book policy

USPS gets more bad press for book policy

January 23rd, 2014 8:42 am by Johnson City Press

News that the U.S. Postal Service is now shredding undeliverable books meant for children under a program aimed at instilling the love of reading into Tennessee’s youth is both sad and infuriating.

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Lazarus hits the big time with two-page spread in Modern Cat magazine

Lazarus hits the big time with two-page spread in Modern Cat magazine

January 22nd, 2014 9:31 pm by Kristen Swing

An area cat has earned a two-page photo spread in Modern Cat magazine after receiving more than 82,000 votes in a months-long contest.

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As temperatures fall, TVA raising Boone Lake water levels

As temperatures fall, TVA raising Boone Lake water levels

January 22nd, 2014 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

With another cold snap expected tonight into Friday morning, the Tennessee Valley Authority has halted all non-emergency maintenance at its generation and transmission facilities — including Boone Dam — to reduce the risk to the valley’s power supply, age

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Lot 1 may be key to ETSU, Public Building Authority negotiations

Lot 1 may be key to ETSU, Public Building Authority negotiations

January 22nd, 2014 9:24 pm by Nathan Baker

Negotiations between East Tennessee State University and Johnson City for the land where the college hopes to build a performing and fine arts center are apparently hinging on parking access and floodwater plans, but the members of the Public Building Aut

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Craft distillery clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

Craft distillery clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

January 22nd, 2014 9:21 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

A new craft distillery specializing in the production of corn mash liquor has cleared the first hurdle on the track to opening for business in downtown Jonesborough.

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