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Lower state revenues hit ETSU fine arts, stadium funding this year

Lower state revenues hit ETSU fine arts, stadium funding this year

February 4th, 2014 9:32 pm by Nathan Baker

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that an expected decline in state revenues will mean East Tennessee State University’s fine and performing arts center and football stadium projects will not be funded this year.

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Neighboring schools help Elizabethton as vandalized buses get repaired

Neighboring schools help Elizabethton as vandalized buses get repaired

February 4th, 2014 9:25 pm by John Thompson

While the Elizabethton City School System had the misfortune of suffering vandalism to nine of its 13 buses on Monday morning, the school system had the good fortune of being surrounded by school systems who were generous and willing to help.

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Governor Haslam discusses budget challenges

Governor Haslam discusses budget challenges

February 4th, 2014 9:18 pm by Gary B. Gray

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed $32.6 billion 2015 fiscal budget is balanced, but general fund collections are projected to come in below the current year by $126 million at a time when every dollar counts in his push for education and health care r

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Haslam calls his free community college initiative a Tennessee game-changer

Haslam calls his free community college initiative a Tennessee game-changer

February 4th, 2014 9:14 pm by Nathan Baker

Gov. Bill Haslam said his new education initiative to provide two free years of tuition and fees to graduating seniors at Tennessee’s community colleges and technical schools would be “a game-changer for the state.”

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Burglars raid Starbucks in Kingsport hospital

Burglars raid Starbucks in Kingsport hospital - VIDEO

February 4th, 2014 5:35 pm by NET News Service

Kingsport police are searching for a man and woman believed to have burglarized Starbucks in Holston Valley Medical Center, making away with food and beverages.

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FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

February 4th, 2014 1:41 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

The federal agency said Tuesday it is launching a $115 million multimedia education campaign called "The Real Cost" that's aimed at stopping teenagers from smoking and encouraging them to quit.

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Your Turn: Did the Target breach change your credit/debit card habits? Who's to blame?

Your Turn: Did the Target breach change your credit/debit card habits? Who's to blame?

February 4th, 2014 1:37 pm by Associated Press

Finger-pointing is coming from two industries with considerable lobbying might.

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Can Charter get 'future proof' against Internet TV?

Can Charter get 'future proof' against Internet TV?

February 4th, 2014 1:30 pm by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

Charter Communications Inc.'s $38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by getting its foot in the door of millions more homes wired for Internet service.

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Off the Wall News: Toddler calls 911 ... 15 times

Off the Wall News: Toddler calls 911 ... 15 times

February 4th, 2014 12:16 pm by Associated Press

The parents were charged with obstructing governmental administration.

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4 members of Kansas family killed in Nashville plane crash

4 members of Kansas family killed in Nashville plane crash

February 4th, 2014 10:39 am by The Tennessean

All four people on board died in the crash, authorities said, which spat flames 20 feet into the air along with a plume of smoke that could be seen for blocks and debris littered the ground 100 feet away in every direction.

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