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Smokey Mountain Medical Marijuana Rights Rally to be held

Smokey Mountain Medical Marijuana Rights Rally to be held

January 18th, 2014 9:26 pm by Gary B. Gray

A Bluff City man has organized the Smokey Mountain Medical Marijuana Rights Rally in support of pending legislation in Nashville that would legalize prescribing cannabis to qualifying patients.

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Local preteen's impact felt through past actions and words

Local preteen's impact felt through past actions and words

January 18th, 2014 9:17 pm by Becky Campbell

In some ironic way, a 12-year-old’s dream to travel the world doing mission work has materialized with her death, and though Tim and Ellen miss their youngest child terribly, they can see the impact she’s made around the globe.

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Proposal seeks to increase time for fleeing felons

Proposal seeks to increase time for fleeing felons

January 18th, 2014 9:03 pm by Becky Campbell

A Washington County government committee put its stamp of approval on a resolution that would name a new law after a local sheriff’s deputy nearly killed two years ago by fleeing felons.

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Questions asked about candidates' intentions in attending campaign events

Questions asked about candidates' intentions in attending campaign events

January 18th, 2014 8:57 pm by Becky Campbell

Attending the political campaign kickoff for a candidate could be perceived as showing support for that person, but on the other hand, it might not mean that at all.

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Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes praises governor's methamphetamine bill

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes praises governor's methamphetamine bill

January 18th, 2014 6:40 pm by John Thompson

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes praised Gov. Bill Haslam’s methamphetamine bill that was filed in the General Assembly this week.

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Ambulance service looks to move offices to Unicoi County Sheriff Department's old space

Ambulance service looks to move offices to Unicoi County Sheriff Department's old space

January 18th, 2014 6:37 pm by Brad Hicks

In March, the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department relocated its administrative offices from downtown Erwin to the Unicoi County Jail Annex on Jackson Love Highway.

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Longtime police employee running for Carter Circuit clerk

Longtime police employee running for Carter Circuit clerk

January 18th, 2014 6:32 pm by John Thompson

Longtime police investigator Frank Peters has announced he will be a candidate for Carter County Circuit Court clerk in the May 6 Republican Primary.

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Redi-Mart store in Elizabethton burglarized

Redi-Mart store in Elizabethton burglarized

January 18th, 2014 6:29 pm by Staff Reports

A burglary to the Redi Mart convenience store at 725 W. G St., Elizabethton, occurred a few minutes after midnight Friday, police said.

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Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

January 18th, 2014 5:30 pm by Associated Press

President Barack Obama's orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies.

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Bird solution still up in the air

Bird solution still up in the air

January 17th, 2014 10:05 pm by Tony Casey

In the Gump neighborhood, a solution to the problem of how to handle pesky starlings and blackbirds has been as evasive as the birds themselves.

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