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Dolly Parton announces new resort in 10-year, $300M expansion

Dolly Parton announces new resort in 10-year, $300M expansion

August 21st, 2013 9:56 am by RANDALL DICKERSON, Associated Press

Country music legend and Sevier County native Dolly Parton announced Wednesday a commitment to invest $300 million over the next 10 years in her hometown, where she plans to expand her Dollywood properties.

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Community
Bad ink? Tattoo cover-ups solve impulsive choices, low-quality work

Bad ink? Tattoo cover-ups solve impulsive choices, low-quality work

August 21st, 2013 9:44 am by Rebekah Wilson

Robert Jarrett, a licensed tattoo artist for 15 years and current owner of 2 Ton Gallery, said he has three or four people come in every day with bad tattoos to see what their options are for getting them covered.

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Community Local News
Carter Co. Tomorrow provides updates on development plans

Carter Co. Tomorrow provides updates on development plans

August 21st, 2013 8:46 am by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON — Updates on the proposed West Elk Avenue development plans and the central business district improvement plans were presented during Thursday’s meeting of the Carter County Tomorrow Executive Board on Tuesday.

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News Regional & National
After same-sex couple's victory in Tennessee town, church ousts gay detective's family

After same-sex couple's victory in Tennessee town, church ousts gay detective's family

August 21st, 2013 7:23 am by Kevin Hardy, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Family members were given an ultimatum: They could repent for their sins and ask forgiveness in front of the congregation. Or leave the church.

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Is it OK to walk through a Tennessee city in a bullet proof vest and carrying a rifle?

Is it OK to walk through a Tennessee city in a bullet proof vest and carrying a rifle?

August 21st, 2013 7:12 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A Nashville judge rejected claims that police had no right to arrest a man who walked around downtown last month wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle.

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Tennessee man dies after 11-story fall

Tennessee man dies after 11-story fall

August 21st, 2013 6:55 am by Associated Press

Police have not released the man's name or the cause of his fall.

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Committee’s actions may eliminate Unicoi tax hike

Committee’s actions may eliminate Unicoi tax hike

August 20th, 2013 9:43 pm by Tony Casey

ERWIN — By the time the Unicoi County Commission’s Finance Committee adjourned Tuesday evening, progress was made in the way of three items of interest, leaving open the possibility county residents will not see a property tax increase during the next fis

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Local News Education
Local families stand behind online school

Local families stand behind online school

August 20th, 2013 9:32 pm by Nathan Baker

For the second year in a row, Tennessee’s only online public school scored at the bottom level on standardized tests, but school administrators and local parents insist the alternative curriculum provides quality education opportunities.

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Crime Local News
Local students try out new crime prevention program

Local students try out new crime prevention program

August 20th, 2013 9:15 pm by Becky Campbell

Students at one local high school are learning the benefits of positive actions through a new curriculum, and school leaders hope it will improve the overall atmosphere in classrooms and hallways.

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Sports Trey Williams High schools
Game changes for Boone’s Seeger

Game changes for Boone’s Seeger

August 20th, 2013 7:17 pm by Trey Williams

Daniel Boone opens its football season at Elizabethton on Friday, but the Trailblazers’ Grant Seeger believes his team will have the 12th man.

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