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Senate OKs bill that would end annexation by ordinance in state

Senate OKs bill that would end annexation by ordinance in state

March 27th, 2014 9:19 pm by Gary B. Gray

The state Senate on Thursday passed a consolidated bill that, if passed by the House and signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, would end municipal annexation by ordinance, halt annexation of farmland and require a referendum for any annexation, whether requested by

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I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

March 27th, 2014 9:15 pm by Gary B. Gray

A more than $14 million project aimed at keeping infrastructure improvements in step with growth at the Interstate 26/Tenn. Highway 75 interchange in Gray continues to progress with an estimated completion date of August 2015.

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UPDATE: Firefighters battle large brush fire

UPDATE: Firefighters battle large brush fire

March 27th, 2014 6:08 pm by Becky Campbell

Jonesborough Fire Department Chief Phil Fritts said his department responded to a "rather involved" brush fire at 270 Upper Sand Valley Road at 5:18 p.m. Thursday after an assistant pastor at the Episcopal Holiness Church had burned wood behind the church

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UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases

UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases

March 27th, 2014 4:46 pm by Staff Report

Criminal Court Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood denied motions by three defense attorneys in the upcoming Facebook Murders trial that would have removed Dennis Brooks as a prosecutor.

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UPDATE: Carter jury finds driver guilty of vehicular homicide in 2012 fatal crash

UPDATE: Carter jury finds driver guilty of vehicular homicide in 2012 fatal crash

March 27th, 2014 4:29 pm by John Thompson

After a two-day trial Wednesday and Thursday, a Carter County jury found Micah Cates guilty of vehicular homicide in the death of Tanner Perkins.

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Entertainment
NY college to offer Miley Cyrus class, twerk-free

NY college to offer Miley Cyrus class, twerk-free

March 27th, 2014 4:08 pm by Staff Report

Professor to focus on the 21-year-old performer and all her incarnations as a way to study such topics as gender, race, class, fame and power.

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Columns Good Neighbor
Sue Guinn Legg

New series of benefit yard sales being planned

March 27th, 2014 3:53 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Friends and family of Sheila Whaley and Lisa Israel, the Johnson City woman and her future daughter-in-law from Greeneville who are both undergoing cancer treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, are once again collecting donations for another i

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Columns Outdoors Adventures
Johnny Molloy

With flies or spinning tackle preparation yields more fish

March 27th, 2014 3:51 pm by Johnny Molloy

Area fly and spin fishermen are blessed with ample opportunities to ply our trade here in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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Police: Indianapolis Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

Police: Indianapolis Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

March 27th, 2014 3:29 pm by AP

Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving and other charges, according to the arrest report.

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TN Senate restricts welfare recipients in use of their electronic cards

TN Senate restricts welfare recipients in use of their electronic cards

March 27th, 2014 1:49 pm by Andy Sher, Times Free Press

Legislation bars ATMs in or near businesses that provide bail bonds, tattoos and body piercing from dispensing cash to people with welfare benefit cards.

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