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Steady Kenseth among FC 500 favorites

Steady Kenseth among FC 500 favorites

April 14th, 2015 10:25 pm by Jeff Birchfield

While the old saying is slow and steady wins the race, it's often fast and steady which wins in NASCAR.

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Cuban native living in Johnson City hopes U.S. shows more than good will

Cuban native living in Johnson City hopes U.S. shows more than good will

April 14th, 2015 10:23 pm by Gary B. Gray

Orestes Salazar has endured.The Cuban national tried for 43 long years to reach America for a shot at a life free of government oppression, food rationing and unthinkable restrictions on basic freedoms.

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McMurray looking for another big-game trophy

McMurray looking for another big-game trophy

April 14th, 2015 10:21 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Car owner Chip Ganassi has nicknamed Jamie McMurray the "Big Game Hunter" after wins in some of the world's biggest auto races.

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3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

April 14th, 2015 10:18 pm by Nathan Baker

Three residents in the area could become some of Tennessee's first legal hemp farmers - provided the state's pilot growing project is approved by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Johnson City man arrested for stealing neighbor's electricity, police say

Johnson City man arrested for stealing neighbor's electricity, police say

April 14th, 2015 10:16 pm by Staff Report

A Johnson City man was jailed Sunday on theft charges after a Johnson City Power Board employee noticed he was stealing electricity from his neighbor, a Johnson City Police Department news release said.

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Police: Woman sought attention, drama with false claim of assailant

Police: Woman sought attention, drama with false claim of assailant

April 14th, 2015 10:06 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

Police believe a Hawkins County woman was seeking "attention" and "drama" last year when she allegedly lied to police about a man who confronted her at a used car lot and made her fear she might be in danger.

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Bill to do away with Tennessee helmet requirement shelved

Bill to do away with Tennessee helmet requirement shelved

April 14th, 2015 10:00 pm by Associated Press

A proposal to do away with Tennessee's motorcycle helmet requirement has been shelved for the year.

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Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

April 14th, 2015 9:58 pm by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by giving states more control in determining how to hold public schools accountable for student performance.

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Shovels & Rope, craft beer fans to pour into Founders Park for Blue Plum Festival - VIDEO

Shovels & Rope, craft beer fans to pour into Founders Park for Blue Plum Festival - VIDEO

April 14th, 2015 4:57 pm by Tony Casey

With Tuesday's Blue Plum Festival announcement that the Charleston, South Carolina American folk band Shovels & Rope will be playing the Great Lawn at Founders Park following the 2nd Annual Blue Hop Brew HaHa that takes place in the same location, it's cl

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White House indicates Obama will sign compromise Iran bill

White House indicates Obama will sign compromise Iran bill

April 14th, 2015 3:46 pm by DEB RIECHMANN and LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

International negotiators are trying to reach a deal that would prevent Iran from being able to develop nuclear weapons. In exchange, Tehran would get relief from economic sanctions that are crippling its economy.

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