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Bright's Zoo baby giraffe dies of unknown causes

August 20th, 2014 10:41 pm by Staff Report

A reticulated boy giraffe that was born earlier this month at Brights Zoo has died, according to Zoo Director David Bright.

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Jonesborough man accused of stealing $10K in goods from Kingsport employer

Jonesborough man accused of stealing $10K in goods from Kingsport employer

August 21st, 2014 7:32 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The goods from Leisure Products Inc. were allegedly placed online for sale.

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Bass Pro angles for Tri-Cities market

Bass Pro angles for Tri-Cities market

August 20th, 2014 10:48 pm by Nathan Baker

The Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World grand opening event Wednesday evening at The Pinnacle, Bristol's newest major retail complex, had all the trappings of a three-ring circus.

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Petition results may leave Erwin in high spirits

Petition results may leave Erwin in high spirits

August 20th, 2014 10:27 pm by Brad Hicks

If the proper requirements are met and everything checks out with the Unicoi County Election Commission, voters within the town of Erwin will have the opportunity during the November election to decide whether to allow for the sale of wine and liquor in t

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Decline in test scores blamed on Common Core confusion

Decline in test scores blamed on Common Core confusion

August 20th, 2014 10:00 pm by Nathan Baker

Local school administrators count the 2013-14 school year as a rebuilding period for teachers and students as districts across the state dealt with the transition to new state standards and uncertainty in standardized testing.

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Grant completes funding for Boundless Playground at Johnson City's Rotary Park

Grant completes funding for Boundless Playground at Johnson City's Rotary Park

August 21st, 2014 9:17 am by Sue Guinn Legg

The significance of the playground is its accessibility to children with mobility issues that present a barrier to play on traditional playgrounds.

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Feeling stuffy? Allergy sufferers, this may be a rough week for you

Feeling stuffy? Allergy sufferers, this may be a rough week for you

August 21st, 2014 9:02 am by David Floyd

Rain and warm weather: perfect conditions for weed growth but terrible conditions for allergy sufferers. Local weather patterns are forecast to match these conditions this week, creating a dynamic conducive to the creation of ragweed pollen.

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Tweetsie Trail Trek to officially open recreational trail

Tweetsie Trail Trek to officially open recreational trail

August 21st, 2014 8:48 am by Tony Casey

With all the buzz it's been receiving, it hard to imagine that people haven't sampled at least a portion of the Tweetsie Trail before it officially opens at the end of the month, but organizers of the opening day Tweetsie Trail Trek are working to make su

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Sage advice: How to run in the mountains

August 21st, 2014 8:40 am by Tony Casey

If you've got questions about running, Sage Canaday's got answers. His YouTube channel: Vo2max Productions and his website www.vo2maxproductions.com have countless videos of the former Cornell University distance standout, 2:16-marathoner while running th

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Off the Wall News: Tennessee student in trouble for saying 'bless you'

Off the Wall News: Tennessee student in trouble for saying 'bless you'

August 21st, 2014 8:26 am by Associated Press

The phrases "my bad," ''hang out," ''dumb," ''stupid" and "stuff" also were banned from class.

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Navy cheating scandal: 1 of 10 Things to Know Today

Navy cheating scandal: 1 of 10 Things to Know Today

August 21st, 2014 8:18 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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