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Carnival worker charged with raping runaway 17-year-old girl at Appalachian Fairground

Carnival worker charged with raping runaway 17-year-old girl at Appalachian Fairground

August 27th, 2013 5:00 pm by Tony Casey

A carnival worker at the Appalachian Fair was arrested Monday on charges that he had sex with an underage girl on the fairground in Gray, helped her run away from home and supplied her with drugs.

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Fire destroys camper in Carter Co. as family escapes

Fire destroys camper in Carter Co. as family escapes

August 27th, 2013 1:18 pm by John Thompson

A North Carolina family and their dog escaped from a fire that destroyed their camper over the weekend in Butler.

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Jonesborough Repertory Theatre takes on "Shrek the Musical"

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre takes on "Shrek the Musical"

August 27th, 2013 12:40 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

From reconstructing parts of the theater to custom-made costumes and an ensemble tap number, the members of the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre are pulling out all the stops for their new show, “Shrek the Musical.”

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2nd challenger emerges for District Attorney General Clark

2nd challenger emerges for District Attorney General Clark

August 27th, 2013 11:29 am by Becky Campbell

Another attorney has stepped forward and confirmed he will challenge District Attorney General Tony Clark in the 2014 election.

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Green Party sues state  to end voter photo ID requirement

Green Party sues state to end voter photo ID requirement

August 27th, 2013 11:16 am by Gary B. Gray

The Green Party of Tennessee filed suit Monday against Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins for violating their rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments for imposing a voter ID requirement.

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Haslam picks Kingsport judge for Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Haslam picks Kingsport judge for Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

August 27th, 2013 10:23 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has chosen Criminal Court Judge Robert “Rob” H. Montgomery Jr. of Kingsport as a judge for the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Eastern Section.

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Wash. County Commission flap ends with Commissioner Ferguson in spotlight

Wash. County Commission flap ends with Commissioner Ferguson in spotlight

August 27th, 2013 9:46 am by Gary B. Gray

Commissioner Mark Ferguson, Committee on Committees chairman, recommended appointments to the county’s 10 standing committees — a recommendation fashioned at an Aug. 19 committee meeting.

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Town of Erwin’s property tax rate going up by 15 cents

Town of Erwin’s property tax rate going up by 15 cents

August 27th, 2013 9:43 am by Brad Hicks

ERWIN — For the first time since 2001, the town of Erwin’s property tax rate will see an increase with the new fiscal year.

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East Tennessee couple sentenced for faking baby miscarriage to bilk donations

East Tennessee couple sentenced for faking baby miscarriage to bilk donations

August 27th, 2013 7:15 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

The husband reportedly went so far as to show photos of dead babies to his employer, and the wife reportedly showed her victim prenatal ultrasounds of twins she later stated she’d “lost.”

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Elizabethton Highway water leak repaired

August 26th, 2013 9:50 pm by Staff Reports

Utility workers from Elizabethton make repairs to the Elizabethton Highway after repairing a water leak Monday afternoon.

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