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Bitter pills: State, local health pros talk reducing prescription medication abuse

Bitter pills: State, local health pros talk reducing prescription medication abuse

July 18th, 2014 10:05 pm by Nathan Baker

With a new organized, multi-pronged approach touted in Johnson City on Friday, state and local officials hope to quell Tennessee's seemingly insatiable appetite for prescription opioids and cure the negative side effects resulting from their abuse.

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Rain fails to derail early Carter Co. voter turnout

Rain fails to derail early Carter Co. voter turnout

July 18th, 2014 9:57 pm by John Thompson

There was a feeling of excitement and enthusiasm around the Carter County Courthouse on Friday because it was the first day of early voting for the Aug. 7 general election.

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'Huff' riding: Despite arrests, law enforcement says inhaling-and-driving not on rise

'Huff' riding: Despite arrests, law enforcement says inhaling-and-driving not on rise

July 18th, 2014 9:47 pm by Max Hrenda

Within the past four days, two Johnson City drivers were arrested on suspicion that they crashed their vehicles after "huffing" aerosol inhalants while driving.

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Board takes step toward optioning Dry Creek parcel

Board takes step toward optioning Dry Creek parcel

July 18th, 2014 9:28 pm by Brad Hicks

The Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County has, more or less, got what it wanted all along.

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Kingsport man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Kingsport man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

July 18th, 2014 9:24 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

A Lynn Garden man, arrested in April of last year by the Kingsport Police Department's SWAT team, has agreed to plead guilty to a federal drug charge.

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Parents: Ex-bus driver should not get diversion for crash that injured Crockett students

Parents: Ex-bus driver should not get diversion for crash that injured Crockett students

July 18th, 2014 5:18 pm by Becky Campbell

"It's not right. She had 39 lives on that bus and they could have died" - Parent Charles Bunton on BrendaK. Gray's plea deal.

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Growing Kids and Flowers

Growing Kids and Flowers

July 18th, 2014 4:30 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Crazy Glads. Send Us Your Garden Pics.

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US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

July 18th, 2014 3:52 pm by SEAN MURPHY and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, prompting a fast, angry response from leaders of a state that has vehemently fought policy changes brought on from outside its borders.

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Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50 people in private storage

Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50 people in private storage

July 18th, 2014 3:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Fri

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Greene County board resubmits pipeline plan for US Nitrogen on Nolichucky

Greene County board resubmits pipeline plan for US Nitrogen on Nolichucky

July 18th, 2014 2:52 pm by Associated Press

The pipeline would supply industries in Midway with raw water directly from the river and return wastewater to the river.

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