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Crowe is unsure what to do if no clerks willing to serve gay couples

Crowe is unsure what to do if no clerks willing to serve gay couples

July 24th, 2015 9:35 am by Becky Campbell

Tennessee Sen. Rusty Crowe said the state needs a solution for public employees who don't want to serve gay married couples based on their religious beliefs, and his suggestion is to allow those workers to pass off the interaction to a coworker.

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Eldridge nominates Scheuerman as county's interim medical examiner

Eldridge nominates Scheuerman as county's interim medical examiner

July 24th, 2015 9:22 am by Gary B. Gray

County Mayor Dan Eldridge will recommend the appointment of E. Hunt Scheuerman Monday as the county's interim medical examiner after Karen Cline-Parhamovich's resignation.

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New amphitheater expands JC Public Library's kids zone

New amphitheater expands JC Public Library's kids zone

July 24th, 2015 9:14 am by David Floyd

Adults and kids visiting the Johnson City Public Library will now have a nice scenic area to sit in while they read their books about adolescent vampires and boy wizards.

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Unicoi County budget committee nixes proposed 7 cent property tax increase

Unicoi County budget committee nixes proposed 7 cent property tax increase

July 23rd, 2015 10:17 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The failure of the tax increase proposal unleashed a storm of raised voices.

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Q&A: A look at the death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail

Q&A: A look at the death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail

July 23rd, 2015 10:09 pm by JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

The release of information from the autopsy of a Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail has provided some answers in the case, with authorities saying she had no injuries that were consistent with a homicide.

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Official: 2 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

Official: 2 dead in movie theater shooting, including gunman

July 23rd, 2015 10:06 pm by Associated Press

At least six others were injured.

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Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

July 23rd, 2015 9:54 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

This older, bigger cousin to Earth is called Kepler-452b. What makes this planet remarkable is that it orbits its star at about the same distance that Earth orbits the sun.

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3 people rescued after boat overturns in Holston

3 people rescued after boat overturns in Holston

July 23rd, 2015 4:58 pm by NET News Service

The boat had become lodged on an obstacle and had begun to take on water

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Worker killed while trimming trees in Knoxville

Worker killed while trimming trees in Knoxville

July 23rd, 2015 4:11 pm by Associated Press

Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said a worker was hit by a tree shortly after noon Thursday.

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Food City buys 29 Chattanooga area Bi-Lo stores

Food City buys 29 Chattanooga area Bi-Lo stores

July 23rd, 2015 4:10 pm by Mike Pare, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Food City will purchase 29 Bi-Lo Supermarkets in the Chattanooga market. The purchase includes eight stores in Georgia and 21 pharmacies.

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