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'This is not a landfill': NE Tennessee man outraged by massive tire dump in Cherokee Lake

'This is not a landfill': NE Tennessee man outraged by massive tire dump in Cherokee Lake

February 12th, 2015 9:33 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Earlier this week, Rogersville resident Kevin Drinnon found 90 used tires dumped onto the Cherokee Lake bottom near the Quarryville Boat Dock in the Lakeview community.

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Spell-bound: Liberty Bell 8th-grader Jaylon Fudge takes title at Johnson City Schools Spelling Bee

Spell-bound: Liberty Bell 8th-grader Jaylon Fudge takes title at Johnson City Schools Spelling Bee

February 11th, 2015 9:41 pm by Tony Casey

Tears were shed, hugs of consolation were given, words were spelled right - and words were spelled wrong.

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$40M price tag: Washington County Budget Committee looks at school facilities' needs

$40M price tag: Washington County Budget Committee looks at school facilities' needs

February 11th, 2015 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

On top of the $30.5 million price tag for a new intermediate school in the Boones Creek area, Washington County school administrators said $10 million in improvements are needed to keep Jonesborough's schools operating for the next 10 years.

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Washington County committee OKs impact study for connecting road between Boones Creek, Johnson City

Washington County committee OKs impact study for connecting road between Boones Creek, Johnson City

February 11th, 2015 9:22 pm by Nathan Baker

Local officials will soon know just how large a planned major transportation project will impact the economy.

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Marijuana case against Washington County man dismissed after prosecutors, investigators can't hash out details

Marijuana case against Washington County man dismissed after prosecutors, investigators can't hash out details

February 11th, 2015 9:13 pm by Becky Campbell

The continuation of a bench trial for Washington County man charged two years ago with possession of hash oil after he signed for a package was scheduled for Wednesday, but his attorney said sloppy investigation work led to his client being cleared.

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'Epiphany' delays debate on plan to revise Common Core

'Epiphany' delays debate on plan to revise Common Core

February 11th, 2015 8:53 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

Lawmakers decided to delay debating a plan aimed at revising the controversial Common Core education standards after state Rep. Billy Spivey, R-Lewisburg, said he had an "epiphany."

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Congress clears Keystone XL Pipeline bill, setting up veto

Congress clears Keystone XL Pipeline bill, setting up veto

February 11th, 2015 5:24 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

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Roe, Corker issue statements on Obama's request for war authorization against Islamic State

Roe, Corker issue statements on Obama's request for war authorization against Islamic State

February 11th, 2015 4:22 pm by Staff Report

The U.S. lawmakers from Tennessee comment on president's request to Congress.

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East Tennessee lawmaker wants to make Bible official book of state

East Tennessee lawmaker wants to make Bible official book of state

February 11th, 2015 1:30 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Constitution says "no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship."

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'SNL' celebrates 4 decades of being 'Live, from New York!'

'SNL' celebrates 4 decades of being 'Live, from New York!'

February 11th, 2015 10:39 am by FRAZIER MOORE, Associated Press

"Saturday Night Live," which has never shied from self-congratulation with countless best-of, holiday and anniversary shindigs, is doing it again, big-time.

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