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Johnson City Schools hoping snow doesn't cut into break time

Johnson City Schools hoping snow doesn't cut into break time

January 22nd, 2015 9:20 pm by Tony Casey

If Johnson City Schools can make it through the weekend and the early part of next week without having used any of their yearly allotment of snow days, they'll be one step closer to a May 22 end to the school year.

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Tennessee GOP may seek closed primaries

Tennessee GOP may seek closed primaries

January 22nd, 2015 8:55 pm by Brad Hicks

Former Unicoi County sheriff and current Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committeeman Kent Harris is among members of his committee who feel Democrats should vote for Democrats and Republicans should vote for Republicans.

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Taking Count: Homeless survey underway across region

Taking Count: Homeless survey underway across region

January 22nd, 2015 8:51 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Mandated annually by HUD to help determine what federal dollars should be allotted to the region's housing, rehousing and homeless prevention services, the count is being conducted by about 100 volunteers recruited by the Appalachian Regional Coalition of

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Judge rules that public should be able to hear public hearings

Judge rules that public should be able to hear public hearings

January 22nd, 2015 8:48 pm by Tony Casey

A hearing in Greene County Chancery Court today very well might have turned up the volume at future public meetings.

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Saudi state TV reports: King Abdullah has died at 90

Saudi state TV reports: King Abdullah has died at 90

January 22nd, 2015 7:21 pm by AYA BATRAWY and ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI, Associated Press

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including nudging open greater opportunities for wom

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SW Virginia teacher faces DUI charge after crashing into school bus full of cheerleaders

SW Virginia teacher faces DUI charge after crashing into school bus full of cheerleaders

January 22nd, 2015 3:57 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Her 8-year-old daughter was in the teacher's SUV.

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9-year-old twins left mostly alone for months while parents were in Nigeria, police say

9-year-old twins left mostly alone for months while parents were in Nigeria, police say

January 22nd, 2015 3:38 pm by Associated Press

Manchester police said the uncle promised to stop by every couple of days to drop off food, but when police got involved in November, they found no edible food in the refrigerator and only ramen noodles in a cabinet.

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Thumbs in pre-human ancestors suggest they were more like us than once thought

Thumbs in pre-human ancestors suggest they were more like us than once thought

January 22nd, 2015 2:26 pm by Associated Press

This is the oldest evidence of pre-humans using hands to manipulate items, said Brian Richmond, human origins curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Fort Campbell soldiers returning from Ebola-fighting mission

Fort Campbell soldiers returning from Ebola-fighting mission

January 22nd, 2015 1:41 pm by Associated Press

The soldiers have completed 21 days of controlled monitoring at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble

GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble

January 22nd, 2015 1:37 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

The White House warned that President Barack Obama would veto the measure, all but ensuring that it would never become law.

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