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TVA Boone Lake public forum draws mixed reactions from community

TVA Boone Lake public forum draws mixed reactions from community

March 10th, 2015 10:18 pm by Max Hrenda

Tennessee Valley Authority's community event to answer questions and hear suggestions from the community left members of that community divided on the information gleaned from the session.

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Initiative hopes to make women part of code for future of computer programming

Initiative hopes to make women part of code for future of computer programming

March 10th, 2015 9:47 pm by Jessica Fuller

While computer programing remains one of the highest-paying jobs in the nation, less than 25 percent of these jobs are occupied by women, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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'I am no hero':  94-year-old Erwin veteran recounts experiences with World War II

'I am no hero': 94-year-old Erwin veteran recounts experiences with World War II

March 10th, 2015 9:39 pm by Brad Hicks

George Hatcher, a World War II veteran and one of the last surviving members of the Erwin Nine, opened his Tuesday speech by briefly describing who he is and what he does.

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JCPB may raise residential rates to cover loss from mandated manufacturing rate decrease

JCPB may raise residential rates to cover loss from mandated manufacturing rate decrease

March 10th, 2015 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Power Board has approved a plan to increase residential rates to partially cover losses from Tennessee Valley Authority's lowering of manufacturing rates, pending new recommendations due out in about one month.

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THP Colonel responds to troopers' claims of DUI quota

THP Colonel responds to troopers' claims of DUI quota

March 10th, 2015 9:25 pm by Becky Campbell

As sure as some state troopers are that a DUI arrest quota exists in their agency, the Tennessee Highway Patrol's leader is adamant there is no such requirement.

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Bill to expand coverage for children with autism fails

Bill to expand coverage for children with autism fails

March 10th, 2015 9:08 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would have expanded health coverage for children with autism has failed this session.

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Tennessee mulls removing control over guns in parks

Tennessee mulls removing control over guns in parks

March 10th, 2015 9:02 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Community parks, playgrounds and sports fields are among the few areas in Tennessee where local governments can ban people with handgun carry permits from being armed. Now gun-friendly state lawmakers are looking to change that.

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Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

March 10th, 2015 8:58 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.

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Grandfather pointed gun at newborn to confront 'bully,' Kingsport police say

Grandfather pointed gun at newborn to confront 'bully,' Kingsport police say

March 10th, 2015 7:16 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A 9-day-old baby was reportedly in the crosshairs of a Monday family feud in Kingsport, as her grandfather allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at a man who was holding her.

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Siblings, teens thwart toddler's kidnapping in Washington state

Siblings, teens thwart toddler's kidnapping in Washington state

March 10th, 2015 7:05 pm by By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press

Surveillance video from a grocery store showed the kidnapper running, child in arms.

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