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Doctor: Vanderbilt player was so drunk, he'd struggle to join a gang-rape

Doctor: Vanderbilt player was so drunk, he'd struggle to join a gang-rape

January 23rd, 2015 5:12 pm by Sheila Burke, Associated Press

A defense witness in the case of four former Vanderbilt University football players charged with gang-raping a fellow student testified Friday that one of them was so drunk, he would have struggled to form the intent to commit such a crime.

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Anti-Medicaid expansion lawmaker criticizes radio ads

Anti-Medicaid expansion lawmaker criticizes radio ads

January 23rd, 2015 5:04 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

State House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, a staunch opponent of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, is criticizing radio ads targeting fellow Republicans for failing to condemn the plan.

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ETSU announces new crop of Roan Scholars

ETSU announces new crop of Roan Scholars

January 23rd, 2015 4:42 pm by Staff Report

East Tennessee State University announced the names of seven high school seniors Friday chosen as the newest members of the college's Roan Scholars Leadership Program.

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Rep. Timothy Hill to hold town hall

Rep. Timothy Hill to hold town hall

January 23rd, 2015 12:57 pm by Staff Report

Tennessee Rep. Timothy Hill will hold a town hall-style meeting next week in Mountain City to confer with constituents.

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Board wants Unicoi's ambulance services put out for bid

Board wants Unicoi's ambulance services put out for bid

January 23rd, 2015 10:19 am by Brad Hicks

MedicOne Medical Response's tenure as Unicoi County's ambulance services provider may be nearing its end and the county's search for its next provider may have to begin anew.

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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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