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Obama golf game forces Army couple to move wedding

Obama golf game forces Army couple to move wedding

December 30th, 2014 8:58 am by JOSH LEDERMAN and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press

A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned.

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After tax evasion guilty plea, NY congressman says he'll resign Jan. 5

After tax evasion guilty plea, NY congressman says he'll resign Jan. 5

December 30th, 2014 8:51 am by LARRY NEUMEISTER and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

A New York congressman who pleaded guilty to tax evasion just days ago has announced he'll resign from office next week because he would not be able to give the job his full attention anymore.

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City, state, school officials begin fine-tuning of annexation law

City, state, school officials begin fine-tuning of annexation law

December 29th, 2014 9:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

Monday's face-to-face between Johnson City commissioners, city school officials and state legislators was largely about restoring equity to the city in light of new annexation laws and growing concerns about education funding.

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US Nitrogen offers $10K for info on dam vandals

US Nitrogen offers $10K for info on dam vandals

December 29th, 2014 9:26 pm by Max Hrenda

More than three weeks after sheriff's deputies began investigating the suspected vandalism of a controversial construction project, the companies behind that project have asked for the public's help in finding those responsible.

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3 candidates for open Unicoi Co. school board seat await commission decision

3 candidates for open Unicoi Co. school board seat await commission decision

December 29th, 2014 9:21 pm by Brad Hicks

With a Unicoi County Commission meeting to discuss a vacancy on the county's school board less than a week away, three hopefuls have put their names in the hat.

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Public service? Elizabethton man arrested on drug charges says he sells to people who "need it", police say

Public service? Elizabethton man arrested on drug charges says he sells to people who "need it", police say

December 29th, 2014 9:13 pm by John Thompson

A citizen's call to 911 about a man dropping a pistol on North Riverside Drive on Saturday afternoon led to the arrest of a man who said he sold marijuana to people addicted to it.

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Flu kills 3 children in Tennessee

Flu kills 3 children in Tennessee

December 29th, 2014 9:03 pm by Robert Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel

The seasonal scourge of the flu has claimed the lives of three children in Tennessee, the state's Department of Health has revealed.

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Tennessee House to examine how bills' price tags determined

Tennessee House to examine how bills' price tags determined

December 29th, 2014 8:59 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

Most legislation in Tennessee comes with a price tag, and the state House of Representatives wants to make sure that price tag is accurate.

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Low gas prices to stay put in new year

Low gas prices to stay put in new year

December 29th, 2014 4:58 pm by Tony Casey

Many people look to the new year as an opportunity for change, but one that won't change at the gas pumps is the low prices.

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No live animal for North Carolina Possum Drop this year

No live animal for North Carolina Possum Drop this year

December 29th, 2014 1:51 pm by Associated Press

For most of the past 20 years, a live animal has been used in a small North Carolina town's annual New Year's Eve Possum Drop. But this year, following challenges from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the organizer says he'll no longer use a l

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