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The problem with wipes in pipes

The problem with wipes in pipes

April 28th, 2014 8:31 am by Gary B. Gray

Flushable toilet wipes, though quickly growing in popularity, are clogging city sewer pipes.

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All eyes on NBA commissioner, as Sterling fallout continues

All eyes on NBA commissioner, as Sterling fallout continues

April 28th, 2014 7:36 am by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Facing the first real crisis of his short tenure as NBA commissioner, Silver is under pressure to swiftly bring some sort of resolution to the scandal surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racially charged comments he allegedly made.

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Nine injured as van overturns in SW Virginia

Nine injured as van overturns in SW Virginia

April 28th, 2014 7:30 am by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

Of the 11 passengers, nine were residents of Mountain Connections, an assisted living home for mentally disabled adults located in Weber City, while the other two were the van's driver and a chaperon.

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Tennessee on pace to meet 90 percent high school graduation rate

Tennessee on pace to meet 90 percent high school graduation rate

April 28th, 2014 6:23 am by Associated Press

The report released Monday by the education advocacy group America's Promise Alliance shows the state increased its graduation rate 17 percentage points from 2003 to 2010, and has continued to make progress with a graduation rate of 87 percent in 2012.

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Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

April 28th, 2014 6:12 am by ANDREW DeMILLO and CHRISTINA HUYNH, Associated Press

Among the ruins was a new $14 million intermediate school that was set to open this fall.

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Deputy working hard for new career

Deputy working hard for new career

April 26th, 2014 9:17 pm by John Thompson

Tim Horne and his family have made a lot of sacrifices as he has pursued his degree from Nashville School of Law. Horne, a lieutenant with the Carter County Sheriff's Department, is in the second year of a four-year program.

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City, county brace for effect of state's new annexation law

City, county brace for effect of state's new annexation law

April 26th, 2014 9:06 pm by Gary B. Gray

Many in Washington County have not stopped applauding state legislation that halted "forced" municipal annexations, but not everyone is feeling liberated, and financial consequences are in the forecast.

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Unicoi Co. museum set to host traveling Civil War exhibit

Unicoi Co. museum set to host traveling Civil War exhibit

April 26th, 2014 9:02 pm by Brad Hicks

Beginning early next month, the Unicoi County Heritage Museum will play host to a traveling Civil War exhibit that includes photos, artifacts and other memorabilia from the "War Between the States."

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Special Day special for kids, families

Special Day special for kids, families

April 26th, 2014 8:51 pm by Tony Casey

Though just a few children showed up for Saturday's Special Day for Special Kids function at the Memorial Park Community Center, fun was had by all involved.

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Passenger dies after car goes into median on I-26

Passenger dies after car goes into median on I-26

April 26th, 2014 5:02 pm by Staff Reports

A woman from Southwest Virginia died from injuries suffered in a crash on Interstate 26 early Saturday morning.

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