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The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

July 2nd, 2014 9:52 am by Associated Press

Alabama was in the lead with 143 prescriptions per 100 people, followed closely by Tennessee.

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Tennessee apologizes for Trail of Tears

Tennessee apologizes for Trail of Tears

July 1st, 2014 10:37 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee lawmakers have apologized to the Cherokee Nation for actions taken by President Andrew Jackson that forced up to 16,000 Cherokees off Tennessee lands 175 years ago.

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No variation: BZA approves Evolve variance for 2nd time

No variation: BZA approves Evolve variance for 2nd time

July 1st, 2014 10:34 pm by Nathan Baker

Evolve Development once again has the parking variance it needs for the 216-unit apartment complex planned for construction at the former Model Mill site. But the debate over the appropriateness of the project and the intervening lawsuit go on. Which side

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Horses bucked off Tweetsie Trail, for now

Horses bucked off Tweetsie Trail, for now

July 1st, 2014 10:26 pm by Tony Casey

The Rails-to-Trails or Tweetsie Trail task force decided to set many things in stone Tuesday night at its monthly meeting, but banning horses permanently was not one of those things.

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Mayor, election, register offices on deck in Unicoi budget talks

Mayor, election, register offices on deck in Unicoi budget talks

July 1st, 2014 10:21 pm by Brad Hicks

The proposed 2014-15 fiscal year budgets for the Unicoi County mayor's office, the office of register of deeds and the Unicoi County Election Commission were discussed at Tuesday's meeting of the Unicoi County Commission's Budget Committee.

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On middle ground: Ward lobbies for new Carter Co. middle school

On middle ground: Ward lobbies for new Carter Co. middle school

July 1st, 2014 10:14 pm by John Thompson

Carter County Director of Schools Kevin Ward has been working hard in the past few weeks to win funding for a new middle school adjacent to the Watauga Industrial Park in Stoney Creek.

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Inmate fight precedes prison lockdown

Inmate fight precedes prison lockdown

July 1st, 2014 6:36 pm by Staff Report

One man injured in fight

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Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

July 1st, 2014 5:33 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state's 31 grade and subject-level tests, although some didn't fare too well in reading, according to results released Tuesday.

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Sniff test: Johnson City Commission's $600K allocation in one-time school money needs state review

Sniff test: Johnson City Commission's $600K allocation in one-time school money needs state review

July 1st, 2014 5:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

Two attempts to pass a property tax increase to help schools failed.

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2 NE Tennessee men accused of luring 13-year-olds to sex party sentenced to probation

2 NE Tennessee men accused of luring 13-year-olds to sex party sentenced to probation

July 1st, 2014 5:23 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Two Hawkins County men accused of attempting to lure three 13-year-old girls to a 3 a.m. sex party late last year were sentenced to probation Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court.

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