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Johnson City man sentenced to 15 years for child pornography

Johnson City man sentenced to 15 years for child pornography

February 10th, 2015 10:53 am by Staff Report

A federal judge sentenced a Johnson City man to 15 years in prison Monday after the man pleaded guilty in August to child pornography charges, according to a Department of Justice press release.

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Parents of American woman held by IS notified of her death

Parents of American woman held by IS notified of her death

February 10th, 2015 10:42 am by DEB RIECHMANN and JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday.

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Town of Unicoi looks to deal with 'tremendous problem' of messy lawns

Town of Unicoi looks to deal with 'tremendous problem' of messy lawns

February 10th, 2015 9:13 am by Jessica Fuller

The Town of Unicoi Planning Commission turned its eyes to messy lawns Monday night at their monthly meeting.

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Losing their Manna: Foreclosure may force vets out of home

Losing their Manna: Foreclosure may force vets out of home

February 9th, 2015 10:04 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The Manna House, a 24-bed supportive housing complex for homeless veterans and other men working to overcome addictions and other issues that contribute to homelessness, is in foreclosure.

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Tenn. Republican Committee votes against closed primary elections

Tenn. Republican Committee votes against closed primary elections

February 9th, 2015 10:02 pm by Brad Hicks

The Tennessee Republican Executive Committee has, at least for now, closed the door on a resolution supporting statewide closed primaries.

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State hopes to strengthen 'herd' against measles

State hopes to strengthen 'herd' against measles

February 9th, 2015 9:59 pm by Tony Casey

Nationally, "the herd" has gotten weaker and more vulnerable to the measles, and those on the state level want to turn that around with more immunization.

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Local films from ETSU students set to debut for annual screening at Real to Reel

Local films from ETSU students set to debut for annual screening at Real to Reel

February 9th, 2015 9:55 pm by Tony Casey

"Raw energy and talent" is the way filmmaker Ryan Renfro sums up the works done by his fellow radio, television, video and film program students.

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Beer-sampling bill clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

Beer-sampling bill clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

February 9th, 2015 9:54 pm by Max Hrenda

Although some members expressed concern over some potential outcomes, Jonesborough's Board of Mayor and Aldermen took one step toward permitting the town's convenience stores to offer beer samples.

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Haslam budget seeks to improve teacher salaries

Haslam budget seeks to improve teacher salaries

February 9th, 2015 9:30 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Haslam had planned to increase teacher salaries in 2013, as well as pay for state employees, but decided not to because of poor state revenues.

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Search on for Sullivan Co. volunteers accused of stealing rescue squad

Search on for Sullivan Co. volunteers accused of stealing rescue squad

February 9th, 2015 4:34 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Video evidence is alleged to show the pair using the fuel card, purchasing gas for a personal vehicle.

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