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Kevin Huffman resigns as state Education Commissioner

Kevin Huffman resigns as state Education Commissioner

November 13th, 2014 4:19 pm by Dave Boucher and Joey Garrison, Tennessean

Polarizing state education chief Kevin Huffman is leaving his position for the private sector, according to a news release from the office of Gov. Bill Haslam.

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50 counts of child rape lodged against Johnson City man

50 counts of child rape lodged against Johnson City man

November 13th, 2014 4:18 pm by Becky Campbell

According to the allegations, the sexual abuse started prior to the family moving to Johnson City several years ago, but continued after the relocation.

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Washington Co. deputies back to work in wake of crash injuries, but DA still mum on blood alcohol content

Washington Co. deputies back to work in wake of crash injuries, but DA still mum on blood alcohol content

November 13th, 2014 2:39 pm by Becky Campbell

Two Washington County sheriff's deputies injured in an off-duty crash nearly seven months ago are now back at work though the crash is still under investigation, a department spokesperson confirmed.

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Memorial vases stolen from south Johnson City cemetery

Memorial vases stolen from south Johnson City cemetery

November 13th, 2014 2:05 pm by John Thompson

At least 12 memorial vases were reported stolen from graves at Roselawn Memory Gardens in the Okolona area south of Johnson City in recent days.

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Bristol man charged with sexually assaulting dog

Bristol man charged with sexually assaulting dog

November 13th, 2014 11:01 am by Staff Report

After an investigation into reports of sexual assault of a dog, the Washington County (Virginia) Sheriff's Office charged a Bristol, Tennessee, man with crimes against nature.

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Loving those low gas prices? They might be around awhile

Loving those low gas prices? They might be around awhile

November 13th, 2014 10:41 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be below $2.94 a gallon in 2015. That a 44-cent drop from an outlook issued just a month ago.

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Middle Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for files held hostage by malware

Middle Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for files held hostage by malware

November 13th, 2014 10:34 am by Associated Press

The Dickson County Sheriff's Office in Middle Tennessee ended up paying a $500 ransom after a malicious computer program blocked access to their investigators' files.

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Elizabethton Fire Department joins with church to give away more smoke alarms

Elizabethton Fire Department joins with church to give away more smoke alarms

November 13th, 2014 10:25 am by Staff Report

Elizabethton's free smoke alarms come from the Get Alarmed Program of the Tennessee Fire Marshal's Office.

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Nashville hearing to get input on industrial hemp

Nashville hearing to get input on industrial hemp

November 13th, 2014 10:21 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's Department of Agriculture plans to hold a public hearing to gather input on the permitting and regulation of industrial hemp.

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State's Common Core course change leads to uncertainty

State's Common Core course change leads to uncertainty

November 12th, 2014 9:25 pm by Nathan Baker

Not knowing how a recent swing in public and political opinion might affect the set of educational benchmarks which schools in the state have been implementing for more than four years members of the Johnson City Board of Education last week left the ta

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