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President Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

President Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated

March 6th, 2015 11:47 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.

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Gov. Haslam requests Health Department probe of 11 hypothermia deaths

Gov. Haslam requests Health Department probe of 11 hypothermia deaths

March 6th, 2015 9:57 am by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has asked the Department of Health to investigate why 11 people froze to death during last month's winter storm.

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Ceramic tile company to open first US facility in Maury County

Ceramic tile company to open first US facility in Maury County

March 6th, 2015 9:52 am by Associated Press

Officials say a ceramics company will be opening its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Tennessee, creating 180 new jobs and investing $80 million to construct a new facility in Maury County.

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Updated: NRC returns Nuclear Fuels Services to normal level of oversight for 1st time since 2004

Updated: NRC returns Nuclear Fuels Services to normal level of oversight for 1st time since 2004

March 6th, 2015 9:03 am by Staff Report

The nuclear processing plant was placed on increased level of scrutiny in 2004, as the NRC added a second resident inspector.

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US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.

US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.

March 6th, 2015 8:55 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.

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Updated with PHOTO GAllERY: Niswonger goes Tebowing: Tim Tebow Foundation builds playroom at children's hospital

Updated with PHOTO GAllERY: Niswonger goes Tebowing: Tim Tebow Foundation builds playroom at children's hospital

March 5th, 2015 9:40 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Two days after the wrapup of its $351,000 fundraising radiothon and a celebration of its sixth anniversary, Niswonger Children's Hospital opened Timmy's Playroom, a new football-themed, technology-enhanced playroom designed and built by the Tim Tebow Foun

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In the zone: Johnson City Commission approves 11 recommendations for change in annexation law

In the zone: Johnson City Commission approves 11 recommendations for change in annexation law

March 5th, 2015 9:27 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City commissioners on Thursday approved 11 recommendations they hope state legislators will use to amend Public Chapter 707, annexation legislation passed last year that left both the city and Washington County officials calling for changes.

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Washington County school board OKs 2 measures geared toward acquiring liquor-by-the-drink funds

Washington County school board OKs 2 measures geared toward acquiring liquor-by-the-drink funds

March 5th, 2015 9:23 pm by Max Hrenda

In its pursuit of monies that may be owed from liquor-by-the-drink sales in Johnson City and Jonesborough, the county school board agreed to seek aid in dealing with those entities while offering a settlement to one of them.

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Erwin mayor, alderman join Unicoi County health care board

Erwin mayor, alderman join Unicoi County health care board

March 5th, 2015 9:15 pm by Brad Hicks

The Unicoi County Foundation for Healthcare picked up two additional members on Thursday.

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18-year-old arrested in connection with Chattanooga slaying

18-year-old arrested in connection with Chattanooga slaying

March 5th, 2015 9:05 pm by Shelly Bradbury, Times Free Press

An 18-year-old man who is now in jail in Catoosa County is suspected of killing a 19-year-old Charles Holsey in Chattanooga on Monday, sources say.

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