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Brown buyout balked, but directives for director search discussed by Unicoi school board

Brown buyout balked, but directives for director search discussed by Unicoi school board

February 26th, 2015 9:25 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County's Board of Education didn't move ahead Thursday with the buyout of Director of Schools Denise Brown's contract, but members did approve procedures they will use in their search for a new director.

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Black Caucus wants Butt stripped of position over Facebook post

Black Caucus wants Butt stripped of position over Facebook post

February 26th, 2015 9:20 pm by Richard Locker, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Legislature's Black Caucus on Thursday called on state Rep. Sheila Butt to apologize and to be removed from her House Republican leadership position for a Facebook post in which she said it's time for "an NAAWP in this Country."

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Tenn. GOP leader questions incentives for unionized GM plant

Tenn. GOP leader questions incentives for unionized GM plant

February 26th, 2015 8:44 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that it may have been "a mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville because it has a United Auto Workers union contract.

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Update: List of closings, delays for Friday, Feb. 27

Update: List of closings, delays for Friday, Feb. 27

February 26th, 2015 6:24 pm by Staff Report

The Johnson City Schools system has announced that its schools will open two hours later on Friday as the district deals with inclement winter weather.

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Lawyer says 2nd autopsy shows police shot unarmed man from behind

Lawyer says 2nd autopsy shows police shot unarmed man from behind

February 26th, 2015 4:03 pm by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

The Mexican immigrant's death has prompted calls for a federal investigation and two weeks of demonstrations in Pasco, an agricultural center with 68,000 residents.

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Update: TVA: Boone Lake drawdown for safety, to examine seepage

Update: TVA: Boone Lake drawdown for safety, to examine seepage - VIDEO

February 26th, 2015 1:23 pm by Max Hrenda

After announcing that a sinkhole beneath Boone Dam had been repaired, Tennessee Valley Authority officials said a deeper problem will result in lower lake levels for the foreseeable future.

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FCC approves 'net neutrality,' allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

FCC approves 'net neutrality,' allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

February 26th, 2015 1:13 pm by Emery P. Dalesio and ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press

The Federal Communications Commission says city-owned broadband companies can expand and compete with commercial Internet providers.

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Kidnapping in Sullivan County leads to drug arrest in Johnson City

Kidnapping in Sullivan County leads to drug arrest in Johnson City

February 26th, 2015 12:50 pm by Becky Campbell and Rain Smith, NET News Service

Johnson City police busted out a car window to arrest a Piney Flats man who ended up here after an alleged kidnapping in Sullivan County Wednesday.

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Nashville private school turns down children because parents are gay

Nashville private school turns down children because parents are gay

February 26th, 2015 10:42 am by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

The decision drew criticism from alumni and gay advocates while causing an uproar on social media.

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TDOT salt truck kills pedestrian in Middle Tennessee

TDOT salt truck kills pedestrian in Middle Tennessee

February 26th, 2015 10:03 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Highway Patrol told media the accident was reported early Thursday in Lawrence County.

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