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Local firefighter dies after five-month battle with cancer

Local firefighter dies after five-month battle with cancer

January 24th, 2015 7:25 pm by Staff Report

Five months after being diagnosed with a terminal illness and receiving immense support from the community, Jonesborough firefighter Luke Story died Saturday afternoon with his family and extended family by his side, a news release from the Jonesborough D

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2 inmates escape Sevier Co. jail

2 inmates escape Sevier Co. jail

January 24th, 2015 1:48 pm by Jay Miller, Knoxville News Sentinel

Two inmates escaped from the Sevier County jail late Friday night, according to Sheriff Ron Seals.

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Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

January 24th, 2015 1:43 pm by Associated Press

A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.

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Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

January 24th, 2015 1:37 pm by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

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Local family touched by ebola

Local family touched by ebola

January 23rd, 2015 9:58 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Doris Kaifa, a 42-year-old Johnson City resident, single mother of four children, East Tennessee State University graduate and social worker at Good Samaritan Ministries, is attempting to help her mother and large family of siblings in Liberia survive the

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Weather boosts Traffic-Calming Project on State of Franklin Road

Weather boosts Traffic-Calming Project on State of Franklin Road

January 23rd, 2015 9:54 pm by Gary B. Gray

The State of Franklin Traffic-Calming Project still is on track for completion in March, thanks to relatively mild weather through the majority of this month.

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Erwin ambulance vote blasted

Erwin ambulance vote blasted

January 23rd, 2015 9:50 pm by Brad Hicks

Puzzled. Baffled."Frustrated beyond belief."The CEO of Unicoi County's ambulance provider says that's what he's feeling after the Unicoi County Commission's Ambulance Committee's vote Thursday to recommend putting the county's ambulance service contract b

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Mountain States' plans in Unicoi proceeding on schedule

Mountain States' plans in Unicoi proceeding on schedule

January 23rd, 2015 9:44 pm by Brad Hicks

Mountain States Health Alliance's new Unicoi County Memorial Hospital is set to open its doors in early spring of 2018, and according to MSHA officials, the behind-the-scenes strategic planning for the hospital continues to progress.

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Alleged home intruder nabbed with billy club that was described by victim

Alleged home intruder nabbed with billy club that was described by victim

January 23rd, 2015 9:32 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County man was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated burglary Tuesday night after allegedly bursting into a Rogersville home with a "billy club" - apparently looking for his brother.

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Knox jailer fired, 1 quits, 2 disciplined over inmate abuse

Knox jailer fired, 1 quits, 2 disciplined over inmate abuse

January 23rd, 2015 9:25 pm by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Sheriff's Office on Friday released video of a Nov. 28 use of force against a jail inmate that spawned an internal affairs investigation and led one deputy to quit, one corrections officer to be fired and two others to be disciplined.ntion

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