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I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

March 27th, 2014 9:15 pm by Gary B. Gray

A more than $14 million project aimed at keeping infrastructure improvements in step with growth at the Interstate 26/Tenn. Highway 75 interchange in Gray continues to progress with an estimated completion date of August 2015.

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UPDATE: Firefighters battle large brush fire

UPDATE: Firefighters battle large brush fire

March 27th, 2014 6:08 pm by Becky Campbell

Jonesborough Fire Department Chief Phil Fritts said his department responded to a "rather involved" brush fire at 270 Upper Sand Valley Road at 5:18 p.m. Thursday after an assistant pastor at the Episcopal Holiness Church had burned wood behind the church

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UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases

UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases

March 27th, 2014 4:46 pm by Staff Report

Criminal Court Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood denied motions by three defense attorneys in the upcoming Facebook Murders trial that would have removed Dennis Brooks as a prosecutor.

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UPDATE: Carter jury finds driver guilty of vehicular homicide in 2012 fatal crash

UPDATE: Carter jury finds driver guilty of vehicular homicide in 2012 fatal crash

March 27th, 2014 4:29 pm by John Thompson

After a two-day trial Wednesday and Thursday, a Carter County jury found Micah Cates guilty of vehicular homicide in the death of Tanner Perkins.

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Police: Indianapolis Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

Police: Indianapolis Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

March 27th, 2014 3:29 pm by AP

Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving and other charges, according to the arrest report.

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TN Senate restricts welfare recipients in use of their electronic cards

TN Senate restricts welfare recipients in use of their electronic cards

March 27th, 2014 1:49 pm by Andy Sher, Times Free Press

Legislation bars ATMs in or near businesses that provide bail bonds, tattoos and body piercing from dispensing cash to people with welfare benefit cards.

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Preliminary hearing for accused killer in downtown fatal shooting reset

Preliminary hearing for accused killer in downtown fatal shooting reset

March 27th, 2014 12:03 pm by Staff Report

The preliminary hearing for a man charged in a deadly downtown shooting was scheduled for Thursday but now will be held next week.

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All in the family: East Tennessee mayor's son-in-law gets 2nd highest paying job despite lack of certification

All in the family: East Tennessee mayor's son-in-law gets 2nd highest paying job despite lack of certification

March 27th, 2014 9:55 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Although the position was created specifically for a certified mechanic, Steven McLain isn't a certified mechanic.

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26 Tennessee Main Street cities generate $59.8 million

26 Tennessee Main Street cities generate $59.8 million

March 27th, 2014 9:33 am by staff and wire reports

The department says 646 jobs were generated and 182 new businesses sprang up in the 26 communities in 2013. Jonesborough, Kingsport, Bristol and Greeneville are among them.

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Charlotte mayor in bribe sting: 1 of 10 things to know today

Charlotte mayor in bribe sting: 1 of 10 things to know today

March 27th, 2014 9:18 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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