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Wellmont to close Virginia hospital, points to Obamacare, patient loss

Wellmont to close Virginia hospital, points to Obamacare, patient loss

September 11th, 2013 11:07 am by Staff Report

Citing "reimbursement cuts associated with the Affordable Care Act, extremely low community use of the hospital and a lack of consistent physician coverage," Wellmont Health System announced Wednesday the closure of Lee Regional Medical Center in Penningt

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19 dead rabbits found at abandoned Hawkins house

19 dead rabbits found at abandoned Hawkins house

September 11th, 2013 9:43 am by Jeff Bobo — Kingsport Times-News

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman reportedly found 19 dead rabbits at a home in the Clinch Valley community late last month after they were apparently abandoned a month ago by the most recent resident.

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Facebook message from Tennessee juror to witness could get convicted murderer new trial

Facebook message from Tennessee juror to witness could get convicted murderer new trial

September 11th, 2013 7:34 am by Staff Report

According to court filings, the juror knew the medical examiner and sent her a message congratulating her on doing a "great job" during her testimony.

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Were you buying what President Obama was selling on Syria?

Were you buying what President Obama was selling on Syria?

September 11th, 2013 7:21 am by Associated Press

The Associated Press spoke with a sampling of viewers from around the country.

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10 things to know today from across the nation and around the world

10 things to know today from across the nation and around the world

September 11th, 2013 6:54 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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Obama blends threat of attack, hope of diplomacy

Obama blends threat of attack, hope of diplomacy

September 10th, 2013 9:38 pm by Associated Press

President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer "the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons" inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep

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Allergens at sports events a conundrum for city schools

Allergens at sports events a conundrum for city schools

September 10th, 2013 8:59 pm by Nathan Baker

Concerns raised by the parent of a child with life-threatening allergies could lead to a policy change at Science Hill High School sporting events.

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Where were you? Local residents reflect on 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Where were you? Local residents reflect on 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

September 10th, 2013 8:55 pm by Tony Casey

“Gone, but not forgotten” is a truism applied to many tragedies where lives are lost, but few national tragedies hold the weight of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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$128M Washington County budget passes by healthy margin

$128M Washington County budget passes by healthy margin

September 10th, 2013 8:52 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County’s nearly $128 million 2014 fiscal budget on Tuesday got the green light, putting in motion nearly $10 million in capital projects, a 2-percent salary increase for full-time employees, an expansion of the School Resource Officer program a

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Unicoi County sheriff discusses budget disagreements

Unicoi County sheriff discusses budget disagreements

September 10th, 2013 3:06 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said he feels the county’s employees are hardworking and deserving of a raise, but he “respectfully resents” the notion that his department may be blamed for these employees not receiving a larger pay jump in the new fis

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