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Dragon boat practice begins

September 4th, 2013 8:22 pm by Lee Talbert

Dragon boat practice begins

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The Buzz: Local news that will get you talking today

The Buzz: Local news that will get you talking today

September 4th, 2013 3:58 pm by Staff Report

Miss something? The Buzz has your back. Here are 15 local news stories worth your time.

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Feds won't enforce same-sex veterans law

Feds won't enforce same-sex veterans law

September 4th, 2013 3:35 pm by PETE YOST, Associated Press

Last week, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that a lesbian Army veteran and her spouse should be entitled to disability benefits, given the Supreme Court's recent ruling.

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Update: Home invasion that caused Unicoi Co. school lockdown was false report

Update: Home invasion that caused Unicoi Co. school lockdown was false report

September 4th, 2013 2:10 pm by Brad Hicks

ERWIN — Unicoi County's secondary schools and one elementary school have been locked down in a precaution as authorities search for two men who robbed someone in the area.

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Three state officials tour Dawn of Hope; commissioners hopeful funding will be increased

Three state officials tour Dawn of Hope; commissioners hopeful funding will be increased

September 4th, 2013 11:55 am by Sue Guinn Legg

This year’s small increase in government reimbursements for services to Tennesseans with intellectual and developmental disabilities was the first increase agencies like Johnson City’s Dawn of Hope Development Center have seen since 2005.

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Retired THP trooper to face off with Mathes for Carter Co. sheriff

Retired THP trooper to face off with Mathes for Carter Co. sheriff

September 4th, 2013 11:14 am by John Thompson

A retired Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper plans to challenge incumbent Chris Mathes for Carter County sheriff in the 2014 election, according to a Facebook page dedicated to his candidacy.

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Updated: Washington County Sheriff's captain stabbed twice in hand by registered sex offender

Updated: Washington County Sheriff's captain stabbed twice in hand by registered sex offender

September 4th, 2013 10:56 am by Staff Report

Capt. Larry Denny and two other deputies had gone to a Shannon View Road residence to assist the Tennessee Department of Corrections and the FBI in a search.

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More details emerge in attempted Johnson City store robbery

More details emerge in attempted Johnson City store robbery

September 4th, 2013 9:55 am by Becky Campbell

Johnson City police investigators found articles of clothing along a route between an attempted convenience store holdup and the location where two people were arrested that matched the suspects’ clothes, according to a court document.

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Mountain States severs blood ties with Wellmont

Mountain States severs blood ties with Wellmont

September 4th, 2013 9:05 am by Jennifer Sprouse

Mountain States Health Alliance announced Tuesday that it has left its blood supply collaboration with Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center and will instead be using a Chattanooga-based supplier.

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Erwin recorder submits resignation to mayor

Erwin recorder submits resignation to mayor

September 4th, 2013 8:49 am by Brad Hicks

ERWIN — Randy Trivette said his decision to leave the post he has held for nearly a decade was not an easy one, but he is looking forward to his next endeavor.

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