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TDOT closes I-26 after detonating old section of bridge on Bobby Hicks Highway in Gray - VIDEO

November 9th, 2014 1:40 am by Max Hrenda

The old Bobby Hicks Highway bridge that stretched across Interstate 26 is no more, but the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Summers-Taylor Inc. construction crews made sure it went out with a bang.

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Medical marijuana proponents hold 2nd rally to promote cause, ease 'reefer madness'

Medical marijuana proponents hold 2nd rally to promote cause, ease 'reefer madness' - VIDEO

November 9th, 2014 12:50 am by Max Hrenda

Nine months after a local rally drew hundreds of supporters, organizers hoped to renew a blunt, but kind, call for a change in the state's drug law.

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Well-armed women make history with Piney Flats gun club

Well-armed women make history with Piney Flats gun club - VIDEO

November 9th, 2014 12:25 am by Tony Casey

If ever faced with a dangerous "fight or flight" situation, Kimberly Henderson-Clemens wants members of The Well Armed Woman Piney Flats Shooting Chapter to be able to react properly with a firearm.

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Plans for Erwin Catholic center moving forward

Plans for Erwin Catholic center moving forward

November 9th, 2014 12:15 am by Brad Hicks

The nearly 14 acres of land behind the Evergreen Cemetery along Mohawk Drive sits vacant, save for a sign bearing the words "St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Mission."

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5th teen dies following Washington school shooting

5th teen dies following Washington school shooting

November 8th, 2014 2:59 pm by Associated Press

A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria.

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Corker hits fellow Republicans over immigration

Corker hits fellow Republicans over immigration

November 8th, 2014 2:51 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday criticized members of his own party for launching political attacks against those trying to overhaul immigration laws.

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East Tennessee drug offenders coming home early

East Tennessee drug offenders coming home early

November 8th, 2014 1:52 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knox News Sentinel

As many as 179 convicted East Tennessee drug offenders - most of them dealers - will walk out of federal prison and back into the community on Nov. 1, 2015.

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Obama: 'Wonderful day' for 2 freed Americans

Obama: 'Wonderful day' for 2 freed Americans

November 8th, 2014 1:38 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The U.S. on Saturday announced the release of the two Americans in North Korean custody after a secret trip to the reclusive communist country by President Barack Obama's national intelligence director.

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First Friday cook-off offers participants chili solution to chilly night

First Friday cook-off offers participants chili solution to chilly night

November 7th, 2014 10:34 pm by Max Hrenda

Though nighttime temperatures continue to drop as winter draws nearer, organizers of a semi-regular Johnson City event were hoping one particular item could help attendees bear the chilly air - chili.

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Trailing off: Task force, city commission divided on Tweetsie policy

Trailing off: Task force, city commission divided on Tweetsie policy

November 7th, 2014 10:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

City commissioners performed a very contrite "180" on Thursday by unanimously voting to put the brakes on a proposed Tweetsie Trail policy not endorsed by the venue's task force - a group of heavy hitters who planned, nourished and raised funds for the re

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