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28 percent water rate hike in Unicoi brings controversy

28 percent water rate hike in Unicoi brings controversy

May 15th, 2014 10:19 am by Brad Hicks

A notice was recently sent to Unicoi Water Utility District customers advising them of an upcoming rate increase, but two former district commissioners contend this letter is misleading, and the stated reason for the increase is inaccurate.

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2 fired professors sue Tennessee's Bryan College over belief statement excluding evolution possibility

2 fired professors sue Tennessee's Bryan College over belief statement excluding evolution possibility

May 15th, 2014 9:47 am by Associated Press

The dispute began in February when trustees clarified the school's statement of belief to exclude the possibility that God may have used evolution as part of creation.

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Segregation making comeback 60 years after Brown decision

Segregation making comeback 60 years after Brown decision

May 15th, 2014 9:24 am by JESSE J. HOLLAND and KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press

Blacks are now seeing more school segregation than they have in decades, and more than half of Latino students are now attending schools that are majority Latino.

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Founders Park does its job during season's first big storm

Founders Park does its job during season's first big storm

May 14th, 2014 9:15 pm by Nathan Baker

Johnson City's stormwater improvements appear to be working after Founders Park and the detention basin system successfully weathered the spring's first series of substantial rainfall Tuesday.

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Missing witnesses delay hearing for Johnson City pharmacist accused of injecting wife

Missing witnesses delay hearing for Johnson City pharmacist accused of injecting wife

May 14th, 2014 5:20 pm by Becky Campbell

Scott Renfro is charged with attempted first-degree murder in an alleged attack on his wife, Martha Renfro, by injecting her with the diabetes drug Victoza.

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Update: 274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

Update: 274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

May 14th, 2014 3:45 pm by DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says the death toll in a coal mining accident has reached 274, making it the country's worst mining disaster ever.

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Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

May 14th, 2014 1:56 pm by Associated Press

A federal magistrate judge has refused to put gay marriages on hold in Idaho pending an appeal from the state's governor.

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Ford, Mathes still weighing options in post-primary strategies

Ford, Mathes still weighing options in post-primary strategies

May 14th, 2014 12:56 pm by John Thompson

"I have had overwhelming support (to run as a write-in candidate) and I am strongly leaning in that direction, but I haven't made a final decision yet" - Sheriff Chris Mathes.

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Your Turn: Should children be working on family tobacco farms?

Your Turn: Should children be working on family tobacco farms?

May 14th, 2014 12:37 pm by Associated Press

An international rights group is pushing the federal government and the tobacco industry to take further steps to protect children working on U.S. tobacco farms.

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2 more charged with murder of Tennessee couple

2 more charged with murder of Tennessee couple

May 14th, 2014 7:21 am by Associated Press

The couple's bodies were found by their 7-year-old daughter, who called 911.

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