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Reel to real: 'The River' is swallowing chunks of park where Gibson/Spacek movie was filmed

Reel to real: 'The River' is swallowing chunks of park where Gibson/Spacek movie was filmed

October 23rd, 2014 8:45 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Thirty years after Shane Bailey helped his fictional parents Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek save Laurel Run from the swelling Holston River, he's having to do it for real.

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Erwin board has no taste for food cart

Erwin board has no taste for food cart

October 22nd, 2014 9:24 pm by Brad Hicks

While Lewis Carsten said he has no intention of giving up barbecuing, he's not yet sure where he'll continue to ply his craft.

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'Make us scream!' and you could be $100 richer

'Make us scream!' and you could be $100 richer

October 22nd, 2014 9:20 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Your Halloween costume photos are wanted, and there's a $100 Visa gift card filed away in our newspaper morgue for the best photo you send us now through Nov. 1.

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ETSU research practices cleared of wrongdoing

ETSU research practices cleared of wrongdoing

October 22nd, 2014 9:09 pm by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University is now in the clear after a comprehensive investigation into the research practices of the Exercise and Sports Science program following an anonymous complaint more than two years ago.

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Developer of Lot 8 to utilize rear access

Developer of Lot 8 to utilize rear access

October 22nd, 2014 9:04 pm by Nathan Baker

Lot 8 is enough for a Knoxville developer, who says the university-opposite plot can be utilized even with the access problems that have plagued it in the past.

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Police: man attempts to evade officers in vehicle, on foot

Police: man attempts to evade officers in vehicle, on foot

October 22nd, 2014 8:32 pm by Staff Reports

Police said that after being ordered to get out of his car, Hughes took off again, putting an officer in danger. He then lost control of the vehicle and crashed it into a fence before fleeing on foot.

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9 University of North Carolina employees fired or disciplined in scandal

9 University of North Carolina employees fired or disciplined in scandal

October 22nd, 2014 2:59 pm by AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

The probe found more than 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes - enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades for research papers.

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Haslam outlines process to review Tennessee academic standards

Haslam outlines process to review Tennessee academic standards

October 22nd, 2014 2:47 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Academic standards are typically reviewed in Tennessee every six years. But with discussion in Tennessee and across the country about Common Core state standards, Haslam said it's time to take a fresh look.

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Palestinian plows through crowd, kills baby at Jerusalem station

Palestinian plows through crowd, kills baby at Jerusalem station

October 22nd, 2014 2:23 pm by IAN DEITCH, Associated Press

The incident came after months of tensions between Jews and Palestinians in east Jerusalem - the section of the city claimed by the Palestinians as their future capital.

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