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Updated with links: New Tennessee laws taking effect July 1

Updated with links: New Tennessee laws taking effect July 1

July 2nd, 2015 8:10 am by Associated Press

Carry permits, guns in trunks, animal fights, speed camera ban and more.

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Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

July 1st, 2015 5:44 pm by MITCH WEISS and TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press

For years, he was whipped with belts, his face was burned with electrical wires and his fingers were broken with pliers - all to "teach him a lesson."

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Family sues after California fraternity pledge died on hazing hike

Family sues after California fraternity pledge died on hazing hike

July 1st, 2015 5:38 pm by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

The group was hiking in hot temperatures with little water and inadequate shoes, a school investigation found. The investigation concluded that hazing was to blame.

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Caught on Video: Burglary in Gray; sheriff seeks help

Caught on Video: Burglary in Gray; sheriff seeks help - VIDEO

July 1st, 2015 5:20 pm by Staff Report

A burglary caught on video in Gray prompted the Washington County Sheriff's Office investigators Wednesday to issue a plea for help in identifying the burglars.

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Update: TVA to close areas around Boone Dam for repair work, mum on scope of work

Update: TVA to close areas around Boone Dam for repair work, mum on scope of work

July 1st, 2015 12:10 pm by Dylan Chesser

The Tennessee Valley Authority will be closing areas just above and below Boone Dam to boaters starting July 6.

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UPDATE: When two become one: Emmanuel Christian Seminary officially becomes part of Milligan College - PHOTOS/VIDEO

UPDATE: When two become one: Emmanuel Christian Seminary officially becomes part of Milligan College - PHOTOS/VIDEO

July 1st, 2015 11:42 am by Tony Casey

As Milligan College President Dr. Bill Greer said, Wednesday was a "momentous" occasion when it was announced that Emmanuel Christian Seminary would become part of Milligan College.

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Dashcam cop videos: Proposed Knoxville Police policy would bar public from access

Dashcam cop videos: Proposed Knoxville Police policy would bar public from access

July 1st, 2015 11:23 am by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The proposed policy change would give the KPD and the Knox County district attorney general unfettered power to decide when the footage could be released, and no detailed explanation for a denial of the public's right to see videos would be required.

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Covered Bridge Park sets the stage for Elizabethton's July 4

Covered Bridge Park sets the stage for Elizabethton's July 4

July 1st, 2015 9:59 am by John Thompson

The city of Elizabethton's new outdoor stage in Covered Bridge Park is getting plenty of use so far this summer and it will be at the center of the city's 4th of July celebration this weekend.

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Retiring Judge Seeley trades robes for Hawaiian shirt

Retiring Judge Seeley trades robes for Hawaiian shirt

July 1st, 2015 9:48 am by Becky Campbell

There was no gavel pounding Tuesday for one of the 1st Judicial District's judges, but instead he donned a Hawaiian shirt for the beginning of his retirement.

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Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission tries again with revised sign ordinance

Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission tries again with revised sign ordinance

July 1st, 2015 9:26 am by John Thompson

The Elizabethton Regional Planning Commission will make another attempt to get a revised sign ordinance Thursday with a public hearing held in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6 p.m.

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