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Join the parade: Umoja seeking entrants

Join the parade: Umoja seeking entrants

July 31st, 2014 10:55 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Participants will line up at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 at Carver Recreation Center.

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Ready to spend? Sales tax holiday is this weekend in Tennessee

Ready to spend? Sales tax holiday is this weekend in Tennessee

July 31st, 2014 10:41 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

Since 2006, Tennessee has been holding a Sales Tax Holiday the first weekend in August each year.

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Knox man shot as opened door at 1 a.m., unsure about pressing charges

Knox man shot as opened door at 1 a.m., unsure about pressing charges

July 31st, 2014 10:21 am by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

He was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with a nonfatal injury

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UPDATE: Carter commission easily overrides mayor's budget veto

UPDATE: Carter commission easily overrides mayor's budget veto

July 31st, 2014 9:47 am by John Thompson

The Carter County Commission on Thurday easily overrode last week's veto by Mayor Leon Humphrey of the 2014-15 county budget. The vote to override the veto of the proposed $2.45 tax rate was 16-7. The 2013-14 tax rate was $2.33.

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Chinese man sues over gay conversion therapy that included electric shock

Chinese man sues over gay conversion therapy that included electric shock

July 31st, 2014 9:22 am by LOUISE WATT, Associated Press

China declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 2001.

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Unicoi Co. takes advantage of state program to replace bridges

Unicoi Co. takes advantage of state program to replace bridges

July 31st, 2014 9:17 am by Brad Hicks

The Highway Department intends to replace several of the county's more than 100 bridges at a discounted price by taking advantage of recent changes to the State Aid Bridge Grant Program.

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Wellmont continues to explore merger options

Wellmont continues to explore merger options

July 30th, 2014 9:23 pm by Nathan Baker

An announcement made Wednesday by Wellmont Health Systems regarding the status of the board of directors' search to explore merger options answers some questions, but leaves others without reply.

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E.W. Scripps Co. shedding newspaper assets; to form new company with Journal

E.W. Scripps Co. shedding newspaper assets; to form new company with Journal

July 30th, 2014 9:16 pm by Dan Monk, Scripps Newspapers

The E.W. Scripps Co. will say goodbye to newspapers and hello to radio in a merger and spinoff transaction with the parent company of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper.

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Jonesborough voters to decide grocery wine issue in November

Jonesborough voters to decide grocery wine issue in November

July 30th, 2014 9:09 pm by Nathan Baker

Voters in at least one Washington County municipality will decide in November whether wine will be allowed to be sold in their local grocery stores under a new state law.

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Commission to deal with Carter mayor's budget veto

Commission to deal with Carter mayor's budget veto

July 30th, 2014 8:56 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Commission will meet in a special called session this morning to attempt to pass a budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The first step of the process will be to consider the veto of a Commission-approved budget by Mayor Leon Humphrey.

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