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Update: Seats on sale for new arts center at ETSU

Update: Seats on sale for new arts center at ETSU

July 25th, 2013 12:20 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

Seats part of East Tennessee State University's "Now Seating" campaign are now on sale, according to an ETSU news release.

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Popeyes to open July 30

Popeyes to open July 30

July 25th, 2013 11:25 am by Staff Report

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, a fast food restaurant that specializes in fried chicken, jambalaya and red beans and rice, will open its first location in the Tri-Cities July 30.

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UPDATE: TDOT finds no significant damage to I-26 bridge hit by excavator

UPDATE: TDOT finds no significant damage to I-26 bridge hit by excavator

July 25th, 2013 11:20 am by Nathan Baker

A flatbed tractor trailer carrying machinery reportedly hit the bridge at Boones Creek Road and Interstate 26 around 11:36 a.m.

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Unicoi sheriff says pay plan would benefit county

Unicoi sheriff says pay plan would benefit county

July 24th, 2013 9:43 pm by Brad Hicks

ERWIN — Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said something he heard recently best sums up his department’s move to introduce a step raise system for its officers.

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Dog shot in the face may be ready for adoption in three weeks

Dog shot in the face may be ready for adoption in three weeks

July 24th, 2013 9:39 pm by Jeff Bobo — NET News Service

ROGERSVILLE — In an odd sort of way, getting shot in the face may be the luckiest thing that ever happened to Riley.

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Storytelling director brings world view

Storytelling director brings world view

July 24th, 2013 9:37 pm by Nathan Baker

The incoming executive director at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough hopes to open a new chapter in the organization’s development and propel its central festival to the world stage.

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Punctured gas line scrambles university

Punctured gas line scrambles university

July 24th, 2013 9:28 pm by Becky Campbell

It took about an hour for gas company workers to send an “all-clear” signal after a backhoe operator punctured a gas line near the athletic center at East Tennessee State University.

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House narrowly rejects effort to halt NSA program

House narrowly rejects effort to halt NSA program

July 24th, 2013 9:23 pm by DONNA CASSATA — Associated Press

The House narrowly rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency's secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records Wednesday night after a fierce debate pitting privacy rights against the government's efforts to thwart terrori

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Spain passenger train derails, killing at least 35

Spain passenger train derails, killing at least 35

July 24th, 2013 7:41 pm by CIARAN GILES and HAROLD HECKLE — Associated Press

MADRID — A passenger train derailed on a high-speed stretch of track in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night, killing at least 35 people and leaving dozens injured in the country's worst rail accident in decades, officials said.

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Senate passes bill on student loan rates

Senate passes bill on student loan rates

July 24th, 2013 7:34 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.

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