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ETSU Center hopes to clarify Appalachian misconceptions

ETSU Center hopes to clarify Appalachian misconceptions

July 26th, 2014 10:04 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

In news, television, movies and popular culture, Appalachia is often depicted as drug-addicted, dirty, uneducated and impoverished. But the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services and The Appalachian Project are on a mission to change that.

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Donations still needed for JC Press Christmas Box

Donations still needed for JC Press Christmas Box

July 26th, 2014 9:49 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

It is often an ongoing need that brings a senior or a parent to the Salvation Army to apply for Angel Tree gifts for their children and food for holiday from the Johnson City Christmas Box.

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Freedom isn't free: In wake of ETSU deal, school, city officials look at improving Freedom Hall

Freedom isn't free: In wake of ETSU deal, school, city officials look at improving Freedom Hall

July 26th, 2014 9:44 pm by Tony Casey

The recent announcement that Freedom Hall will host all of East Tennessee State University's men's basketball team's home games for the upcoming season presents both challenges and opportunities for the city-owned venue.

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Chattanooga man charged in rape of 2-year-old girl

Chattanooga man charged in rape of 2-year-old girl

July 26th, 2014 9:24 pm by Shelly Bradbury, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A 27-year-old Chattanooga man was arrested Thursday after he admitted to raping a 2-year-old girl.

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Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual Academy

Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual Academy

July 26th, 2014 4:44 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

In a standoff over a struggling statewide cyber school, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says he weighed pulling the plug altogether.

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Haslam says he was not told of unaccompanied minors

Haslam says he was not told of unaccompanied minors

July 26th, 2014 3:58 pm by Chas Sisk, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam says in a letter to President Barack Obama that his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied minors in Tennessee.

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1 dead, 5 hurt in shooting in Knoxville

1 dead, 5 hurt in shooting in Knoxville

July 26th, 2014 3:50 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say one person was killed and five other people were injured in an early morning shooting in Knoxville.

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Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour lull

Hamas fires rockets on Israel, ending 12-hour lull

July 26th, 2014 3:44 pm by KARIN LAUB and IAN DEITCH, Associated Press

Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting.

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Woman sentenced to 30 days in jail for leaving scene of fatal accident

Woman sentenced to 30 days in jail for leaving scene of fatal accident

July 26th, 2014 9:34 am by John Thompson

A woman who accidentally struck and killed a man on Rio Vista Hill in September was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.

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Unicoi may use MSHA money to pay ambulance fee

Unicoi may use MSHA money to pay ambulance fee

July 26th, 2014 9:29 am by Brad Hicks

Since Unicoi County received a $750,000 contribution from Mountain States Health Alliance following the health care organization's acquisition of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, one of the first proposed uses for the funding was to put a portion of it to

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