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Tennessee coach Butch Jones gets raise, extension

Tennessee coach Butch Jones gets raise, extension

December 8th, 2014 1:57 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Butch Jones appears to have Tennessee's football heading in the right direction, and the university rewarded him with a raise and two-year contract extension Monday.

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Haslam addresses public safety summit in Nashville

Haslam addresses public safety summit in Nashville

December 8th, 2014 1:53 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

While there's been progress in making Tennessee a safer state, much remains to be done, particularly on domestic violence, Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday.

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Hawkins couple who killed child with grape soda receives 35-year sentence

Hawkins couple who killed child with grape soda receives 35-year sentence

December 8th, 2014 12:45 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Surgoinsville couple accused of killing their 5-year-old daughter by forcing her to drink too much grape soda and water as a punishment were each sentenced to 35 years Monday in Hawkins County Criminal Court.

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Buttermilk Road kennel owner cited for animal cruelty

Buttermilk Road kennel owner cited for animal cruelty

December 8th, 2014 11:43 am by Becky Campbell

Barbara Christian was charged in similar case in 2012, charges apparently expunged

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Local authorities frustrated by legal shield protecting 'pill mills'

Local authorities frustrated by legal shield protecting 'pill mills'

December 8th, 2014 10:59 am by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

The prescription pill problem is grim, especially in Sullivan County.

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Playing catchup: Tri-Cities Crossing retail project joins forces with Kingsport economic planners

Playing catchup: Tri-Cities Crossing retail project joins forces with Kingsport economic planners

December 8th, 2014 10:50 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

The development at the juncture of I-26 and I-81 lags behind major retail projects in Bristol, Tenn., and Bristol, Va.

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Red panda dies unexpectedly at Knoxville Zoo

Red panda dies unexpectedly at Knoxville Zoo

December 8th, 2014 9:58 am by Associated Press

Zoo officials told WBIR-TV that they suspect a heart arrhythmia, but a necropsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death.

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High court rejects BP appeal of Gulf spill settlement

High court rejects BP appeal of Gulf spill settlement

December 8th, 2014 9:48 am by Associated Press

The Supreme Court is leaving in place BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Meet Your Neighbor: ETSU graduate works toward success with friends, films

Meet Your Neighbor: ETSU graduate works toward success with friends, films

December 7th, 2014 9:59 pm by Jessica Fuller

A great story can begin anywhere. For Mike Fink, it started five years ago with four friends and a handycam.

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Let your no-talent self get freaky at ETSU Sex Week fundraiser

Let your no-talent self get freaky at ETSU Sex Week fundraiser

December 7th, 2014 9:44 pm by Nathan Baker

Organizers hope an upcoming fundraising event will thrust proposed sexual education programming back into the spotlight and give rise to a new wave of giving.

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