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Lawsuit challenges Tennessee use of standardized test scores

Lawsuit challenges Tennessee use of standardized test scores

February 5th, 2015 5:45 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee's largest teachers union filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday that challenges how the state uses standardized test scores to evaluate teachers.

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Screening for jurors in 'American Sniper' slaying starts

Screening for jurors in 'American Sniper' slaying starts

February 5th, 2015 4:36 pm by JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

Those selected will be deciding the case of former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, 27, who's charged with capital murder in the killings of sniper Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield two years ago at a gun range outside of Stephenville.

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UPDATE: No decision yet on Dentsply offer

UPDATE: No decision yet on Dentsply offer

February 5th, 2015 4:03 pm by Nathan Baker

Public documents released Wednesday by Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge confirm that Pennsylvania-based Dentsply is the company behind the "Project X" codename used by local officials to approve an economic development incentives package last month wo

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Blountville man impersonated cop, stopped motorist using blue lights, deputies say

Blountville man impersonated cop, stopped motorist using blue lights, deputies say

February 5th, 2015 3:19 pm by NET News Service

Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a man presenting himself as a police officer in the 800 block of Island Road.

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Gas line break forces closing of major Kingsport thoroughfare

Gas line break forces closing of major Kingsport thoroughfare

February 5th, 2015 3:12 pm by NET News Service

The section of Wilcox Drive between Lincoln Street and Industry Drive would remain closed to traffic until at least 5:30 or 7:30 p.m.

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Syracuse self-imposes men's basketball postseason ban

Syracuse self-imposes men's basketball postseason ban

February 5th, 2015 2:28 pm by John Kekis, AP Sports Writer

Syracuse University announced Wednesday that it has instituted a self-imposed postseason ban for the current men's basketball season as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

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Rock anthem singer Gary Glitter convicted of sex crimes

Rock anthem singer Gary Glitter convicted of sex crimes - VIDEO

February 5th, 2015 2:02 pm by Associated Press

A British jury on Thursday convicted former glam rock singer Gary Glitter of a string of sex abuse offenses against three young girls in the 1970s.

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Work begins on Farmers Market/Downtown Pavilion

February 5th, 2015 11:39 am by Nathan Baker

Construction crews have begun work on the Farmers Market/Downtown Pavilion building on the plot of land between Founders Park and Wilson Avenue in downtown Johnson City.

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Pregnant Tennessee woman arrested in baby's starvation death

Pregnant Tennessee woman arrested in baby's starvation death

February 5th, 2015 10:17 am by The Tennessean

Brittany Marie Wiest, 21, was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with her infant son's death in April.

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Unicoi County's ambulance search in motion

Unicoi County's ambulance search in motion

February 5th, 2015 9:10 am by Brad Hicks

Several ambulance service companies, including Unicoi County's most recent provider, have requested information from the Unicoi County Mayor's office outlining requirements to submit bids for Unicoi County's ambulance services contract.

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