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Single-car crash results in death of local woman, deputies say

Single-car crash results in death of local woman, deputies say

December 4th, 2014 3:07 pm by Staff Report

Deputies said speed may have been a factor in a single-vehicle crash that proved fatal for a city woman.

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Gatlinburg, wastewater operator dismissed from wrongful death suit

Gatlinburg, wastewater operator dismissed from wrongful death suit

December 4th, 2014 2:44 pm by Associated Press

The city of Gatlinburg and its wastewater operator have been dropped from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of two workers who were killed when a wall collapsed.

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House rebukes Obama on immigration

House rebukes Obama on immigration

December 4th, 2014 2:41 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

House Republicans have passed a bill denouncing President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration and declaring them "null and void."

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Louisiana petitions to skip step in same-sex marriage ban appeals

Louisiana petitions to skip step in same-sex marriage ban appeals

December 4th, 2014 2:36 pm by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

The state of Louisiana agrees with gay rights activists about one thing: asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take the rare step of hearing an appeal of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages before a federal appeals court rules.

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AP sources: Military sex assault reports up 8 percent

AP sources: Military sex assault reports up 8 percent

December 4th, 2014 12:35 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Details set for release Thursday and a new anonymous survey suggests victims are becoming far more willing to file complaints than in years past.

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White SC police chief charged with murder after shooting of unarmed black man

White SC police chief charged with murder after shooting of unarmed black man

December 4th, 2014 12:26 pm by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

His lawyer says prosecutors took advantage of national outrage toward police to get the indictment.

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ETSU Rugby Club cleared of wrongdoing after rape allegation at off-campus party

ETSU Rugby Club cleared of wrongdoing after rape allegation at off-campus party

December 4th, 2014 10:14 am by Nathan Baker

The East Tennessee State University Rugby Club, put on suspension after a reported rape at a party where club members were present, has been cleared of wrongdoing and reinstated after a university investigation showed the organization not at fault.

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Appalachian Regional Commission awards $300,000 to local ministry

Appalachian Regional Commission awards $300,000 to local ministry

December 4th, 2014 8:50 am by Sue Guinn Legg

The Washington County New Build program, which built more than two dozen new houses for low-income families whose homes were destroyed by 2012 floods in the Dry Creek and Cash Hollow communities, has a new name and new capacity to replace substandard home

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Big John's Close-off? Elizabethton home store's fence, Dumpster create problems for Tweetsie Trail expansion

Big John's Close-off? Elizabethton home store's fence, Dumpster create problems for Tweetsie Trail expansion

December 3rd, 2014 10:06 pm by Tony Casey

Big John's Closeouts fenced off the path of the trail and put the Dumpster in place at its location at 238 E. Elk Ave. in Elizabethton, and owner Michael Barnett recognizes that with the trail's progress rapidly approaching, a solution needs to be reached

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Summers expected to pitch planners on Tannery Knob development

Summers expected to pitch planners on Tannery Knob development

December 3rd, 2014 9:52 pm by Gary B. Gray

Grant Summers is petitioning the city to rezone 30.5 acres along East Market Street, where he wants to build a 168-unit, multi-family development.

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