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Tennessee farmers weigh in on proposed rules for hemp farming

Tennessee farmers weigh in on proposed rules for hemp farming

November 19th, 2014 10:27 am by Associated Press

With a decades-long ban on hemp production in Tennessee finally lifted, some farmers say they want to grow the crop but aren't used to the government oversight that comes with it.

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Fugitive withstands deputies' chemical attack while hiding out in attic

Fugitive withstands deputies' chemical attack while hiding out in attic

November 19th, 2014 9:56 am by Staff Report

Washington County Sheriff's Office Deputies tried forcing a fugitive out of hiding in his attic before arresting him at gunpoint on Tuesday, Sheriff Ed Graybeal said in a news release.

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Still smoking? Thursday could be your day to quit

Still smoking? Thursday could be your day to quit

November 19th, 2014 9:09 am by Gary B. Gray

Do you want to celebrate another birthday? The American Cancer Society wants to help you make that happen.

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Speakers question suspected spiritual setup in Common Core

Speakers question suspected spiritual setup in Common Core

November 18th, 2014 10:53 pm by Max Hrenda

While Tennessee's adoption of the Common Core State Standards is being scrutinized on the governmental level, members of the local religious community extended that scrutiny to include a spiritual one, as well.

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Updated with Photo Gallery: Jonesborough Student Film Festival

Updated with Photo Gallery: Jonesborough Student Film Festival

November 18th, 2014 10:48 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The ancient art of storytelling met 21st Century filmmaking technology Tuesday night at the Jonesborough Student Film Festival, a debut screening of the works of 18 young filmmakers from the McKinney Center's Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts.

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Makeover for justice: Construction begins on Carter County Justice Center

Makeover for justice: Construction begins on Carter County Justice Center

November 18th, 2014 10:41 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Justice Center has been turned into a construction zone this week, as the first in a series of renovations are taking place in the 30-year-old building.

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Erwin sets stage for tree-lighting

Erwin sets stage for tree-lighting

November 18th, 2014 10:37 pm by Brad Hicks

The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce will kick off the holiday season this Friday with the lighting of the town of Erwin's Christmas tree, and the Chamber is inviting the community to take part in the festivities.

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Senate says no on Keystone pipeline, but GOP vows replay

Senate says no on Keystone pipeline, but GOP vows replay

November 18th, 2014 8:23 pm by DAVID ESPO and DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The 59-41 Senate vote was one short of the 60 needed to clear the House-passed measure, and marked a severe blow to embattled Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

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Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

November 18th, 2014 8:16 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The measure was President Barack Obama's signature proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

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Three face criminal charges in two states after Unicoi County burglary

Three face criminal charges in two states after Unicoi County burglary

November 18th, 2014 6:01 pm by Brad Hicks

Three Knoxville residents charged in an alleged break-in in Unicoi County over the weekend and later arrested in Yancey County, N.C., have picked up additional local charges, Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said Tuesday.

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