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Love poems to Mother Nature: ETSU literature professor puts out book of poems based on ecological awareness

Love poems to Mother Nature: ETSU literature professor puts out book of poems based on ecological awareness

January 24th, 2015 9:50 pm by Tony Casey

Philosophically, East Tennessee State University literature professor Dr. Fred Waage categorizes himself as an "Earthiest."

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Twin education bills could deflate public education funding

Twin education bills could deflate public education funding

January 24th, 2015 9:45 pm by Nathan Baker

Two education bills filed this month in the state Legislature could allow parents to choose to divert funding away from public schools toward their private counterparts, if approved.

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Two men graduate from life of crime, begin new lives after intensive program

Two men graduate from life of crime, begin new lives after intensive program

January 24th, 2015 9:39 pm by Becky Campbell

Graduation day is generally both a day of reflection on the path leading to that ceremony and a day of hope and expectation for what awaits.

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Rape trial spurs discussion of hostess role on campus

Rape trial spurs discussion of hostess role on campus

January 24th, 2015 9:25 pm by Anita Wadhwani and Adam Sparks, The Tennessean

The relationship between female students and male athletes has been at the forefront in the first two weeks of the trial of two former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious female student.

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88 year-old mother of DEA raid target Peterson, arrested on neglect charges

88 year-old mother of DEA raid target Peterson, arrested on neglect charges

January 24th, 2015 9:19 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

The mother of Geoffrey Deane Peterson, the Hixson man whose businesses were targeted in a DEA raid on Friday, was arrested Friday for "willful neglect, abuse, or exploitation of an adult."

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Local firefighter dies after five-month battle with cancer

Local firefighter dies after five-month battle with cancer

January 24th, 2015 7:25 pm by Staff Report

Five months after being diagnosed with a terminal illness and receiving immense support from the community, Jonesborough firefighter Luke Story died Saturday afternoon with his family and extended family by his side, a news release from the Jonesborough D

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2 inmates escape Sevier Co. jail

2 inmates escape Sevier Co. jail

January 24th, 2015 1:48 pm by Jay Miller, Knoxville News Sentinel

Two inmates escaped from the Sevier County jail late Friday night, according to Sheriff Ron Seals.

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Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

January 24th, 2015 1:43 pm by Associated Press

A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.

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Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

January 24th, 2015 1:37 pm by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

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Local family touched by ebola

Local family touched by ebola

January 23rd, 2015 9:58 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Doris Kaifa, a 42-year-old Johnson City resident, single mother of four children, East Tennessee State University graduate and social worker at Good Samaritan Ministries, is attempting to help her mother and large family of siblings in Liberia survive the

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