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Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

February 23rd, 2015 12:26 pm by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new study.

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Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

February 23rd, 2015 12:15 pm by Erica Werner, Associated Press

A partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department loomed at week's end, but no solution was in sight as senators returned to the Capitol from a week-long recess Monday to confront an impasse over the issue.

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Should a sniper rifle be lauded in Tennessee?

Should a sniper rifle be lauded in Tennessee?

February 23rd, 2015 11:16 am by Johnson City Press

State Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, is sponsoring a bill to include a sniper rifle in the same ranks as tomatoes, the "Tennessee Waltz" and the raccoon.

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NE Tennessee highways: TDOT wants you to put your concerns on the map

NE Tennessee highways: TDOT wants you to put your concerns on the map

February 23rd, 2015 10:43 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

TDOT is in the process of creating a new, 25-year long-range transportation plan that will provide the foundation for prioritizing transportation investments across the state.

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Knoxville financial advisor claims firing linked to Pilot probe

Knoxville financial advisor claims firing linked to Pilot probe

February 23rd, 2015 10:23 am by Associated Press

A Knoxville financial adviser is suing Morgan Stanley, saying the company fired him for cooperating with the FBI in the investigation of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill

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Ex-cop had discussed separation from wife before apparently killing his daughters and himself, police say

Ex-cop had discussed separation from wife before apparently killing his daughters and himself, police say

February 23rd, 2015 9:36 am by Associated Press

The killings followed a nonviolent argument over an $80 cellphone bill reported to police.

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PHOTOS: Environmentalists hope fourth time's a charm for Tennessee Wilderness Act

PHOTOS: Environmentalists hope fourth time's a charm for Tennessee Wilderness Act

February 22nd, 2015 9:48 pm by Tony Casey

If you love the wilderness that surrounds East Tennessee, there are two things you can do to help see that it remains protected and available to other nature lovers.

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Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

February 22nd, 2015 9:44 pm by Becky Campbell

A recent federal court ruling in a case involving a man's death while at the Washington County Detention Center indicates Sheriff Ed Graybeal can't personally be held liable, but the county is still on the hook at this point.

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Jonesborough chair-maker chosen to display 'Craftsman's Legacy'

Jonesborough chair-maker chosen to display 'Craftsman's Legacy' - VIDEO

February 22nd, 2015 9:39 pm by Max Hrenda

After spending more than 30 years refining his craft of chair-making, Jonesborough chair-maker Curtis Buchanan was offered a seat on the national stage.

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Meet Your Neighbor: Along with patients, Dr. William Kennedy operated on Jonesborough's historic buildings

Meet Your Neighbor: Along with patients, Dr. William Kennedy operated on Jonesborough's historic buildings

February 22nd, 2015 9:31 pm by Max Hrenda

After spending more than four decades making sure the buildings in Tennessee's oldest town didn't become history, Dr. William Kennedy may have also found a place for himself inside the town's history books, too.

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