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Big indoor track meet means big money in Johnson City

Big indoor track meet means big money in Johnson City

February 23rd, 2015 3:50 pm by Tony Casey

The Tennessee State High School Indoor Track and Field Championships, put on by Knoxville Youth Athletics, will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and feature more than 400 athletes from across the state.

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80 new jobs: Parkdale Mills announces Johnson County expansion plans

80 new jobs: Parkdale Mills announces Johnson County expansion plans

February 23rd, 2015 2:33 pm by Staff Report

Johnson County's largest manufacturer will grow larger this year, adding new equipment, square footage and jobs.

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Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects

Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects

February 23rd, 2015 2:16 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the largest cigarette makers to publicly admit that they had lied for decades about the dangers of smoking.

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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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