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Can Charter get 'future proof' against Internet TV?

Can Charter get 'future proof' against Internet TV?

February 4th, 2014 1:30 pm by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

Charter Communications Inc.'s $38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by getting its foot in the door of millions more homes wired for Internet service.

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4 members of Kansas family killed in Nashville plane crash

4 members of Kansas family killed in Nashville plane crash

February 4th, 2014 10:39 am by The Tennessean

All four people on board died in the crash, authorities said, which spat flames 20 feet into the air along with a plume of smoke that could be seen for blocks and debris littered the ground 100 feet away in every direction.

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Haslam wants free community college tuition for high school seniors

Haslam wants free community college tuition for high school seniors

February 4th, 2014 10:24 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The new proposal would lower the current $4,000 lottery scholarship amount at four-year colleges to $3,000 for freshmen and sophomores, but increase it to $5,000 for juniors and seniors. The move is meant to encourage students to go to two-year colleges f

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City school board worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

City school board worried about cost of ETSU's sports plans

February 4th, 2014 9:07 am by Nathan Baker

East Tennessee State University is clearly interested in hosting its athletic teams at Johnson City Schools’ sports facilities next year, but school board members are still looking to get contracts in place to keep the district from footing the bill.

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Man pleads guilty in attempt to take hikers hostage, gets probation

Man pleads guilty in attempt to take hikers hostage, gets probation

February 4th, 2014 8:43 am by Brad Hicks

In May 2012, Marcus Birchfield claimed to be a game warden as he approached a group of five campers in Unicoi County with a gun drawn and ordered them to get down on their hands and knees.

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Hill vows to keep pushing teacher bill forward

Hill vows to keep pushing teacher bill forward

February 3rd, 2014 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

A local legislator’s bill to prohibit the Tennessee Board of Education from basing the granting and renewal of teacher licenses partially on students’ standardized test scores will continue on in the General Assembly despite the board’s recent reversal of

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Former Buc standout earns Super Bowl ring with Seahawks’ staff

Former Buc standout earns Super Bowl ring with Seahawks’ staff

February 3rd, 2014 9:18 pm by Tony Casey

East Tennessee State University football, set to kick its reawakening into high gear in the next few months, received another shot in the arm with the result of Super Bowl XLVIII.

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Vandals hit buses in Elizabethton

Vandals hit buses in Elizabethton

February 3rd, 2014 9:15 pm by John Thompson

Vandals put the Elizabethton City School System out of the transportation business Monday, but thanks to the generosity of four surrounding school districts, Elizabethton students who ride buses will be picked up around their normal time this morning.

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Haslam to give 4th State of State speech tonight

Haslam to give 4th State of State speech tonight

February 3rd, 2014 4:55 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he's making it a priority to fund key education initiatives and care for the state's most vulnerable citizens despite a tight budget year.

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Unicoi man arrested on multiple theft charges

Unicoi man arrested on multiple theft charges

February 3rd, 2014 4:25 pm by Staff Reports

A Unicoi County man was arrested for burglary, theft over $1,000, theft over $500 and theft under $500 after a sheriff’s department investigation.

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