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Local celebrities help kick off Angel Tree shopping for kids in need

Local celebrities help kick off Angel Tree shopping for kids in need

November 17th, 2014 2:05 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

To help low-income children in Washington, Carter and Unicoi county likely to receive very little at Christmas, the Salvation Army's Angel Tree shopping adoption project kicked off Thursday at The Mall at Johnson City and will get underway at area Walmar

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Update: Tennessee Vols suspend 2 players amid assault investigation

Update: Tennessee Vols suspend 2 players amid assault investigation

November 17th, 2014 1:49 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

The suspects are Vols linebacker A.J. Johnson, a senior, and defensive back, Michael Williams, a sophomore, a police source confirmed to The Tennessean.

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Why does airfare keep rising despite lower oil prices?

Why does airfare keep rising despite lower oil prices?

November 17th, 2014 1:47 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks.

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UT coach Butch Jones: Reported rape involves football players

UT coach Butch Jones: Reported rape involves football players

November 17th, 2014 1:12 pm by Don Jacobs and Dustin Dopriak, Knoxville News Sentinel

University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones said Monday that the reported rape and sexual assault Sunday of two 19-year-old women at a South Knoxville apartment complex involves football players.

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Same-sex marriage issue goes squarely before U.S. Supreme Court

Same-sex marriage issue goes squarely before U.S. Supreme Court

November 17th, 2014 12:32 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The legal landscape looks similar to what the court confronted when it took on earlier major civil rights cases.

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Scam warning: Unicoi Co. sheriff says you're probably not a Publisher's Clearing House winner

Scam warning: Unicoi Co. sheriff says you're probably not a Publisher's Clearing House winner

November 17th, 2014 12:19 pm by Brad Hicks

The caller asked the family to purchase a money card for $500 to cover the taxes on their prizes and call in the card number.

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Erwin market owner charged with tax evasion

Erwin market owner charged with tax evasion

November 17th, 2014 12:15 pm by Brad Hicks

A Unicoi County business owner is facing more than a dozen counts of attempted sales tax evasion for allegedly failing to report more than $55,000 in sales taxes over a two-year period.

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Unicoi Co. sheriff says elderly woman with cane scares off would-be robber

Unicoi Co. sheriff says elderly woman with cane scares off would-be robber

November 17th, 2014 11:58 am by Brad Hicks

"I think they thought the cane was a gun" - Sheriff Mike Hensley.

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Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

November 17th, 2014 11:49 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The proposal would set up a Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education new standards to be used in the state's K-12 public schools.

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6 sent to hospitals after head-on Knox school bus crash; no serious injuries reported

6 sent to hospitals after head-on Knox school bus crash; no serious injuries reported

November 17th, 2014 11:32 am by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A Halls High School student on Monday lost control of a car on a curve on a wet North Knox County road and slammed head-on into an oncoming school bus.

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