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Fire claims life of Unicoi County man

Fire claims life of Unicoi County man

December 11th, 2014 4:24 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said the man died Thursday morning at a burn unit in the Wake Forest, N.C., area.

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Ramsey opposes pre-abortion ultrasound bill, talks prospects of reproductive laws

Ramsey opposes pre-abortion ultrasound bill, talks prospects of reproductive laws

December 11th, 2014 4:09 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

The approval of a constitutional amendment to give the state Legislature more power to regulate abortions in Tennessee may have opened the floodgates to proposals from Republican lawmakers in the upcoming session, but Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he doe

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Search of house results in felony drug charges for local man, police say

Search of house results in felony drug charges for local man, police say

December 11th, 2014 2:11 pm by Staff Report

Police said a city man was arrested on charges he dealt drugs from his home after a search was conducted this week.

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Update: Bristol police amend list of those sought in 126 drug indictments

Update: Bristol police amend list of those sought in 126 drug indictments

December 11th, 2014 2:03 pm by Staff Report

Police issued a press release today removing the name of Jonathan Addair, 25, of Basham Hill Road in Bristol, Tennessee, who officers said was not involved.

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Bill banning racial profiling introduced in Tennessee General Assembly

Bill banning racial profiling introduced in Tennessee General Assembly

December 11th, 2014 1:26 pm by Associated Press

All of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies would have to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling, under legislation introduced in the General Assembly.

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UPDATE: Date for Wellmont merger decision postponed

UPDATE: Date for Wellmont merger decision postponed

December 11th, 2014 11:24 am by Staff Report

A decision by a regional health care provider on a question that could have consequences for one of the largest industry sectors in the Tri-Cities will not be made before the end of the year, according to a statement from the organization's board of direc

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With little chance for more state funding, higher ed may turn to cuts, tuition increases

With little chance for more state funding, higher ed may turn to cuts, tuition increases

December 11th, 2014 7:31 am by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Faced with flat revenue projections, higher education officials will have to find ways to cover costs at their institutions because the state won't be able to help them anytime soon, a top economist said Wednesday.

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Congress voices displeasure in considering $1.1T spending bill

Congress voices displeasure in considering $1.1T spending bill

December 11th, 2014 7:18 am by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

"This may be a 'hold your nose' vote," said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. "Do you really think next year, with Republicans entirely in control, that it would actually get better?"

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Create Appalachia seeks government aid in claiming Oaks Castle

Create Appalachia seeks government aid in claiming Oaks Castle

December 10th, 2014 9:59 pm by Nathan Baker

With an online fundraiser to purchase a decades-old Johnson City landmark falling far short of its goal, the head of the nonprofit leading the charge is hoping local municipalities will contribute to the cause.

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New name, same result: Joint city/county committee has yet to meet

New name, same result: Joint city/county committee has yet to meet

December 10th, 2014 9:50 pm by Gary B. Gray

In September, the Washington County Commission dismantled the lifeless City-County Liaison Committee and formed the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee with the aim of connecting more with state legislators to understand and help with wide-ranging issues.

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