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Consumer spending boost: US economy grew at 3.2 percent rate in 4th quarter of 2013

Consumer spending boost: US economy grew at 3.2 percent rate in 4th quarter of 2013

January 30th, 2014 10:03 am by Associated Press

Many economists think growth could top 3 percent in 2014. That would be the best performance since the recession ended in mid-2009.

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Ex-bookkeeper to serve four months in jail after theft plea

Ex-bookkeeper to serve four months in jail after theft plea

January 30th, 2014 8:40 am by John Thompson

Comptroller: Feaster issued district checks totaling $23,742 to herself and concealed the payments by making records show the money went to a vendor for the water authority.

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Some business owners irked by revamped wine bill

Some business owners irked by revamped wine bill

January 29th, 2014 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker

With a revamped wine in grocery stores bill working its way through the state legislature, it’s hard to not recall President Abraham Lincoln’s famous words regarding the impossibility of pleasing all of the people all of the time.

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Delivery drivers brave weather to meet public demands

Delivery drivers brave weather to meet public demands - VIDEO

January 29th, 2014 9:19 pm by Tony Casey

When the snow piles up and schools and municipalities close down, the tendency is to hunker down and weather the storm.

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No break for service workers during sub-freezing temperatures

No break for service workers during sub-freezing temperatures

January 29th, 2014 9:14 pm by Becky Campbell

When the temperature drops to sub-freezing, like it has been the past couple of days, and snow accumulation closes public offices and even some private companies, there are service workers who just don’t get a break.

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Police say Erwin man tackles pregnant woman, resists arrest

Police say Erwin man tackles pregnant woman, resists arrest

January 29th, 2014 9:09 pm by Brad Hicks

An Erwin man was arrested Monday and is now facing multiple assault charges, including one for allegedly tackling a pregnant woman, after police say a fight between him and his girlfriend escalated.

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Update: Police need help finding woman accused of taking $90K worth of rings from Johnson City jewelry store

Update: Police need help finding woman accused of taking $90K worth of rings from Johnson City jewelry store

January 29th, 2014 4:33 pm by Becky Campbell

A police report on the incident indicated the woman took three rings — one valued at $45,00, another valued at $25,000 and one valued at $23,800 — she had been looking at.

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Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear

Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear

January 29th, 2014 1:12 pm by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press

The decline in the Monarch population now marks a statistical long-term trend and can no longer be seen as a combination of yearly or seasonal events, experts say.

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Late Alderman Michael Phillips was quick learner, glad to serve town, Unicoi leaders say

Late Alderman Michael Phillips was quick learner, glad to serve town, Unicoi leaders say

January 29th, 2014 1:07 pm by Brad Hicks

Phillips, who was serving his first term as an alderman for the town of Unicoi, died Saturday in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital after battling illness.

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Atlanta in crisis: Rare snowstorm left city paralyzed, motorists stranded

Atlanta in crisis: Rare snowstorm left city paralyzed, motorists stranded

January 29th, 2014 10:40 am by RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Some residents expressed outrage that more precautions weren't taken this time around and schools and other facilities weren't closed ahead of time.

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