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Chewed out: Great American Spit Out aims to curb smokeless tobacco numbers

Chewed out: Great American Spit Out aims to curb smokeless tobacco numbers

February 18th, 2015 8:58 pm by Tony Casey

Anti-tobacco advocates believe Thursday - the national Great American Spit Out - is the perfect day for smokeless tobacco users of all ages to quit for good, and a collective move in this direction might help Tennessee's rate of use, which is near the top

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Carter County agencies to take snow day in wake of freezing temperatures

Carter County agencies to take snow day in wake of freezing temperatures

February 18th, 2015 8:51 pm by John Thompson

With the coldest night of the year and fresh snow on the ground, most of Carter County government took a snow day today.

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Tennessee tax collections run $344M ahead of estimates

Tennessee tax collections run $344M ahead of estimates

February 18th, 2015 8:33 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

Holiday sales and lower gas prices are the latest boosts to a Tennessee economy that's provided nearly $344 million more in state tax collections than expected midway through the financial year.

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Truck blocking McKinley Road

Truck blocking McKinley Road

February 18th, 2015 4:45 pm by Staff Report

A FedEx tractor-trailer tuck blocked all of McKinley Road Wednesday afternoon.

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6 sent to hospital after letter with 'unknown substance' opened at Sevier courthouse

6 sent to hospital after letter with 'unknown substance' opened at Sevier courthouse

February 18th, 2015 3:41 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

Representatives of the FBI, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, as well as local emergency responders, converged on the Sevier County Courthouse.

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Reward offered for info on Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper's barn fires

Reward offered for info on Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper's barn fires

February 18th, 2015 3:21 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A reward up to $1,500 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the arson.

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Spyware discovered on manufacturers' drives points to governmental connection

Spyware discovered on manufacturers' drives points to governmental connection

February 18th, 2015 11:19 am by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer

Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other targets under surveillance abroad?

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Animals' fur isn't helpful when temperatures drop so low

Animals' fur isn't helpful when temperatures drop so low

February 18th, 2015 10:53 am by Becky Campbell

The belief that an animal should be just fine in cold weather because it has a fur coat is nothing more than hogwash, and when the temperature drops into the teens and below - as predicted for the next few days - a dog or cat's fur coat just doesn't help

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After more than 30 years, Dave Jenny to retire from Johnson City's chief building post

After more than 30 years, Dave Jenny to retire from Johnson City's chief building post

February 17th, 2015 9:42 pm by Gary B. Gray

Dave Jenny, Johnson City's chief building official, has announced his retirement after three years in that position and 30 years as a city employee.

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Tweetsie Trail scouts out historical designation

Tweetsie Trail scouts out historical designation

February 17th, 2015 9:39 pm by Tony Casey

If you've been out on the Tweetsie Trail on a sunny weekend afternoon and haven't been able to find a parking spot within a stone's throw of the Alabama Street trailhead, it might hard to imagine more people using the recreational trail.

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