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Women's Foundation provides second grant to Red Legacy

Women's Foundation provides second grant to Red Legacy

May 13th, 2015 8:39 am by John Thompson

For the second year in a row the Women's Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation has awarded $15,000 to the Red Legacy recovery organization to help with transportation needs.

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Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'

Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'

May 12th, 2015 10:44 pm by Associated Press

An Associated Press employee, Paul Cheung, was on the train and said it appeared it went off the tracks. He said he was fortunate to be at the back of the train and the front of it "looks pretty bad." He said he saw "some people mangled up."

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Unicoi County Board of Education to make $100,700 contract offer to new director of schools

Unicoi County Board of Education to make $100,700 contract offer to new director of schools

May 12th, 2015 9:34 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In advance of its vote to determine who will become the new director of Unicoi County Schools, the county's Board of Education met in a special work session Monday to hammer out the terms of a generic, $100,700 contract offer for the new director.

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Northeast State graduates move on to pay it forward

Northeast State graduates move on to pay it forward

May 12th, 2015 9:30 pm by Jessica Fuller

At 20 years old, many college students wave to their parents in a sea of people after walking across the stage to get their diploma.

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2 Hampton students share big dream

2 Hampton students share big dream

May 12th, 2015 9:25 pm by John Thompson

Ever since the sixth grade, two lifelong friends and third cousins have shared a very big dream. The rising seniors at Hampton High School have been working and preparing for appointments to one of the five military academies of the United States.

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Obama: Stereotypes on left, right a hurdle to ending poverty

Obama: Stereotypes on left, right a hurdle to ending poverty

May 12th, 2015 9:19 pm by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

It wasn't your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and right to reflect on poverty, income inequality and the stereotypes that get in the way of finding solutions.

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Congress passes bill setting up alert when police are killed

Congress passes bill setting up alert when police are killed

May 12th, 2015 9:16 pm by STEPHEN OHLMACHER, Associated Press

Congress has passed a bill setting up a national alert system whenever a police officer is killed or injured.

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Despite denials, Tennessee state senator had son on state benefits

Despite denials, Tennessee state senator had son on state benefits

May 12th, 2015 4:36 pm by Associated Press

When first asked, Todd Gardenhire denied that his son had ever had benefits through the state.

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Prosecutor: No charges against white police officer in shooting death of unarmed biracial man in Wisconsin

Prosecutor: No charges against white police officer in shooting death of unarmed biracial man in Wisconsin

May 12th, 2015 4:29 pm by Associated Press

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Tuesday that he wouldn't file any charges against Madison officer Matt Kenny in 19-year-old Tony Robinson's death on March 6.

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Updated with more detail: Mother, daughter get life sentences for roles in double Johnson County murder

Updated with more detail: Mother, daughter get life sentences for roles in double Johnson County murder

May 12th, 2015 3:33 pm by Becky Campbell

Barbara Mae Potter, 64, and her daughter, Jenelle Leigh Potter, 35, of Mountain City, were given two life sentences, but have a hearing in June to determine if they will be consecutive or concurrent.

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