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Proposed law would require jail time for meth

Proposed law would require jail time for meth

January 21st, 2014 9:41 pm by Becky Campbell

A new law proposed by a local state legislator would establish mandatory minimum sentencing for anyone convicted of possessing any amount of methamphetamine.

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EMS to take lead role in unattended deaths

EMS to take lead role in unattended deaths

January 21st, 2014 9:36 pm by Becky Campbell

Unattended death investigations in Washington County’s rural areas will soon no longer be the sole responsibility of the sheriff’s office, with a new requirement for a medically trained person to be on scene.

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Tweetsie Trail gets $25,000 boost from Turkey Trot group

Tweetsie Trail gets $25,000 boost from Turkey Trot group

January 21st, 2014 9:32 pm by Tony Casey

One of the area’s largest races intends to spread both the wealth and the health with a donation to the Tweetsie Trail project.

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Flu-linked deaths up in region

Flu-linked deaths up in region

January 21st, 2014 9:28 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Flu-related deaths are continuing to rise locally and at the state and national level. Locally, flu vaccine remains in good supply and available for free at health departments across the region.

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Man accused of stealing a grandmother’s wallet

Man accused of stealing a grandmother’s wallet

January 21st, 2014 7:10 pm by Staff report

A city man was charged with aggravated burglary and theft under $500 after his recent arrest by police after an investigation into burglaries in October and December, police said in a news release.

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife indicted on federal corruption charges

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife indicted on federal corruption charges

January 21st, 2014 4:01 pm by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

A federal investigation overshadowed the final months in office for the once-rising star of the Republican Party, with authorities looking into gifts he and his family received from a political donor.

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The Buzz: Local news that will get you talking today

The Buzz: Local news that will get you talking today

January 21st, 2014 3:45 pm by Staff Reports

You can't go without the Buzz. Here's a quick catch-up on pertinent recent stories:

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Area schools dismissing early

Area schools dismissing early

January 21st, 2014 11:24 am by Staff Report

A few local school districts have announced their intentions to dismiss students early today (Tuesday, Jan. 21) to avoid possible transportation complications cause by winter weather expected later.

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Tennessee lawmakers balk at Common Core school standards

Tennessee lawmakers balk at Common Core school standards

January 21st, 2014 10:32 am by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

The move could set the stage for the type of fight playing out in statehouses across the country.

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Why no hemp in Tennessee? Group wants state to legalize farming, manufacturing

Why no hemp in Tennessee? Group wants state to legalize farming, manufacturing

January 21st, 2014 9:32 am by Gary B. Gray

The move dovetails with an ever-increasing national conversation on the use of marijuana and its byproducts for medicinal and recreational purposes.

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