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System's probe into Elizabethton coach Witten's conduct doesn't please parent

System's probe into Elizabethton coach Witten's conduct doesn't please parent

January 16th, 2015 11:03 am by John Thompson

Deborah Scalf repeated her allegations that head football coach Shawn Witten had cursed her son and used his finger to prod her son in the chest. Other parents came to Witten's defense.

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Carter County joins search for missing Sullivan Co. couple

Carter County joins search for missing Sullivan Co. couple

January 15th, 2015 9:54 pm by Staff Report

The Carter County Sheriff's Department is one of several local law enforcement agencies involved in discovering the whereabouts of a missing Kingsport couple.

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City backs zoning changes that would ease restrictions on methadone clinic location

City backs zoning changes that would ease restrictions on methadone clinic location

January 15th, 2015 9:49 pm by Gary B. Gray

Updated zoning codes have loosened restrictions on the physical requirements for methadone clinics and increased the potential for location in Johnson City.

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With deadline approaching, Unicoi reviews ambulance options

With deadline approaching, Unicoi reviews ambulance options

January 15th, 2015 9:31 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County's contract with its current ambulance services provider is set to expire April 1, and members of the Unicoi County Commission will have to decide later this month whether this contract should be extended or the county should begin exploring

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County commissioner: Sunshine Law 'stinks'

County commissioner: Sunshine Law 'stinks'

January 15th, 2015 9:14 pm by Louie Brogdon, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County commissioners say they could do their jobs a lot better if they didn't have to do everything in public. Just trust them.

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Update: Gergish's ex offers alibi for night of Peregoy death

Update: Gergish's ex offers alibi for night of Peregoy death

January 15th, 2015 8:23 pm by Becky Campbell

Marcus Gergish's ex-wife told jurors Thursday she was with Gergish the entire night when Timothy Peregoy Sr. was gunned down and that they were at or near the scene twice that night.

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Bill outlines Haslam's changes to teacher evaluations

Bill outlines Haslam's changes to teacher evaluations

January 15th, 2015 8:09 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

A bill that reduces the role student test scores play in teacher employment evaluations was introduced Thursday, one of three that Gov. Bill Haslam plans to include in his legislative agenda this year.

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Man sentenced to life in prison in Tennessee cannibal case

Man sentenced to life in prison in Tennessee cannibal case

January 15th, 2015 4:22 pm by Associated Press

A Tennessee man who told police he ate part of his victim's body has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in the woman's death.

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Development to give low-income families more options

Development to give low-income families more options

January 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by Staff Report

Twelve two- and three-bedroom townhouses under construction at the intersection of Moorland Drive and John Exum Parkway be be leased to low-income renters for $425 a month

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Faulty wiring causes fire in Memphis home where 2 found dead

Faulty wiring causes fire in Memphis home where 2 found dead

January 15th, 2015 3:51 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say faulty electrical wiring caused a fire in a Memphis home where the bodies of a woman and her 2-year-old daughter were found in a bedroom.

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