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UPDATE: Culp renovations hike ETSU students' costs by 6.3 percent

UPDATE: Culp renovations hike ETSU students' costs by 6.3 percent

June 19th, 2015 2:43 pm by Nathan Baker

The tuition and fees increases approved Friday by the Tennessee Board of Regents gives ETSU the highest total increase this year and makes the school the second most expensive university in the system.

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GOP contenders condemn SC shooting as attack on 'faith'

GOP contenders condemn SC shooting as attack on 'faith'

June 19th, 2015 1:51 pm by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

Other officials consider the murders a racially motivated hate crime. The victims were black; the suspect, white.

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Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos

Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos

June 19th, 2015 1:44 pm by DANA FERGUSON, Associated Press

Oopponents say the policy infringes on free speech.

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Deacon says bullet was fired into door of Memphis church

Deacon says bullet was fired into door of Memphis church

June 19th, 2015 11:44 am by Staff Report

In the wake of the church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday night, the Memphis shooting put neighbors on edge.

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TVA to hold hearing on proliferation of 'floating houses'

TVA to hold hearing on proliferation of 'floating houses'

June 19th, 2015 11:01 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Valley Authority is hosting a series of public meetings on the proliferation of what they call "floating houses" on TVA reservoirs.

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Feds say Tennessee can't trademark embattled new logo

Feds say Tennessee can't trademark embattled new logo

June 19th, 2015 10:54 am by Associated Press

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is rejecting state's application to register the new logo on the basis that it is "primary geographically descriptive."

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Friend of accused Charleston church shooter says he feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

Friend of accused Charleston church shooter says he feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

June 19th, 2015 10:40 am by Jeffrey Collins and Russ Bynum, Associated Press

A former friend who had reconnected with the man accused of a shooting massacre inside a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, said Dylann Storm Roof had become an avowed racist.

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Tennessee Affordable Housing Coalition holds meeting to discuss affordable housing issues in the state

Tennessee Affordable Housing Coalition holds meeting to discuss affordable housing issues in the state

June 19th, 2015 10:22 am by David Floyd

The lack of affordable housing is an issue affecting families across the United States, with the nation's homeownership rate falling to about 64 percent, the lowest since 1990.

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Abingdon's Hops & Howlers Craft Brew Fest starts tomorrow

Abingdon's Hops & Howlers Craft Brew Fest starts tomorrow

June 19th, 2015 9:29 am by Contributed to the Press

The one-day Hops & Howlers Craft Brew Fest beer festival will take place Saturday in downtown Abingdon, featuring more than 30 breweries from the region, plus food vendors and live music from Ancient Cities and Blue Mother Tupelo.

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Dam safety expert says Boone repair plan will overestimate time needed

Dam safety expert says Boone repair plan will overestimate time needed

June 19th, 2015 9:22 am by Nathan Baker

A Tennessee Valley Authority dam safety expert told Washington County business and government leaders Thursday that the schedule to be proposed for repairs to the Boone Dam, expected to come next month, will be a "worst-case scenario," likely overestimati

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