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UPDATE: Bristol speedway spokesman gears up to drive state tourism department

UPDATE: Bristol speedway spokesman gears up to drive state tourism department

March 17th, 2015 1:01 pm by Staff Report

A Tri-Cities resident and East Tennessee State University alum will soon take the wheel of the state's tourism department, hoping to steer out-of-town visitors to points between Mountain City and Memphis.

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Alpha reports 2nd coal fields death in 2 days

Alpha reports 2nd coal fields death in 2 days

March 17th, 2015 12:33 pm by Staff Report

In the second fatal accident involving coal mining in the region in two days, a truck driver died as his truck overturned while hauling fuel in West Virginia, according to an Alpha Natural Resources news release.

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Fortune cookie maker considers future in La Vergne

Fortune cookie maker considers future in La Vergne

March 17th, 2015 12:17 pm by Getahn Ward, Tennessean

The largest fortune cookie maker is considering adding new manufacturing operations in La Vergne, which would employ up to 70 people in the first phase and eventually produce 1 million to 2 million cookies daily.

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Attorney: Ferguson shooting suspect didn't target officers

Attorney: Ferguson shooting suspect didn't target officers

March 16th, 2015 8:59 pm by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press

A man accused of shooting two officers last week in Ferguson was not targeting police or aiming at demonstrators at a late-night protest, his attorney said Monday as he countered an earlier police description of the crime.

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Senators who voted against Insure Tennessee receive negative attention from protesters

Senators who voted against Insure Tennessee receive negative attention from protesters

March 16th, 2015 2:32 pm by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

For weeks, state Sen. Todd Gardenhire of has felt activists' wrath for voting with six other GOP senators on a Senate panel to kill fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal.

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Flight crew killed in Black Hawk training crash identified

Flight crew killed in Black Hawk training crash identified

March 16th, 2015 1:43 pm by Staff Report

The Louisiana National Guard on Monday identified the pilots and crew of a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in the Santa Rosa Sound along Florida's Panhandle in a nighttime training exercise in dense fog last week with seven elite Marines aboard.

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Dickel master distiller leaving to head Popcorn Sutton

Dickel master distiller leaving to head Popcorn Sutton

March 16th, 2015 1:34 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A central figure in the public dispute between Jack Daniel's and George Dickel distilleries over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey is leaving to head up a brand named after a legendary moonshiner.

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Rock slide kills man in SW Virginia coal mine

Rock slide kills man in SW Virginia coal mine

March 16th, 2015 12:06 pm by Staff Report

David Brummitte, 34, of Pound, Va., was found about 5 a.m. in the Alpha Natural Resources affiliate Paramont Coal Company's Deep Mine 41 near McClure, Va.

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Snake-handling pastor charged with aggravated assault

Snake-handling pastor charged with aggravated assault

March 16th, 2015 9:30 am by News Sentinel staff

A snake-handling pastor was arrested Sunday night in Campbell County on charges of aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment.

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Man puts 'crazy' case behind him; rape charges dropped after he spent 7 months in jail

Man puts 'crazy' case behind him; rape charges dropped after he spent 7 months in jail

March 15th, 2015 4:19 pm by Claire Wiseman, Chattanooga Times Free Press

For more than seven months, Bobby Bradshaw sat in a Hamilton County Jail cell, thinking about how he looked from outside. The news stories called him a rapist and a military impersonator. His mugshot was splashed around the Web. He wondered how his tattoo

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