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UPDATE: Johnson City, Washington County schools out Wednesday

UPDATE: Johnson City, Washington County schools out Wednesday

February 24th, 2015 9:22 am by Tony Casey

Both Johnson City and Washington County schools have canceled classes because of severe winter weather.

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80 new jobs: Parkdale Mills announces Johnson County expansion plans

80 new jobs: Parkdale Mills announces Johnson County expansion plans

February 23rd, 2015 2:33 pm by Staff Report

Johnson County's largest manufacturer will grow larger this year, adding new equipment, square footage and jobs.

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Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects

Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects

February 23rd, 2015 2:16 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

In 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the largest cigarette makers to publicly admit that they had lied for decades about the dangers of smoking.

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Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

February 23rd, 2015 12:26 pm by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow with nearly $4 billion in spending, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new study.

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Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

Impasse in Senate on Homeland budget bill as shutdown looms

February 23rd, 2015 12:15 pm by Erica Werner, Associated Press

A partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department loomed at week's end, but no solution was in sight as senators returned to the Capitol from a week-long recess Monday to confront an impasse over the issue.

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Knoxville financial advisor claims firing linked to Pilot probe

Knoxville financial advisor claims firing linked to Pilot probe

February 23rd, 2015 10:23 am by Associated Press

A Knoxville financial adviser is suing Morgan Stanley, saying the company fired him for cooperating with the FBI in the investigation of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill

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Ex-cop had discussed separation from wife before apparently killing his daughters and himself, police say

Ex-cop had discussed separation from wife before apparently killing his daughters and himself, police say

February 23rd, 2015 9:36 am by Associated Press

The killings followed a nonviolent argument over an $80 cellphone bill reported to police.

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Another winter storm hits East Coast; more cold temps coming

Another winter storm hits East Coast; more cold temps coming

February 22nd, 2015 2:13 pm by BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press

The latest in a seemingly unending parade of snowstorms moved over the East Coast on Saturday, dropping a wintry mix as far south as northern Georgia and potentially causing more headaches for snow-weary New England.

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Storms, freezing temps cause 21 deaths in Tennessee

Storms, freezing temps cause 21 deaths in Tennessee

February 22nd, 2015 2:10 pm by Associated Press

State officials say the storms and freezing temperatures this past week in Tennessee caused 21 deaths, including 11 attributed to hypothermia.

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Victim ID'ed in Vanderbilt campus shooting

Victim ID'ed in Vanderbilt campus shooting

February 22nd, 2015 2:00 pm by David Yunker, The Tennessean

Metro police have identified the man killed Saturday night at a Vanderbilt University garage.

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