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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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Kingsport Farmers Market ready for 3rd Brinley Addington Hometown Throwdown

Kingsport Farmers Market ready for 3rd Brinley Addington Hometown Throwdown

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

Children receiving high-quality care at Wellmont Health System hospitals will benefit from the benevolence of a locally grown country music artist who is again hosting a concert to raise funds for these facilities.

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House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation

House bill aims for less e-cigarette regulation

June 19th, 2015 8:58 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

House Republicans are pushing to ease proposed government regulations for companies that sell e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, a move that Democrats charge could lead to unsafe products on the market.

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Shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

Shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

June 19th, 2015 8:53 am by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press 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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Cannabis oil advocate mom wants to help others - VIDEO

Cannabis oil advocate mom wants to help others - VIDEO

June 18th, 2015 8:47 pm by Tony Casey

Tri-Cities Community Church wasn't packed tightly with people Thursday evening, but it was packed with passion.

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Friend says accused shooter in Charleston church massacre ranted about race

Friend says accused shooter in Charleston church massacre ranted about race

June 18th, 2015 6:13 pm by MITCH WEISS, MEG KINNARD, and JACOB JORDAN, Associated Press

Nine people, including the pastor, were killed.

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Man accused of firing shot at George Zimmerman has been charged with attempted murder

Man accused of firing shot at George Zimmerman has been charged with attempted murder

June 18th, 2015 2:45 pm by Associated Press

Zimmerman was acquitted of charges in the 2013 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

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Veto threat: Senate passes $612B defense bill that Obama says is too expensive

Veto threat: Senate passes $612B defense bill that Obama says is too expensive

June 18th, 2015 2:26 pm by Associated Press

The Obama administration argues that if Republicans want to break through spending caps on defense, they should do so for nondefense spending, too.

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Feds charge state Rep. Joe Armstrong with fraud, tax evasion

Feds charge state Rep. Joe Armstrong with fraud, tax evasion

June 18th, 2015 10:22 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville has been indicted on federal fraud and tax evasion charges connected to an increase in the state's cigarette tax in 2007.

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