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Bus owned by Chesney's sponsor has mishap

Updated: 08/13/2008 - Police say one person was injured when a tour bus belonging a corporate sponsor of the Kenny Chesney concert tour was involved in a wreck Wednesday in Ridgeland.

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Light sentence was request of victim's family

Posted: 08/13/2008 - A judge in Athens has sentenced an East Tennessee teenager to only nine months in jail in his girlfriend's traffic death because the victim's mother requested leniency.

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Mistrial declared in Confederate Flag case

Updated: 08/15/2008 - After twelve hours of deliberations over three days, a federal judge declares a mistrial in the case of an Anderson County student who filed suit after not being allowed to wear clothing with confederate symbols to school.

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ARC Study: Disproportionately High Rates of Substance Use in Appalachia

Updated: 11/11/2008 - According to an ARC commissioned study announced today by Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear and ARC Federal Co-Chair Anne Pope, Appalachia suffers from disproportionately high rates of substance use and mental health disorders, including the alarmingly increasing abuse of prescription painkillers. Conducted for ARC by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, the study also reveals that Appalachia is doing better than the rest of the nation in terms of access to treatment for substance use and mental health problems.

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US diplomat travels to China for talks with N Korea

Posted: 08/12/2008 - The State Department's top Korea expert will travel to China for talks meant to spur North Korea to agree to a plan allowing inspectors to verify its declared nuclear program.

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No proof found in THP sex harassment case

Posted: 08/12/2008 - A state investigation has found no corroboration of sexual harassment allegations against a high-ranking Tennessee Highway Patrol officer.

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U.S. budget deficit soars to $102.8 billion in July

Updated: 08/13/2008 - The government says the federal budget deficit soared in July, pushed higher by economic stimulus payments and $15 billion in outlays to protect depositors at failed banks.

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