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Judge orders public records closed

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Circuit Court Clerk John Paul Mathes told the Elizabethton Star his office was not getting warrants and other paperwork that had been routinely sent in by the sheriff's department.

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Thomas Frierson appointed to appeals court

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Frierson has served as chancellor in the Third Judicial District, which is comprised of Hamblen, Greene, Hawkins and Hancock counties, since 1996.

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Crime down in Chattanooga, say officials

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Authorities in Chattanooga say crime in the city has declined over the past decade, despite a popular perception that crime is increasing.

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John Ryder named new general counsel of RNC

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Ryder was first elected as the national committeeman from Tennessee in May 1996 and served until 2004 and also served from 2008 to the present.

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TEA hires new chief lobbyist

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Wrye previously worked as communications director for the Alabama Education Association where he was a leader in the association's successful fight to stop charter schools in the state.

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Gray Fossil Site to host Darwin Day celebration

Posted: 02/08/2013 - According to news release from ETSU, Darwin Day is an international celebration of science that occurs annually around the birthday of Charles Darwin, who was born Feb. 12, 1809.

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New Bledsoe prison to be expanded

Posted: 02/07/2013 - No inmates have yet been moved into the new Bledsoe County Correctional Complex and it is already slated for a $30 million expansion.

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Ramsey: Bill banning Medicaid growth on hold

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says fellow Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey has agreed to delay consideration of a bill seeking to ban the state from participating in Medicaid expansion under the federal health care overhaul.

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2 women charged with murder in Johnson City

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Police said early Thursday they arrested 28-year-old Ginger Holtsclaw and 29-year-old Ashley Harold on charges of felony first-degree murder.

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Tenn. National Guard engineers deploy to Kuwait

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Tennessee Army National Guard soldiers from the 212th Engineer Company, based in Paris and Camden, are leaving this week in preparation for a one-year deployment to Kuwait in support of the war in Afghanistan.

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Tennesseans take cover for annual "ShakeOut"

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Tennessee is taking part in an eight-state earthquake drill and says participants should "drop, cover and hold on" at 11:15 a.m. EST Thursday.

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FedEx officers, directors accept buyout plan

Posted: 02/07/2013 - FedEx Co., the world's second biggest package delivery company, will lose more than 10 percent of its U.S.-based executives under a voluntary buyout plan.

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Lawmakers want more meetings with DCS

Posted: 02/06/2013 - State lawmakers told the interim commissioner of the embattled Department of Children's Services that they want to be kept abreast of the agency's internal operations.

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Bristol woman found dead in home

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Firefighters say the body of 66-year-old Eulala Matthews was found in the hallway of the home. Her cause of death and the cause of the blaze are under investigation.

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TVA applies for license extension for Sequoyah

Posted: 02/06/2013 - The Tennessee Valley Authority has applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to extend operating licenses for both units at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.

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Memphis suburbs, lawmakers plot local school bills

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Leaders of Memphis suburbs are pursuing new state laws that would allow them to run their own schools, bypassing the merger of the Shelby County and Memphis districts.

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Officials plead case with Army Corps of Engineers

Posted: 02/06/2013 - If the Army Corp of engineers doesn't back off a proposal to close fishing waters near dams on the Cumberland River, lawmakers from Kentucky and Tennessee may take up the issue in Congress.

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