F-BOMB GETS TEXT BOOK YANKED FROM WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Wednesday, May 7, 2014The Wilson County School Board banned a book Monday night from its reading list for ninth-graders taking honors-level English classes. The board said “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon contains offensive language. The board voted 3-1 to remove the book from the list of approved reading…

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Accused Roane County murderer captured at Chattanooga mental hospital

Wednesday, May 7, 2014After several days of searching for a missing man awaiting trial for first degree murder, Tuesday the accused killer was captured and back behind bars. U.S. Marshals captured Shawn Smoot at around 11 a.m. Tuesday at a mental hospital in Chattanooga. Roane County deputies then transferred Smoot to the jail in Kingston…

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ELECTION RESULTS FINAL: CUMBERLAND COUNTY PRIMARIES

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 FINAL RESULTS:  CUMBERLAND COUNTY PRIMARY RACES   COUNTY MAYOR KENNETH CAREY JR. 3,837     50% LIGUE WISDOM – 1,874     24.4% DOUG SCARLETT – 1,358  17.7% SCOTT SEXTON – 588     7.6% THOM HASSLER (D)  722   SHERIFF CASEY COX – 5,286    66.8% TERRY ‘HOSS’ WHITE –…

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ELECTION DAY – WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU

Tuesday, May 6, 2014Many counties in East Tennessee will open their polls for local primaries today. But early numbers show the interest in this election is low. In Cumberland County, only 12 per cent of the total registered voters voted early – with a projected 20 per cent expected to vote over all. Experts say…

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