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Legislation will address abuse of elderly, vulnerable Tennesseeans

(Submitted)  Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown), Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City), Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga), Representative Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) and Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) today announced comprehensive legislation to address abuse of elderly or vulnerable adults in Tennessee.   Senate Bills 1192, 1230 and 1267 would …

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John Edward King, age 88, of Kingston

John Edward King, age 88, of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Baptist Health Care Center in Lenoir City. He was born March 3, 1928 in Roda, Virginia. John was a United States Army veteran who served his country proudly. He loved fishing in his spare time. …

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Boys’ Region tourney scores, schedules

High school basketball Region tournaments began over the weekend. Saturday was quarterfinal day for the boys. Here is how those games went down. Region 2AAA: Bearden 90 Clinton 66…Ques Glover (28) and Travis Stephney (24) combined for 52 points and the Bulldogs lived up to their name on the glass …

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CWTS: Rookie Grala wins at Daytona

Youth was served Friday night when pole sitter Kaz Grala drove to victory under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. The G-M-S Racing rookie, who celebrated his 18th birthday two months ago, slipped through a twelve-truck accident along the backstretch on the final lap to claim the win in just …

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XFS: Reed wins in OT shootout

(MRN)  Ryan Reed held off a trio of Cup Series regulars down the stretch to win Saturday’s season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Reed’s Number-16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford pulled away from Kasey Kahne, Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski on the day’s final restart to notch his second victory in …

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MENCS: Kurt Busch wins 1st Daytona 500

Kurt Busch led just one lap of Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500, but it was the one that counted the most. After race leader Chase Elliott slowed with a fuel pick-up problem and then Kyle Larson ran out of gas on the final lap, Busch’s Number-41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford was well-positioned …

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7th Judicial Task Force investigation nets arrests

Two people were arrested on drug charges and two were arrested on outstanding warrants after a search of a Vermont Avenue home on Friday morning. The search of the home at 306 Vermont Avenue, across from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in central Oak Ridge, came after an investigation by the Seventh Judicial …

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