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On a hot August day during the first week of school, Heather Hobbs, a 26-year-old teacher at Andrew Johnson Elementary School in Kingsport, Tenn., asked her third-grade class to do something she knew that they wouldn’t be able to do.

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KNOXVILLE — The Monroe County Commission will name a new sheriff at a special meeting Dec. 9, the county attorney said Wednesday.

Residents who live near the Harriet Tubman demolition can breathe easy, city officials say.

Meigs County Chancery Court Clerk and Master Timothy Ned Proffitt was arrested Tuesday on a grand jury indictment charging him with falsifying a hotel receipt that he turned in for reimbursement.

Two days before Lisa Haynes formally interviewed for a top administration job at Chattanooga State, the college initiated the process to secure a visa that would allow her to work in the United States.

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NASHVILLE -- State auditors are moving "as quickly as they can" to complete an investigation whose outcome could threaten Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro's future at the community college.

NASHVILLE — In Tennessee’s incredible shrinking state Senate Democratic Caucus, it seems almost everybody can be a leader.

NASHVILLE — As Gov. Bill Haslam kicks off his first round of public budget hearings Monday, he finds himself caught between some fellow Republicans who want to reduce taxes and critics who say previous spending reductions have harmed some state services.

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NASHVILLE — In September, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was stumping in Hudson, Wis., where the pugnacious Republican Governors Association chairman happily tore into Democrat Mary Burke, who was challenging GOP Gov. Scott Walker.

Dianne Cox knows people who'd rather do their income taxes than fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a 108-question form that needs to be filed annually for college students to get most kinds of financial aid.

DALTON, Ga. — Adriana Rascon hates watching her mother fold her hands in prayer every morning before she picks up her keys to drive to work.

Eliza Alfaro sometimes gets a message at the La Esperanza Bakery.

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