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Friday, Sep. 30, 2016
Get your scares on! It's time for T-G's Ghost Story contest
It's time again for the Times-Gazette's annual ghost story contest and our "scary drawing" contest for children. The story contest will be divided into three divisions by age, with a $25 gift card awarded in each division. The winning entries, as well as some honorable mention stories, will be published in the Oct. 19 "Spooktacular" edition of the Times-Gazette...
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Social media brought out worst in us on Monday
The presidential debates on Monday were an interesting reminder of the role social media plays this campaign season. Purely anecdotally, based on my own observation, most of the political posts I've been seeing have been negative in nature -- most aren't "Here is why my candidate is qualified, and here is my candidate's vision for the future." Instead, the vast majority have been negative in nature -- here's why the opposing candidate is evil, untrustworthy, unqualified, etc. ...
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ROcKfest 2016 shakes it up

The Ag Center was abuzz all day Saturday as many in the area enjoyed the various attractions leading up to a rocking night. There was plenty to keep RoCKFEST 2016 festival goers busy. From hot chicken to henna tattoos, the grounds drew a crowd that...

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  • ABB aims to grow to 500 jobs in Senatobia within 5 years
    SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) -- Swiss firm ABB said Friday that it hopes to increase employment at its Tate County plant from 89 workers now to as many as 500 in five years. That's 200 more employees than the company had previously announced....
  • Attorney: Gorilla-masked student didn't intimidate activists
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- An East Tennessee State University student who disrupted an on-campus Black Lives Matter rally while wearing a gorilla mask and carrying around a rope and bananas regrets his actions and was not trying to intimidate anyone, his attorney said....
  • Men broke key race barrier, now back on Vanderbilt campus
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two men who helped integrate college basketball came back to Vanderbilt University this week to share provocative views on the pace of change, take up matters they rarely dared to address as students, and describe the racism they encountered on their journey - indignities they once endured in silence on the Southern campus....
  • Postal worker hid piles of undelivered mail in her home
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former postal worker in Tennessee has reached a plea deal after she was accused of keeping nearly 2,700 pieces of undelivered mail inside her home....
  • Authorities advise caution for I-81 drivers after shootings
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State authorities are seeking information from the public and law enforcement agencies that have reported cases of vehicles being shot on Interstate 81 in east Tennessee....

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