Sexual Misconduct
9:05 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Former Red River County teacher gets five years

CLARKSVILLE - A former middle school teacher in Clarksville has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges involving sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old male student.

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The Two-Way
8:58 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Syrian Activist: 'Idea Of Safety Doesn't Exist Anymore'

Syrian rebels aim during a weapons training exercise outside Idlib, Syria on Tuesday. Syrian government forces renewed their assault on the rebellious city of Homs on Tuesday in what activists described as the heaviest shelling in days.
Anonymous AP

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 9:03 am

A day after the United Nations' chief human rights official offered a tough rebuke of Syria, government forces continued their assault on the restive city of Homs. According to the AP, the city has sustained the heaviest shelling in days.

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Road construction
8:41 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority faces decisions

John's Creek

COOPER - In a Board meeting held at Thursday, February 2, SuRRMA learned that they can handle the right of way acquisitions for the SH 24 widening project if they prefer.

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News
7:53 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Bankston files paperwork for hospital seat

SULPHUR SPRINGS - A university instructor is the first to file for the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. 

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Police and Courts
7:51 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Cherry due back in Hunt County courtroom in June

GREENVILLE - A local woman convicted last month of attempting to kill her infant daughter is now facing a drug possession charge.

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The Two-Way
7:44 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Drop In Auto Sales Leads To Smaller-Than-Expected Gain In U.S. Retail Sales

Retail sales rose by 0.4 percent in January, the Commerce Department reported today.

While that's better than December's flat number, it's less than the 0.8 percent expected by economists. The AP adds:

"When excluding autos and gasoline station sales, retail spending jumped 0.6 percent the best showing in three months.

"Consumers spent less on cars, the report showed, even though automakers have previously reported higher sales in January. That suggests dealers offered discounts in order to boost sales.

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The Two-Way
7:33 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Rick Santorum Faces Off With Occupy Movement At Campaign Event

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum speaks to the media on Monday at the state capitol in Olympia, Washington.
Stephen Brashear Getty Images

As has happened to many of the Republican presidential candidates before him, Rick Santorum was "mic checked" at a campaign rally in Washington, yesterday.

As the Bellingham Herald reports it, Santorum was speaking at a venue right next to the Occupy Tacoma encampment and was met with chants almost as soon as he started talking.

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Mary Clark, Traveler
7:20 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Mary Clark, Traveler Episode 32

Take the last train to Clarksville with Mary to see a REAL forest.

The Two-Way
7:10 am
Tue February 14, 2012

USS Abraham Lincoln Clears The Strait Of Hormuz

This January 19, 2012 image provided by the US Navy, shows the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transiting the Arabian Sea.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue February 14, 2012 7:12 am

For the second time in recent weeks, the USS Abraham Lincoln has passed through the Strait of Hormuz. If you remember the strait has been central in the diplomatic rift between Iran and the United States.

Reacting to sanctions imposed by the United States and approved by the European Union, Iran has threatened to close the narrow strait through which about 20 perent of the world's oil exports passes through.

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