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Small town New Hampshire prepares for midnight voting

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City of Troup receives funding for downtown sidewalks

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Fire destroys Noonday home

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08 February 2016 [11:20 AM]
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Alba quilters make comfort, friendships

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08 February 2016 [09:22 AM]
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Woman dies after crashing into church Video

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08 February 2016 [09:13 AM]
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Tyler man beaten and robbed Video

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Grand Saline celebrate first-ever Buzzard Fest

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