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Scott County SOL scores better, but still need improvement

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Scott County SOL scores better, but still need improvement

September 1st, 2014 12:00 pm by Marci Gore

Although the figures for the 2013-14 Standards of Learning scores for schools in Scott County showed some minor improvements over the previous year's scores, officials say there is still room for improvement.

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Former Hilltoppers ace Norris headed to big leagues

Former Hilltoppers ace Norris headed to big leagues

September 1st, 2014 8:46 pm by Staff Report

Former Science Hill High School star pitcher Daniel Norris confirmed Monday night what has been speculated for quite some time. He's headed to the show.

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US eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

US eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

September 1st, 2014 6:18 pm by Associated Press

The widening rich-poor diet gap is disconcerting and "will have important public health implications," said Dr. Frank Hu. Diet-linked chronic diseases such as diabetes have become more common in Americans in general, and especially in the poor, he noted.

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Retiring Hawkins Trustee Courtney ready for some 'me time'

Retiring Hawkins Trustee Courtney ready for some 'me time'

September 1st, 2014 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

"It's time," said Courtney, who has served nine years as Trustee. "I feel like I have fulfilled what I needed to do, and now it's time for to let someone else take the reigns

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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

September 1st, 2014 9:31 pm by Associated Press

Many are convinced there was no justification for Officer Darren Wilson to kill Michael Brown because he was unarmed. Many others are certain it was justifiable because they believe Brown threatened Wilson.

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Retiring county clerk Jenkins is Hawkins' last Democrat in office

Retiring county clerk Jenkins is Hawkins' last Democrat in office

September 1st, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Jenkins, who first retired as an accountant after 33 years at Eastman Chemical Co., has served has Hawkins County's County Clerk for the past 12 years.

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Hamels, three Phillies relievers combine to no-hit Braves

Hamels, three Phillies relievers combine to no-hit Braves

September 1st, 2014 6:45 pm by GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press

Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season's fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

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Grant awarded to group in Scott County to provide books to preschoolers

Grant awarded to group in Scott County to provide books to preschoolers

September 1st, 2014 6:00 pm by Marci Gore

Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency recently announced that its "Hungry for Reading" program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation.

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Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

September 1st, 2014 5:50 pm by Associated Press

The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

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"Gap" health insurance plan to soon be implemented in Sullivan County

"Gap" health insurance plan to soon be implemented in Sullivan County

September 1st, 2014 4:00 pm by Rick Wagner

During a Board of Education work session Thursday evening, Director of Schools Jubal Yennie explained to the board the gap insurance that Five Points, an insurance broker, will tell teachers about in mandatory meetings in late September.

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Farmers affected by tornadoes can get federal assistance to help repair damage

Farmers affected by tornadoes can get federal assistance to help repair damage

September 1st, 2014 2:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The federal program, called the Emergency Conservation Program, assists farmers and ranchers to repair damage to farmlands caused by natural disasters and to help put in place methods for water conservation during severe droughts.

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