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Nearly twice as many deaths on Hawkins County roads

Nearly twice as many deaths on Hawkins County roads

November 18th, 2014 9:31 am by Jeff Bobo

With the holiday travel season approaching, Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson is hoping increased patrols will prevent the county's already high fatality total for 2014 from continuing to grow.

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Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

November 18th, 2014 8:35 am by Associated Press

Although the court upheld his convictions in the slaying of Virginia Jackson in Dickson, justices determined that Jerry Ray Davidson's lawyers failed to present mitigating evidence during the sentencing phase of his trial.

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Sewer work to close stretch of West Ravine Road

Sewer work to close stretch of West Ravine Road

November 18th, 2014 8:19 am by Staff Report

Motorists are advised to seek other routes and to use the utmost caution in the work zone.

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Bar exam — Detention facilities specialist to take 'snapshot' analysis of Sullivan jail

Bar exam — Detention facilities specialist to take 'snapshot' analysis of Sullivan jail

November 18th, 2014 8:10 am by J. H. Osborne

Both the main jail and a minimum-security "extension" are currently under "plans of action," a requirement of facilities that have been found lacking by the TCI. Overcrowding is chief among the problems cited at Sullivan County's facilities.

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40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

November 18th, 2014 7:35 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.

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Eastman's 'Project Inspire' taking shape in more ways than one

Eastman's 'Project Inspire' taking shape in more ways than one

November 17th, 2014 10:40 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Every day, Eastman Chemical Co.'s corporate business center is taking shape. Even more shape than you probably realize.

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Biltmore decks the halls for Christmas

Biltmore decks the halls for Christmas

November 17th, 2014 10:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

Touring Biltmore's interior — festooned with miles of garlands, around 30,000 lights, 150 candles, and hundreds of live poinsettias and other plants — is definitely cause enough to make a day trip to the estate sometime through the holidays.

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St. Paul's craft bazaar a great group effort

St. Paul's craft bazaar a great group effort

November 17th, 2014 9:15 pm by Matthew Lane

The 87-year-old Kingsport church is hosting its annual Christmas Craft Bazaar on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature handcrafted wreaths, gifts and ornaments, hand-knit items, jewelry, home and garden decor, pet gifts and a bake sale.

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Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

November 17th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Two Republican state senators filed legislation Monday to repeal the state's Common Core standards even though Gov. Bill Haslam has called for a public review of the higher benchmarks in English and math.

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Charles Manson gets marriage license to wed 26-year-old

Charles Manson gets marriage license to wed 26-year-old

November 17th, 2014 7:45 pm by LINDA DEUTSCH, Associated Press

CORCORAN, Calif. — Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

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