Kingsport Times News Saturday, August 29, 2015
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In wake of violence at movie theaters, are metal detectors next?

In wake of violence at movie theaters, are metal detectors next?

August 24th, 2015 9:00 am by By Tracy Swartz, Chicago Tribune (TNS)

At least one major movie chain, Regal Entertainment Group, has been checking patrons' bags recently before they enter theaters.

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News Regional & National Education
Haslam to help kickoff 2-year college free-tuition program

Haslam to help kickoff 2-year college free-tuition program

August 24th, 2015 8:41 am by Associated Press

The program provides high school graduates with two years of tuition-free attendance at a state community or technical college, which begin classes on Monday.

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Conservative approach: Kingsport to issue $10 million in bonds

Conservative approach: Kingsport to issue $10 million in bonds

August 24th, 2015 8:26 am by Matthew Lane

It's that time of year again when Kingsport is planning to head to the bond market to fund its yearly capital improvement plan. The big difference this year - the amount of debt being added is less than the amount rolling off the books.

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Community Local News Business & Technology
Public investment, economic development work hand in hand

Public investment, economic development work hand in hand

August 24th, 2015 8:17 am by Hank Hayes

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) noted it is spending $11.8 million to support Eastman Chemical Co.'s $1.6 billion "Project Inspire" effort and more than 6,600 Kingsport area jobs.

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News Crime Regional & National
'Flakka,' the new killer drug, is spreading across the country

'Flakka,' the new killer drug, is spreading across the country

August 24th, 2015 7:50 am by By Tony Rizzo and Glenn E. Rice, The Kansas City Star (TNS)

Known on the street as "flakka," the synthetic concoction is hitting hard in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and other parts of the country. It's causing a rash of emergency room visits and overdose deaths.

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Community Sports Live

Pond, McHorris among Ridgefields Club Championship winners

August 24th, 2015 7:10 am by Stephen Moore, community contributor

The winners emerged Sunday following a spirited day of match play competition in the Men's Club Championship at Ridgefields.

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Community Sports Live
Lady Rebels roll in final game of Sevier County tourney

Lady Rebels roll in final game of Sevier County tourney

August 24th, 2015 5:55 am by Community contributed

Sullivan South's girls soccer team faced Kings Academy on Saturday shorthanded because of injuries, but that didn't stop the Lady Rebels from rolling to a 4-0 win in the Sevier County Tournament.

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Sports Sports Live
K-Mets handle Pirates 6-3, stay atop Appy League West

K-Mets handle Pirates 6-3, stay atop Appy League West

August 23rd, 2015 10:35 pm by Staff Report

The K-Mets beat the Pirates 6-3 in the first game of a scheduled Appalachian League doubleheader Sunday at Devault Stadium. The second seven-inning contest was postponed because of rain.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Update: IndyCar's Wilson in coma, critical condition after crash at Pocono

Update: IndyCar's Wilson in coma, critical condition after crash at Pocono

August 23rd, 2015 8:45 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of debris that broke off a car in the crash-filled race at Pocono Raceway.

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News Crime Local News
Scott County authorities seek help in identifying robbery suspect

Scott County authorities seek help in identifying robbery suspect

August 23rd, 2015 8:34 pm by Marci Gore

GATE CITY - The Scott County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating a suspect in a robbery that occurred early Sunday morning in the Antioch Circle area of the county.

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