Kingsport Times News Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

September 23rd, 2014 2:48 pm by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday that they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.

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3 dead after gunman opens fire in Ala. UPS facility

3 dead after gunman opens fire in Ala. UPS facility

September 23rd, 2014 2:28 pm by By Lauren Raab, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A gunman in a UPS uniform opened fire at a UPS facility in Alabama on Tuesday morning, killing two people and himself, Birmingham police said.

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Hawkins commission rejects paring membership from 21 to 14

Hawkins commission rejects paring membership from 21 to 14

September 23rd, 2014 2:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A proposal that called for cutting the Hawkins County Commission membership from 21 to 14 as of the 2018 elections was defeated Monday night by a commission vote of 5-15.

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Man arrested after attacking cars

Man arrested after attacking cars

September 23rd, 2014 12:35 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly after midnight police were called to the 1600 block of East Stone Drive, where a man had reportedly been "walking in the roadway ... punching at passing vehicles."

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Church Hill native named NASCAR Director of Weekly Racing

Church Hill native named NASCAR Director of Weekly Racing

September 23rd, 2014 11:51 am by Tom Bryant, NASCAR.com

With a resume featuring more than 40 years in motorsports, Kenny Hunley is well acquainted with NASCAR's short-track racing program. This week, he was named the new NASCAR Director of Weekly Racing.

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Step by step: 17-year-old builds prayer labyrinth in quest to become Eagle Scout

September 23rd, 2014 10:13 am by Nick Shepherd

A new place for prayer and meditation has been built in Kingsport thanks to one local teenager who is trying to become an Eagle Scout.

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Official: Health insurance access increasing under Obamacare

Official: Health insurance access increasing under Obamacare

September 23rd, 2014 9:11 am by Hank Hayes

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Obamacare is creating more health insurance access for millions of Americans despite an obvious rocky start, an Obama Administration official told a health care symposium on Monday.

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Woman tells 911 Bironas tried to run them off road

Woman tells 911 Bironas tried to run them off road

September 23rd, 2014 8:34 am by Associated Press

A woman told a 911 dispatcher former Titans kicker Rob Bironas was driving erratically just before his SUV crashed.

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Hawkins commission rejects tax hike, sends BOE back to the drawing board

Hawkins commission rejects tax hike, sends BOE back to the drawing board

September 23rd, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

By a vote of 8-12 the Hawkins County Commission Monday rejected a proposed 12 cent property tax that would have generated a little more than $1 million to help balance the county school board's budget.

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Defendant in Johnson City shooting death not indicted by grand jury

Defendant in Johnson City shooting death not indicted by grand jury

September 22nd, 2014 10:00 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Coty Tristan Bishop, 19, 328 Littleton Rd., Gray, was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence several hours after the May 15 shooting that killed Casey Jones, 22, 608 N. Barton St.

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