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Johnson City Fire Department: Weekend fire claims man's life

Johnson City Fire Department: Weekend fire claims man's life

May 18th, 2014 11:33 pm by NET News Service

Although firefighters said a weekend apartment fire in Johnson City was contained "quickly," it lasted long enough to claim the life of a man who was found inside.

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Experts expect Memorial Day travel up, but gas prices down

Experts expect Memorial Day travel up, but gas prices down

May 18th, 2014 11:13 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

More Americans will go out of town this Memorial Day weekend, making for busy roadways and airports, but not necessarily higher gas prices.

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DePollo stepping down  after 17 years at helm of St. Dominic Catholic School

DePollo stepping down after 17 years at helm of St. Dominic Catholic School

May 18th, 2014 11:00 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — St. Dominic Catholic School will have a new face in the principal's office when school convenes for the fall term.

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AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

May 18th, 2014 8:53 pm by Associated Press

While AT&T and DirecTV are doing better than cable companies at attracting TV subscribers, DirecTV's growth in the U.S. has stalled while AT&T is growing the fastest of any TV provider.

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Surgoinsville sewer work set to begin around June 1

Surgoinsville sewer work set to begin around June 1

May 18th, 2014 8:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

The project entails running a sewer trunk line from the Surgoinsville Middle and Elementary schools to the Phipps Bend Industrial Park, where it will connect to the Church Hill sewage system for treatment.

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Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

May 18th, 2014 7:48 pm by Associated Press

Tuesday's high-profile primary elections may extend a streak of sorts for tea party Republicans: losing individual races but winning the larger ideological war by tugging the GOP rightward.

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Carpenter wins second straight Indy 500 pole

Carpenter wins second straight Indy 500 pole

May 18th, 2014 5:45 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Local driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole. Carpenter bumped James Hinchcliffe from the top spot, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph to win the 500 pole for the second straight year.

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New Exchange Place caretakers share a future in the past

New Exchange Place caretakers share a future in the past

May 18th, 2014 2:30 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

It was a job offer too enticing to pass up for a history major and his geoscience major wife. On the job since mid-April, the couple are now caretakers at the Exchange Place, Kingsport's living history farm.

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Meyer, who compiled 923 basketball coaching wins, dies at 69

Meyer, who compiled 923 basketball coaching wins, dies at 69

May 18th, 2014 1:10 pm by Staff Report

Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball whom Pat Summitt once called "truly one of the best teachers in the history of the game," died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69.

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Coffee rust could affect your morning cup

Coffee rust could affect your morning cup

May 18th, 2014 12:42 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

A fungus called coffee rust has caused more than $1 billion in damage across Latin American region. The fungus is especially deadly to Arabica coffee, the bean that makes up most high-end, specialty coffees.

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