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KINGSPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - Adopt a Furry Friend! 1.22.15 - VIDEO

January 22nd, 2015 11:00 am by Matthew Carroll

We meet some new adoptable shelter animals on this week's Furry Friends video. This week we meet: Candy, Craig, Frosty, and Oscar. Also, the photo gallery below has photos of adoptable shelter animals.

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Opinion
Opinion: Insure Tennessee good for uninsured, hospitals, jobs

Opinion: Insure Tennessee good for uninsured, hospitals, jobs

January 22nd, 2015 9:19 am by Editorial Board

Insure Tennessee will bring $1.14 billion federal dollars to the state, while creating 15,000 jobs, according to a study by the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research.

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News Local News
TVA still investigating cause of water seepage at Boone Dam

TVA still investigating cause of water seepage at Boone Dam

January 22nd, 2015 8:29 am by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

The warmer days of spring are just over the horizon, but what that will mean for boaters, skiers and fishermen who want to take to Boone Lake's waters is, well, up in the air.

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News Regional & National
House heads to vote on border security bill

House heads to vote on border security bill

January 22nd, 2015 8:22 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Pres

The bill aims at securing the U.S. border with Mexico, as majority Republicans seek to demonstrate that they can chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.

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Community Local News
Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

January 22nd, 2015 12:10 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency director Gary Murrell said Wednesday's training reinforces the partnerships that schools and emergency responders already have in place.

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Local News Education
Johnson's 'castle' playground  nearing end of its useful life

Johnson's 'castle' playground nearing end of its useful life

January 22nd, 2015 12:01 am by Rick Wagner

The structure will need to be renovated or replaced in a few years at an estimated cost of $110,000 or $250,000, respectively, according to Johnson Elementary School Principal Stacy Edwards and Parent Teacher Organization President Courtney Hobbs.

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News Local News
Dead livestock added to illegal dump in Hawkins

Dead livestock added to illegal dump in Hawkins

January 21st, 2015 11:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Wednesday his department has been notified of the dump, and although no one has filed an official complaint, there will be an investigation.

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Local News Education
City schools' International Baccalaureate plan likely to draw fire

City schools' International Baccalaureate plan likely to draw fire

January 21st, 2015 10:40 pm by Rick Wagner

For one thing, Board of Education member Todd Golden said he has concerns the IB's international, i.e. non-U.S.-centric, curriculum might be targeted by conservatives and prove unpopular among students.

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Local News Business & Technology
Church Hill restaurant's request for beer permit falls flat

Church Hill restaurant's request for beer permit falls flat

January 21st, 2015 10:17 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cowboys BBQ owner Roger Roberts would like to be able to serve his customers a glass of beer with their meal, but town leaders said Tuesday the eatery's proximity to a church makes that unlikely.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

January 21st, 2015 9:04 pm by Associated Press

The research does not prove a health risk — it involved limited testing on just one brand of e-cigarettes and was done in test tubes, not people. It also does not mean e-cigarettes are better or worse than regular ones.

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