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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

September 17th, 2014 12:34 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq "do not and will not" have a combat mission as part of the effort against Islamic State militants.

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Restored WWII-era bomber touches down at TCRA

Restored WWII-era bomber touches down at TCRA

September 17th, 2014 11:56 am by J. H. Osborne

Come on and take a "Sentimental Journey" this week at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, touring — or perhaps even taking flight aboard — a World War II-era B-17 aircraft by that name.

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Mentors sought to help students through 'Tennessee Promise' process

Mentors sought to help students through 'Tennessee Promise' process

September 17th, 2014 10:00 am by Jeff Bobo

The state is asking every county to recruit enough volunteers to serves as mentors for their graduating high school seniors, to help them navigate the process of applying and receiving the benefits of the Tennessee Promise program.

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SAR ceremony to honor Hawkins Revolutionary War veteran

SAR ceremony to honor Hawkins Revolutionary War veteran

September 17th, 2014 7:55 am by Jeff Bobo

Capt. William Armstrong III participated in four Revolutionary War battles and endured that famous winter at Valley Forge. But, since his death in 1835 there's been nothing at his Hawkins County grave to indicate his service to his country.

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Free health screenings offered in Sullivan County

Free health screenings offered in Sullivan County

September 17th, 2014 7:08 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Regional Health Department's 11th annual Free Health Check-up Days event continues today and tomorrow at the agency's Blountville offices at 154 Blountville Bypass. No appointments are required.

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City BOE views draft of  calendar  for 2015-16

City BOE views draft of calendar for 2015-16

September 16th, 2014 11:33 pm by Rick Wagner

A draft Kingsport City Schools calendar for 2015-16, set for a school board vote Oct. 2, closely mirrors the current school year calendar. Chief Information Officer Andy True presented the tentative calendar to the Board of Education Tuesday night.

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ETSU investigating report of campus rape

ETSU investigating report of campus rape

September 16th, 2014 10:24 pm by NET News Service

According to the student, she encountered two individuals in a common area in her residence hall, Governors Hall, and they followed her to her room where she was subsequently assaulted.

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Church Hill Community Chest asking younger generation to support the program

Church Hill Community Chest asking younger generation to support the program

September 16th, 2014 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

As the Church Hill Community Chest turns 20 this year its board members are trying to raise awareness about the program and inspire younger generations to support the organization.

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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

September 16th, 2014 9:44 pm by Associated Press

A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused?

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Grieving Johnson City mother feels 'completely let down by people ... that are supposed to protect us'

Grieving Johnson City mother feels 'completely let down by people ... that are supposed to protect us'

September 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"I remember he was really cold and he was completely clean," she said. "I wanted to hold him and I asked for a heated blanket. The staff wondered why I wanted a heated blanket but in my mind I just wanted my son to be warm."

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