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WW II vet survived 65 bombing missions

WW II vet survived 65 bombing missions

May 26th, 2015 1:29 pm by George Thwaites

Edward Jones, who inhabits a modest quadruplex apartment in Kingsport, is 93 years old. The white-haired veteran of 65 World War II bombing missions has had it good, and he knows it.

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City to raze Tennessee Highway Patrol building

City to raze Tennessee Highway Patrol building

May 26th, 2015 12:32 pm by Matthew Lane

An iconic Kingsport building is slated for the wrecking ball. City Manager Jeff Fleming said last week the plan is for the city to tear down the old Tennessee Highway Patrol building on Fort Henry Drive.

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Benefit ride to support Fort Blackmore Camp

Benefit ride to support Fort Blackmore Camp

May 26th, 2015 11:27 am by Marci Gore

The second annual benefit ride for Fort Blackmore Methodist Camp in Scott County will be held Saturday, May 30. Last year's ride raised more than $2,000 for the camp, with 65 to 70 riders coming out to participate.

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Number of KCS homeless students registers slight dip

Number of KCS homeless students registers slight dip

May 26th, 2015 9:31 am by Rick Wagner

Compare to 2014-15 numbers of 309 homeless student, 61 siblings and 189 families, in 2012-13, the program served 320 Kingsport students and 65 siblings from 197 families identified as homeless in the system. For 2013-14, the count was 325 students with 54

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BMA to decide who will complete mayor-elect's term in office

BMA to decide who will complete mayor-elect's term in office

May 26th, 2015 9:17 am by Matthew Lane

When it comes to a sitting alderman being elected mayor, Kingsport's charter used to say a special election must be held to fill the vacant seat, at an estimated cost of $35,000. That is no longer the case.

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The road ahead for clean coal

The road ahead for clean coal

May 26th, 2015 9:15 am by Hank Hayes

The power industry says it has already spent billions to keep up with regulatory requirements and warns future mandates will hit ratepayers in the wallet with double-digit increases.

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More than 2,000 Tenn. workers offered to apply for buyouts

More than 2,000 Tenn. workers offered to apply for buyouts

May 26th, 2015 8:58 am by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is offering more than 2,000 state workers to apply for buyouts. Letters detailing the offers were sent out last week, but weren't expected to reach the affected workers until Tuesday because of the Memorial Day

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Remembering Those Who Gave All

Remembering Those Who Gave All

May 26th, 2015 8:25 am by J. H. Osborne

KINGSPORT - Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips and Mayor-Elect John Clark were keynote speakers at "Remembering Those Who Gave All," a Memorial Day tribute for the public hosted by local veterans groups Monday.

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Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

May 25th, 2015 11:15 pm by SETH ROBBINS and MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press

A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant away from its mother. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

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Montoya earns $2.4 million for Indy 500 win

Montoya earns $2.4 million for Indy 500 win

May 25th, 2015 11:09 pm by JIM JOHNSON, Associated Press

Juan Pablo Montoya was all smiles at the victory banquet Monday night where he celebrated his second Indy 500 win in three tries.

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