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Retailers prepare for post-Christmas discounts, gift returns

Retailers prepare for post-Christmas discounts, gift returns

December 26th, 2013 8:54 am by By Tiffany Hsu and James Barragan, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The post-Noel mall scene this year won’t just be marked by the annual stream of returns from dissatisfied gift recipients—there also will be earlier opening hours and deeper discounts from stores hoping to pad their revenue.

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May be Friday before power back in Maine, Mich.

May be Friday before power back in Maine, Mich.

December 26th, 2013 8:48 am by Associated Press

Some homes and businesses from Maine to Michigan and into Canada that have been without electricity since last weekend's ice may not get their power back for another day — or longer.

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Former South soccer standout overcomes injuries to win 4th title, player of year award

Former South soccer standout overcomes injuries to win 4th title, player of year award

December 26th, 2013 8:21 am by Greg Peters

The plot has the making for a good television movie. Talented athlete signs scholarship, athlete excels at sport, injuries hamper career, athlete overcomes adversity and garners a National Player of the Year award as well as a national title.

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Big changes coming for GED exams

Big changes coming for GED exams

December 25th, 2013 10:09 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — According to Norton and Scott County GED Examiner Rebecca Ramsey, the test will move from its current paper-and-pencil format to an all computer-based exam that is more in line with current career and college readiness standards.

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Health care divides some Republican Senate rivals

Health care divides some Republican Senate rivals

December 25th, 2013 10:03 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — The GOP must settle a slate of Senate primaries where conservatives are arguing over the best way to oppose President Barack Obama’s signature law. The party's most strident candidates and activists insist on a no-holds-barred approach.

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RMS eighth-graders celebrate ACT Explorer test scores

RMS eighth-graders celebrate ACT Explorer test scores

December 25th, 2013 9:43 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Perennially among the lowest scoring schools in Hawkins County, Rogersville Middle School is turning that trend upside down, and recently celebrated an ACT Explorer composite score above the national average.

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Top business story in 2013: booming stock markets

Top business story in 2013: booming stock markets

December 25th, 2013 9:08 pm by JOSH BOAK, Associated Press

It was an easy year to emulate Warren Buffett even as Congress almost wrecked the economy. U.S. stocks rocketed to new heights, and markets in Japan and Europe jumped, too. The gains defied a still-subpar economic rebound from the Great Recession.

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Community Scrapbook: Christmas Smiles

December 25th, 2013 8:49 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

KHRA and KITE, Inc., hosted a Christmas party in public housing for 392 children. It was a day filled with smiles. Here is a gallery of photos submitted by Edna Potts.

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Capitol’s historic dome set for 2-year renovation

Capitol’s historic dome set for 2-year renovation

December 25th, 2013 8:17 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — This first major renovation in more than 50 years should add decades of structural integrity to the dome. The $60 million undertaking will heal inner wounds, without changing the way the dome looks from the ground.

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THP teaches road safety to Surgoinsville first-graders

THP teaches road safety to Surgoinsville first-graders

December 25th, 2013 7:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — The 85 first-graders at Surgoinsville Elementary School welcomed members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol last Thursday morning including a THP helicopter pilot and the THP’s mascot — “Tenny C. Bear.”

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