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Holiday sales down for 3rd week

Holiday sales down for 3rd week

December 24th, 2013 8:19 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Stores are hoping Americans who've been tight-fisted with their money will get the last-minute itch to buy in the final week of the holiday shopping season.

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Assault rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

Assault rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

December 23rd, 2013 11:13 pm by JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press

MOSCOW — Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world’s most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94.

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Head Start workers, churches, Angel Tree spread Christmas cheer

Head Start workers, churches, Angel Tree spread Christmas cheer

December 23rd, 2013 10:22 pm by Rick Wagner

Christmas gifts and cheer came a little early this year to some Hawkins County children and families, thanks to the staff of a local Head Start program, two local Methodist churches and charitable groups.

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Mount Carmel: No perk for workers who decline insurance

Mount Carmel: No perk for workers who decline insurance

December 23rd, 2013 10:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — The Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted last week to offer no incentive to city employees who opt out of the health insurance program.

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Fire destroys house near Gate City, displaces family of three

Fire destroys house near Gate City, displaces family of three

December 23rd, 2013 9:31 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — One Scott County family is without a home for Christmas after their house near Gate City was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. The home’s residents were reportedly out of town when the fire occurred.

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Eight children get new bikes thanks to Weber City Police Department

Eight children get new bikes thanks to Weber City Police Department

December 23rd, 2013 9:26 pm by Wes Bunch

WEBER CITY — The Weber City Police Department got into the holiday spirit Monday by giving away bicycles to less fortunate children.

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Kingsport sending extra trucks to pick up trash left over from Christmas

Kingsport sending extra trucks to pick up trash left over from Christmas

December 23rd, 2013 9:18 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Kingsport’s Streets and Sanitation Department is sticking with tradition this year by helping families out a little with the post Christmas cleanup.

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Motorist killed in head-on collision on Interstate 26

Motorist killed in head-on collision on Interstate 26

December 23rd, 2013 6:50 pm by Staff Report

A nearly head-on crash killed a motorist Monday afternoon on Interstate 26, according to a news release from Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Thomas M. Patton.

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Review: Pomp, amoral 'Wolf of Wall Street' is rich

Review: Pomp, amoral 'Wolf of Wall Street' is rich

December 23rd, 2013 4:19 pm by JESSICA HERNDON, AP Film Writer

As we've seen in his films "Goodfellas" and "Casino," Scorsese is keen on illuminating power struggles among a brutal backdrop. But in "Wolf," swindling is the central vice, while violence is pale.

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Last-minute insurance shoppers given grace period

Last-minute insurance shoppers given grace period

December 23rd, 2013 4:17 pm by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

"I'm an Obamacare supporter, though I think it is full of problems," Eichenberger said. "I'd like to see the whole system streamlined to be more user-friendly. Keep the basic idea, but don't make me feel like I'm navigating a maze to get a simple checkup.

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