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Allandale gears up for ‘Downton’ dinner

Allandale gears up for ‘Downton’ dinner

December 23rd, 2013 9:39 am by Jessica Fischer

Friends of Allandale board members hope to cash in on that anticipation with a “Downton Abbey” themed fundraising dinner beginning at 7 p.m., Jan. 3 at Kingsport’s own Highclere Castle — Allandale Mansion.

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Age is no deterrent for Tri-Cities residents in pursuit of GEDs

Age is no deterrent for Tri-Cities residents in pursuit of GEDs

December 23rd, 2013 9:36 am by Rick Wagner

If three Tri-Cities residents are successful, they will accomplish in later life the equivalent of a high school diploma they didn’t get in their youth.

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Entertainment
Vegas casinos draw tourists with holiday exhibits

Vegas casinos draw tourists with holiday exhibits

December 23rd, 2013 9:28 am by HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press

Las Vegas has mostly shelved its attempt to rebrand itself as a family-friendly wonderland. But there's one exception: the dreaded holiday season, when visitor numbers crater and room vacancies soar.

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10-year sentence in oxycodone trafficking case

10-year sentence in oxycodone trafficking case

December 23rd, 2013 9:27 am by Staff Report

A Morristown man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his oxycodone distribution conviction.

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Iraq veterans find the war is at home with red tape

Iraq veterans find the war is at home with red tape

December 23rd, 2013 9:26 am by By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Glenda Flowers stood at the edge of a crowd of angry veterans at San Francisco’s War Memorial building. They had been waiting months, even years, to hear whether they would receive disability benefits, and they were tired of excuses.

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Winter brings snow, ice, outages to some in US

Winter brings snow, ice, outages to some in US

December 23rd, 2013 9:26 am by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press

After the first full day of winter brought everything from balmy temperatures along the Mid-Atlantic to snow in the Midwest and ice, snow and flooding in the Great Lakes, some people could be left in the dark for Christmas.

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Business & Technology
Tech startups create virtual farmers markets

Tech startups create virtual farmers markets

December 23rd, 2013 9:24 am by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press

Sara Pasquinelli doesn't shop at the grocery store much anymore. The busy mother of two young boys buys nearly all her food from a new online service that delivers to her front door — but it doesn't bring just any food.

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Airlines’ merger could help TCRA land service to Dallas/Fort Worth

Airlines’ merger could help TCRA land service to Dallas/Fort Worth

December 22nd, 2013 9:54 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE — Tri-Cities Regional Airport will again attempt to grow air service in 2014 in the aftermath of the American Airlines-U.S. Airways merger, TCRA Executive Director Patrick Wilson said.

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Scott County Sheriff’s Office gives bikes to 20 children

Scott County Sheriff’s Office gives bikes to 20 children

December 22nd, 2013 9:47 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — The Scott County Sheriff’s Office made the holiday season a little happier for nearly two dozen children Friday afternoon by providing them with free bicycles and helmets for Christmas.

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Kingsport  considers  tax  increase to pay  for students’ laptops

Kingsport considers tax increase to pay for students’ laptops

December 22nd, 2013 9:39 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Does the Model City’s property tax rate need to be raised by five cents to ensure each student in Kingsport City Schools, from the fourth grade up, has access to a laptop computer?

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