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Special delivery: 90-year-old paper carrier likes to keep busy

Special delivery: 90-year-old paper carrier likes to keep busy

November 6th, 2014 12:41 pm by Marci Gore

Elsie Whistine ran a daycare in her home, caring for 15 or so children a day, for more than 35 years. In 1989 at the age of 64 — the age when many are considering retiring — she decided to start delivering newspapers.

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KINGSPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - Adopt a Furry Friend! 11.6.14 - VIDEO

November 6th, 2014 11:00 am by Matthew Carroll

We meet some new adoptable shelter animals on this week's Furry Friends video. This week we meet: Casper, Payton, Lil' Bit, Tippy, Twiggy, and Tiny. Also, the photo gallery below has photos of adoptable shelter animals.

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Haslam announces Richard Rhoda to retire

Haslam announces Richard Rhoda to retire

November 6th, 2014 10:43 am by Staff reports

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this week announced that Richard G. Rhoda, the executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation , will retire at the end of the year.

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Opinion
What a deal — $2 million per urinal, and other letters

What a deal — $2 million per urinal, and other letters

November 6th, 2014 8:00 am by Steve Willey and Donnie E. Bishop

Applause! The new Kingsport Welcome Center may soon open barring any further delays or fires. Ten years in the making, and a reported $16 million (approximately $2 million per urinal).

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Obama strikes upbeat tone after a gloomy election

Obama strikes upbeat tone after a gloomy election

November 6th, 2014 7:34 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday: Think again.

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Activist, 90, cited again for feeding homeless

Activist, 90, cited again for feeding homeless

November 6th, 2014 7:09 am by By Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel (MCT)

Many of the homeless who showed up have been coming to South Beach Park for years to dine on the fare Arnold Abbott produces at a culinary school he founded. "It's the best food I've ever had on the street," stated one woman.

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Eastman Career Expo features exercise in life

Eastman Career Expo features exercise in life

November 5th, 2014 11:35 pm by Rick Wagner

Macy Johnson is having a tough time financially. As a police department dispatcher with a non-working — or "deadbeat" — husband and two children, ages 6 and 3, her outgo almost exceeds her income of $36,000 a year.

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Lady Bears, Lady Blue Devils to collide in Clinch Mountain Conference 40 championship match

Lady Bears, Lady Blue Devils to collide in Clinch Mountain Conference 40 championship match

November 5th, 2014 11:30 pm by George Thwaites

McKinney was a monster in the middle in Union's win over dangerous Virginia High; Jessee went on a jump-serve rampage as Gate City eliminated John Battle.

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NET, SW Va. not immune to scourge of  sex trafficking

NET, SW Va. not immune to scourge of sex trafficking

November 5th, 2014 11:18 pm by Nick Shepherd

Imagine being a young girl from an impoverished town in Mexico when your parents get a call one day. It's from a person they trust, a person in America.

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TDOT plans  to shut down I-26 at Gray this weekend

TDOT plans to shut down I-26 at Gray this weekend

November 5th, 2014 11:14 pm by J. H. Osborne

Interstate 26 traffic headed toward Johnson City will be detoured north on Interstate 81 to State Route 36 to State Route 354 (Boones Creek Road).

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