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Happy Snaps photo booth at Fun Fest 2014 - Fun Fest Kids Central

July 14th, 2014 10:08 am by Staff Report

See all the fun being had at the Kingsport Times-News Happy Snaps photo booth at Fun Fest 2014 in Kingsport, TN!

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Court Review: White looks at current campaign from perspective of only Tennessee justice not retained by voters

Court Review: White looks at current campaign from perspective of only Tennessee justice not retained by voters

July 14th, 2014 9:58 am by Hank Hayes

White, a Northeast Tennessee native, had been appointed twice to judgeships by then-Democratic Gov. Ned McWherter — first to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and then to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Even where pot is legal, it is not always welcome at work

Even where pot is legal, it is not always welcome at work

July 14th, 2014 8:28 am by By Andy Mannix, The Seattle Times (MCT)

Washingtonians can walk into a store, buy a bag of weed and go home and light up in full compliance of state law. But that doesn't mean they won't be punished — or even fired — for it.

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J.C. Police say 2 dead in apparent murder/suicide

J.C. Police say 2 dead in apparent murder/suicide

July 14th, 2014 8:26 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

On Sunday at 3 p.m., Johnson City police officers arrived at 2914 Watauga Road, Apt. 605, to find the residents dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

July 14th, 2014 8:22 am by Associated Press

Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

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Stepping up: Scott implements first step increase for teachers in six years

Stepping up: Scott implements first step increase for teachers in six years

July 14th, 2014 8:13 am by Wes Bunch

Despite having to trim an unexpected $300,000 from its budget, the Scott County School Board was recently able to bring back all non-tenured teachers while at the same time implementing a salary increase and hiring new teachers.

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Light poles have been removed from I-26 bridge over Holston

Light poles have been removed from I-26 bridge over Holston

July 14th, 2014 8:11 am by Matthew Lane

The bridge stretching over the South Fork of the Holston River used to look like an airport runway or a sight you would see in a large metropolis. But the lights have been off for years. Now, the poles are gone, too.

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Polls open Friday for early voting

Polls open Friday for early voting

July 14th, 2014 8:08 am by J. H. Osborne

The county general election includes most county government offices, including county mayor, county sheriff, all 24 members of the Sullivan County Commission, highway commissioner, county trustee, register of deeds, and county clerk.

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Karst youngest ever to win Ridgefields Invitational

Karst youngest ever to win Ridgefields Invitational

July 13th, 2014 9:00 pm by Pat Kenney

Eddie Karst, a rising junior at Dobyns-Bennett, became the youngest winner of the Ridgefields Invitational on Sunday, cruising in with a final-round 3-under-par 68 to finish with a three-day total of 8-under 205.

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Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

July 13th, 2014 6:33 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors.

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