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New Mount Carmel library policy will kick in when winter weather hits

New Mount Carmel library policy will kick in when winter weather hits

December 26th, 2014 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

With the winter months upon us, the Mount Carmel Public Library will be enforcing a new policy which calls for the library to be closed when Hawkins County schools are closed due to inclement weather.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Gate City vs. Tabernacle, Arby's Classic

December 26th, 2014 6:30 pm by Jonathan McCoy

Pictures from Friday's Arby's Classic game between Gate City and Tabernacle Baptist at Viking Hall in Bristol, Tenn. Tabernacle held off Gate City 57-55.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Holiday deliveries improve, but hiccups continue

Holiday deliveries improve, but hiccups continue

December 26th, 2014 6:25 pm by Associated Press

FedEx delivered more than 99 percent of express packages as promised on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, according to shipment tracker ShipMatrix. UPS delivered 99 percent of express packages as promised on those days.

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Opinion
Forced pharmacy change a sign of the times

Forced pharmacy change a sign of the times

December 26th, 2014 6:00 pm by Letters to the Editor

I'm having to say goodbye to some dear old friends to the foot-tapping of the bloodsucking, money-grabbing, heartless new agers, who want to stamp out the little independent mom and pop drugstores

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Business & Technology
Stocks close higher, extending gains for the week

Stocks close higher, extending gains for the week

December 26th, 2014 5:37 pm by Associated Press

Wall Street's "Santa Claus" rally kept delivering gifts a day after Christmas. The Dow Jones industrial average, Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks closed at all-time highs on Friday.

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Presidential honor roll: E&H lauded for service, engagement

Presidential honor roll: E&H lauded for service, engagement

December 26th, 2014 4:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Emory & Henry is the only college or university in Virginia to ever win the President's Award and one of only a few institutions nationwide to win the award or be named a finalist in two consecutive years.

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Opinion
Congress should block Obama's Cuba moves

Congress should block Obama's Cuba moves

December 26th, 2014 3:51 pm by Editorial Board

Normalizing relations with Cuba — even sending in an ambassador — is the work of a "willfully ignorant" man, says Sen. Marco Rubio. Some 11 million Cuban citizens get little to nothing from it.

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Church Hill plumber allegedly steals water from utility district

Church Hill plumber allegedly steals water from utility district

December 26th, 2014 11:23 am by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill plumber is charged with felony theft for allegedly reconnecting his disconnected water service a second time after having already been warned not to by the utility district.

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Community Photos Sunday Stories

Scrapbook Gallery: Week of Dec. 21

December 26th, 2014 11:00 am by Sunday Scrapbook

Each week, our Scrapbook Gallery features a collection of photos submitted by various readers. Many of the photos also appeared in the Dec. 21 edition of Sunday Stories. Additional photos have also been added.

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Abortion amendment voted top Tenn. story of 2014

Abortion amendment voted top Tenn. story of 2014

December 26th, 2014 8:27 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Opponents of abortion had a huge victory in November. By changing the state constitution, they overturned a court ruling that fourteen years ago had nullified mandatory counselling and waiting periods and strict clinic regulations.

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