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Salvation Army's kettle campaign running short

Salvation Army's kettle campaign running short

December 24th, 2014 12:10 am by J. H. Osborne

Today is the last day for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign across the Tri-Cities — and donations are $50,000 below the organization's $370,000 goal.

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Vols DE Barnett ready to cap huge freshman year

Vols DE Barnett ready to cap huge freshman year

December 23rd, 2014 10:30 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee true freshman defensive end Derek Barnett has recorded 10 sacks and 20 1/2 tackles for loss. He ranks third among all Football Bowl Subdivision players with 1.7 tackles for loss per game.

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Homeless man receives help from Holston Valley workers, KPD

Homeless man receives help from Holston Valley workers, KPD

December 23rd, 2014 9:30 pm by Contributed

The man said to head downtown, but the ultimate destination surprised and saddened Terry Blakely. During the ride, the man pointed to a spot in a parking lot near a dumpster, where a couple of quilts and a blanket were visible.

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Santa caught cruising Kingsport in souped up 1940 KFD ladder truck

Santa caught cruising Kingsport in souped up 1940 KFD ladder truck - VIDEO

December 23rd, 2014 8:42 pm by Jeff Bobo

While the elves were toiling away last week at the North Pole making toys in preparation for Santa's big tour Wednesday night, the boss has been cruising Kingsport in a souped up, rebuilt 1940 Pirsch fire truck.

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Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

December 23rd, 2014 7:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

State officials are asking area boaters to help stop the spread of a destructive mussel species which was discovered in Cherokee Lake for the first time last month.

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U.S. moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

U.S. moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

December 23rd, 2014 7:39 pm by Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it favors replacing the blanket ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had man-on-man sex in the previous 12 months.

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Bridging the gap between past and present

Bridging the gap between past and present

December 23rd, 2014 7:00 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

The Kings Mountain Chapter of SAR meets almost monthly to discuss their projects and to listen to historians and specialists speak on the American Revolution and East Tennessee during that period.

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A Christmas Wish: Time, money and lots of love top SBK Animal Center's list

A Christmas Wish: Time, money and lots of love top SBK Animal Center's list

December 23rd, 2014 6:00 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

SBK is in dire need of loving pet parents to adopt the continuous stream of dogs and cats brought into its shelters. Alongside supplies, monetary donations and volunteers are also needed to properly care for the homeless animals at SBK's shelters.

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Beamer back with Hokies for bowl game

Beamer back with Hokies for bowl game

December 23rd, 2014 5:55 pm by DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer

The aftereffects of throat surgery won't keep Frank Beamer from coaching Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl on Saturday.

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Flu cases increasing in East Tennessee

Flu cases increasing in East Tennessee

December 23rd, 2014 4:00 pm by Associated Press

The Knox County Health Department says the number of flu cases in East Tennessee is continuing to climb at a higher rate than in other parts of the state.

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