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AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

May 18th, 2014 8:53 pm by Associated Press

While AT&T and DirecTV are doing better than cable companies at attracting TV subscribers, DirecTV's growth in the U.S. has stalled while AT&T is growing the fastest of any TV provider.

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Surgoinsville sewer work set to begin around June 1

Surgoinsville sewer work set to begin around June 1

May 18th, 2014 8:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

The project entails running a sewer trunk line from the Surgoinsville Middle and Elementary schools to the Phipps Bend Industrial Park, where it will connect to the Church Hill sewage system for treatment.

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Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

May 18th, 2014 7:48 pm by Associated Press

Tuesday's high-profile primary elections may extend a streak of sorts for tea party Republicans: losing individual races but winning the larger ideological war by tugging the GOP rightward.

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Carpenter wins second straight Indy 500 pole

Carpenter wins second straight Indy 500 pole

May 18th, 2014 5:45 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Local driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole. Carpenter bumped James Hinchcliffe from the top spot, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph to win the 500 pole for the second straight year.

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New Exchange Place caretakers share a future in the past

New Exchange Place caretakers share a future in the past

May 18th, 2014 2:30 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

It was a job offer too enticing to pass up for a history major and his geoscience major wife. On the job since mid-April, the couple are now caretakers at the Exchange Place, Kingsport's living history farm.

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Sports
Meyer, who compiled 923 basketball coaching wins, dies at 69

Meyer, who compiled 923 basketball coaching wins, dies at 69

May 18th, 2014 1:10 pm by Staff Report

Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball whom Pat Summitt once called "truly one of the best teachers in the history of the game," died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69.

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Coffee rust could affect your morning cup

Coffee rust could affect your morning cup

May 18th, 2014 12:42 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

A fungus called coffee rust has caused more than $1 billion in damage across Latin American region. The fungus is especially deadly to Arabica coffee, the bean that makes up most high-end, specialty coffees.

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Woman goes berserk on BMA, 54-year-old receives high school diploma and more stories you may have missed

Woman goes berserk on BMA, 54-year-old receives high school diploma and more stories you may have missed

May 18th, 2014 11:00 am by Staff Report

A look back at some of the important and interesting stories you may have missed over the past week from the Kingsport Times-News.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Crowd weathers storm to enjoy taste of Rogersville

PHOTO GALLERY: Crowd weathers storm to enjoy taste of Rogersville

May 18th, 2014 9:48 am by Jeff Bobo

After a short rain, the sky turned blue and the tantalizing aroma of delicious foods drew a street full of hungry local residents.

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Sports
Philadelphia native George honored by Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame induction

Philadelphia native George honored by Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame induction

May 18th, 2014 5:00 am by TERRY McCORMICK, Associated Press

Former Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George says he's deeply honored to be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame given that the state became his adopted home during his NFL career.

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