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Government made $100B in improper payments

Government made $100B in improper payments

July 9th, 2014 7:34 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs.

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Update: Piney Flats chain-reaction crash downs seven power poles, closes part of 11-E

Update: Piney Flats chain-reaction crash downs seven power poles, closes part of 11-E

July 9th, 2014 7:13 am by Nick Shepherd

An early Wednesday morning chain reaction caused by a single vehicle wreck in Piney Flats took out seven metal power poles, caused 600 to 700 people to lose power and shut down all lanes of traffic on a section of Highway 11-E.

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Despite deficit Hawkins BOE committee recommends $17K in new athletic spending

Despite deficit Hawkins BOE committee recommends $17K in new athletic spending

July 9th, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

A proposed 2014-15 budget deficit reported June 26 at just under $4.5 million will have been whittled down by more than $300,000 by the time Hawkins County school board members meet for a budget workshop Thursday.

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Rogersville BMA will consider resolution opposing RCS student busing fee

Rogersville BMA will consider resolution opposing RCS student busing fee

July 9th, 2014 6:45 am by Jeff Bobo

An attorney general's opinion may be several weeks away, but the Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen said Tuesday it is ready now to take an official position opposing county billing for city school student busing.

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K-Mets solid in 6-4 win over Mariners

K-Mets solid in 6-4 win over Mariners

July 9th, 2014 12:30 am by Dave Ongie

Kingsport used timely hitting, solid fielding and a tenacious effort by the bullpen to nail down a solid 6-4 victory over Pulaski in Tuesday's Appalachian League tilt at Hunter Wright Stadium.

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Washington County, Va. man fatally shot by police

Washington County, Va. man fatally shot by police

July 8th, 2014 10:56 pm by Wes Bunch

A Virginia State Police spokeswoman said the shooting occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. at a residence located in the 1500 block of Rocky Hill Road. Police identified the man who was shot as Dennis D. Morrell, 55.

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Kingsport leader says IMAX project is 'stuck'

Kingsport leader says IMAX project is 'stuck'

July 8th, 2014 10:10 pm by Hank Hayes

Frank Theaters has not responded to a request for new information about the project, although the company continues to say on its Web site (www.franktheatres.com) that an IMAX is coming to Kingsport.

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Photo Gallery: K-Mets Wait Out Rain for Game Against Pulaski.

July 8th, 2014 10:07 pm by Ned Jilton

Soggy Weather didn't dampen bats of either team. Photo by Ned Jilton II

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Eastman announces release of  its 2014 sustainability report

Eastman announces release of its 2014 sustainability report

July 8th, 2014 9:18 pm by Hank Hayes

The comprehensive Global Reporting Initiative-compliant report provides a review of the company's sustainability strategy, progress, advancements and goals.

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Ford recalls 101,000 vehicles

Ford recalls 101,000 vehicles

July 8th, 2014 9:00 pm by By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

This year's record wave of automotive recalls continued Tuesday with Ford Motor Co. calling back about 101,000 vehicles in North America—including its Edge and Flex sport-utility vehicles, for a variety of problems

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