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Still giving back: Scott County Retired Teachers Association awards scholarships yearly

Still giving back: Scott County Retired Teachers Association awards scholarships yearly

November 18th, 2014 12:16 pm by Marci Gore

Each year, the association awards $2,000 to a graduating high school senior at each of county's three high schools — Gate City, Rye Cove and Twin Springs.

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Clean water group sues Army/BAE: 'We should not have explosives in our rivers'

Clean water group sues Army/BAE: 'We should not have explosives in our rivers'

November 18th, 2014 11:37 am by Hank Hayes

The lawsuit regards the discharge of the chemical RDX into the Holston River. The Tennessee Clean Water Network insists the pollution is not just confined to the Kingsport area, and is a problem from Kingsport to Morristown to Knoxville.

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Latest chill closes some SW Va. schools

Latest chill closes some SW Va. schools

November 18th, 2014 11:11 am by Stephen Igo

Snow accumulations overnight Monday into Tuesday morning weren't much, but enough to cover many secondary route. Bitter temperatures were the greater problem.

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Nearly twice as many deaths on Hawkins County roads

Nearly twice as many deaths on Hawkins County roads

November 18th, 2014 9:31 am by Jeff Bobo

With the holiday travel season approaching, Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson is hoping increased patrols will prevent the county's already high fatality total for 2014 from continuing to grow.

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Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

November 18th, 2014 8:35 am by Associated Press

Although the court upheld his convictions in the slaying of Virginia Jackson in Dickson, justices determined that Jerry Ray Davidson's lawyers failed to present mitigating evidence during the sentencing phase of his trial.

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Sewer work to close stretch of West Ravine Road

Sewer work to close stretch of West Ravine Road

November 18th, 2014 8:19 am by Staff Report

Motorists are advised to seek other routes and to use the utmost caution in the work zone.

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Bar exam — Detention facilities specialist to take 'snapshot' analysis of Sullivan jail

Bar exam — Detention facilities specialist to take 'snapshot' analysis of Sullivan jail

November 18th, 2014 8:10 am by J. H. Osborne

Both the main jail and a minimum-security "extension" are currently under "plans of action," a requirement of facilities that have been found lacking by the TCI. Overcrowding is chief among the problems cited at Sullivan County's facilities.

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40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

November 18th, 2014 7:35 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.

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Eastman's 'Project Inspire' taking shape in more ways than one

Eastman's 'Project Inspire' taking shape in more ways than one

November 17th, 2014 10:40 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Every day, Eastman Chemical Co.'s corporate business center is taking shape. Even more shape than you probably realize.

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Biltmore decks the halls for Christmas

Biltmore decks the halls for Christmas

November 17th, 2014 10:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

Touring Biltmore's interior — festooned with miles of garlands, around 30,000 lights, 150 candles, and hundreds of live poinsettias and other plants — is definitely cause enough to make a day trip to the estate sometime through the holidays.

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