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Decorated World War II veteran , now 95, enjoys sharing stories

Decorated World War II veteran , now 95, enjoys sharing stories

November 11th, 2014 1:56 pm by Collin Brooks

Many veterans keep their experiences bottled up. Others want to share it all. Carl Blackburn falls under the latter category. Blackburn will turn 96 this Christmas Eve and he bares the title of the most decorated veteran from Johnson County.

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Tennessee, Kentucky going in different directions

Tennessee, Kentucky going in different directions

November 11th, 2014 1:45 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

The two teams head into Saturday's matchup at Neyland Stadium with comparable records and identical goals. Kentucky (5-5, 2-5 SEC) and Tennessee (4-5, 1-4) are both seeking their first bowl bids since 2010.

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Possible drive-by SUV flees police in Church Hill

Possible drive-by SUV flees police in Church Hill

November 11th, 2014 12:04 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police are continuing to search for suspects in Friday afternoon's drive-by shooting, while the vehicle believed to have been used may have later eluded an officer in Church Hill.

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Wellmont's value — Health system offers plenty for potential partner

Wellmont's value — Health system offers plenty for potential partner

November 11th, 2014 10:50 am by Hank Hayes

In the recent health care acquisition environment, most providers have been taking on one hospital at a time. Wellmont, in contrast, has a half dozen hospitals in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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Obama inflames divisive debate on 'net neutrality'

Obama inflames divisive debate on 'net neutrality'

November 11th, 2014 10:34 am by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Depending on whom you listen to, the rules could unleash future innovation and create jobs — or stifle innovation and kill jobs. The divisive and often confusing debate has intensified now that Obama has entered the fray.

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UAW says recognition near at Tennessee VW plant

UAW says recognition near at Tennessee VW plant

November 11th, 2014 8:39 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The details of the new policy have yet to be released, but both the UAW and the rival American Council of Employees expect it to outline the company's plans to interact with community and labor groups at the plant.

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Exit 13 bridge construction triggers congestion, delays

Exit 13 bridge construction triggers congestion, delays

November 11th, 2014 8:16 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

Although the state began its project at the Tenn. Highway 75/Interstate 26 interchange with the goal of mitigating high traffic levels, transportation officials said drivers shouldn't expect that congestion to disappear any time soon.

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Opinion
Guest Editorial: Making sure legacy lives on more important than thanks for veterans

Guest Editorial: Making sure legacy lives on more important than thanks for veterans

November 11th, 2014 8:00 am by Kristopher Yarber

The thing is, I don't want recognition. And neither do the vast majority of veterans in this country. What I want is remembrance of the service that we provided as a whole, of the sacrifices and hardships we willingly and proudly endured

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Brothers in ARMS: Fall Branch siblings left for Vietnam within hours of each other

Brothers in ARMS: Fall Branch siblings left for Vietnam within hours of each other

November 11th, 2014 7:55 am by Nick Shepherd

The Ferguson brothers, Randy and Eddie, had always been close. Growing up on a farm in Fall Branch, the two did not have close neighbors, just each other.

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2014-15 NET Boys Hoops: Good-led Crockett gets Big 7 nod; all eyes on South in Three Rivers

2014-15 NET Boys Hoops: Good-led Crockett gets Big 7 nod; all eyes on South in Three Rivers

November 11th, 2014 1:00 am by Dave Ongie

Every fall, the question of who will win the Big 7 boys basketball crown seems to center on the Science Hill vs. Dobyns-Bennett. This fall, however, coaches around the league pointed almost unanimously toward David Crockett.

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