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Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

June 19th, 2014 8:18 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

Drivers are being deprived of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth. The national average price of $3.68 per gallon is the highest price for this time of year since 2008, the year gasoline hit its all-time high.

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Kingsport man a knight: Payne Marshall inducted into French Legion of Honor

Kingsport man a knight: Payne Marshall inducted into French Legion of Honor

June 19th, 2014 8:14 am by Marci Gore

Payne Marshall spent six months in France during 1945, working as a radar technician for the radar units used during the Battle of the Bulge.

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Kingsport Mets to open 2014 season against Danville Braves at Hunter Wright Stadium

Kingsport Mets to open 2014 season against Danville Braves at Hunter Wright Stadium

June 18th, 2014 11:53 pm by George Thwaites

"We conquered our division and it was fun. The playoffs were fun for me and fun for the kids. But it's all about developing players here," said K-Mets manager Jose Leger, who returns for his third season in Kingsport.

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Corker proposes higher fuel tax to pay for repairs to highway infrastructure

Corker proposes higher fuel tax to pay for repairs to highway infrastructure

June 18th, 2014 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker pitched his legislation Wednesday to fix up the nation's highway infrastructure by raising federal fuel taxes by six cents twice in the next two years and paying for the hike with provisions in the so-called "tax extenders" bill.

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Photo Gallery: Wednesday Afternoon Youth Baseball at Domtar Park 06-18.

June 18th, 2014 8:53 pm by Ned Jilton

Domtar Park Wednesday for some real baseball, the kind where the top players negotiate for a second scoop of ice cream and teams get pizza bonuses for a good season. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Wines named new principal at Volunteer High School

Wines named new principal at Volunteer High School

June 18th, 2014 7:23 pm by Jeff Bobo

"We are pleased that Mr. Wines has accepted the position at Volunteer and know that his focus on academic success and school improvement will benefit the students, staff and community." director of schools Steve Starnes

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Wellmont, UnitedHealthcare reach agreement on three-year deal

Wellmont, UnitedHealthcare reach agreement on three-year deal

June 18th, 2014 7:18 pm by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — Wellmont Health System and UnitedHealthcare announced Wednesday they have signed a three-year agreement.

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Hawkins commission may address lengthy EMS response times with regulations

Hawkins commission may address lengthy EMS response times with regulations

June 18th, 2014 6:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Ambulance response times in certain areas of Hawkins County, including Bulls Gap and Phipps Bend have been reported in excess of 20 and 30 minutes.

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New business focus: Citizens Bank opens new Kingsport Loan production office

New business focus: Citizens Bank opens new Kingsport Loan production office

June 18th, 2014 6:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Citizens Bank, which is unrelated to the Citizens Bank based in Carter County, recently celebrated the grand opening of its first Kingsport Loan Production office located at 1880 North Eastman Road, Suite 120.

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Deadly brawl is latest test of self-defense laws

Deadly brawl is latest test of self-defense laws

June 18th, 2014 5:00 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

A Colorado prosecutor said he's frustrated that the state's "Make My Day" law prevents him from charging a man who killed an acquaintance during a drunken brawl that spilled into his home, becoming the latest test to self-defense gun laws nationwide.

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