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IA leaders confident school will go forward despite city’s pullout

IA leaders confident school will go forward despite city’s pullout

November 8th, 2013 11:08 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — It was mostly business as usual at Innovation Academy Friday morning, following Kingsport’s Thursday night vote to end the joint agreement operating the STEM program with Sullivan County.

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Tigers fend off Raiders in opening round

Tigers fend off Raiders in opening round

November 8th, 2013 11:02 pm by Greg Peters

Pigeon Forge came in looking for the first playoff win in school history Friday evening. The Tigers found it with a 34-27 victory over Sullivan North in the first round of the TSSAA 3A playoffs.

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Which skyscraper is nation's tallest? Architects debate in Chicago

Which skyscraper is nation's tallest? Architects debate in Chicago

November 8th, 2013 10:54 pm by Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?

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Headrick tops record in South's first-round win

Headrick tops record in South's first-round win

November 8th, 2013 10:37 pm by Dave Ongie

Sullivan South quarterback Dylan Wieger hit Evan Headrick with a 51-yard touchdown pass as time expired in the second quarter, sparking the Rebels to a 40-23 victory over Carter in the first round of the TSSAA 4A playoffs on Friday night.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Carter at Sullivan South football

November 8th, 2013 10:11 pm by Ned Jilton

Pictures from Friday night's first-round playoff game between Carter and Sullivan South

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Baker assumes new  position as head of city Community Services

Baker assumes new position as head of city Community Services

November 8th, 2013 9:37 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Morris Baker, Kingsport’s director of grants and higher education initiatives, has been promoted to Community Services director and will now oversee the Kingsport Public Library, Bays Mountain, Cultural Arts and the Senior Center.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Pigeon Forge vs. Sullivan North football

November 8th, 2013 9:00 pm by Jonathan McCoy

Photos from Friday's first round TSSAA Class 3A state playoff game between Pigeon Forge and Sullivan North in Kingsport.

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Johnson City man sentenced to nine years in child porn case

Johnson City man sentenced to nine years in child porn case

November 8th, 2013 8:48 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — According to court records, authorities discovered Jonathan Bashor’s child pornography when a well-known child pornography website was taken down. In all, Bashor had 478 images and 50 videos, including 21 known videos of child rape.

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Former Johnson City Jail superintendent charged with stealing more than $60K

Former Johnson City Jail superintendent charged with stealing more than $60K

November 8th, 2013 5:49 pm by NET News Service

Johnson City's former jail superintendent was arrested Friday on a charge that he stole more than $60,000 over an eight-year period by double billing the Police Department and the Johnson City Boys and Girls Club for inmate supervision.

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U.S. businesses boost hiring despite the shutdown

U.S. businesses boost hiring despite the shutdown

November 8th, 2013 5:19 pm by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

The U.S. economy may be sturdier than many analysts had assumed. Employers added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in October despite the 16-day government shutdown, the Labor Department said Friday.

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