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Fire at Sullivan North briefly evacuates school

Fire at Sullivan North briefly evacuates school

December 8th, 2014 9:46 am by Rain Smith

At approximately 8:40 a.m., smoke was reported in the auxiliary gym area of the school on North John B. Dennis Highway.

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Faith in Action: Heritage Baptist Church has a mission to serve

Faith in Action: Heritage Baptist Church has a mission to serve

December 8th, 2014 9:00 am by Collin Brooks

During the holidays, people often feel the urge to donate time or money to the less fortunate. However, there are organizations that center their time around giving - well beyond the holidays.

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Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

December 8th, 2014 8:46 am by ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer

For over a century, life in Central Appalachia has been largely defined by the ups and downs of the coal industry. Through all the bust years, there was always the promise of another boom. Until now.

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E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

December 8th, 2014 8:33 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.

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Tri-Cities Crossing plays catchup in competition involving three regional super retail developments

Tri-Cities Crossing plays catchup in competition involving three regional super retail developments

December 8th, 2014 8:04 am by Hank Hayes

The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) has approved a resolution essentially delegating the Kingsport Economic Development Board (KEDB) as the point operator for the Tri-Cities Crossing project and any other development in its immediate area.

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Chlorine gas sickens 19, forces evacuation of hotel in Illinois

Chlorine gas sickens 19, forces evacuation of hotel in Illinois

December 7th, 2014 7:47 pm by Associated Press

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel early Sunday.

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Virginia Tech to play Cincinnati in Military Bowl

Virginia Tech to play Cincinnati in Military Bowl

December 7th, 2014 7:19 pm by Associated Press

Virginia Tech will face Cincinnati in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Dec. 27.

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No. 14 Lady Vols cruise past Lipscomb 85-51

No. 14 Lady Vols cruise past Lipscomb 85-51

December 7th, 2014 7:13 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Fourteenth-ranked Tennessee enjoyed a bit of a home-crowd backing to earn its first road victory of the season, 85-51 at Lipscomb.

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Tennessee, Iowa to meet in TaxSlayer Bowl

Tennessee, Iowa to meet in TaxSlayer Bowl

December 7th, 2014 7:03 pm by Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tennessee and Iowa will meet Jan. 2 in the TaxSlayer Bowl in a matchup of Southeastern Conference and Big Ten foes.

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Schools' laptop project to boot up in January

Schools' laptop project to boot up in January

December 7th, 2014 7:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Starting with sixth grade, the 1-to-1 laptop-to-student ratio in Kingsport City Schools is planned to move to grades 4-12 systemwide.

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