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Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids' brains

Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids' brains

September 2nd, 2014 10:00 pm by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press

A two-year study of 44 children in the program shows that the training changes the brain in ways that make it easier for youngsters to process sounds, according to results reported in Tuesday's edition of The Journal of Neuroscience.

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BMA urges Wellmont, MSHA  to weigh impact of loss of local control

BMA urges Wellmont, MSHA to weigh impact of loss of local control

September 2nd, 2014 9:54 pm by Matthew Lane

"My concern is if they sell to an out-of-state outfit ... they'll do whatever is necessary to make a profit. ... I don't want to see eventually $150 to $200 million leave the area," Mayor Dennis Phillips said.

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Sheriff: Unicoi County High School student made death threats with social media app

Sheriff: Unicoi County High School student made death threats with social media app

September 2nd, 2014 9:13 pm by BRAD HICKS, NET News Service

Rafael Diaz Saldana, 18, 101 Engineer Lane, Erwin, was arrested Monday evening and charged with false reporting, making death threats to a school employee and harassment.

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Dispute among Kingsport neighbors leads to baseball bat attack

Dispute among Kingsport neighbors leads to baseball bat attack

September 2nd, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Gary Ledgar later told police he went to his mother's to retrieve a pack of cigarettes and was told of the earlier incident with police, with the mother alleging she was struck by the neighbor and her pinkie toe was bleeding.

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Entertainment
'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall movies

'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall movies

September 2nd, 2014 8:43 pm by JAKE COYLE, Associated Press

Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie shifted through "generals." "So I scanned through these generals and landed on 'Unbroken,' a story of resilience and strength and the human spirit, of faith and survival at sea," she said.

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Scott Parks & Rec director steps down

Scott Parks & Rec director steps down

September 2nd, 2014 8:00 pm by Marci Gore

Sheets said he takes pride in knowing that under his direction, and with the help of a hardworking staff and a great group of volunteers, the department received four state and three national awards.

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Photo Gallery: Sullivan South vs. University High soccer

September 2nd, 2014 7:57 pm by Ned Jilton

District 1-AA soccer action on Tuesday at Sullivan South. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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D-B golf teams pull off Big 7 double

D-B golf teams pull off Big 7 double

September 2nd, 2014 7:22 pm by Pat Kenney

The march to high school golf's postseason began in earnest Tuesday when the Big 7 Conference championships were contested at Buffalo Valley Golf Course. The Dobyns-Bennett boys and girls both claimed the team titles.

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Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

September 2nd, 2014 7:00 pm by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

Opening statements in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial began Tuesday afternoon in federal court, where lawyers for the city will attempt to convince a judge that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

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Couple accused of killing child with grape soda indicted on murder charges

Couple accused of killing child with grape soda indicted on murder charges

September 2nd, 2014 6:31 pm by Jeff Bobo

"Allegedly the child, as a form of punishment, was forced to drink grape drinks, as well as a great deal of water, to the point that her body became water intoxicated." -- Former Attorney General Berkeley Bell

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