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Kingsport July 4th fireworks may misfire for lack of sponsors

Kingsport July 4th fireworks may misfire for lack of sponsors

May 31st, 2014 9:05 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport will have fireworks on Independence Day this year. Next year? Maybe not if community support and local sponsorship fails to improve from this year, said Sherri Mosley.

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Local News Business & Technology
Mount Carmel BMA adds zoning districts to help undo 2009 action

Mount Carmel BMA adds zoning districts to help undo 2009 action

May 31st, 2014 8:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — The Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen took its first steps Tuesday toward undoing the 2009 "retail sales only" rezoning of Main Street.

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Haslam launches bid for second term as governor

Haslam launches bid for second term as governor

May 31st, 2014 7:47 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Saturday launched a re-election bid that bears little resemblance to the often contentious campaign of four years ago.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Kyle Busch 2-for-2 at Dover with Nationwide win

Kyle Busch 2-for-2 at Dover with Nationwide win

May 31st, 2014 7:29 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Kyle Busch heard the critics who said he was too good, too dominant, too loaded with the best equipment to keep dropping down levels and routinely romping his way toward victories.

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Regional & National Health
New drugs may make progress in fight against lung, ovarian cancers

New drugs may make progress in fight against lung, ovarian cancers

May 31st, 2014 7:11 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

CHICAGO — New drugs are making a dent against some hard-to-treat cancers, but some results raise fresh questions about whether the benefit is worth the cost.

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Community Education
Volunteer High Environmental Club reaches 77-ton recycling mark in fourth year

Volunteer High Environmental Club reaches 77-ton recycling mark in fourth year

May 31st, 2014 6:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — Volunteer High School students are trying to set an example for the rest of the state on how to reduce the carbon footprint for a large campus.

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Local News Education TriCityMom
Ketron Elementary set to offer no-charge lunches to all students

Ketron Elementary set to offer no-charge lunches to all students

May 31st, 2014 6:03 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Sullivan County's Ketron Elementary School is set to offer universal no-charge lunches to all of its more than 700 students, with no applications required.

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Hawkins County Sheriff's Office receives military surplus armored personnel carrier

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office receives military surplus armored personnel carrier

May 31st, 2014 5:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office has acquired a military surplus "MRAP" armored personnel carrier that was used to protect U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan from improvised explosive device attacks and ambushes.

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Local News Business & Technology
Foreclosures at their lowest level in Tennessee since mid-2007

Foreclosures at their lowest level in Tennessee since mid-2007

May 31st, 2014 5:38 pm by Hank Hayes

A telling economic statistic has arrived in Tennessee to close the door on the 2008 financial crisis and latest recession.

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Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe

Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe

May 31st, 2014 2:01 pm by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson said he is cooperating in an insider trading investigation involving him, an activist investor and a Las Vegas gambler. The five-time major champion maintains he has done nothing wrong.

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