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After Medicaid loss, Haslam pivots to Common Core fight

After Medicaid loss, Haslam pivots to Common Core fight

February 7th, 2015 2:05 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is turning his focus to another tough fight over what he describes as the ruined brand of Common Core education standards.

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News Crime Local News
Driving while asleep, a wannabe cop and more this week in crime

Driving while asleep, a wannabe cop and more this week in crime

February 7th, 2015 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Take a look back at the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Jan. 30 through Feb. 6.

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Opinion
Movie explains what service means

Movie explains what service means

February 7th, 2015 10:00 am by Letters to the Editor

At the end of the movie, nobody was in a rush to get out. They just sat there for a minute. And to my surprise, the audience started clapping. They knew they saw something special.

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Sports Sports Live
Rebels get payback in Senior Night regular-season finale with Trailblazers

Rebels get payback in Senior Night regular-season finale with Trailblazers

February 7th, 2015 12:36 am by George Thwaites

South defended the skin off the Trailblazers' backs in a first-quarter shutout, setting the stage for a 73-47 victory over Boone to end Senior Night on a high note.

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Local News Education
Niswonger seeks partners to extend education grant five more years

Niswonger seeks partners to extend education grant five more years

February 7th, 2015 12:22 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County alone has received $405,920 in the first four years of the grant through funds supporting technology, AP programs, professional development and online distance learning.

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Local News Business & Technology
Chamber gala celebrates city's 2014 accomplishments

Chamber gala celebrates city's 2014 accomplishments

February 7th, 2015 12:16 am by Hank Hayes

"Kingsport is on a roll," Isaac Webb, 2015 Kingsport Chamber chair and district manager with Appalachian Power, said in a prepared release. "And we are poised for even greater growth and more success this year and in the years to come."

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Local News TriCityMom
Special exhibit turns Hands On! museum into body wonderland

Special exhibit turns Hands On! museum into body wonderland

February 6th, 2015 11:45 pm by SUE GUINN LEGG, NET News Service

Andy Marquart, executive director of Hands On!, said Friday that the exhibition has already drawn interest from colleges and universities in a couple of surrounding states that are interested in tours by their medical students.

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News Regional & National
California firefighters save horse stuck in  bathtub

California firefighters save horse stuck in bathtub

February 6th, 2015 11:21 pm by Associated Press

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Capt. Michelle Eidam says the horse was dancing around in her stall to protect the bathtub used as her food trough when she suddenly fell in Wednesday.

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A little love goes a long way: Pet therapy benefits patients at Holston Valley

February 6th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Walking down the hall, the dogs attract people like honey attracts flies. But the people the dogs are there to see are usually dressed in gowns and lying in beds with guard rails. To the patients, it's a complete surprise.

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Sports Sports Live Photos

Photo Gallery: Girls Basketball, Gate City vs. John Battle

February 6th, 2015 8:53 pm by Ned Jilton

Photo highlights as the Lady Devils play host to John Battle on Homecoming night. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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