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North student arrested after allegedly taking pistol onto school bus, threatening student

North student arrested after allegedly taking pistol onto school bus, threatening student

February 5th, 2014 1:54 pm by Rain Smith

BLOUNTVILLE — On Tuesday the 17-year-old Sullivan North student was charged with aggravated assault, carrying a weapon on school property and three charges of reckless endangerment.

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House panel advances supermarket wine bill

House panel advances supermarket wine bill

February 5th, 2014 12:44 pm by Associated Press

The proposal would allow cities and counties to vote on grocery store wine sales as early as November, but wouldn't allow supermarkets to stock wine until at least July 2016.

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Want to see how McDonald's chicken nuggets are made?

Want to see how McDonald's chicken nuggets are made?

February 5th, 2014 11:27 am by Interesting stories we found around the web

McDonald's has been getting a lot of flack lately for allegedly putting pink slime in their burgers and for the wages they pay their workers. In this public relations video, the company shows how McNuggets are made.

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Scrapbook Showcase: Frozen Rivers

February 5th, 2014 10:19 am by Sunday Scrapbook

This week's Scrapbook Showcase features photos submitted by A Mauk. The photos were taken on Jan. 6, 2014, along the Holston and Clinch rivers.

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Couponing 101:  Expert Savings with Money-Saving Expert Andrea Woroch: Part I

Couponing 101: Expert Savings with Money-Saving Expert Andrea Woroch: Part I

February 5th, 2014 9:21 am by Amanda Arnold-Drinnon

Tips from Andrea Woroch

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Executive director of Tri-Cities Komen affiliate stepping down

Executive director of Tri-Cities Komen affiliate stepping down

February 5th, 2014 9:21 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Under Cheryl Youland's leadership, the local affiliate has grown from an operating budget of $200,000 to a $700,000, and has given back more than $2 million to local communities through service grants.

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States look to rein in government surveillance

States look to rein in government surveillance

February 5th, 2014 8:37 am by NIGEL DUARA, Associated Press

State lawmakers around the nation are proposing bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens. Their efforts are a direct message to the federal government: If you don't take action to strengthen privacy, we will.

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CVS pulling tobacco from shelves

CVS pulling tobacco from shelves

February 5th, 2014 8:33 am by Associated Press

CVS Caremark, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost it about $2 billion in annual revenue.

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Sullivan County highway post back up in air

Sullivan County highway post back up in air

February 4th, 2014 11:22 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — You might need a road map to try and figure out who is, or has been, or will be commissioner of highways — temporary, interim, or otherwise — and put into or removed from office.

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Haslam touts his ‘Tennessee Promise’ initiative

Haslam touts his ‘Tennessee Promise’ initiative

February 4th, 2014 11:16 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan is similar to Sullivan County’s “Educate and Grow” scholarship that began giving free tuition to students attending Northeast State Community College more than 10 years ago.

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