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Child rapist accused of trying to contact victim three decades later

Child rapist accused of trying to contact victim three decades later

January 14th, 2015 12:59 am by Jeff Bobo

Jerry Lynn Cox, 73, 140 Beechwood Lane, Surgoinsville, appeared in Hawkins County Sessions Court Monday charged with two counts of violating the terms of his sex offender status, as well as failure to make his quarterly report with the sheriff's office.

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Sports Sports Live
Blue Devils hold off late surge by Bearcats

Blue Devils hold off late surge by Bearcats

January 13th, 2015 11:59 pm by George Thwaites

Gate City absorbed a 24-point performance by the Bearcats' Brett Rodgers — 17 of it scored in the explosive fourth frame — and the Blue Devils held on for a 72-68 win over visiting Virginia High. The Lady Blue Devils won 51-29.

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D-B rallies to beat South 65-56 in Dome

D-B rallies to beat South 65-56 in Dome

January 13th, 2015 11:12 pm by Pat Kenney

The lead changed hands multiple times, but in the end the Indians prevailed 65-56 over the upset-minded Rebels. The D-B girls responded well to playing without star teammate Sasha Morrisette and took a 56-39 win over South.

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JC man accused of selling daughters to sex ring found incompetent for trial

JC man accused of selling daughters to sex ring found incompetent for trial

January 13th, 2015 9:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Connie McCall agreed to plead guilty to production of child pornography by a parent in February 2014 and to testify against her husband at his trial.

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Opinion
Letters: Pain medication law hurts innocent

Letters: Pain medication law hurts innocent

January 13th, 2015 7:45 pm by Letters to the Editor

They paint a picture that may not be necessarily true. However, I do know this law is punishing the innocent. This is another example of a law passed because of a minority that punishes the law-abiding majority.This is an example of Big Brother at its bes

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Police fear missing Kingsport couple are endangered

Police fear missing Kingsport couple are endangered

January 13th, 2015 2:57 pm by Rain Smith

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on a couple whose last known whereabouts date back nearly a week, though their vehicle was later located abandoned in Carter County.

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Opinion
Opinion: There's another rea$on it's referred to as 'green energy'

Opinion: There's another rea$on it's referred to as 'green energy'

January 13th, 2015 2:44 pm by Editorial Board

Green energy is not economically competitive with fossil fuels like natural gas. The estimated levelized cost of new generation from the U.S. Department of Energy is $80 per megawatt hour for wind, $90 for coal and $65 for natural gas.

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News Regional & National
Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress

Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress

January 13th, 2015 2:43 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press; JULIE PACE, Associated Press

President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders paid lip service to the notion of bipartisanship in their first meeting of the year, but neither side gave ground on GOP priorities that have been met with veto threats from the White House.

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Tennessee lawmakers convene 109th General Assembly

Tennessee lawmakers convene 109th General Assembly

January 13th, 2015 2:22 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Rep. Beth Harwell of Nashville and Sen. Ron Ramsey of Blountville were re-elected as speakers of the House and Senate, while about 60 abortion rights protesters outside shouted into a bullhorn, banged drums and chanted.

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Burglars strike Kingsport armored service

Burglars strike Kingsport armored service

January 13th, 2015 1:54 pm by Rain Smith

Burglars reportedly broke windows to enter a Kingsport armored vehicle service early Tuesday morning, making away as alarms sounded with a large amount of cash.

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