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Fresh from the Farm:  Keeping up with the Joneses

Fresh from the Farm: Keeping up with the Joneses

September 27th, 2013 11:15 am by Katherine Scoggins

Earl Jones has always been a farmer - if not in body, at least in spirit. He milked his first cow when he was 4 years old, had to stand on a box to put the harness on a horse, and bought his first cow when he was a freshman in high school.

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Local News Business & Technology
Wellmont, UnitedHealthcare renew relationship

Wellmont, UnitedHealthcare renew relationship

September 27th, 2013 10:20 am by Hank Hayes

Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans will continue to have access to care at Wellmont Health System facilities, Wellmont announced Friday.

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Feds direct $100M in grants to help broke Detroit

Feds direct $100M in grants to help broke Detroit

September 27th, 2013 8:09 am by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

Considering the Motor City is at least $18 billion in debt, it will take a far larger infusion of cash or historic deals with bond holders, insurance companies and other creditors to correct the problem.

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Home sweet hummingbird home: ‘Feisty’ Rufous breed now spending winters in Tri-Cities area

Home sweet hummingbird home: ‘Feisty’ Rufous breed now spending winters in Tri-Cities area

September 27th, 2013 7:24 am by Marci Gore

Spending summer in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and normally wintering in Mexico, the Rufous has the longest migration route of all U.S. hummingbirds. But recently, the Rufous’ route has brought it to Northeast Tennessee.

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Community Local News
Much-loved Kingsport pediatrician set to retire

Much-loved Kingsport pediatrician set to retire

September 27th, 2013 7:20 am by Nick Shepherd

For some families, Dr. Arthur Garrett is the only doctor they’ve known. He treated them when they were kids. Then when they got older, he treated their kids, and even some of his patients’ grandchildren.

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Vince Staten: Swafford TD ended long scoring drought for Kingsport players at UT

Vince Staten: Swafford TD ended long scoring drought for Kingsport players at UT

September 27th, 2013 7:09 am by Vince Staten

Before Devaun Swafford’s TD against the Gators, when was the last time a Kingsport native scored for UT? That’s the question for the day.

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Rash of daytime burglaries from Fall Branch to Sulphur Springs

Rash of daytime burglaries from Fall Branch to Sulphur Springs

September 27th, 2013 7:00 am by JENNIFER SPROUSE, NET News Service

A string of burglaries hit homes from Sulphur Springs to Fall Branch last weekend, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Sports
Niners right ship, rough up Rams

Niners right ship, rough up Rams

September 27th, 2013 12:23 am by R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the San Francisco 49ers’ defense stepped up without some of their stars in a 35-11 rout over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.

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13 NET Trans employees offered severance packages

13 NET Trans employees offered severance packages

September 26th, 2013 11:46 pm by gary b. gray, NET News Service

The First Tennessee Human Resource Agency has offered exit incentive packages to 13 NET Trans administrators and two mechanics, including its director, Tim Jaynes.

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Sports
QB Thomas, Hokies' defense take sting out of Yellow Jackets

QB Thomas, Hokies' defense take sting out of Yellow Jackets

September 26th, 2013 10:59 pm by CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

Logan Thomas passed and ran for touchdowns in the first half, Virginia Tech’s defense shut down Georgia Tech’s running game and the Hokies beat the Yellow Jackets 17-10 on Thursday night.

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