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Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes level off

Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes level off

December 31st, 2013 6:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy existing homes in November was essentially unchanged from October, suggesting sales are stabilizing after several months of declines.

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Greater Atlanta, Milton to face off for Arby's Classic championship

Greater Atlanta, Milton to face off for Arby's Classic championship

December 31st, 2013 1:00 am by Greg Peters

The Greater Atlanta Spartans and the Milton Eagles made their way into the finals of the 31st Arby’s Classic on Monday evening at Viking Hall. The two Georgia-based teams just took different routes to get there.

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McRae, Richardson, Stokes lead Tennessee in rout of Virginia

McRae, Richardson, Stokes lead Tennessee in rout of Virginia

December 30th, 2013 11:40 pm by BETH RUCKER, Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Vols just couldn’t seem to miss as they cruised to an 87-52 win against Virginia on Monday night.

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Update: Man shot while standing in yard on Princeton Road

Update: Man shot while standing in yard on Princeton Road

December 30th, 2013 10:53 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — The victim, who was not identified by authorities, reportedly said that he saw a man dressed in dark-colored clothing run from the scene immediately after the shot was fired.

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Sports
Ducks crush Longhorns in Mack Brown’s finale

Ducks crush Longhorns in Mack Brown’s finale

December 30th, 2013 10:24 pm by PAUL J. WEBER, AP Sports Writer

Quarterback Marcus Mariota had 386 total yards and No. 10 Oregon returned two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling Texas coach Mack Brown’s farewell with a runaway 30-7 victory in the Alamo Bowl on Monday night.

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Crime Local News
Fifth person arrested in alleged kidnapping incident

Fifth person arrested in alleged kidnapping incident

December 30th, 2013 9:59 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Sullivan County authorities arrested a fifth person Monday in connection with a botched drug deal and kidnapping that allegedly took place over the weekend.

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Community Local News
Salvation Army campaign falls just short of target

Salvation Army campaign falls just short of target

December 30th, 2013 8:18 pm by J. H. Osborne

KINGSPORT — The Salvation Army needs your help, come rain or come shine — and the agency helps feed and shelter those it serves 365 days a year.

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Crime Local News
Traffic stop  results in drug charge in Hawkins County

Traffic stop results in drug charge in Hawkins County

December 30th, 2013 7:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County deputies allegedly seized marijuana packaged for resale in 14 separate baggies during a traffic stop for speeding late Saturday night.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Medicaid growth creates gap of 5 million without coverage

Medicaid growth creates gap of 5 million without coverage

December 30th, 2013 7:03 pm by MARC LEVY, Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. — About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else in America.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at  end of year

Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at end of year

December 30th, 2013 6:21 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and businesses.

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