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Slate taking shape for all 24 Sullivan County commission seats

Slate taking shape for all 24 Sullivan County commission seats

February 9th, 2014 8:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at local government, 2014 could be your year. Among local offices on the ballot in August are all 24 seats on the Sullivan County Commission.

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Officials to re-examine proposal for Kingsport Public Library expansion

Officials to re-examine proposal for Kingsport Public Library expansion

February 9th, 2014 7:52 pm by Matthew Lane

For the past seven years a major renovation and expansion project has been in the works for the Kingsport Public Library, but in recent years the plan has been put on hold for other projects with higher priorities.

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Local News Business & Technology
Wise County officials ask Virginia  attorney general to drill into geothermal law

Wise County officials ask Virginia attorney general to drill into geothermal law

February 9th, 2014 7:48 pm by Stephen Igo

Wise County officials J. Jack Kennedy and Doug Mullins Jr. are looking deep into unsettled law when it comes to what is underneath Virginia, particularly a future potential for development of geothermal energy resources.

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Sports Live Local News Education
Kingsport, Sullivan school boards act to bring policies in line with new sports concussion legislation

Kingsport, Sullivan school boards act to bring policies in line with new sports concussion legislation

February 9th, 2014 7:35 pm by Rick Wagner

Sports concussions are being taken more seriously in Tennessee public schools, with any student suspected of having one being pulled from play and practices until released by a licensed health care professional.

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Sports
Smart gets 3-game ban for shoving fan

Smart gets 3-game ban for shoving fan

February 9th, 2014 6:39 pm by CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer

Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart was suspended three games Sunday by the Big 12 for shoving a fan in the closing seconds of the Cowboys’ loss at Texas Tech only hours earlier.

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Regional & National Faith
Methodists in conflict over gay marriage, church law

Methodists in conflict over gay marriage, church law

February 9th, 2014 6:21 pm by RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer

NEW YORK — The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook.

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Regional & National Education
Tennessee teachers push back on evaluation process

Tennessee teachers push back on evaluation process

February 9th, 2014 6:06 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — When Tennessee was competing for a half-billion dollars in federal education money, teachers agreed to allow the state to ramp up its use of student test scores for evaluating educators.

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News Regional & National
U.S. easing immigration rule for terrorist support

U.S. easing immigration rule for terrorist support

February 9th, 2014 5:57 pm by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

The Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the United States or stay here and who gave “limited” support to terrorists or terrorist groups.

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News
Danish zoo kills giraffe to prevent inbreeding

Danish zoo kills giraffe to prevent inbreeding

February 9th, 2014 5:44 pm by MALIN RISING, Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Saying it needed to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as visitors watched.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Experts increasingly contemplate end of smoking

Experts increasingly contemplate end of smoking

February 9th, 2014 5:28 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America. They have long wished for a cigarette-free America, but shied away from calling for smoking rates to fall to zero or near zero by any particular year.

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