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Scott County SOL scores lower, but still beat state average

Scott County SOL scores lower, but still beat state average

August 24th, 2013 10:08 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — More rigorous questions and mandated changes in how tests are taken combined to have a negative impact on Standards of Learning scores for schools in Scott County, according to preliminary figures.

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Bluefield  beats K-Mets to avoid sweep

Bluefield beats K-Mets to avoid sweep

August 24th, 2013 9:27 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport’s run to the playoffs ran into a snag Saturday — losing to the Bluefield Blue Jays 6-1 at Bowen Field — but the Mets are still on top of the Appalachian League West Division with six games left.

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Dobyns-Bennett grad following  his dream in Coast Guard

Dobyns-Bennett grad following his dream in Coast Guard

August 24th, 2013 8:58 pm by Pat Kenney

KINGSPORT — Decisions, decisions, decisions. Kingsport’s Hunter Holt, a 2012 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett, had a tough decision to make when it came time to choose the college he would attend.

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Roe outlines GOP approach to immigration reform

Roe outlines GOP approach to immigration reform

August 24th, 2013 7:46 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — A series of Republican U.S. House legislative initiatives to execute immigration reform has a “50-50 chance” of passing Congress in September, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe predicted.

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Southwest Virginia  officer treated after being exposed to meth lab fumes

Southwest Virginia officer treated after being exposed to meth lab fumes

August 24th, 2013 7:03 pm by Wes Bunch

DUNGANNON — A Southwest Virginia law enforcement officer was forced to seek medical treatment this week after being exposed to fumes at a methamphetamine cook site that was discovered in a barn in Scott County.

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Eastman planning to move from coal to gas

Eastman planning to move from coal to gas

August 24th, 2013 5:48 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Just off Lincoln Street, five metal smokestacks stand tall and their boilers fill out a signature image of Eastman Chemical Co.’s Tennessee industrial complex.

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Tennessee’s self-defense law comes under fire

Tennessee’s self-defense law comes under fire

August 24th, 2013 4:59 pm by Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean

Days after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, lawmakers and civic leaders across the country called for a review of “stand your ground” self-defense laws.

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Loving and caring: 200-year-old Salem UMC still growing with new Joy service, meal

Loving and caring: 200-year-old Salem UMC still growing with new Joy service, meal

August 24th, 2013 4:59 pm by Marci Gore

During the past 200 years, Salem United Methodist Church has withstood two fires, a tornado and several reconstructions. The current structure is the fifth building on the site.

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Meyer began SEC's title run — now he wants to end it

Meyer began SEC's title run — now he wants to end it

August 24th, 2013 4:14 pm by RUSTY MILLER, AP Sports Writer

Urban Meyer had officially been the head coach at Ohio State for maybe 10 minutes when he was hit with his first question about his old conference: Is the SEC better than the Big Ten, and if so, why?

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Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson's, can no longer sing

Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson's, can no longer sing

August 24th, 2013 2:49 pm by Associated Press

Linda Ronstadt says she suffers from Parkinson's disease, which has robbed her ability to sing. The 67-year-old music legend tells AARP Magazine, in an article posted online Friday, that she was diagnosed eight months ago.

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