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Rose Hill man sentenced  on child porn charges

Rose Hill man sentenced on child porn charges

December 20th, 2013 9:46 pm by Wes Bunch

JONESVILLE — Kyle Andrew Perkins, 25, of Rose Hill, Va., was given a total of 35 years to serve, but Lee County Circuit Court Judge Tammy McElyea suspended 20 years of that sentence. Perkins was also ordered to serve 15 years of supervised probation.

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KPD seeks help in identifying Lynn Garden burglary suspect

KPD seeks help in identifying Lynn Garden burglary suspect

December 20th, 2013 8:43 pm by Staff report

KINGSPORT — The incident occurred between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at a residence on Scott County Road. The side door was forced open and the interior ransacked. Two shotguns were stolen in the incident.

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Local News
Wise County, Norton set record for concealed gun permits in 2013

Wise County, Norton set record for concealed gun permits in 2013

December 20th, 2013 8:14 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Concealed gun permits issued this year in Wise County and Norton easily eclipsed the previous record of 707 last year. In 2011, 550 permits were issued and 522 in 2010.

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Community
Editorial: It’s time to end irrational, costly war on marijuana

Editorial: It’s time to end irrational, costly war on marijuana

December 20th, 2013 5:55 pm by Kingsport Times-News

Is it logical to continue to expend society’s legal resources to prosecute and incarcerate those who choose to consume a drug which is no more a threat to safety or a detriment to any of us than is alcohol?

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Sports Sports Live
E&H names Newsome head football coach

E&H names Newsome head football coach

December 20th, 2013 4:54 pm by Pat Kenney

Emory & Henry announced on Friday that Curt Newsome has been named the Wasps 20th head football coach. Newsome was assistant head coach and offensive line coach at JMU this past season and also spent seven years as offensive line coach at Virginia Tech.

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Entertainment
‘Duck Dynasty’ backlash spotlights an uneasy reality in TV industry

‘Duck Dynasty’ backlash spotlights an uneasy reality in TV industry

December 20th, 2013 4:36 pm by By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Several recent reality TV cases reflect larger rifts in American life — call it a split between progressives and traditionalist values. But the problem for the TV industry is that it’s trying to profit off the same cultural tensions it’s exploiting.

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Business & Technology TriCityMom
Recalls this week: utensils, infant carriers

Recalls this week: utensils, infant carriers

December 20th, 2013 4:23 pm by The Associated Press

A line of children's eating utensils that can pose a choking hazard to infants, along with infant carriers that can fail, are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include jackets, Christmas trees, and chargers.

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News Regional & National
Obama: 2014 can be 'breakthrough year for America'

Obama: 2014 can be 'breakthrough year for America'

December 20th, 2013 4:20 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Citing strong progress on the economy, President Barack Obama said at his annual year-end news conference Friday that 2014 "can be a breakthrough year for America" after a long season of recession and slow recovery.

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Community Photos Sunday Stories

Scrapbook Gallery: Week of Dec. 15

December 20th, 2013 3:25 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Our weekly Scrapbook Gallery features a collection of photos submitted by various readers. Some of the photos appeared in print edition of Sunday Stories on Dec. 15.

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Retail sales decline in Tri-Cities, but jump in Kingsport

Retail sales decline in Tri-Cities, but jump in Kingsport

December 20th, 2013 1:52 pm by Hank Hayes

Kingsport reported a large increase in retail sales during this year’s third quarter, while retail activity was down slightly in Johnson City and Bristol, according to a report released Friday by ETSU.

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