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Students win awards in Halloween Art Contest

October 31st, 2013 12:38 pm by Staff Report

Each student was allowed to draw one Halloween picture on a 8- by 11-inch piece of paper, using color or black-and-white media. All artwork had to be original.

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Car stolen after Kingsport shopper leaves keys in ignition

Car stolen after Kingsport shopper leaves keys in ignition

October 31st, 2013 11:19 am by Rain Smith

Police are searching for a suspected car thief, saying the victim left their keys in the ignition of an unlocked, unoccupied vehicle as they shopped in a Kingsport grocery store.

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Dave Clark: It is time for Kingsport to abandon the ‘Cult of Growth’

Dave Clark: It is time for Kingsport to abandon the ‘Cult of Growth’

October 31st, 2013 11:10 am by Dave Clark

Growth has become our false god. Through it, we’ll be saved! Our mantra was, “When we reach 50,000 population, all will be well. Retailers will beat a path to our door. Government grant money will freely flow.” It didn’t happen.

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Origins of Halloween: Scholars say holiday has Christian, Celtic roots

Origins of Halloween: Scholars say holiday has Christian, Celtic roots

October 31st, 2013 8:36 am by Rick Wagner

Halloween’s contested origins run deep in early Christianity and/or pre-Christian Gaelic traditions. And true to its name, it has everything to do with the dearly — or not so dearly — departed.

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NYC council votes to make tobacco-buying age 21

NYC council votes to make tobacco-buying age 21

October 31st, 2013 8:17 am by JAKE PEARSON and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

Smoking may be a bad habit — but New York City lawmakers want their residents to be older and wiser before deciding to take it up.

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Former UT Foundation official pleads guilty to child porn charges

Former UT Foundation official pleads guilty to child porn charges

October 31st, 2013 8:10 am by Associated Press

Bruce O. Downsbrough's Knoxville home was searched in November, and his personal computer was seized.

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Ned Jilton

Hardtack and Hard Times; Battle of Big Creek 150th Anniversary Reenactment this Weekend.

October 31st, 2013 2:24 am by Ned Jilton

In addition to event details read what the officers commanding the actual battle in 1863 had to say.

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Sports
Red Sox beat Cards for World Series title

Red Sox beat Cards for World Series title

October 30th, 2013 11:52 pm by Associated Press

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.

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Weber City Elementary principal, Scott schools settle sexual harassment, retaliation suit

Weber City Elementary principal, Scott schools settle sexual harassment, retaliation suit

October 30th, 2013 11:40 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Court documents shed light on Greg Baker’s brief tenure as superintendent, including his admitted use of a school board-issued mobile phone to call paid phone sex hotlines, and inappropriate text messages to employees.

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Education
Sullivan County Board of Education moving closer to facilities plan

Sullivan County Board of Education moving closer to facilities plan

October 30th, 2013 11:25 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Director of Schools Jubal Yennie isl tweaking a proposed request for qualifications (RFQ) to do a comprehensive facilities study for the system. But he plans to have the document done in time for the BOE's regular monthly meeting Monday.

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