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Classic pairing of two childhood favorites takes top honors in Cookie Cutter Christmas Contest

Classic pairing of two childhood favorites takes top honors in Cookie Cutter Christmas Contest

December 17th, 2014 12:10 pm by Staff Report

A classic pairing of two childhood favorites — cookies and M&Ms — captured top honors in the inaugural Times-News Cookie Cutter Christmas Contest. Here's an online cookie cookbook (of sorts) featuring all of the recipes we received.

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Lady Warriors, Lady Blue Devils rivalry dominates the girls basketball discussion in Southwest Virginia

Lady Warriors, Lady Blue Devils rivalry dominates the girls basketball discussion in Southwest Virginia

December 17th, 2014 12:00 pm by Dave Ongie

Many of the names and faces have changed, especially in Gate City, but Central and the Lady Blue Devils both seem intent on taking their Moutain District rivalry all the way to the summit again this season.

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AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

December 17th, 2014 11:41 am by JULIE PACE, Associated Press; MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

The announcement came amid a series of sudden confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American prisoner Alan Gross

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Tennessee High court to decide on secrecy of execution team

Tennessee High court to decide on secrecy of execution team

December 17th, 2014 9:27 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

As part of that lawsuit, they requested the names of the people who will carry out the executions. The state initially agreed to release the names to the inmates' attorneys, not to the inmates. But the state later reversed course

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Police killings increase calls for independent investigations

Police killings increase calls for independent investigations

December 17th, 2014 9:25 am by By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

In light of the video of Eric Garner's arrest, Vincent Warren, of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said the New York prosecutors were either incompetent in presenting their case to the grand jury or simply didn't want the officers charged.

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Crime Local News
DNA residue on cigarette links arson suspect to 2012 Rogersville inferno

DNA residue on cigarette links arson suspect to 2012 Rogersville inferno

December 17th, 2014 12:36 am by Jeff Bobo

Trinity Brian Livesay, 29, 1602 Melinda Ferry Road, Bulls Gap, was arrested Monday on a Hawkins County grand jury sealed indictment warrant issued Dec. 8 charging him with arson and burglary.

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Woman shocked to learn Hawkins dentist allegedly prescribed narcotics in her name

Woman shocked to learn Hawkins dentist allegedly prescribed narcotics in her name

December 17th, 2014 12:33 am by Jeff Bobo

April Ford has never been a patient of Dr. Ronald David James, but she had been friends since childhood with James' daughter, Haley Vance Simpson.

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School study panel converges on three high school options

School study panel converges on three high school options

December 17th, 2014 12:24 am by Rick Wagner

In five years, Sullivan County could have two new high schools of up to 1,700 students each instead of four current high schools ranging from about 500 to about 1,100.

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'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

December 17th, 2014 12:20 am by Jeff Bobo

Stephanie Faye Hamman reportedly told police the devil was inside her and talking to her on the night of March 16, when she drove her car through the front doors of a church on Ordnance Drive in Church Hill.

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Local News Business & Technology
No tiff over TIFs: Washington, JC business leaders say others' tax incentives won't lure away developers

No tiff over TIFs: Washington, JC business leaders say others' tax incentives won't lure away developers

December 16th, 2014 10:13 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

Both the Bristol Tennessee City Council and the Sullivan County Commission considered proposals this month to create a tax increment financing, or TIF, district to help the prospective developers of a planned apartment complex.

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