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D-B, Science Hill cruise in 1-AAA volleyball

D-B, Science Hill cruise in 1-AAA volleyball

October 8th, 2013 8:50 pm by Dave Ongie

The top two seeds stood tall on Day 2 of the District 1-AAA volleyball tournament on Tuesday when Dobyns-Bennett and Science Hill each swept into the winners’ bracket finals.

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Sullivan school board hears complaints about bullying policy, building upkeep

Sullivan school board hears complaints about bullying policy, building upkeep

October 8th, 2013 8:39 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Public commenters gave Sullivan County’s school board members an earful Monday. Two women called for the Board of Education to address the anti-bullying policy in the school system’s handbook, citing an Aug. 21 incident at Sullivan Central.

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NET man sentenced in laptop child porn case

NET man sentenced in laptop child porn case

October 8th, 2013 7:54 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — A Bean Station man who pawned his laptop computer with thousands of pictures of child pornography on it will spend nearly seven years in federal prison for his crime. John Maneval faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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Obama, Boehner trade barbs, hints of compromise

Obama, Boehner trade barbs, hints of compromise

October 8th, 2013 6:40 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible compromise but also traded heated rhetoric Tuesday, a combination that left the eight-day partial government shutdown firmly in place.

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‘Walking Dead’ brings new life to Ga. town

‘Walking Dead’ brings new life to Ga. town

October 8th, 2013 6:15 pm by Associated Press

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) — When the cotton mill closed, the rural Georgia town of Grantville began a slow transformation into a ghost town. Residents fled. Storefronts faded. Buildings decayed.

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Two win physics Nobel for ‘God particle’  theory

Two win physics Nobel for ‘God particle’ theory

October 8th, 2013 5:13 pm by Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nearly 50 years after they came up with the theory, Britain’s Peter Higgs and Belgian colleague Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for helping to explain how matter formed after the Big Bang.

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Tenn. Republicans at odds over shutdown blame

Tenn. Republicans at odds over shutdown blame

October 8th, 2013 2:03 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly appear to be at odds about who will be blamed for the shutdown of the federal government.

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Pair charged with felony theft from Kingsport Town Center

Pair charged with felony theft from Kingsport Town Center

October 8th, 2013 1:33 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — Two people have been arrested for allegedly attempting to roll a buggy loaded with $1,500 worth of merchandise they hadn't bought out of the Kingsport Town Center.

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Gov't: Most heating bills to rise this winter

Gov't: Most heating bills to rise this winter

October 8th, 2013 12:49 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

Prices for natural gas, electricity and propane should be higher, the primary reason that more than 90 percent of homes will incur higher heating expenses.

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Stocks fall as investors wait on Washington

Stocks fall as investors wait on Washington

October 8th, 2013 12:45 pm by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market’s slow bleed got a little worse Tuesday. The decline is the result of squabbling in Washington over raising the nation’s debt limit and a government shutdown that has dragged on for more than a week.

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