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Missouri All-American says he’s gay

Missouri All-American says he’s gay

February 10th, 2014 12:10 am by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Missouri All-America defensive end Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year, says he is gay, and he could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

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Local News Education
Road project resolution on tap for Wise County School Board

Road project resolution on tap for Wise County School Board

February 9th, 2014 11:04 pm by Stephen Igo

The Wise County School Board will consider moving forward on a project to improve traffic flow at the school division’s Big Stone Gap schools campus during Tuesday’s 6 p.m. regular session at the Education Center in Wise.

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Local News
Deadline approaching for Sullivan County candidates

Deadline approaching for Sullivan County candidates

February 9th, 2014 10:56 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County voters will elect multiple constitutional officeholders this August, and some races are shaping up to have multiple contenders — including at the party primary level.

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Local News
Slate taking shape for all 24 Sullivan County commission seats

Slate taking shape for all 24 Sullivan County commission seats

February 9th, 2014 8:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at local government, 2014 could be your year. Among local offices on the ballot in August are all 24 seats on the Sullivan County Commission.

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Local News
Officials to re-examine proposal for Kingsport Public Library expansion

Officials to re-examine proposal for Kingsport Public Library expansion

February 9th, 2014 7:52 pm by Matthew Lane

For the past seven years a major renovation and expansion project has been in the works for the Kingsport Public Library, but in recent years the plan has been put on hold for other projects with higher priorities.

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Local News Business & Technology
Wise County officials ask Virginia  attorney general to drill into geothermal law

Wise County officials ask Virginia attorney general to drill into geothermal law

February 9th, 2014 7:48 pm by Stephen Igo

Wise County officials J. Jack Kennedy and Doug Mullins Jr. are looking deep into unsettled law when it comes to what is underneath Virginia, particularly a future potential for development of geothermal energy resources.

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Sports Live Local News Education
Kingsport, Sullivan school boards act to bring policies in line with new sports concussion legislation

Kingsport, Sullivan school boards act to bring policies in line with new sports concussion legislation

February 9th, 2014 7:35 pm by Rick Wagner

Sports concussions are being taken more seriously in Tennessee public schools, with any student suspected of having one being pulled from play and practices until released by a licensed health care professional.

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Sports
Smart gets 3-game ban for shoving fan

Smart gets 3-game ban for shoving fan

February 9th, 2014 6:39 pm by CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer

Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart was suspended three games Sunday by the Big 12 for shoving a fan in the closing seconds of the Cowboys’ loss at Texas Tech only hours earlier.

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Regional & National Faith
Methodists in conflict over gay marriage, church law

Methodists in conflict over gay marriage, church law

February 9th, 2014 6:21 pm by RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer

NEW YORK — The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook.

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Regional & National Education
Tennessee teachers push back on evaluation process

Tennessee teachers push back on evaluation process

February 9th, 2014 6:06 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — When Tennessee was competing for a half-billion dollars in federal education money, teachers agreed to allow the state to ramp up its use of student test scores for evaluating educators.

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