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Grant funds some flood relief for Sullivan County

Grant funds some flood relief for Sullivan County

September 25th, 2013 8:47 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Some financial assistance will be available through a state grant to help repair some of the homes in Sullivan County that were damaged by flooding earlier this year.

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Kingsport Aquatic Center shifts gears  for fall, winter

Kingsport Aquatic Center shifts gears for fall, winter

September 25th, 2013 8:36 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT – The Kingsport Aquatic Center has shifted into fall and winter mode by announcing a host of new programs and classes, from deep water fitness to water aerobics and yoga.

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Eastman plans expansion at Virginia facility

Eastman plans expansion at Virginia facility

September 25th, 2013 7:25 pm by Hank Hayes

RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that Kingsport-based Eastman Chemical Co. will invest $40 million over the next three years to expand its manufacturing operation in Henry County.

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Speaker Ramsey predicts supermarket wine legislation will pass

Speaker Ramsey predicts supermarket wine legislation will pass

September 25th, 2013 5:47 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey predicted Wednesday that lawmakers will approve a bill next session to allow wine to be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores.

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U.S. Postal Service seeks increase in cost of stamps to 49 cents

U.S. Postal Service seeks increase in cost of stamps to 49 cents

September 25th, 2013 5:05 pm by ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents.

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Oracle beats New Zealand to keep America’s Cup

Oracle beats New Zealand to keep America’s Cup

September 25th, 2013 4:58 pm by BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the America’s Cup on Wednesday with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

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Kingsport traffic fatalities hit eight-year high

Kingsport traffic fatalities hit eight-year high

September 25th, 2013 3:15 pm by Rain Smith

Though Kingsport's 14 traffic fatalities in 2013 are the most seen in a calendar year since 20 deaths in 2005, police say there's little they can do about the overriding factors in such tragedies: poor decisions and habits of motorists themselves.

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Hawkins commission honors RCS student for swimming achievements

Hawkins commission honors RCS student for swimming achievements

September 25th, 2013 3:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County commissioners don’t always agree on everything, but one thing they can all agree on is that is that excellence and high achievement must be recognized, especially among the county’s youth.

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Iranian president ready for nuclear negotiations

Iranian president ready for nuclear negotiations

September 25th, 2013 2:46 pm by Associated Press

Iran's new president says his country is ready to negotiate over its disputed nuclear activities and has "nothing to hide."

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Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

September 25th, 2013 2:39 pm by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

A few weeks earlier, another charter school, the Horizon Science Academy in Lorain, Ohio, sent a draft policy home to parents that proposed a ban on "Afro-puffs and small twisted braids." It, too, quickly apologized and withdrew the wording.

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