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Church Hill OKs delay for Surgoinsville sewer treatment rate hike

Church Hill OKs delay for Surgoinsville sewer treatment rate hike

December 17th, 2013 11:03 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — Surgonsville’s sewer system is at least a year away from going online and it’s already facing its first rate increase. This past January, Church Hill increased its local user sewer rate from $3.58 to $4.40 per 1,000 gallons.

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Lee sweeps past youthful Twin Springs

Lee sweeps past youthful Twin Springs

December 17th, 2013 10:47 pm by Greg Peters

Lee High took advantage of Twin Springs’ youth en route to a non-district basketball sweep Tuesday. Strong opening quarters by both the girls and boys played a big part in both Generals wins.

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No. 3 Lady Vols trounce Tennessee State

No. 3 Lady Vols trounce Tennessee State

December 17th, 2013 10:21 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Bashaara Graves scored 17 points to lead five Lady Vols in double figures and the No. 3 Tennessee women’s basketball team trounced Tennessee State 94-43 to continue its fastest start since its 2007-08 national championship season.

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Business & Technology
Tri-Cities  jobs decline for 6th straight quarter

Tri-Cities jobs decline for 6th straight quarter

December 17th, 2013 9:53 pm by Hank Hayes

Regional job levels were lower by 1.1 percent to 225,769 while the unemployment rate for the Tri-Cities Consolidated Statistical Area was 7.7 percent, compared to 7.4 percent in the third quarter of 2012.

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Kingsport city manager stepping down next July

Kingsport city manager stepping down next July

December 17th, 2013 8:24 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — John Campbell made the announcement at the end of Tuesday's regular Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

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Judge tosses out charges against Wise coal company, foreman

Judge tosses out charges against Wise coal company, foreman

December 17th, 2013 6:47 pm by Staff report

ABINGDON — Judge James P. Jones threw out a total of 13 charges — including 12 felonies and one misdemeanor — that were returned by a federal grand jury earlier this year against Hills Coal Company of Appalachia and foreman David Grigsby.

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Support mounts for Jewish prayer at key holy site

Support mounts for Jewish prayer at key holy site

December 17th, 2013 6:05 pm by Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — For decades, the religious Jews who bucked a rabbinic ban and visited a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem where the ancient Jewish temple once stood were seen by many as a fanatical fringe.

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Regional & National
Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

December 17th, 2013 5:51 pm by Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says the man received a citation for illegally capturing and trying to sell the gator.

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Why do lottery players think they can defy odds?

Why do lottery players think they can defy odds?

December 17th, 2013 3:23 pm by SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer

Optimists and dreamers across the country are lined up at gas stations, mini-marts and drug stores for the last-minute buying frenzy in the Mega Millions jackpot.

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2,500 oxycodone stolen from Carter County pharmacy

2,500 oxycodone stolen from Carter County pharmacy

December 17th, 2013 2:26 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

HAMPTON — The robber told employees that he wanted oxycodone, threatening that if they called police he would come back and shoot them.

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