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KIDS COUNT ranking moves Tennessee up, just slightly

KIDS COUNT ranking moves Tennessee up, just slightly

July 22nd, 2014 8:37 am by Nick Shepherd

Tennessee has moved up three spots, from 39 to 36, in the annual KIDS COUNT report, which measures how well states do with children in four categories: economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

July 22nd, 2014 8:15 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

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Tennessee restaurant owner welcomes gun owners

Tennessee restaurant owner welcomes gun owners

July 22nd, 2014 8:12 am by Associated Press

A Tennessee restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners — a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing.

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Commissioners OK Cedar Grove rezoning  to accommodate pharmaceutical firm

Commissioners OK Cedar Grove rezoning to accommodate pharmaceutical firm

July 22nd, 2014 12:25 am by J. H. Osborne

All commissioners present voted in favor of the rezoning, despite the Kingsport Regional Planning Commission's recommendation against the change.

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Mr. Big Shot: Mathieu HR lifts Kingsport to 3-1 win over Princeton

Mr. Big Shot: Mathieu HR lifts Kingsport to 3-1 win over Princeton

July 21st, 2014 11:58 pm by George Thwaites

Walk-off homer gives K-Mets their first complete series sweep of an Appalachian League opponent this season. Kingsport has won five of its last six games.

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Wise County RAM patient numbers reflect sour economy

Wise County RAM patient numbers reflect sour economy

July 21st, 2014 11:16 pm by Stephen Igo

Preliminary numbers of people seeking free health-care services at this past weekend's health expedition in Wise County reflect an increase in patients over previous years.

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Arch Coal eliminating 213 jobs by shutting down operation in Wise, Letcher

Arch Coal eliminating 213 jobs by shutting down operation in Wise, Letcher

July 21st, 2014 10:47 pm by Stephen Igo

"We deeply regret the need to take this action," said Arch President and CEO John Eaves in a release. "We thank the men and women at Cumberland River for their dedication, hard work and strong commitment to operating in a safe and responsible manner."

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Proposed Sullivan budget projects revenue increase

Proposed Sullivan budget projects revenue increase

July 21st, 2014 10:40 pm by J. H. Osborne

Property across Sullivan County is worth $63 million more this year than it was last year, according to a county budget proposal unveiled to the public Monday. The proposal covers county finances for the fiscal year that began three weeks ago.

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Aquatic Center offers special needs swim lessons

Aquatic Center offers special needs swim lessons

July 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Thirteen-year-old Adam Byczko is learning how to swim this summer. This may not sound like a big deal for most teenagers, but for Adam is it. He has Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic condition causing developmental delays

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Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

July 21st, 2014 9:19 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

NASCAR driver/owner Tony Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of the NASCAR season with the injury.

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