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Kingsport  considers  tax  increase to pay  for students’ laptops

Kingsport considers tax increase to pay for students’ laptops

December 22nd, 2013 9:39 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Does the Model City’s property tax rate need to be raised by five cents to ensure each student in Kingsport City Schools, from the fourth grade up, has access to a laptop computer?

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Weather delays opening of Surgoinsville bridge

Weather delays opening of Surgoinsville bridge

December 22nd, 2013 9:32 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — Most Surgoinsville residents who live south of the Holston River already know the new bridge won’t be open in time for Christmas, but they’re not letting that dampen their spirits.

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Sports
Manning breaks record for TD passes in season as Broncos bust Texans 37-13

Manning breaks record for TD passes in season as Broncos bust Texans 37-13

December 22nd, 2013 5:35 pm by KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON — Peyton Manning owns the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season and the Denver Broncos own the AFC West title.

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Cracker Barrel to put ‘Duck Dynasty’ items back on shelves

Cracker Barrel to put ‘Duck Dynasty’ items back on shelves

December 22nd, 2013 5:01 pm by Chas Sisk, The Tennessean

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is putting “Duck Dynasty” items back on its shelves and apologizing to its customers.

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Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

Health plan sticker shock ahead for some buyers

December 22nd, 2013 4:38 pm by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

As a key deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They’re picking the cheapest one.

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U.S. using ‘20th century cards against 21st century hackers’

U.S. using ‘20th century cards against 21st century hackers’

December 22nd, 2013 4:28 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK — The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target’s stores will get worse before they get better.

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Venable’s work at NETWORKS aided local economy

Venable’s work at NETWORKS aided local economy

December 22nd, 2013 4:17 pm by Rick Wagner

When Richard Venable leaves the helm of NETWORKS — Sullivan Partnership Dec. 31 after more than seven years, he leaves behind more than 4,100 jobs created and $260 million in investments.

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Unlikely marriage of coal burners, oil producers hits political sweet spot

Unlikely marriage of coal burners, oil producers hits political sweet spot

December 22nd, 2013 4:08 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

DE KALB, Miss. — America’s newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground.

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Crime Local News
Authorities say suspect charged in beating, robbery met victim on dating website

Authorities say suspect charged in beating, robbery met victim on dating website

December 22nd, 2013 3:40 pm by Jeff Bobo

The suspect, Christopher A. Fralix, 25, of East Sevier Avenue in Kingsport, already has an extensive record in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.

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Vietnam vets 'teach' Scott students what no textbook has to offer

Vietnam vets 'teach' Scott students what no textbook has to offer

December 22nd, 2013 2:00 pm by Wes Bunch

Several local Vietnam veterans were invited to speak to students at the Scott County Career and Technical Center in Gate City about their experiences in the military.

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