Kingsport Times News Friday, December 19, 2014
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Tri-Cities retail sales up 'dramatically' in third quarter

Tri-Cities retail sales up 'dramatically' in third quarter

December 16th, 2014 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

On a year-to-year basis, the ETSU report said Bristol sales increased 7.3 percent to $269 million, while Johnson City sales were up 5.1 percent to $483 million, and Kingsport sales rose 2.9 percent to $398 million.

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UPDATE: Body ID'd as that of war vet accused of killing 6

UPDATE: Body ID'd as that of war vet accused of killing 6

December 16th, 2014 3:45 pm by MARYCLAIRE DALE and SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press

A prosecutor has confirmed that a body found in woods in suburban Philadelphia is that of an ex-Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives.

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Developer seeks Sullivan TIF deal for Bristol apartments project

Developer seeks Sullivan TIF deal for Bristol apartments project

December 16th, 2014 3:38 pm by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County commissioners are being asked to give a tax-based incentive to a private developer to build "upscale" apartments in Bristol, Tenn.

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Dems on mission to damage America

Dems on mission to damage America

December 16th, 2014 2:43 pm by Letters to the Editor

Democrats, who have been led around like sheep by Obama and his progressive elite liberals for six years and having finally been rejected by the voters, are trying to destroy America.

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CIA interrogation report produced two major lies

CIA interrogation report produced two major lies

December 16th, 2014 2:41 pm by Editorial Board

The sky was falling in Congress last week over a bogus report — the last gasp of a Democratic Senate committee fired by voters last month — that had Democrats railing about a "stain" on America and Republicans gnashing teeth over a nation at new risk.

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Bad trip: Acid user wigs out in Walmart

Bad trip: Acid user wigs out in Walmart

December 16th, 2014 2:30 pm by Rain Smith

Employees at the West Stone Drive location reported a man "causing a disturbance throughout the store...throwing items off the shelves."

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Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

December 16th, 2014 1:07 pm by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

The measure extends its reach into every corner of government, from $5.4 billion to battle Ebola and another $5 billion to fight Islamic State militants, to funding for medical research and funding for subsidies to airlines serving rural airports.

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Lee County drug roundup targets 43 suspects

Lee County drug roundup targets 43 suspects

December 16th, 2014 12:29 pm by Nick Shepherd

The charges were the result of a nearly year-long investigation using informants, according to police, with most of the arrests resulting from direct hand-to-hand drug buys.

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Blountville man sentenced to life for 2011 murder

Blountville man sentenced to life for 2011 murder

December 16th, 2014 11:27 am by Jeff Bobo

Bryant Jackson Harris stood trial Oct. 27-28 accused of shooting his brother-in- law, Jeffery O. Smith, on July 21, 2011 at a residence in the Hawkins County section of Kingsport.

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Kingsport Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' offers break from hectic holiday pace

Kingsport Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' offers break from hectic holiday pace

December 16th, 2014 10:45 am by Carmen Musick

Kingsport Ballet will present "The Nutcracker," Dec. 19-21, at Northeast State's Wellmont Performing Arts Center. It marks the first time in more than a decade that the production hasn't taken place during the first weekend in December.

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