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CBO: Senate Immigration bill would help economy

CBO: Senate Immigration bill would help economy

June 19th, 2013 2:00 am by Associated Press

Sweeping immigration legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

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Sports
James, Heat stave off elimination in Game 6

James, Heat stave off elimination in Game 6

June 19th, 2013 12:17 am by BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

LeBron James powered Miami to a frantic fourth-quarter rally and overtime escape as the Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 103-100 on Tuesday night to extend the NBA Finals as far as they can go and keep their repeat chances alive.

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BMA approves budget  —  with $3.5M   for new  Eastman fields

BMA approves budget — with $3.5M for new Eastman fields

June 18th, 2013 11:11 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen signed off on Kingsport’s 2014 budget during its regular meeting Tuesday, a balanced budget with no property tax increase, three percent hikes in the water and sewer rates and a small bump in school funding.

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Vince Staten: City Cemetery’s name changed to Oak Hill Cemetery in 1951 premium content

June 18th, 2013 11:00 pm by VINCE STATEN

Here’s a puzzle for you, courtesy of Kenny Stallard: J. Fred Johnson was not buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. But he is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Figure it out?

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First-time Crazy 8s participant Teresa Darnell running 'for the experience and fun'

First-time Crazy 8s participant Teresa Darnell running 'for the experience and fun'

June 18th, 2013 10:07 pm by Greg Peters

The countdown to the Crazy 8s 8K road race has begun. Actually, for those in training for the Fun Fest race, the countdown started a couple of weeks ago. Teresa Darnell is one of the first-time race participants.

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Rogersville police find suspected marijuana plants growing in yard

Rogersville police find suspected marijuana plants growing in yard

June 18th, 2013 9:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Rogersville police seized 34 plants, suspected to be marijuana, from a Pine Street residence last week. Thirteen of the plants were about four feet tall and visible from the street and neighboring residences.

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Report: Too many teachers, too little quality

Report: Too many teachers, too little quality

June 18th, 2013 9:44 pm by Associated Press

The nation’s teacher-training programs do not adequately prepare would-be educators for the classroom, even as they produce almost triple the number of graduates needed, according to a survey of more than 1,000 programs released Tuesday.

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Proposed Scott budget keeps real estate, personal property taxes at current rates

Proposed Scott budget keeps real estate, personal property taxes at current rates

June 18th, 2013 9:29 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — If the budget is adopted, real estate property tax rates would stay at $.69 per $100 of value, while personal property tax rates would remain at $1.40 per $100. The merchant’s capital and machinery and tools tax would also stay at $.72.

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Business & Technology
First quarter retail sales decline in Tri-Cities

First quarter retail sales decline in Tri-Cities

June 18th, 2013 8:41 pm by Hank Hayes

Retail sales slumped in each of the Tri-Cities during 2013’s first quarter, according to a report issued Tuesday by the East Tennessee State University Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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PHOTO GALLERY: The boys are back in town

June 18th, 2013 7:12 pm by George Thwaites

The Kingsport Mets spent some time at soggy Hunter Wright Stadium on Tuesday to take their official team photo. The players will be hoping for drier weather Thursday when they kick off the season at home against the Johnson City Cardinals.

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