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Diplomats worldwide target Islamic State militants

Diplomats worldwide target Islamic State militants

December 3rd, 2014 9:26 am by LARA JAKES, Associated Press; JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press

A global fight against Islamic State militants will likely take years to fully succeed, but nations are prepared to engage "for as long as it takes" to defeat the bloody insurgency, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

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Cold turkey: Dispute over Thanksgiving leftovers lands Hawkins man, ex-wife in jail

Cold turkey: Dispute over Thanksgiving leftovers lands Hawkins man, ex-wife in jail

December 3rd, 2014 8:42 am by Jeff Bobo

Shortly after 11:30 p.m., Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Deputy Reba Matthews was dispatched to a domestic dispute at the residence of Suzette Singleton, 585 Mooresburg Springs Road, Mooresburg.

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Kingsport BMA approves  budget  amendment  for $150 gift cards for  school system employees

Kingsport BMA approves budget amendment for $150 gift cards for school system employees

December 3rd, 2014 12:30 am by Matthew Lane

Who thought giving gift cards to employees at Christmas would take up so much time of city and school officials? But that's exactly what's happened over the past two weeks.

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Indians elude Hilltoppers in double overtime, Morrisette shines in defeat

Indians elude Hilltoppers in double overtime, Morrisette shines in defeat

December 3rd, 2014 12:10 am by Dave Ongie

Foreman hit an NBA-range 3-pointer to force a second overtime period and D-B went on to escape the Buck Van Huss Dome with a 66-62 victory over Science Hill.

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Lundberg addresses Common Core standards at Sullivan BOE meeting

Lundberg addresses Common Core standards at Sullivan BOE meeting

December 2nd, 2014 11:50 pm by Rick Wagner

State Rep. Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol, said he firmly believes the state needs to adopt and maintain higher academic standards and that the public needs to be educated on exactly what Common Core is — and more importantly what it isn't.

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South boys, East girls open Three Rivers play with victories

South boys, East girls open Three Rivers play with victories

December 2nd, 2014 11:22 pm by Pat Kenney

Garrett Bowery leads Rebels past the Patriots 59-47. Lady Pats trounce South girls 72-43.

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Nearby gunshots prompt lockdown at Bulls Gap School

Nearby gunshots prompt lockdown at Bulls Gap School

December 2nd, 2014 10:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said that a man who resides in an unincorporated neighborhood near the school was test firing a new high-powered rifle.

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Sullivan BOE approves school year calendar

Sullivan BOE approves school year calendar

December 2nd, 2014 10:45 pm by Rick Wagner

The Board of Education this week voted 6-0 with one absent to approve a 2015-16 school year calendar that starts school Aug. 3, and unless all banked snow days are used, will end May 19.

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Update: Two children, one adult killed as school buses collide

Update: Two children, one adult killed as school buses collide

December 2nd, 2014 6:34 pm by Associated Press

Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre fought back tears at a news conference. "This is an unspeakable tragedy," he said. "This is what we work every day to try to prevent."

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House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

December 2nd, 2014 6:00 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent.

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