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Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

July 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Associated Press

Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.

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Scott school board OKs drug, alcohol policy for faculty

Scott school board OKs drug, alcohol policy for faculty

July 9th, 2014 10:49 pm by Wes Bunch

Scott County Schools Superintendent John Ferguson said during the meeting that he wanted to emphasize the fact that "reasonable suspicion" is needed to trigger a drug test under the new policy.

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Recent rain eases drought concerns for local farmers

Recent rain eases drought concerns for local farmers

July 9th, 2014 10:27 pm by ELIZABETH SAULSBURY, NET News Service

"I've been worried about (my crops)," said farmer Jess Price. "We got a good rain last night, and that will hold us off for a few days."

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Sullivan BOE approves $82.1 million budget

Sullivan BOE approves $82.1 million budget

July 9th, 2014 10:19 pm by Rick Wagner

The budget was balanced by strategies that included eliminating at least 18 positions through attrition and using more than $1.8 million in fund balance. It also counts on savings from convincing employees to switch to a limited PPO health plan.

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Kingsport woman bikes 72 miles to celebrate 72nd birthday

Kingsport woman bikes 72 miles to celebrate 72nd birthday

July 9th, 2014 10:05 pm by J. H. Osborne

Before Helen Wilmoth turned 70 two years ago, she'd thought a fun way to celebrate would be to bicycle 70 miles with a group of friends.But she was still recovering from major back surgery, and a ride of that length didn't seem feasible that year.

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Phillips picks Andy Hall as Shupe's replacement on BMA

Phillips picks Andy Hall as Shupe's replacement on BMA

July 9th, 2014 9:45 pm by Matthew Lane

Mayor Dennis Phillips has tapped a longtime Kingsport resident and Wellmont Health Systems executive to fill the seat of Alderman Jantry Shupe, who resigned from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday after a DUI arrest last week.

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Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

July 9th, 2014 9:30 pm by DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press

Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing at least 22 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching.

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Top Senate Dem blocking votes on gun proposals

Top Senate Dem blocking votes on gun proposals

July 9th, 2014 9:00 pm by Staff Report

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights on Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.

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Naked  intruder recites Scripture in Seattle home

Naked intruder recites Scripture in Seattle home

July 9th, 2014 8:03 pm by Associated Press

Police say after they arrested the 20-year-old man for investigation of burglary, he told them he'd taken LSD. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, then booked into jail.

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New York police see risks with drones' popularity

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

July 9th, 2014 7:46 pm by Associated Press

Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and breathtaking videos of Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons and sweeping skyline photos suggest that the rules are being widely flouted.

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