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Video: Kingsport robbery hoax annoys police

January 26th, 2015 6:00 pm by Rain Smith

An attempt to "go viral" with surveillance footage from a local music store — showing a staged robbery in which the owner pulls a gun on a knife-wielding man, making him "faint" — has drawn the ire of Kingsport police.

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ETSU women hold off Mercer in SoCon road challenge

ETSU women hold off Mercer in SoCon road challenge

January 27th, 2015 12:11 am by staff reports

The Buccaneers weathered a late rally from the Bears to come away with a 72-70 road victory at Hawkins Arena on Monday, remaining spotless in Southern Conference play.

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Woman accused of selling drugs near Bluff City school

Woman accused of selling drugs near Bluff City school

January 26th, 2015 11:26 pm by Nick Shepherd

Shannon Arnold, 36, Windsor Avenue, Bristol, Tenn., became the subject of an investigation after police received information that she was selling narcotics on Carter Street in Bluff City.

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Hawkins County adopts ambulance regulations

Hawkins County adopts ambulance regulations

January 26th, 2015 9:35 pm by Jeff Bobo

Regardless of whether it's previously operated for decades, months, or not at all, beginning June 30 any ambulance service that wants to do business in Hawkins County must apply and be approved by the county commission.

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Kurds celebrate ousting Islamic State fighters from Kobani

Kurds celebrate ousting Islamic State fighters from Kobani

January 26th, 2015 8:13 pm by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle — a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition.

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Snowstorm threatens to paralyze crowded Northeast U.S.

Snowstorm threatens to paralyze crowded Northeast U.S.

January 26th, 2015 6:52 pm by MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press

NEW YORK — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in.

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Tennessee faring better away from home thus far in SEC play

Tennessee faring better away from home thus far in SEC play

January 26th, 2015 6:41 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee is finding life on the road easier than the supposed comforts of home thus far in Southeastern Conference competition.

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Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

January 26th, 2015 6:26 pm by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk.

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Construction builds small head of steam in Sullivan

Construction builds small head of steam in Sullivan

January 26th, 2015 4:05 pm by J. H. Osborne

During 2014, the department issued 831 building permits, up from 810 in 2013 — which was the low point of the last 10 years

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Public input meetings set on city, county school studies

Public input meetings set on city, county school studies

January 26th, 2015 3:24 pm by Rick Wagner

The school facilities studies for Kingsport and Sullivan County continue to move ahead this week, with the systems holding community dialogue sessions on Monday and Tuesday night.

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Campaign underway for VFD substation

Campaign underway for VFD substation

January 26th, 2015 2:02 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — About 80 people turned out last week for a public meeting on a proposed volunteer fire station in Indian Springs. The new facility also would serve as a community center and possibly house a sheriff's substation.

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