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Child saves mom's life, Eastman's record earnings, Popeye's to open, and other stories you may have missed

Staff Report • Aug 4, 2013 at 2:48 PM

9-year-old saves mother's life

When one Bloomingdale mother experienced a medical emergency, she found a hero in an unlikely person: her daughter.Jerry Hall breaks world record

Jerry Hall has officially broke the world record for longest fresh water scuba dive. Eastman posts "best ever" earnings, 32 percent sales increase

Eastman Chemical Co. reported “best ever” earnings and a 32 percent increase in sales in this year’s second-quarter financial results compared to the second quarter of 2012.Wise County remains identified as missing man

The Big Stone Gap Police Department confirmed on Tuesday that the state medical examiner's office in Roanoke has positively identified the remains found in the Powell River last week as those of 60-year-old Terry J. Bishop.Popeye's expanding into KingsportPopeye's Louisiana Chicken is planning to open a new restaurant at 1645 East Stone Drive, across the street from McDonald's on the site of an old Bank of Tennessee building. Seven area school systems show positive trends

Seven Tri-Cities public school systems reflected an overall positive student performance trend, according to data released Monday, although some areas for improvement remain.Got your back: Kingsport church gives students backpacksHigher Ground Baptist Church finds a meaningful way to reach out to youngsters in the surrounding community.Allandale Amphitheater officially opens with ribbon cutting, symphony concertWith hundreds of people lining the grassy hillside behind Allandale Mansion Sunday evening, the Symphony of the Mountains christened Allandale Amphitheater with a stirring rendition of the national anthem — officially launching a new era for the Kingsport landmark.I-26 welcome center building construction could begin in SeptemberFrom a drive-by perspective, not much has been happening during the past couple of months at the new welcome center site off Interstate 26. But that’s going to change in the next eight weeks, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.Haslam seeks SBA aid for storm-ravaged countiesTennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has requested assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help people and businesses in Sullivan County and its contiguous counties recover from last month's severe storms and flash flooding.

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