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November 3rd, 2013 9:15 am by Staff Report

Eastman breaks ground on new corporate business center
Eastman Chemical Company held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 300,000-square-foot corporate business center Tuesday, with Gov. Bill Haslam praising Eastman as being the very model of what a corporation should be in a community.

Zombie zenith: The living dead popping up everywhere these days
For the last couple of decades, vampires — those preeminent figures of the classic horror film — reigned in popular culture. Found in comic books and graphic novels, in movies and on television shows, in trading card games and video games, their popularity exploded in 2005 when Stephanie Meyer’s novel “Twilight” hit bookstores.

Weber City Elementary principal, Scott schools settle sexual harassment, retaliation suit
Court documents filed as part of the lawsuit shed some light on the school superintendent’s brief tenure, including his admission to using his school board-issued mobile phone on several occasions to make calls to paid phone sex hotlines.

Second Harvest launches 'Project Thanksgiving' food drive
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and for many it is a time of food, family and football.  But others in the area will go hungry over the holiday.

Kingsport BMA last defendant in Sunshine suit
A Greene County judge has dismissed all but one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by two Kingsport women who claim Kingsport and Sullivan County elected officials held private meetings on school consolidation in violation of the Tennessee Open Meetings Act.

Thanks to 3-D simulator, Northeast State students learn about dangers of distracted and drunken driving
Drinking while driving is bad, but texting while driving is probably worse.

Origins of Halloween: Scholars say holiday has Christian, Celtic roots
And true to its name, it has everything to do with the dearly — or not so dearly — departed.

No prize, but Ailshie ‘scores’ Kingsport schools as state’s best
Kingsport City Schools didn’t win the SCORE Prize, but Superintendent Lyle Ailshie says he firmly believes KCS is a “shining example” of a school system and simply the best in Tennessee.

No auction date set for Cedar Grove, Valley Pike
No auction date had been set yet for the former Cedar Grove Elementary School, Sullivan County Purchasing Agent Kris Davis said Wednesday.

Toy Run to benefit Christmas for the Children
After hitting an attendance slump last year, organizers of Rogersville’s 12th annual Toy Run to benefit “Christmas for the Children” are hoping perfect fall weather in the forecast for Saturday helps revive numbers.

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