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Kingsport schools boot up laptop distribution

Kingsport schools boot up laptop distribution

January 23rd, 2015 8:34 am by Rick Wagner

Students, meet your new laptops. But if you break or lose them, there is a price to pay: up to $605 to replace the whole laptop. Today marks the fourth of four days of mass laptop computer distribution to almost 600 sixth-graders.

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Blood Assurance holding grand opening

Blood Assurance holding grand opening

January 22nd, 2015 12:12 pm by Hank Hayes

A nonprofit regional blood center is holding a grand opening of its Kingsport donor center today from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Food City shopping center off Clinchfield Street.

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Church Hill restaurant's request for beer permit falls flat

Church Hill restaurant's request for beer permit falls flat

January 21st, 2015 10:17 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cowboys BBQ owner Roger Roberts would like to be able to serve his customers a glass of beer with their meal, but town leaders said Tuesday the eatery's proximity to a church makes that unlikely.

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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

January 21st, 2015 9:04 pm by Associated Press

The research does not prove a health risk — it involved limited testing on just one brand of e-cigarettes and was done in test tubes, not people. It also does not mean e-cigarettes are better or worse than regular ones.

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Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

January 21st, 2015 8:22 pm by Associated Press

Executives said Windows 10 is designed to embrace the way people use computers today — offering a familiar experience as they switch back and forth from personal computers to tablets, smartphones and other gadgets such as gaming consoles.

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Stocks rise on expected European stimulus, higher oil

Stocks rise on expected European stimulus, higher oil

January 21st, 2015 6:09 pm by Associated Press

All 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 stock index rose. A gain in oil prices helped push the energy sector up 1.8 percent, the biggest gainer.

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Forbes: Haslam now country's richest elected official

Forbes: Haslam now country's richest elected official

January 21st, 2015 5:59 pm by Associated Press

Tenn. Gov. Bill Haslam's net worth has more than doubled since August from $980 million to $2 billion, according to Forbes.

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Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

January 21st, 2015 10:32 am by SUE MANNING, Associated Press

It's a rare ad urging viewers to spay or neuter their pets and uses elaborate computer-generated images and live-action shots of cats and dogs in pet-sized football helmets and pads facing off in a stadium.

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Airlines expected to report soaring profits

Airlines expected to report soaring profits

January 21st, 2015 8:35 am by By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune

Delta started the hit parade Tuesday by beating Wall Street profit estimates and projecting $2 billion in lower fuel costs for 2015 — although it technically took a loss in the fourth quarter because it had to devalue its fuel-hedging contracts.

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Sullivan OKs TIF request for 'upscale' apartments in Bristol

Sullivan OKs TIF request for 'upscale' apartments in Bristol

January 21st, 2015 8:25 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission agreed Tuesday to devote about $1 million worth of property tax revenue to help pay redevelopment costs at a former — long gone — commercial center in Bristol.

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