Kingsport Times News Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Are women overcharged? France probes price of pink

Are women overcharged? France probes price of pink

November 19th, 2014 8:07 am by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Haircut: women 43 euros, men 26. Roll-on deodorant: women 2.04 euros, men 1.96. Shaving gel: 2.87 euros in a pink canister, 2.39 in a blue one.

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Tenn. farmers ready to grow hemp, unused to rules

Tenn. farmers ready to grow hemp, unused to rules

November 19th, 2014 7:58 am by Associated Press

With a decades-long ban on hemp production in Tennessee finally lifted, some farmers say they want to grow the crop but aren't used to the government oversight that comes with it.

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DOA: Franchise proposal would kill third ambulance provider in Hawkins

DOA: Franchise proposal would kill third ambulance provider in Hawkins

November 18th, 2014 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

One resolution grants an exclusive county franchise to Hawkins County EMS for territory west of Surgoinsville. The other resolution grants an exclusive county franchise to Church Hill EMS for everything east of Surgoinsville.

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Dow, S&P 500 again reach record highs

Dow, S&P 500 again reach record highs

November 18th, 2014 5:44 pm by Associated Press

"We've gotten good news on all of the worries since mid-October and we had much better-than-expected earnings," said Kate Warne, an investment strategist at Edward Jones. "As a result, it's not surprising we're seeing a series of record highs."

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Sideline tablets run for daylight

Sideline tablets run for daylight

November 18th, 2014 12:48 pm by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

The NFL took a major step this season by authorizing the use of tablets on the sidelines and in coaches' booths. Most everyone from coaches to players to video directors to league executives say it has been a step in the right direction.

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Clean water group sues Army/BAE: 'We should not have explosives in our rivers'

Clean water group sues Army/BAE: 'We should not have explosives in our rivers'

November 18th, 2014 11:37 am by Hank Hayes

The lawsuit regards the discharge of the chemical RDX into the Holston River. The Tennessee Clean Water Network insists the pollution is not just confined to the Kingsport area, and is a problem from Kingsport to Morristown to Knoxville.

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China's $350M bridge gets scant N. Korean welcome

China's $350M bridge gets scant N. Korean welcome

November 18th, 2014 8:09 am by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press

Now, it is beginning to look like Beijing has built a bridge to nowhere.

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Eastman's 'Project Inspire' taking shape in more ways than one

Eastman's 'Project Inspire' taking shape in more ways than one

November 17th, 2014 10:40 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Every day, Eastman Chemical Co.'s corporate business center is taking shape. Even more shape than you probably realize.

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Store owner asks Rogersville BMA to cut package liquor tax to 5 percent

Store owner asks Rogersville BMA to cut package liquor tax to 5 percent

November 17th, 2014 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

One of Rogersville's two liquor store owners asked the city to cut its package liquor tax so he can compete with liquor stores at that tax bracket in other cities.

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Huge solar plant lags in early production

Huge solar plant lags in early production

November 17th, 2014 3:32 pm by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press

It could take until 2018 for the plant backed by $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees to hit its annual peak target.

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