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NASA spacecraft to impact planet Mercury on Thursday

NASA spacecraft to impact planet Mercury on Thursday

April 29th, 2015 9:54 am by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA's Mercury-orbiting spacecraft, Messenger, is going out with a bang this week, adding a hefty crater to the little planet closest to the sun.

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Marinas on extra-low lake will get break from Sullivan County property assessor

Marinas on extra-low lake will get break from Sullivan County property assessor

April 29th, 2015 7:01 am by J. H. Osborne

Ron Hillman says any harm to residential values won't become clear until time passes and any change in home sales prices can be shown to have changed market value.

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Bell Helicopter cutting 30 jobs from Tri-County Industrial Park

Bell Helicopter cutting 30 jobs from Tri-County Industrial Park

April 28th, 2015 11:07 am by Hank Hayes

Bell Helicopter is reducing its global workforce by about 1,100 workers, including about 30 employees at its Piney Flats production facilities, the company announced Tuesday.

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Sullivan sales taxes see first drop in 9 months

Sullivan sales taxes see first drop in 9 months

April 28th, 2015 8:30 am by J. H. Osborne

Sales tax revenues received by the cities and county this month show a 6.37 percent decrease compared to April 2014. That revenue is for sales taxes collected in February - when the region had multiple days of unusually heavy snow and ice storms.

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ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

April 28th, 2015 12:30 am by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writer

ESPN is fighting Verizon's discounted "custom TV" package because it gives subscribers the option of bypassing the sports channel in their programming selections.

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Hawkins pulls plug on Lifeguard Ambulance Service

Hawkins pulls plug on Lifeguard Ambulance Service - VIDEO

April 28th, 2015 12:16 am by Jeff Bobo

If somebody in Bulls Gap or St. Clair dies because it took 40 minutes for an ambulance to reach them instead of seven minutes, family members may be asking 13 Hawkins County commissioners to justify how they voted Monday morning.

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Merger advocates note Indian Path's importance

Merger advocates note Indian Path's importance

April 27th, 2015 8:20 am by Hank Hayes

How Kingsport's two main hospitals - especially Indian Path Medical Center - will be used in the future isn't yet completely on the radar screen of the main players trying to merge Mountain States Health Alliance with Wellmont Health System.

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Camo casket lets sportsmen enter eternity the way they lived

Camo casket lets sportsmen enter eternity the way they lived - VIDEO

April 26th, 2015 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Word of mouth about a camouflage casket on display spread so fast during the April 11-12 gun show at the Meadowview Convention Center that people were asking for directions to it from the ticket taker.

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Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

April 26th, 2015 2:33 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

SpaceX and Blue Origin are among several U.S. companies engaged in the private space business. The owner of each company, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, respectively, has seemingly unlimited resources and lofty aspirations.

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Haslam promoting free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

Haslam promoting free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

April 26th, 2015 1:23 pm by Associated Press

State officials have launched a radio advertising campaign in an effort to get the word out about its new Tennessee Reconnect program, part of Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year.

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