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Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

Social Security at 80: Modest changes could save program

August 9th, 2015 9:30 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Social Security's long-term financial problems are largely a result of demographic changes. As baby boomers swell the ranks of retirees, relatively fewer workers are left to pay taxes.

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Business owners, biologists ponder long-term lake drawdown

Business owners, biologists ponder long-term lake drawdown

August 8th, 2015 11:52 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

"We don't have much of a choice," said Jerry McJunkin, manager at Serenity Cove Marina when asked how the business will weather the period with its docks resting on dry land next to a trickle of water.

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Virginia marks tax holiday through Sunday

Virginia marks tax holiday through Sunday

August 7th, 2015 11:09 pm by Staff report

School supplies, clothing and footwear, emergency preparedness items and certain energy efficient products are exempt from sales tax through midnight Sunday.

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Scott supervisors vote to request cell towers from Verizon

Scott supervisors vote to request cell towers from Verizon

August 7th, 2015 10:50 pm by Marci Gore

"This is a huge problem for public safety. There are a lot of places on Route 71, which is a major artery through our county and one of the most dangerous roads that we've got, where there is no cell phone signal," said Supervisor Landon Odle.

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NFL experimenting further with sideline tablets

NFL experimenting further with sideline tablets

August 7th, 2015 7:55 pm by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

Coaches, players and game officials will be allowed to examine video on the sideline during preseason games. There's strong thought they will be able to do so in the regular season by 2016.

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Hawkins CIVIS Bank donating $10 to a teacher for each new checking account

Hawkins CIVIS Bank donating $10 to a teacher for each new checking account - VIDEO

August 7th, 2015 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Board of Education gave its blessing Thursday for CIVIS Bank to use the school system's name in a marketing campaign which will hopefully produce some extra bucks for teachers to use in the classroom.

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Dollywood announces world's first, fastest wooden launch coaster for 2016

Dollywood announces world's first, fastest wooden launch coaster for 2016

August 7th, 2015 4:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

"Lightning Rod" will launch ride vehicles at 45 mph up 20 story climb and reach 73 mph on first drop

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U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs in July; unemployment 5.3 pct.

U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs in July; unemployment 5.3 pct.

August 7th, 2015 10:47 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

July's job growth roughly matched expectations, and the early reaction on Wall Street before trading opened was muted.

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Getting the message out - Kingsport to hire marketing/PR director

Getting the message out - Kingsport to hire marketing/PR director

August 6th, 2015 9:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The city of Kingsport is looking to fill an open position on its leadership team a public relations position that has been modified from its previous incarnation to include more marketing and promotion duties.

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Pay TV industry shows cracks in media earnings

Pay TV industry shows cracks in media earnings

August 6th, 2015 10:14 am by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

Disney's stock tumbled 9 percent Wednesday, while other channel operators also saw shares drop.

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