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Confederate battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

Confederate battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

March 22nd, 2015 5:42 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Texas commemorates the Confederacy in many ways, from an annual celebration of Confederate Heroes Day each January to monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol in Austin.

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Controversy abounds over proposed rock quarry in Lee County

Controversy abounds over proposed rock quarry in Lee County

March 22nd, 2015 2:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Thunderous applause followed every objection. And one by one, residents stepped up in front of the Commission and urged them to deny the rezoning request. A lot of residents hit on the same themes during their allotted time of three minutes per person.

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Fun Fest announces 2015 concert lineup

Fun Fest announces 2015 concert lineup

March 22nd, 2015 1:00 pm by Staff reports

Fun Fest 2015 will end the week with opener, Echosmith and headliner, The Band Perry. Echosmith released their first single, "Cool Kids" in 2013. The Band Perry is a country music group that originated in Greeneville consisting of Kimberly, Reid and Neil

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Stories you may have missed

Stories you may have missed

March 22nd, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

Stories this week include Hawkins commissioners blasting EMS, a parade of carousel animals through Kingsport, a snack company bringing jobs, a clean bill of health for a puppy and a local family advocating for cannabis oil, among others

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This has been a nightmare.':  Botched room addition results in criminal investigation

This has been a nightmare.': Botched room addition results in criminal investigation - VIDEO

March 22nd, 2015 9:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Two area building contractors are now the subject of a criminal investigation after allegedly building a $30,000 room addition so poorly in Mount Carmel late last year that it literally had to be torn down before it fell down and hurt someone.

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Bridge club promotes the game by holding recent tournament

Bridge club promotes the game by holding recent tournament

March 22nd, 2015 6:00 am by VIVIAN McINTIRE, Community contributor

For the third year, the Eastman Bridge Club has promoted the game of Bridge by teaching it in the Kingsport School System. The tournament was held in the area outside the Italian Village at the Kingsport Town Square Mall.

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Hearthwarming Sunday boosts Fuel Fund

Hearthwarming Sunday boosts Fuel Fund

March 21st, 2015 10:00 pm by Stephen Igo

More than 70 churches and individuals recently provided a boost to the Emergency Fuel Fund, a Mountain Empire Older Citizens program to help seniors bridge a heating difficulty during the winter in Wise, Lee and Scott Counties, and the City of Norton.

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New Dollar Tree in the works for Riverbend

New Dollar Tree in the works for Riverbend

March 21st, 2015 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

First a new Bojangle's could be coming to the Riverbend development later this year. Now, a new Dollar Tree may not be too far behind.

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Shiite rebels call for Yemen offensive; U.S. troops evacuate

Shiite rebels call for Yemen offensive; U.S. troops evacuate

March 21st, 2015 7:27 pm by AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press

ADEN, Yemen - Yemen's Shiite rebels issued a call to arms Saturday to battle forces loyal to the country's embattled president.

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Kingsport holds its 29th Arbor Day Celebration

Kingsport holds its 29th Arbor Day Celebration

March 21st, 2015 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

On a rainy first day of spring, officials with Domtar, the city of Kingsport, Keep Kingsport Beautiful and the Kingsport Tree Advisory Board gathered on the front lawn of Robinson with a group of students to express the importance of having more trees

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