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Price of cigarettes going up in Tenn.

Price of cigarettes going up in Tenn.

May 13th, 2015 9:09 am by Associated Press

Under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, the minimum markup on cigarettes - which retailers say covers the "cost of doing business" - will rise from 41 cents on each pack of cigarettes to 76 cents per pack.

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Clark, Parham in near dead heat on fundraising, spending in mayor's race

Clark, Parham in near dead heat on fundraising, spending in mayor's race

May 13th, 2015 4:00 am by J. H. Osborne

As of May 9, five candidates for mayor in Kingsport's May 19 city election had raised more than $105,000 in campaign contributions - and spent nearly $94,000, according to public records on file with the Sullivan County Election Commission.

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Amtrak train derailment 'disastrous mess,' kills five people

Amtrak train derailment 'disastrous mess,' kills five people

May 13th, 2015 12:38 am by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people.

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Rogersville Arts Council hosts 'Appalachian Spring Festival'

Rogersville Arts Council hosts 'Appalachian Spring Festival'

May 12th, 2015 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Festival celebrates local traditions and creativity through crafts, storytelling, music, drama, and dance, all from local talent. It will be held this coming Saturday, Sunday and Monday on the grounds of the Rogersville American Legion post.

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Volunteer Choir puts new twist on old 'Gospel Mass' - VIDEO

May 12th, 2015 8:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

On Thursday the VHS Choir performs the same "Gospel Mass" that Catholic popes have enjoyed for centuries, although it's unlikely that Pope Innocent VI heard his mass accompanied by drums, piano, and an electric bass laying down a funky beat.

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Celebration planned for Hawkins school atop of state's value added rankings

Celebration planned for Hawkins school atop of state's value added rankings

May 12th, 2015 6:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

For the third consecutive year Hawkins County's McPheeters Bend Elementary School has been recognized for being among the top schools in the state for student academic growth.

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Man KOs brother in defense of mom

Man KOs brother in defense of mom

May 12th, 2015 6:00 pm by Rain Smith

Officers located an unresponsive man lying in a ditch along Melinda Ferry Road. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of lacerations and knots to his head, then later reported his brother had attacked him.

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KCS school nurse visits down by design

KCS school nurse visits down by design

May 12th, 2015 5:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Giving teachers bandages and crackers to dispense instead of sending students to a school nurse for that purpose has helped decrease the number of school nurse visits this school year by almost 14,000.

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2 women found guilty on all counts in Facebook murders case

2 women found guilty on all counts in Facebook murders case

May 12th, 2015 2:41 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Jurors in Jonesborough this afternoon found two women guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree murder in the 2012 double slayings of a Johnson County couple.

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Best-selling author returning to Kingsport for fundraiser

Best-selling author returning to Kingsport for fundraiser

May 12th, 2015 12:17 pm by Marci Gore

New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe will return to Kingsport for a book tour fundraising event later this month. This will mark Monroe's third visit to the Model City.

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