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Haslam to help kickoff 2-year college free-tuition program

Haslam to help kickoff 2-year college free-tuition program

August 24th, 2015 8:41 am by Associated Press

The program provides high school graduates with two years of tuition-free attendance at a state community or technical college, which begin classes on Monday.

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Conservative approach: Kingsport to issue $10 million in bonds

Conservative approach: Kingsport to issue $10 million in bonds

August 24th, 2015 8:26 am by Matthew Lane

It's that time of year again when Kingsport is planning to head to the bond market to fund its yearly capital improvement plan. The big difference this year - the amount of debt being added is less than the amount rolling off the books.

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'Flakka,' the new killer drug, is spreading across the country

'Flakka,' the new killer drug, is spreading across the country

August 24th, 2015 7:50 am by By Tony Rizzo and Glenn E. Rice, The Kansas City Star (TNS)

Known on the street as "flakka," the synthetic concoction is hitting hard in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and other parts of the country. It's causing a rash of emergency room visits and overdose deaths.

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Scott County authorities seek help in identifying robbery suspect

Scott County authorities seek help in identifying robbery suspect

August 23rd, 2015 8:34 pm by Marci Gore

GATE CITY - The Scott County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating a suspect in a robbery that occurred early Sunday morning in the Antioch Circle area of the county.

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U.S. airman says train attacker 'ready to fight to the end'

U.S. airman says train attacker 'ready to fight to the end'

August 23rd, 2015 6:01 pm by Associated Press

PARIS - Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium.

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Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old Sunday school lesson

Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old Sunday school lesson

August 23rd, 2015 5:28 pm by KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press

The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful and personal meaning than usual because of who delivered it: Jimmy Carter.

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After 16 years in Kingsport, South African man becomes citizen

After 16 years in Kingsport, South African man becomes citizen

August 23rd, 2015 4:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"That's one of the things I promised myself when I came over here," he said. "There's no turning back, no looking back. There is only going forward."

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Lasting legacy - Kingsport planning its Centennial Park

Lasting legacy - Kingsport planning its Centennial Park

August 23rd, 2015 12:00 pm by Matthew Lane

According to preliminary drawings, centennial park will include a circular history walk on the interior with Kingsport's history on display by the decades. Surrounded by trees, landscaping and benches will be the centerpiece of the park

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Scott County's new animal shelter to be be open and operational in the coming weeks

Scott County's new animal shelter to be be open and operational in the coming weeks

August 23rd, 2015 10:00 am by Marci Gore

"This has cost right at $140,000," Dingus said. "A building this size would normally cost $1 a square foot. So, that's a $350,000 building for $140,000."

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Local reaction not positive to FDA decision allowing Oxycontin to children

Local reaction not positive to FDA decision allowing Oxycontin to children

August 22nd, 2015 8:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

"My reaction was there are those occasions where that is necessary," said Barry Staubus, Sullivan County District Attorney General. "If it goes the way Oxycontin was first prescribed, we're going to create a generation of young addicts."

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