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Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

April 7th, 2014 1:53 am by ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer

Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose entertainment career spanned more than 80 years, died Sunday at age 93.

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Obama to sign executive orders on pay disparity

Obama to sign executive orders on pay disparity

April 6th, 2014 10:10 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors.

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Sullivan County mayoral rivals to take part in forum at BMS

Sullivan County mayoral rivals to take part in forum at BMS

April 6th, 2014 6:50 pm by J. H. Osborne

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The Bristol Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Sullivan County mayoral candidates forum next week, on the eve of early voting.

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Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

April 6th, 2014 6:34 pm by MEGHAN BARR, Associated Press

As the ranks of heroin users rise, more addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab.

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Navy rescues family with sick baby from sailboat

Navy rescues family with sick baby from sailboat

April 6th, 2014 5:27 pm by Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — U.S. sailors rescued an American family with an ill 1-year-old from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast.

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Duo from Dobyns-Bennett tackles Disney challenges

Duo from Dobyns-Bennett tackles Disney challenges

April 6th, 2014 2:00 pm by Pat Kenney

Dobyns-Bennett Assistant Principal Brian Tate and Indians swim coach Nathan Love were having lunch with one of their colleagues when she showed them a medal she'd gotten for running in the Disneyland Marathon.

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Lee County woman pleads guilty to over $48,000 in welfare fraud

Lee County woman pleads guilty to over $48,000 in welfare fraud

April 6th, 2014 1:52 pm by Wes Bunch

A Southwest Virginia woman who fraudulently collected nearly $50,000 in welfare money over a four-year period pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts this week in Lee County Circuit Court.

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Pro-Russian demonstrators storm Ukraine government buildings

Pro-Russian demonstrators storm Ukraine government buildings

April 6th, 2014 1:31 pm by PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

Crowds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed government buildings Sunday in several major cities in eastern Ukraine, where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests since Ukraine's Russia-friendly president was ousted.

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Legion doomed: Workers begin demolishing landmark, Shipley will have challengers, Clinch River State Park gets initial funding and more stories you may have missed

Legion doomed: Workers begin demolishing landmark, Shipley will have challengers, Clinch River State Park gets initial funding and more stories you may have missed

April 6th, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.Read more: Local News | Kingsport Times-News http://www.timesnews.net/section/local-news/5#ixzz2xwDt7hHEFollow us: @timesnewsonline on Twitter | timesnew

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Sullivan commissioners try replacing committee meetings with 'work session'

Sullivan commissioners try replacing committee meetings with 'work session'

April 5th, 2014 7:38 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The public could have less notice of what the Sullivan County Commission is up to each month under a new policy adopted last month.

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