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KATS hits another year of record number of riders

KATS hits another year of record number of riders

December 28th, 2014 1:00 pm by Matthew Lane

For five years in a row, the Kingsport Area Transit Service has experienced a record number of riders - the most in its history - with 181,629 passengers using the buses to travel throughout the Model City in 2014.

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Lynn Garden commercial development, Kingsport mayor race and more this week from the Times-News

Lynn Garden commercial development, Kingsport mayor race and more this week from the Times-News

December 28th, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at some of the interesting and important stories this week from the Kingsport Times-News.

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Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

December 27th, 2014 8:14 pm by JACK CHANG, Associated Press

BEIJING — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago.

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Dog not gone: Yellow Labrador  rescued in Columbia Gorge

Dog not gone: Yellow Labrador rescued in Columbia Gorge

December 27th, 2014 7:58 pm by Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued.

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North Korea uses racial slur against Obama, says president was behind movie

North Korea uses racial slur against Obama, says president was behind movie

December 27th, 2014 7:12 pm by HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama.

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Wise County crash kills East Stone Gap man

Wise County crash kills East Stone Gap man

December 27th, 2014 6:55 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Virginia State Police Trooper J. Serrac is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Wise County man on Friday.

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View of Smokies shows air quality improving in East Tennessee

View of Smokies shows air quality improving in East Tennessee

December 27th, 2014 5:35 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — Don Barger can tell from his commute to work that air quality in East Tennessee has improved in recent years.

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Paying the piper: Just fixing what's broken at Sullivan high schools would cost more than $22 million

Paying the piper: Just fixing what's broken at Sullivan high schools would cost more than $22 million

December 27th, 2014 5:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Data indicates the Sullivan County school system should have 10 or 11 elementary schools instead of 12, four to five middle schools instead of eight and no more than three high schools instead of four.

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Police outside cop funeral turn backs on NYC mayor

Police outside cop funeral turn backs on NYC mayor

December 27th, 2014 2:30 pm by JONATHAN LEMIRE and MIKE BALSAMO, Associated Press

Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto New York City streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero.

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Cherokee, Sullivan North named to elite 50 for hospitality programs

Cherokee, Sullivan North named to elite 50 for hospitality programs

December 27th, 2014 1:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

The list is comprised of United States high schools and tech centers that excel in the areas of culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and/or hospitality management.

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