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Eastman celebrates fourth consecutive EPA energy award

Eastman celebrates fourth consecutive EPA energy award

April 23rd, 2015 7:51 am by Hank Hayes

Eastman credits the Energy Star program with providing a proven strategy helping the Kingsport-based company achieve measurable reductions in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. EPA introduced the program in 1992.

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Civil lawsuit set to be filed in Michael Brown's death

Civil lawsuit set to be filed in Michael Brown's death

April 23rd, 2015 7:44 am by Associated Press

Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they plan to file a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson.

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A look at winning and losing bills in Tenn. Legislature

A look at winning and losing bills in Tenn. Legislature

April 23rd, 2015 7:39 am by Associated Press

Winners included banning most speed cameras after current contracts expire, creating a $500 lifetime handgun carry permit and rebranding Common Core education standards.

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East Tennessee wrestling legend passes away

East Tennessee wrestling legend passes away

April 22nd, 2015 10:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Ron Wright, 76, a Kingsport wrestling legend and notorious "heel", passed away on Tuesday at his home with his family by his side. A celebration of life gathering will be held at Hamlett-Dobson funeral home on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Bill allows pictures of murder victims to be shown at trials

Bill allows pictures of murder victims to be shown at trials

April 22nd, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"What it means for the victim's family is they feel like they had a part in the process," said Barry Staubus, District Attorney General for Sullivan County. "When somebody dies in a homicide, it allows the victim to have a presence during the trial."

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Exchange Place Living History Farm Hosts Spring Garden Fair

Exchange Place Living History Farm Hosts Spring Garden Fair

April 22nd, 2015 8:00 pm by Marci Gore

Now in its 31st year, the oldest garden fair in the region will feature thousands of plants for sale including perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs with an emphasis on herbs, natives and a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes and plants.

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Kingsport Aquatic Center raising fees for summer season

Kingsport Aquatic Center raising fees for summer season

April 22nd, 2015 7:00 pm by Matthew Lane

In its first full year of operations, attendance at the aquatic center was 40 percent more than expected, which resulted in revenues coming in $300,000 over original estimates.

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New business focus: Auto Medics Collision Repair opens for business in Gray

New business focus: Auto Medics Collision Repair opens for business in Gray

April 22nd, 2015 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"We genuinely care about your car and your experience, and it shows. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their auto needs," according to the company's web site.

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Bomb threat evacuates local middle school

Bomb threat evacuates local middle school

April 22nd, 2015 1:55 pm by Staff report

Shortly before 1 p.m., Kingsport police were called out to the school about a bomb threat. KPD Public Information officer Tom Patton declined to say how the threat was made citing an ongoing investigation.

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Student charged with assaulting high school football coach

Student charged with assaulting high school football coach

April 22nd, 2015 11:44 am by Associated Press

Authorities say a high school football coach in Middle Tennessee is recovering at a hospital after a student attacked him in his office.

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