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No estimate for when TVA will begin returning Boone Lake levels to normal

No estimate for when TVA will begin returning Boone Lake levels to normal

December 29th, 2014 8:19 am by J. H. Osborne

Tennessee Valley Authority officials continue to lower the water levels at Boone Dam in order to repair seepage on the riverbank. The lake now is about seven to 12 feet below its usual winter level — or about 30 feet below summer level.

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U.S., NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan

U.S., NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan

December 28th, 2014 8:57 pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul.

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Kingsport Aquatic Center tops projections

Kingsport Aquatic Center tops projections

December 28th, 2014 7:00 pm by Matthew Lane

In its first full year of operations, the Kingsport Aquatic Center saw higher than projected attendance - more than 40 percent over original estimates, and posted strong economic impact numbers.

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Farmers brace for labor shortage under new immigration policy

Farmers brace for labor shortage under new immigration policy

December 28th, 2014 5:29 pm by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to block some 5 million people from deportation.

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Rogersville City School scores straight A's on state report card — again

Rogersville City School scores straight A's on state report card — again

December 28th, 2014 4:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

As if scoring straight A's wasn't hard enough, the independent K-8 Rogersville City School is proving that it's still possible to improve when you're already on top.

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Malaysia-based AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost

Malaysia-based AirAsia plane carrying 162 lost

December 28th, 2014 1:31 pm by ALI KOTARUMALOS and MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching.

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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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