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Alleged shoplifter unwittingly accepts ride to jail from off-duty cop

Alleged shoplifter unwittingly accepts ride to jail from off-duty cop

November 10th, 2014 3:26 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The old adage "never accept rides from strangers" hold true, even if you're on the run from the law.

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Policy change saves honor roll lunch for Hawkins students

Policy change saves honor roll lunch for Hawkins students

November 10th, 2014 2:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

Honor roll students at Hawkins Elementary School won't lose their reward lunch at Hardee's every nine weeks thanks to a decision by the Board of Education giving Director of Schools Steve Starnes authority to bend the rules at his discretion.

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Honor Thy Mother: Carter Family Fold's annual gospel concert pays tribute to Janette Carter

Honor Thy Mother: Carter Family Fold's annual gospel concert pays tribute to Janette Carter

November 10th, 2014 2:03 pm by Marci Gore

Despite the fact that Janette Carter didn't finish high school, she founded one of the first rural arts organizations in the United States, established a museum and preserved the musical legacy of the Carter Family — the first family of country music.

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Rider steps down as Volunteer football coach

Rider steps down as Volunteer football coach

November 10th, 2014 1:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — On the heels of a 2-8 record and his seventh consecutive losing season, Volunteer High School head football coach Scott Rider tendered his resignation from the team Monday morning.

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Drive-by shooting reported at Kingsport home

Drive-by shooting reported at Kingsport home

November 10th, 2014 12:03 pm by Rain Smith

Police are investigating an alleged robbery at a Kingsport residence, where the suspects reportedly returned after snatching cash to shoot at the home from a passing SUV.

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Tenn. astronaut takes charge at space station

Tenn. astronaut takes charge at space station

November 10th, 2014 9:17 am by Associated Press

Barry "Butch" Wilmore took control Sunday during a change of command ceremony after the previous commander returned to earth with two others.

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Federal government struggles against cyberattacks

Federal government struggles against cyberattacks

November 10th, 2014 9:13 am by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contracto

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WWII veteran to be presented his lost medals

WWII veteran to be presented his lost medals

November 10th, 2014 8:36 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Nearly seven decades have passed since 91-year-old George Dean returned home to Tennessee after helping defeat Hitler's. Shortly after his first wife died 40 years ago, all of his military gear and mementos, including his medals, were stolen

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'I Recycle Kingsport' to take drive-thru donations

'I Recycle Kingsport' to take drive-thru donations

November 10th, 2014 8:31 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Got old clothes that don't fit any more? Loaded down with unused plastic bags? No one wants to buy your 13-inch black and white television?

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AP photos: World's abandoned places

November 10th, 2014 6:30 am by JERRY SCHWARTZ, Associated Press

Our ghosts are with us, for all to see. All we need do is look carefully. "Time crumbles things," said Aristotle. And there's an awful beauty in that.

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