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Domtar paper mill is approaching its centennial celebration

Domtar paper mill is approaching its centennial celebration

February 23rd, 2015 9:13 am by Hank Hayes

Since 2000, about $600 million has been invested in the Kingsport location, and Domtar says $12 million in capital funds supported the facility last year.

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Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

February 23rd, 2015 8:39 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

After a weeklong holiday break, lawmakers return to Washington on Monday and start work on Obama's request. Some Republicans say Obama's proposal is too restrictive for the mission to succeed.

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Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

February 23rd, 2015 8:26 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A recent federal court ruling in a case involving a man's death while at the Washington County Detention Center indicates Sheriff Ed Graybeal can't personally be held liable, but the county is still on the hook at this point.

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Sullivan County sales tax revenue ahead of last year's pace

Sullivan County sales tax revenue ahead of last year's pace

February 23rd, 2015 8:03 am by J. H. Osborne

The best monthly showing from the period was this month - an 11.05 percent growth for revenue that came back to the county and cities, compared to February last year.

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'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

February 23rd, 2015 12:56 am by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

LOS ANGELES - The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.

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Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

Appalachia report cites progress, challenges after 50 years

February 22nd, 2015 7:39 pm by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The agency created five decades ago to fight poverty in Appalachia has helped county economies grow, but the region still lags in key measures of educational, economic and physical well-being, according to a new study.

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Storm leaves road hazards, damage in its wake

Storm leaves road hazards, damage in its wake

February 22nd, 2015 5:51 pm by Stephen Igo

Deep snow, heavy rains, piles of slush and stretches of roads turned into impromptu streams Saturday into Sunday were just part of the aftermath of Saturday's winter storm across Southwest Virginia.

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Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

February 22nd, 2015 5:38 pm by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press

Three mothers - all of them educated, middle-class professionals - are among the vaccine skeptics who have been widely ridiculed since more than 100 people fell ill in a measles outbreak traced to Disneyland.

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TDOT wants  you to put your concerns  on the map

TDOT wants you to put your concerns on the map

February 22nd, 2015 5:27 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - The Tennessee Department of Transportation wants to hear from you about safety, maintenance and congestion issues on the roads and highways in Northeast Tennessee.

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21 deaths in Tennessee from storms, freezing temps

21 deaths in Tennessee from storms, freezing temps

February 22nd, 2015 12:54 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Saturday elevated Tennessee to a higher level state of emergency, meaning hard-hit areas may be eligible for state and federal assistance.

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