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Make it bearable: Students replenish Hawkins sheriff's supply of stuffed toys for kids in distress

Make it bearable: Students replenish Hawkins sheriff's supply of stuffed toys for kids in distress

February 16th, 2015 9:35 am by Jeff Bobo

When times get tough for a child, sometimes having a Teddy Bear to hold onto can make all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, children are often pulled into the unpleasant adult circumstances that require police intervention.

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Alabama gay marriage fight echoes states' rights battles

Alabama gay marriage fight echoes states' rights battles

February 16th, 2015 9:34 am by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press; CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, an outspoken critic of gay marriage, was fighting to stop gay weddings using a states' rights argument that conjured up those historical ghosts of slavery, the Civil War and the battle against desegregation.

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History's mysteries: Retired teacher helping compile artifacts from 100 years of Kingsport schools

History's mysteries: Retired teacher helping compile artifacts from 100 years of Kingsport schools

February 16th, 2015 9:30 am by Rick Wagner

Some items are already in place at the Heritage Room at the KCS Administrative Support Center downtown. Although not open to the public, she said items including photos, annuals and ledgers are being collected there

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Scott County property value reassessment on schedule

Scott County property value reassessment on schedule

February 16th, 2015 9:27 am by Marci Gore

Debbie Dockery is the chief deputy of the county's Commissioner of the Revenue office and says property assessments, which are being conducted by Blue Ridge Appraisals, are progressing on schedule.

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PEAK young professionals group looks to add to its membership base

PEAK young professionals group looks to add to its membership base

February 16th, 2015 8:39 am by Hank Hayes

That growth goal is expected to get a maximum effort when PEAK hosts its 2nd annual new member recruiting event on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Kingsport Farmers Market.

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Local representative shooting for new state symbol with new official firearm

Local representative shooting for new state symbol with new official firearm

February 15th, 2015 10:40 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A new official Tennessee state symbol could be joining the raccoon as the official wild animal, the iris as the state cultivated flower, the mockingbird as the state bird and the tulip poplar as the state tree.

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Roe leaning toward vote for military force vs. ISIL

Roe leaning toward vote for military force vs. ISIL

February 15th, 2015 7:21 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe told a Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast Saturday that he's leaning toward voting for using military force against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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Virginia State Police: One killed in Duffield fire

Virginia State Police: One killed in Duffield fire

February 15th, 2015 5:27 pm by Staff Report

One person is dead following a Sunday morning fire in Duffield, according to the Virginia State Police.

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How Rand Paul is trying to win over Democrats

How Rand Paul is trying to win over Democrats

February 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by By David Weigel, Bloomberg News (TNS)

In the last Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll of the state, Paul did best among voters under 45, voters who wanted to reject the "establishment," and voters who worried about electability.

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Shooting suspect slams religion while defending liberty

Shooting suspect slams religion while defending liberty

February 15th, 2015 2:30 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

If his Facebook page is any indication, Craig Hicks is an avowed atheist who despises religion itself but nevertheless seems to support an individual's right to his own beliefs.

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