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Downtown Kingsport Association doles out $61,000 in flood relief, mum on  recipients

Downtown Kingsport Association doles out $61,000 in flood relief, mum on recipients

September 14th, 2013 7:37 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Downtown Kingsport Association has distributed more than $61,000 to 37 downtown business and property owners for clean-up costs, inventory loss and restoration expenses cause by flash flooding.

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New grading system gives parents of K-2 students better grasp of strong, weak areas

New grading system gives parents of K-2 students better grasp of strong, weak areas

September 14th, 2013 7:36 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Some elementary school report cards in a local system this year will have “I can” statements rather than just a numerical or letter grade.

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Ties that bind: Eight Kelly siblings, spouses renew marriage vows in Lee County

Ties that bind: Eight Kelly siblings, spouses renew marriage vows in Lee County

September 14th, 2013 7:21 pm by Stephen Igo

DRYDEN — The ties that bind were snugged even tighter Saturday for eight siblings and their respective spouses during a marriage vow renewal ceremony at Deep Springs Missionary Baptist Church near Dryden in Lee County.

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Lee Regional Medical Center closing may be sign of things to come

Lee Regional Medical Center closing may be sign of things to come

September 14th, 2013 6:54 pm by Hank Hayes

PENNINGTON GAP — Wellmont Health System’s move to close Lee Regional Medical Center in Southwest Virginia isn’t an isolated decision — and may be a sign of things to come.

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Colorado recall stifles gun effort in Congress

Colorado recall stifles gun effort in Congress

September 14th, 2013 5:19 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.

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After coal, W.Va. push for natural gas trust fund

After coal, W.Va. push for natural gas trust fund

September 14th, 2013 4:19 pm by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For decades, coal from West Virginia's vast deposits was mined, loaded on rail cars and hauled off without leaving behind a lasting trust fund financed by the state's best-known commodity.

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Rescues accelerate as floodwaters inundate plains

Rescues accelerate as floodwaters inundate plains

September 14th, 2013 4:11 pm by BEN NEARY and P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — The rescue of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding accelerated Saturday as debris-filled rivers became muddy seas that extended into towns and farms miles from the Rockies.

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After acquittal, Zimmerman still in spotlight

After acquittal, Zimmerman still in spotlight

September 14th, 2013 3:57 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Whether they think that he got away with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin or that he was just a brave neighborhood watch volunteer "standing his ground," many Americans can't seem to get enough of George Zimmerman.

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Ex-Elizabethton man charged in murders

Ex-Elizabethton man charged in murders

September 14th, 2013 12:11 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that man who previously lived in Elizabethton had been arrested in the shooting deaths of a woman and three teenagers whose bodies were found in a car in a former mountain resort in Cumberland County.

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US-Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons

US-Russia reach agreement on Syria weapons

September 14th, 2013 12:05 pm by JOHN HEILPRIN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply.

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