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Virginia forestry officials warn of spread of hemlock killing insect

Virginia forestry officials warn of spread of hemlock killing insect

September 1st, 2013 7:30 pm by Wes Bunch

The Virginia Department of Forestry says tiny insects capable of killing trees are responsible for the widespread decline in eastern hemlocks that is being observed in the southwestern region of the state.

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‘Coup’ tells inside story of ‘impeachment, Tennessee style’

‘Coup’ tells inside story of ‘impeachment, Tennessee style’

September 1st, 2013 6:31 pm by Hank Hayes

The sudden transfer of power to Lamar Alexander was deemed necessary because of what one federal law enforcement agent called “the state’s most heinous political crime in half a century.”

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Hawkins County woman loses $4,000 in ‘work at home’ scam from Craigslist

Hawkins County woman loses $4,000 in ‘work at home’ scam from Craigslist

September 1st, 2013 5:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman told the sheriff’s office last week she lost nearly $4,000 in a “work at home” Internet scam after replying to an ad on Craigslist.com.

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Bids to open for prep work on Kingsport’s new fire training grounds

Bids to open for prep work on Kingsport’s new fire training grounds

September 1st, 2013 5:39 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Work on Kingsport’s new fire training grounds has been a slow process during the past year, and in recent months the project has essentially been at a standstill as heavy rains have caused standing water and soft ground at the site.

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Immigration bill knot: ‘Special’ citizenship path

Immigration bill knot: ‘Special’ citizenship path

September 1st, 2013 5:13 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship.

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U.S., seeking to bolster case for Syria action, cites use of sarin gas

U.S., seeking to bolster case for Syria action, cites use of sarin gas

September 1st, 2013 1:53 pm by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

The Obama administration on Sunday confidently predicted congressional backing for limited military action in Syria and asserted that the Assad government used sarin gas in the deadly attack that threatens to draw the U.S. into another Mideast conflict.

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Mandela home after 3 months in hospital

Mandela home after 3 months in hospital

September 1st, 2013 1:42 pm by Associated Press

Nelson Mandela went home in an ambulance on Sunday after nearly three months in a hospital, but authorities said the health of the former South African president remained critical and sometimes unstable.

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Stories you may have missed

Stories you may have missed

September 1st, 2013 10:05 am by Staff reports

This weeks top stories include two boys rescued from a burning home, a famous TV star set to visit the area and Eastman is planning to move from coal to gas, among many others.

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‘Reading with Ralph:’ Tutoring sessions turn into ministry, lead to book

‘Reading with Ralph:’ Tutoring sessions turn into ministry, lead to book

September 1st, 2013 8:14 am by Marci Gore

Leigh Anne W. Hoover says when an adult student named Ralph first came to the Literacy Council of Kingsport for tutoring, he was only reading at a first-grade level.

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Swimmers choose a cause, distance, and then just ... Swim For Them

Swimmers choose a cause, distance, and then just ... Swim For Them

September 1st, 2013 7:12 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Melanie Sheppard has finally found a way to thank Scott and Nikki Niswonger and the Niswonger Foundation for selecting her son Matthew as a Niswonger Scholar.

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