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Pair charged in Kingsport Walmart scam

Pair charged in Kingsport Walmart scam

January 19th, 2015 4:30 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police say two people have been arrested in a shoplifting and return scam at city Walmart locations, with one suspect picking up an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Photos: Kingsport's MLK Day parade seeks 'commitment to nonviolence 365'

Photos: Kingsport's MLK Day parade seeks 'commitment to nonviolence 365'

January 19th, 2015 3:20 pm by Matthew Lane

More than 150 people participated in the parade, along with a strong showing of teenagers and younger children, some on bicycles and a few in strollers.

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Sullivan sales tax revenues running 5 percent higher than last year

Sullivan sales tax revenues running 5 percent higher than last year

January 19th, 2015 12:01 pm by J. H. Osborne

The best monthly showing from the period was an 8.51 percent growth, over the same month prior year, for revenue that came back to the county and cities in October. That would have been for sales taxes collected during August.

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Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

January 19th, 2015 9:03 am by By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune

Retail sales are expected to rise 4.5 percent this year, a full percentage point more than the 3.4 percent growth in 2014, according to Kantar Retail.

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Study: Mass die-offs of fish, birds and mammals increasing

Study: Mass die-offs of fish, birds and mammals increasing

January 19th, 2015 8:32 am by By Gregory B. Hladky, The Hartford Courant (TNS)

The report found that disease and human-related activities were the top killers in more than 700 "mass mortality events."

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Relo? Sullivan considers moving county offices out of Kingsport City Hall

Relo? Sullivan considers moving county offices out of Kingsport City Hall

January 19th, 2015 8:22 am by J. H. Osborne

For decades the county has paid the city an annual fee to maintain offices along one wing of a ground-floor hallway at city hall, on Center Street downtown.

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Second vehicular homicide trial set for Kingsport man

Second vehicular homicide trial set for Kingsport man

January 19th, 2015 8:04 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The Valentines' Day crash in 2011 killed 18-year-old Sheridan Edwards, also of Kingsport. The couple had been to dinner in Johnson City with friends, and on the way back to Edwards' apartment they got into an argument about their relationship.

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At least four killed as freezing rain snarls traffic on Northeast roads

At least four killed as freezing rain snarls traffic on Northeast roads

January 18th, 2015 5:30 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK — Rain "flash-freezing" on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the Northeast on Sunday, causing crashes that claimed at least four lives.

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Kingsport principal to help build vocational school for Constanza

Kingsport principal to help build vocational school for Constanza

January 18th, 2015 2:45 pm by Rick Wagner

Stacy Edwards soon will travel to the Dominican Republic to help finish a vocational school. And his students in Kingsport, as well as the other city elementary schools, are raising money to help.

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Secret Service: Shots fired outside Bidens' Delaware home

Secret Service: Shots fired outside Bidens' Delaware home

January 18th, 2015 1:45 pm by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

The U.S. Secret Service said Sunday that multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time, authorities said.

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