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Yosemite fire 'poses every challenge there can be'

Yosemite fire 'poses every challenge there can be'

August 25th, 2013 3:06 pm by Associated Press

With winds gusting to 50 mph on Sierra mountain ridges and flames jumping from treetop to treetop, hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to protect communities in the path of the Rim Fire raging north of Yosemite National Park.

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Syria agrees to U.N. probe of purported chemical weapons attacks

Syria agrees to U.N. probe of purported chemical weapons attacks

August 25th, 2013 1:25 pm by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press

Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a team of international experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state media and the U.N. said.

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Stories you may have missed

Stories you may have missed

August 25th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A look back at some of the interesting stories you may have missed this week, including bad tattoos and a winery costing Kingsport $1.2 million.

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U.S. moves naval forces toward Syria; inquiry continues

U.S. moves naval forces toward Syria; inquiry continues

August 24th, 2013 11:13 pm by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials sought Saturday to determine whether Syria’s government unleashed a deadly chemical weapons attack on its people. At the same time, the Obama administration prepared for a possible military response.

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Scott County SOL scores lower, but still beat state average

Scott County SOL scores lower, but still beat state average

August 24th, 2013 10:08 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — More rigorous questions and mandated changes in how tests are taken combined to have a negative impact on Standards of Learning scores for schools in Scott County, according to preliminary figures.

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Dobyns-Bennett grad following  his dream in Coast Guard

Dobyns-Bennett grad following his dream in Coast Guard

August 24th, 2013 8:58 pm by Pat Kenney

KINGSPORT — Decisions, decisions, decisions. Kingsport’s Hunter Holt, a 2012 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett, had a tough decision to make when it came time to choose the college he would attend.

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Roe outlines GOP approach to immigration reform

Roe outlines GOP approach to immigration reform

August 24th, 2013 7:46 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — A series of Republican U.S. House legislative initiatives to execute immigration reform has a “50-50 chance” of passing Congress in September, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe predicted.

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Southwest Virginia  officer treated after being exposed to meth lab fumes

Southwest Virginia officer treated after being exposed to meth lab fumes

August 24th, 2013 7:03 pm by Wes Bunch

DUNGANNON — A Southwest Virginia law enforcement officer was forced to seek medical treatment this week after being exposed to fumes at a methamphetamine cook site that was discovered in a barn in Scott County.

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Eastman planning to move from coal to gas

Eastman planning to move from coal to gas

August 24th, 2013 5:48 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Just off Lincoln Street, five metal smokestacks stand tall and their boilers fill out a signature image of Eastman Chemical Co.’s Tennessee industrial complex.

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Tennessee’s self-defense law comes under fire

Tennessee’s self-defense law comes under fire

August 24th, 2013 4:59 pm by Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean

Days after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, lawmakers and civic leaders across the country called for a review of “stand your ground” self-defense laws.

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