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Former Lee County prison guard sentenced for accepting bribes from inmate

Former Lee County prison guard sentenced for accepting bribes from inmate

January 5th, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Kingsport man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after receiving more than $10,000 to smuggle tobacco products and cell phones to an inmate while he was working as a prison guard at a penitentiary in Lee County.

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"Social Event of the Year" set for Feb. 6

"Social Event of the Year" set for Feb. 6

January 5th, 2015 6:00 pm by Staff reports

"The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner continues to set itself apart each year as the can't miss event," said Andy Wampler, "I know we will have another record crowd as we celebrate a great year of continued growth and progress in our community."

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RAM clinic coming to Bristol in May, first time in Tri-Cities since 2013

RAM clinic coming to Bristol in May, first time in Tri-Cities since 2013

January 5th, 2015 5:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"Last time we were here, we did about 1,200 patients and several hundreds of thousands of dollars of free care," said Stan Brock, Found of RAM. "This year, we're hoping for an even bigger turnout."

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Police arbitrate pizza feud

Police arbitrate pizza feud

January 5th, 2015 2:33 pm by Rain Smith

When a pizza was delivered to the Blountville man's home, he claimed it was late in arriving and refused to pay, then threatened to beat up the driver.

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United's 2014 profit lagged all U.S. airlines, even as stock soared

United's 2014 profit lagged all U.S. airlines, even as stock soared

January 5th, 2015 2:19 pm by By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune

Southwest Airlines was among the operating-profit leaders, with a 12 percent margin, matching Delta Air Lines.

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Dow plunges as oil dips below $50, sinking energy stocks

Dow plunges as oil dips below $50, sinking energy stocks

January 5th, 2015 12:55 pm by Associated Press

The Dow was down 295 points, or 1.7 percent, to 17,539 as of 12:43 a.m. Eastern time.

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Howard Hawk Willis demands new trial, claims new evidence would have helped defense

Howard Hawk Willis demands new trial, claims new evidence would have helped defense

January 5th, 2015 11:17 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A former Johnson City man on death row for the 2002 death and dismemberment of a newlywed teenage Georgia couple said he has new evidence that would have helped in his 2010 double murder trial in Jonesborough, according to documents filed last month.

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Congress' newest class: 58 freshmen in House, 13 in Senate

Congress' newest class: 58 freshmen in House, 13 in Senate

January 5th, 2015 10:45 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there's one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawmakers who are about to join its ranks.

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Testing the waters: Prospective mayoral hopefuls now total 7

Testing the waters: Prospective mayoral hopefuls now total 7

January 5th, 2015 9:23 am by J. H. Osborne

Former State Rep. Nathan Vaughn has picked up the paperwork to possibly launch a Kingsport mayoral bid. The list of would-be candidates also already includes three current aldermen, a longtime former city employee, and a prior hopeful from two years ago.

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Automakers end 2014 strongly, pushing some brands to records

Automakers end 2014 strongly, pushing some brands to records

January 5th, 2015 9:03 am by TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers

Fiat Chrysler led the way, selling just over 2 million cars and trucks for a 16 percent increase over 2013.

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