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Lighting of Natural Tunnel a holiday tradition for many

Lighting of Natural Tunnel a holiday tradition for many

November 19th, 2013 9:03 am by Marci Gore

Natural Tunnel's annual 8 Days of Christmas event offers four weekends’ worth of light displays, chairlift rides down to the tunnel, seasonal music and snacks, and the chance to visit with Ol’ Saint Nick himself.

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Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

November 19th, 2013 8:36 am by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of any charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed Trayvon Martin, was charged Monday with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.

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'Apocalyptic' storm floods Sardinia, 17 dead

'Apocalyptic' storm floods Sardinia, 17 dead

November 19th, 2013 8:32 am by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

The island, which draws royals, entrepreneurs and ordinary tourists alike during the dry, peak summer months, received more than 17 inches of rain in 24 hours — half the amount it normally receives in a year.

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Toronto council strips mayor of  powers following revelations he smoked crack, was drunk at public events

Toronto council strips mayor of powers following revelations he smoked crack, was drunk at public events

November 19th, 2013 12:16 am by DAVID CRARY, Associated Press Writers

Scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was stripped of the last of his meaningful powers Monday after a heated City Council debate in which he argued with members of the public, charged hecklers and knocked a councilwoman down.

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Kingsport mayor says BMA should once again exercise hiring power now held by city manager

Kingsport mayor says BMA should once again exercise hiring power now held by city manager

November 18th, 2013 10:56 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Mayor Dennis Phillips said on Monday he would like to see Kingsport go back to the days when the Board of Mayor and Aldermen hired the police chief, city attorney and city recorder, rather than the city manager.

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Hawkins may partner with Kingsport to buy armory for HBDC expansion

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November 18th, 2013 10:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Some Hawkins County leaders are on board with a plan to purchase and transform the former Kingsport National Guard Armory into a small business incubator focused on manufacturing.

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Washington County man indicted in 2010 traffic crash that killed former Sullivan commissioner

Washington County man indicted in 2010 traffic crash that killed former Sullivan commissioner

November 18th, 2013 10:12 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Washington County man was arrested last month on a vehicular homicide charge related to a 2010 head-on crash that killed a former Sullivan County commissioner.

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Officials expect more people directed to TennCare

Officials expect more people directed to TennCare

November 18th, 2013 10:03 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — While Tennessee residents have been slow to buy health insurance through a new online exchange, state officials said that the number of people being directed to the state’s expanded Medicaid program is higher than expected.

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Hawkins Ethics Committee dismisses Alvis’ complaint against county mayor’s secretary

Hawkins Ethics Committee dismisses Alvis’ complaint against county mayor’s secretary - VIDEO

November 18th, 2013 9:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A complaint filed against the Hawkins County mayor’s executive secretary by a county commissioner was dismissed following a hearing Monday morning by the Ethics Committee of the Hawkins County Commission.

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Sullivan County commissioners approve asking state to consider  new road across Bristol

Sullivan County commissioners approve asking state to consider new road across Bristol

November 18th, 2013 9:08 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — It’s official. Sullivan County commissioners want the state to study building a new road across southwest Bristol. The Sullivan County Commission voted in favor of the proposal Monday, on a voice vote, with no nays.

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