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Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

July 27th, 2015 3:00 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for decades, would take effect immediately if approved by the BSA's 80-member National Executive Board.

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Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

July 27th, 2015 2:48 pm by Stephen Igo

A roof bolt machine operator got his left arm twisted around the drill steel while installing a roof bolt in Paramont Coal Co.'s No. 26 Mine in Dickenson County.

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George Willis marks 50 years as pastor at Midway Baptist

George Willis marks 50 years as pastor at Midway Baptist

July 27th, 2015 2:15 pm by Marci Gore

After five decades as pastor of Midway Baptist Church in Scott County, George Willis, 84, says he has no plans to retire.

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Jury convicts Rogersville man for pipe attacks

Jury convicts Rogersville man for pipe attacks

July 27th, 2015 12:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville man who was arrested for reportedly striking three people with a metal pipe during an altercation provoked by unwanted flirting was convicted by a Hawkins County jury Friday on two counts of aggravated assault.

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Lifesaving Crew starts its annual fundraiser

Lifesaving Crew starts its annual fundraiser

July 27th, 2015 10:02 am by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT - An organization that specializes in rescuing people is asking the community for a little help themselves.

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New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

July 27th, 2015 8:50 am by LISA LERER and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

A new letter by intelligence investigators says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.

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Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

July 27th, 2015 8:46 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court says the death penalty is constitutional, so there must be a constitutional way to carry it out. But attorneys for 33 death row inmates say lethal injection isn't one of them.

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Sullivan commission might consider downsizing

Sullivan commission might consider downsizing

July 27th, 2015 8:42 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - A committee could soon begin meeting to put together a proposal for reducing the size of the now 24-member Sullivan County Commission in time for the 2018 election cycle.

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7-year-old girl killed in wreck on Interstate 81; others injured

7-year-old girl killed in wreck on Interstate 81; others injured

July 26th, 2015 9:57 pm by Staff Report

A 7-year-old girl from Texas was killed Sunday when the SUV in which she was riding wrecked in Smyth County, Va.

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State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

July 26th, 2015 5:46 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON -State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment.

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