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Eastman third-quarter earnings up from last year

Eastman third-quarter earnings up from last year

October 24th, 2013 5:42 pm by Hank Hayes

Eastman Chemical Co. reported higher third-quarter revenues and operating earnings Thursday compared to the third quarter of 2012, keeping the company "on track for a fourth consecutive year of double-digit earnings growth."

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Health officials issue water advisory for Scott County

Health officials issue water advisory for Scott County

October 24th, 2013 4:21 pm by Wes Bunch

Residents east of US Route 23 and north of state Route 65 are advised to either boil their water or purchase bottled water. The advisory is expected to remain in effect through Saturday at least, officials said.

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Woman reports suspicious wish of 'God bless,' drunk driver claims wrecked car was stolen

Woman reports suspicious wish of 'God bless,' drunk driver claims wrecked car was stolen

October 24th, 2013 2:37 pm by Rain Smith

A Bluff City woman relayed that "young people" were going door to door, asking residents "to go to church."

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Update: 2 shot at Tennessee armory; gunman in custody

Update: 2 shot at Tennessee armory; gunman in custody

October 24th, 2013 2:26 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

A member of the National Guard opened fire at an armory outside a U.S. Navy property in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being subdued and disarmed by others soldiers, officials said Thursday.

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Kingsport man faces child sex charge

Kingsport man faces child sex charge

October 24th, 2013 1:27 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been charged with rape of a child, allegedly plying the victim with promises of pennies and candy, then threatening physical harm if anyone was told about the incident.

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Study: Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work

Study: Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work

October 24th, 2013 12:54 pm by DAVID SHARP, Associated Press

A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study.

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Healthcare.gov problems are target at Hill hearing

Healthcare.gov problems are target at Hill hearing

October 24th, 2013 7:59 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

The principal contractors responsible for the federal government's trouble-plagued health insurance website say the Obama administration shares responsibility for the snags that have crippled the system.

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3-month-old Prince George christened in London

3-month-old Prince George christened in London

October 23rd, 2013 10:02 pm by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

Dressed in a lace and satin gown designed in the 1840s, Britain’s 3-month-old future monarch, Prince George, was christened Wednesday with water from the River Jordan at a rare gathering of four generations of the royal family.

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Bill to cap Johnson City outside sewer rates under scrutiny

Bill to cap Johnson City outside sewer rates under scrutiny

October 23rd, 2013 8:16 pm by Hank Hayes

Legislation capping Johnson City’s outside water and sewer rates at a 50 percent increase of the rate charged to city customers was the focus of state-level debate and scrutiny on Wednesday.

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Soft-spoken teen accused of killing Massachusetts teacher

Soft-spoken teen accused of killing Massachusetts teacher

October 23rd, 2013 8:15 pm by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press

DANVERS, Mass. — A well-liked teacher was found slain in woods behind this quiet Massachusetts town’s high school, and a 14-year-old boy who was found walking along a state highway overnight was charged with killing her.

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