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Nativity scene featuring Trayvon Martin instead of Jesus ignites passions

Nativity scene featuring Trayvon Martin instead of Jesus ignites passions

December 29th, 2013 10:17 pm by RICK ROJAS, Los Angeles Times

On the lawn of a Claremont church, just like at many churches at this time of year, cutouts of wise men on camelback head toward a makeshift stable, a meager wooden structure where Mary and Joseph have huddled inside.

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Sullivan and its cities  to wire into Tennessee’s emergency radio system

Sullivan and its cities to wire into Tennessee’s emergency radio system

December 29th, 2013 7:48 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport, Bristol and Sullivan County are planning to team up with the state of Tennessee on its statewide emergency radio system, a move one Sullivan County commissioner said would save the county and its cities more than $1 million.

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World braces for retirement crisis

World braces for retirement crisis

December 29th, 2013 6:43 pm by DAVID MCHUGH, AP Business Writers

A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the 2008 financial meltdown, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin traumas.

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CDC finds flu activity picking up in Tennessee

CDC finds flu activity picking up in Tennessee

December 29th, 2013 5:41 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Flu activity in Tennessee is picking up, particularly among young and middle-age adults.

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15 killed in suicide bombing in Russia

15 killed in suicide bombing in Russia

December 29th, 2013 1:45 pm by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more, officials said, in a stark reminder of the threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February's Olympics.

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Best of the blotter: Parental advisories

Best of the blotter: Parental advisories

December 29th, 2013 10:00 am by Rain Smith

Both children and their adult mentors prompted abundant police attention in 2013, including parents fighting referees, grandparents threatening teachers and a student biting his principal.

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Markham brings management experience, as well as black belt, to county mayor race

Markham brings management experience, as well as black belt, to county mayor race

December 28th, 2013 9:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Most people recognize Kelly Markham as an eighth-degree black belt and owner of “Kelly’s Heroes” martial arts school in downtown Rogersville.

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Sullivan County Commission hopefuls lining up

Sullivan County Commission hopefuls lining up

December 28th, 2013 8:24 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at local government, 2014 could be your year. Among local offices on the ballot in August are all 24 seats on the Sullivan County Commission. Pay: $7,400 per year.

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UPDATE: TCRA lighting system functioning again; flights were  affected

UPDATE: TCRA lighting system functioning again; flights were affected

December 28th, 2013 8:01 pm by Staff Report

Runway lights at Tri-Cities Regional Airport are now operating following a malfunction. One Delta flight was diverted to Knoxville, and passengers were transported by ground to TCRA. One USAirways flight was canceled.

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Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

December 28th, 2013 1:37 pm by DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

The Boy Scouts will accept openly gay youths starting on Jan. 1, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications. Despite their be-prepared approach, BSA leaders are rooting for the change to be a non-event.

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