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After seven decades WWII soldier's letter reaches daughter

After seven decades WWII soldier's letter reaches daughter

September 22nd, 2013 12:09 pm by Associated Press

Peggy Eddington-Smith received the letter penned by her father, Pfc. John Eddington, as well as his Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals, during an emotional ceremony Saturday in Dayton, Nev., about 40 miles southeast of Reno.

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Prescription drug epidemic, theater plans fade and more in this week's top stories

Prescription drug epidemic, theater plans fade and more in this week's top stories

September 22nd, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A look back at some of the most interesting and important stories you may have missed over the week of Sept. 13 through Sept. 20.

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Update: More than 60 killed in suicide attack on historic Pakistani church

Update: More than 60 killed in suicide attack on historic Pakistani church

September 22nd, 2013 5:45 am by RIAZ KHAN, Associated Press

A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing over 60 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country's Christian minority, officials said.

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Update: Kenya minister says 59 killed in mall attack

Update: Kenya minister says 59 killed in mall attack

September 22nd, 2013 5:15 am by JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press

The attack by al-Qaida-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday.

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Inspection finds locally maintained bridges to be structurally deficient

Inspection finds locally maintained bridges to be structurally deficient

September 21st, 2013 9:50 pm by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

The latest inspection of 289 bridges revealed that 16 locally maintained bridges and three state-maintained bridges in Washington County are “structurally deficient.”

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Johnson Elementary first-graders learn language of  classmate

Johnson Elementary first-graders learn language of classmate

September 21st, 2013 8:02 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Patsy Stout’s first- grade class at Johnson Elementary School has learned a new language. The 20-student class spends 15 minutes a day studying the language.

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Redrawn districts could pit Sullivan County school board incumbents against each other

Redrawn districts could pit Sullivan County school board incumbents against each other

September 21st, 2013 7:58 pm by Rick Wagner

Two incumbents could be facing off with each other on the Sullivan County school board elections in 2016 if a committee’s proposal is adopted by the Sullivan County Commission.

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Stone Drive paving project delayed

Stone Drive paving project delayed

September 21st, 2013 7:45 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — A major street resurfacing project for Stone Drive, originally scheduled to take place this past summer, is off the table for this year, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has confirmed.

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Technologies, coverage of financial crisis take toll on banking industry

Technologies, coverage of financial crisis take toll on banking industry

September 21st, 2013 7:32 pm by Hank Hayes

JOHNSON CITY — When Larry White arrived in the area in 2007 to chair the banking program and be a finance professor at East Tennessee State University, he had 20 students. Then the 2008 financial crisis hit, and that number dwindled to 16.

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Unicoi superintendent explains signing letter critical of Tenn. education commissioner

Unicoi superintendent explains signing letter critical of Tenn. education commissioner

September 21st, 2013 4:01 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

“To me, when you have a dialogue, communication is two ways,” Unicoi County School Superintendent Denise Brown said Wednesday.

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