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ETSU hosting  area  summit on  prescription drugs

ETSU hosting area summit on prescription drugs

September 25th, 2013 8:59 pm by Nick Shepherd

Members of the health care community, law enforcement, public health and academia gathered at East Tennessee State University for a summit on prescription drug abuse.

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Dangerous Mount Carmel curve to receive ‘coarse’ asphalt to improve grip

Dangerous Mount Carmel curve to receive ‘coarse’ asphalt to improve grip

September 25th, 2013 8:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — A higher grade, coarse type of asphalt will be used to resurface a 200-foot section of Hammond Avenue that has been the site of numerous crashes in recent years.

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Grant funds some flood relief for Sullivan County

Grant funds some flood relief for Sullivan County

September 25th, 2013 8:47 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Some financial assistance will be available through a state grant to help repair some of the homes in Sullivan County that were damaged by flooding earlier this year.

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U.S. Postal Service seeks increase in cost of stamps to 49 cents

U.S. Postal Service seeks increase in cost of stamps to 49 cents

September 25th, 2013 5:05 pm by ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents.

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Kingsport traffic fatalities hit eight-year high

Kingsport traffic fatalities hit eight-year high

September 25th, 2013 3:15 pm by Rain Smith

Though Kingsport's 14 traffic fatalities in 2013 are the most seen in a calendar year since 20 deaths in 2005, police say there's little they can do about the overriding factors in such tragedies: poor decisions and habits of motorists themselves.

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Iranian president ready for nuclear negotiations

Iranian president ready for nuclear negotiations

September 25th, 2013 2:46 pm by Associated Press

Iran's new president says his country is ready to negotiate over its disputed nuclear activities and has "nothing to hide."

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Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

September 25th, 2013 2:39 pm by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

A few weeks earlier, another charter school, the Horizon Science Academy in Lorain, Ohio, sent a draft policy home to parents that proposed a ban on "Afro-puffs and small twisted braids." It, too, quickly apologized and withdrew the wording.

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Sullivan County DUI suspect flips car

Sullivan County DUI suspect flips car

September 25th, 2013 1:33 pm by Rain Smith

A woman has been arrested after allegedly flipping her car as she drove intoxicated in Piney Flats, claiming she swerved to miss an animal in the roadway, and while carrying her juvenile son as a passenger.

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Two more indicted in Johnson City murder

Two more indicted in Johnson City murder

September 25th, 2013 11:11 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Two more people were indicted earlier this month in a Johnson City murder outside an apartment complex — including the brother of the man already charged.

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20 things to know about the Affordable Care Act

20 things to know about the Affordable Care Act

September 25th, 2013 10:49 am by By Carol Ostrom, The Seattle Times (MCT)

What do you need to know about the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare? It’s big, it’s far-reaching and, despite what you may have heard, it’s happening.

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