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Phillips won't seek sixth term as Kingsport mayor

Phillips won't seek sixth term as Kingsport mayor

December 17th, 2014 11:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Phillips sat down with the Times-News Wednesday morning to make the announcement, to discuss his tenure as mayor of the Model City and his future plans once he leaves office.

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By the numbers: Hawkins stats look good for 'Three Star' renewal in 2015

By the numbers: Hawkins stats look good for 'Three Star' renewal in 2015

December 17th, 2014 10:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County's educations scores are improving, obesity is on the decline, and the crime rate is decreasing, which bodes well for the county's 2015 application to remain part of the state's "Three Star" program.

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Palestinians set deadline for Israeli occupation

Palestinians set deadline for Israeli occupation

December 17th, 2014 10:07 pm by CARA ANNA and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press

Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday, while the Palestinians at the United Nations set a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from lands captured nearly 50 years ago.

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SCSO searching for suspect wanted on child neglect, domestic violence charges

SCSO searching for suspect wanted on child neglect, domestic violence charges

December 17th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Daniel Powell is then alleged to have grabbed their 13-month-old and run out of the home into East Lawn Cemetery. He then proceeded to run to a home on Edith Road with the child's mother running after him.

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror threats

Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror threats

December 17th, 2014 8:43 pm by Associated Press

The cancellation announced Wednesday was a startling blow to the Hollywood studio that has been shaken by hacker leaks and intimidations over the last several weeks by an anonymous group calling itself Guardians of Peace.

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Kingsport man arrested after allegedly shaking baby, causing severe brain damage

Kingsport man arrested after allegedly shaking baby, causing severe brain damage

December 17th, 2014 5:03 pm by Nick Shepherd

James Casteel was awakened by the child crying. He fed the six-month-old and changed its diaper, but the crying continued. So Casteel allegedly shook the child and threw him down on the bed in an attempt to stop the crying.

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Update: Toddler, infant found dead in Greeneville home

Update: Toddler, infant found dead in Greeneville home

December 17th, 2014 3:06 pm by Associated Press

Greeneville Police Det. Capt. Tim Davis said emergency dispatchers received a call at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday about a 13-month-old infant in distress. Officials also found a 2-month-old unresponsive at the home.

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Haslam names Candice McQueen new ed commissioner

Haslam names Candice McQueen new ed commissioner

December 17th, 2014 3:05 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Governor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday that he's chosen Candice McQueen as the next Education Department Commissioner. She will replace Kevin Huffman, who announced last month that he's leaving for the private sector.

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Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight

Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight

December 17th, 2014 2:07 pm by Matthew Lane

During the struggle, Cole reached behind him with a knife and sliced at his friend, cutting his lip, and then "came forward with the knife towards his mother" but she "caught his wrist" and avoided being cut.

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U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

U.S. travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

December 17th, 2014 1:04 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

President Barack Obama's announcement to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation does give hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies — all which have been quietly eyeing a removal of the Cuba travel ban.

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