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'Scenario 3' North-South merger likely off table for now; Yennie proposes hiring consultant

'Scenario 3' North-South merger likely off table for now; Yennie proposes hiring consultant

October 7th, 2013 7:00 pm by Rick Wagner

During a Sullivan County Board of Education strategic planning work session Saturday morning, Director of Schools Jubal Yennie said he will recommend the BOE hire a planning consultant to assemble and interpret data and, ultimately, make recommendations.

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Health law glitches: fatal or fleeting?

Health law glitches: fatal or fleeting?

October 7th, 2013 6:48 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law has opponents crowing: “Told you so!” and insisting it should be paused, if not scrapped.

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Man bursts into woman's home to try on clothes

Man bursts into woman's home to try on clothes

October 7th, 2013 4:31 pm by Rain Smith

A Big Stone Gap woman called police after a man ran into her home. He then entered a closet, according to the caller, and began putting on her clothes.

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4-year-old boy claims his father burned him with cigarettes

4-year-old boy claims his father burned him with cigarettes

October 7th, 2013 3:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations that a four-year-old Kingsport boy was burned with cigarettes during visitation with his father last week near Church Hill.

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AAA: Gas prices continue to drop

AAA: Gas prices continue to drop

October 7th, 2013 2:50 pm by Staff Report

Locally, Bristol is showing the lowest price per gallon at $3.07, followed by Kingsport at $3.08. Johnson City has the highest price locally at $3.11.

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Families hoard cash 5 years after crisis

Families hoard cash 5 years after crisis

October 7th, 2013 2:05 pm by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writer

They speak different languages, live in countries rich and poor, face horrible job markets and healthy ones. When it comes to money, though, they act as one: They're holding tight to their cash, driven more by a fear of losing what they have than a desire

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Video: KPD welcomes 'Elvira' to SWAT

Video: KPD welcomes 'Elvira' to SWAT

October 7th, 2013 10:50 am by Matthew Lane

“Elvira” is the newest member of the KPD SWAT team — an Avatar I tactical robot from the California-based company Robotex Inc. The SWAT team attended a tactical school in Washington, D.C., back in September and won the $7,500 robot in a drawing.

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Corporal punishment: Area schools’ policies mixed

Corporal punishment: Area schools’ policies mixed

October 7th, 2013 10:47 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Tennessee law authorizes any teacher or principal in the state to administer corporal punishment, but gives local districts control over when or if to use it.

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Government's work stacking up a week into shutdown

Government's work stacking up a week into shutdown

October 7th, 2013 8:19 am by CONNIE CASS, Associated Press

Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. It's old tires and red Solo cups littering a stretch of river in Nebraska. Food poisoning microbes awaiting analysis in Atlanta.

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Tenn. man dies after contracting West Nile virus

Tenn. man dies after contracting West Nile virus

October 7th, 2013 8:12 am by Associated Press

Family members say a Middle Tennessee man has died after contracting the West Nile virus.

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