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Driver's ed required in Va., not in Tenn.

Driver's ed required in Va., not in Tenn.

September 15th, 2014 11:31 am by Rick Wagner

While Tennessee high school students can get a driver's license and make it through high school without ever taking driver's education, not so for most high-schoolers across the state line in Virginia.

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Third parties in Tennessee still fighting for ballot access

Third parties in Tennessee still fighting for ballot access

September 15th, 2014 9:50 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A 2010 federal court ruling in one of the cases stated that Tennessee was one of only two states where no third parties had qualified for the ballot over the previous decade.

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Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

September 15th, 2014 9:44 am by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq's borders, was invited to the international conference in Paris, which opened as a pair of French reconnaissance jets took off over Iraqi skies.

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A critical point: Planned downtown apartment complex at old Supermarket Row site awaits final key details

A critical point: Planned downtown apartment complex at old Supermarket Row site awaits final key details

September 15th, 2014 9:44 am by Hank Hayes

Back in February, the Kingsport Economic Development Board (KEDB) entered into a letter of intent with a Knoxville developer who expressed interest in building the complex on the old Supermarket Row property off Sullivan Street.

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Skin shocks used at Massachusetts school draw look from FDA

Skin shocks used at Massachusetts school draw look from FDA

September 14th, 2014 5:14 pm by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

CANTON, Mass. — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.

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KPD reports improved traffic safety

KPD reports improved traffic safety

September 14th, 2014 5:00 pm by Rain Smith

The Model City's seat belt usage is up and injuries are down, according to the Kingsport Police Department, resulting in an award at last week's Tennessee Lifesavers Conference in Murfreesboro.

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Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

September 14th, 2014 3:23 pm by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group.

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Former IA principal hired by Tennessee STEM Innovation Network

Former IA principal hired by Tennessee STEM Innovation Network

September 14th, 2014 1:00 pm by Rick Wagner

NASHVILLE — Former Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee Principal Sandy Watkins has joined a new program to train principals and other school leaders.

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Wellmont CEO resigns, Kingsport couple's granddaughter a finalist on 'America's Got Talent' and more stories you may have missed

Wellmont CEO resigns, Kingsport couple's granddaughter a finalist on 'America's Got Talent' and more stories you may have missed

September 14th, 2014 10:15 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed over the past week.

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Intoxication plea fails to win Scott County burglar a new sentence

Intoxication plea fails to win Scott County burglar a new sentence

September 14th, 2014 10:00 am by Nick Shepherd

Devan Wayne Statzer was convicted for breaking into a local attorney's office, an auto sales store and an auto repair shop. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for his crimes.

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