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Hiroshima anniversary stirs Kingsport woman's memories of Oak Ridge

Hiroshima anniversary stirs Kingsport woman's memories of Oak Ridge

August 12th, 2013 8:21 am by Nick Shepherd

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, effectively ending World War II. Eva Chambers Johnson was working at Oak Ridge at the time and played a part in building the atomic bomb.

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Even as economy improves, some are downsizing their lives

Even as economy improves, some are downsizing their lives

August 12th, 2013 8:12 am by By Barry Shlachter,Fort Worth Star-Telegram (MCT)

Five years ago, Sam Rodela was doing exceedingly well and living large, with mutiple cars and other high-end purchases.

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Sinkhole causes resort villa to partially collapse

Sinkhole causes resort villa to partially collapse

August 12th, 2013 8:04 am by ALMA RODRIGUEZ,Associated Press

A sinkhole caused a section of a central Florida resort villa to partially collapse early Monday, while another section of the villa was sinking, authorities said.

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Guest Editorial: Immigration reform would be a boon to our economy

Guest Editorial: Immigration reform would be a boon to our economy

August 12th, 2013 7:51 am by Staff Report

The current system is broken and is difficult to navigate for those who are playing by the rules to obtain visas and work permits.

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Lane to close on John B. Dennis Tuesday

Lane to close on John B. Dennis Tuesday

August 12th, 2013 12:35 am by Staff Report

The lane closure will occur near Lincoln Street as crews work to remove a damaged pole.

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Kingsport, Sullivan County schools report slight  increase in enrollment

Kingsport, Sullivan County schools report slight increase in enrollment premium content

August 11th, 2013 10:27 pm by Rick Wagner

Dobyns-Bennett surpassed 2,000 students Friday, while Innovation Academy, a science, technology, engineering and math school, is still accepting students because it needs more students at all grade levels to reach its capacity of 240.

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New Bays Mountain planetarium show takes viewers along as  astronomers search for comets

New Bays Mountain planetarium show takes viewers along as astronomers search for comets

August 11th, 2013 10:11 pm by Matthew Lane

Adam Thanz, planetarium director at Bays Mountain Park, said the show tells the story of two comet hunters, from a first-person perspective, from two different points in time — the 18th and 21st century.

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Area hospital officials warn of job losses, service cuts

Area hospital officials warn of job losses, service cuts

August 11th, 2013 8:47 pm by Hank Hayes

Hospital officials are pushing hard for expanded Medicaid coverage and huge amounts of federal dollars coming with it.

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Update: Police identify 9-year-old drowning victim

Update: Police identify 9-year-old drowning victim

August 11th, 2013 5:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

Around 1:30 p.m. Sunday the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a drowning at 247 Samuel Street which is located in the Bloomingdale section of Kingsport.

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Update: Police say 2-year-old taken from site of double homicide found uninjured

Update: Police say 2-year-old taken from site of double homicide found uninjured

August 11th, 2013 2:18 pm by Associated Press

A 2-year-old Rhode Island boy was found wandering around a housing project miles from his home hours after his mother and another woman were found slain at their house Sunday and two men were under arrest, police said.

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