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What do you think? Community input sessions set for facilities studies

What do you think? Community input sessions set for facilities studies

October 17th, 2014 12:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Early next month, the Kingsport and Sullivan County communities will get their first shot at giving input to two school system facilities studies.

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UPDATE WITH READER POLL: Sullivan commission may weigh in on Amendment 1; tell us what you think

UPDATE WITH READER POLL: Sullivan commission may weigh in on Amendment 1; tell us what you think

October 17th, 2014 10:00 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission appears poised to approve a resolution on Monday urging "support" for an abortion-related state constitutional amendment currently on the ballot for voters across the state.

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Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

October 17th, 2014 9:24 am by VISAR KRYEZIU, Associated Press; LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

"I thought they were going on a holiday for a couple of days," his mother, Pranvera Zena Abazi, 30, told The Associated Press in an interview late Thursday. "Three days later I got an SMS from his father, Arben, saying they were in Syria."

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Police search for Tennessee teen who escaped transport van

Police search for Tennessee teen who escaped transport van

October 17th, 2014 9:23 am by Associated Press

Police are still looking for one of two teens who escaped custody while being taken to a detention facility in Montgomery County.

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Hunger First's Gillis soldiers on with good works begun by his late mother

Hunger First's Gillis soldiers on with good works begun by his late mother

October 17th, 2014 8:00 am by Nick Shepherd

With the holidays just around the corner, Hunger First has a busy few months coming up. There are different activities planned for all three major holidays.

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Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

October 16th, 2014 10:30 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

At the depths of the downturn, in late 2008 through mid-2009, initial jobless claims were running at twice the current level. Economists had expected claims to rise slightly last week.

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Appalachian artistry on display during MECC's Home Craft Days Festival

Appalachian artistry on display during MECC's Home Craft Days Festival

October 16th, 2014 9:29 pm by Staff Report

Mountain Empire Community College is set for the 43rd annual Home Craft Days Festival, which begins Friday and runs through Sunday.

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Corvette Museum sinkhole repair starts next month (with video)

Corvette Museum sinkhole repair starts next month (with video)

October 16th, 2014 9:15 pm by Associated Press

The National Corvette Museum said Thursday that work will start in about three weeks to fill a massive sinkhole that opened up in February and allowed eight prized sports cars to topple inside.

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Be Prepared: Scott County Emergency Management Team ready for disaster

Be Prepared: Scott County Emergency Management Team ready for disaster

October 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Marci Gore

The exercise was held in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which are an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes and to improve preparedness.

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Alexander, Ball spar in lone Tenn. Senate forum

Alexander, Ball spar in lone Tenn. Senate forum

October 16th, 2014 7:30 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Lamar Alexander, a former governor and who is seeking a third Senate term, directly went on the offensive, returning often to his familiar criticism of Gordon Ball as being "one more vote for the Obama agenda."

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