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Apple hypes new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

October 16th, 2014 6:01 pm by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday, but company's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay will be the next thing you didn't know you needed.

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Ready to get discovered? 'America's Got Talent' auditions scheduled in Tennessee

Ready to get discovered? 'America's Got Talent' auditions scheduled in Tennessee

October 16th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Have a special or unique ability? Ever thought you could make a living off it if only you could show the world what you can do?

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Father charged with abuse of mentally disabled girl

Father charged with abuse of mentally disabled girl

October 16th, 2014 2:54 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested after bruised and swelling wounds were observed on his 4-year-old, mentally disabled daughter — the results of his purported discipline with a belt after she urinated on herself.

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Flashlight feud ignites beard-pulling brawl

Flashlight feud ignites beard-pulling brawl

October 16th, 2014 2:14 pm by Staff Report

During a dispute on Bancroft Chapel Road, a man and his adult sister were arguing over who was going to pay for a flashlight. When she threatened to dial police he chirped, "Go ahead you law-calling (expletive)!"

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Rx cocktail a recipe for grandchild's endangerment

Rx cocktail a recipe for grandchild's endangerment

October 16th, 2014 11:00 am by Rain Smith

A Southwest Virginia woman was arrested after allegedly driving under the influence while transporting her grandchild and admitting she was on "multiple" prescription drugs when she struck another vehicle on East Stone Drive.

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Falling oil prices shake up global economies

Falling oil prices shake up global economies

October 16th, 2014 8:25 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world. Oil exporting countries are bracing for potentially crippling budget shortfalls and importing nations are benefiting from the lowest prices in four years.

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Rogersville to keep out 'shoddy' construction in new 'Gateway District'

Rogersville to keep out 'shoddy' construction in new 'Gateway District'

October 16th, 2014 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Rogersville leaders are hoping a new "Gateway Overlay District" running the full length of Main Street will help promote and "aesthetically pleasing" image of the city through future development.

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Retiring Holston Electric GM proud of 30 years worth of growth

Retiring Holston Electric GM proud of 30 years worth of growth

October 16th, 2014 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

"I think if there's one thing I'm most proud of, it's the fact that we've increased the value of the utility plant by more than five times, and we've done all that while maintaining the lowest retail rates of the 50 co-ops in the whole Tennessee Valley."

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After one year in new facility, Kingsport YMCA begins expansion

After one year in new facility, Kingsport YMCA begins expansion

October 15th, 2014 9:15 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Greater Kingsport Family YMCA is "building for the future" with a multimillion-dollar expansion of its facility.

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'Haunted Hawkins' has several Halloween events this month

'Haunted Hawkins' has several Halloween events this month

October 15th, 2014 8:27 pm by Jeff Bobo

There's no shortage of spooky Halloween activities this month in Hawkins County, with the grand finale occurring Halloween Day when pint-sized ghouls and goblins take over downtown Rogersville on a relentless pursuit of free candy.

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