Kingsport Times News Friday, December 19, 2014
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Refi could save county $3.4 million

Refi could save county $3.4 million

December 15th, 2014 9:19 am by J. H. Osborne

The total amount of new bonds issued would be $43,275,000 — which would refinance all the county's current outstanding bond debt, and produce projected total net savings of $3,390,085.

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Pet treets: Mall trees showcase shelter's cats, dogs

Pet treets: Mall trees showcase shelter's cats, dogs

December 15th, 2014 9:18 am by J. H. Osborne

The trees feature handcrafted ornaments, each of which includes the photograph, name and breed of a dog or cat currently available for adoption from the shelter.

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UPDATE: Gunman takes hostages in Australia; three able to escape

UPDATE: Gunman takes hostages in Australia; three able to escape

December 15th, 2014 12:31 am by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

SYDNEY — Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour.

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State recognizes safety records at 34 Virginia mining operations in 2013

State recognizes safety records at 34 Virginia mining operations in 2013

December 14th, 2014 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy, on behalf of the Virginia mine Safety Board, has recognized 34 Virginia mines that notched a combined total of over 2 million employee hours without a lost time accident in 2013.

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'It just makes your heart feel warm': Rotary Club of Scott County gives 700 pairs of shoes to students this year

'It just makes your heart feel warm': Rotary Club of Scott County gives 700 pairs of shoes to students this year

December 14th, 2014 6:01 pm by Marci Gore

Earlier this month, Rotarians delivered more than 400 pairs of shoes, which were purchased with donations to its Shoe Drive, to the 14 schools in Scott County — including the county's Head Start classrooms.

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In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

December 14th, 2014 6:00 pm by STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president. But supporters are struggling to understand what his actions mean.

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Number of equivalency diplomas increases after switch from GED to HiSet

Number of equivalency diplomas increases after switch from GED to HiSet

December 14th, 2014 2:24 pm by Rick Wagner

HiSet became an option, along with GED, Jan. 1, 2014

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ECU dividend about to hit $70M mark overall

ECU dividend about to hit $70M mark overall

December 14th, 2014 2:00 pm by Hank Hayes

ECU members can expect a record breaking $8 million dividend early next year for their loyalty in 2014, the credit union has announced.

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Top stories you may have missed

Top stories you may have missed

December 14th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include the world's oldest profession finding a new marketplace, Sullivan South's first QB recovering, Santa visiting Hawkins County and Tri-Cities crossing scrambling to catch up, among others

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'Under the Sea': Twin Springs High School students get a glimpse of life underwater

'Under the Sea': Twin Springs High School students get a glimpse of life underwater

December 14th, 2014 10:00 am by Marci Gore

Students from Twin Springs High School recently had the opportunity to chat, via Skype, with two biologists who have been living underwater since early October.

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