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Area students learn about construction during career fair

Area students learn about construction during career fair

April 18th, 2015 1:00 pm by Rick Wagner

About 120 career technical education high school students from three area school systems converged on the Kingsport Farmers Market for a Construction Career Fair on a rainy Wednesday morning.

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Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35

Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35

April 18th, 2015 12:48 pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL and RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press

A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

April 18th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

A man was charged with setting two people on fire and killing them, the KPD and FBI are searching for a bank robber, a shoe thief and a spring cleaning drug round up are among the stories this week in crime

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Rogersville Christian group planning for a major 'praise and worship' event at Cherokee High School

Rogersville Christian group planning for a major 'praise and worship' event at Cherokee High School

April 17th, 2015 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two weeks after putting the call out for volunteers to join Hawkins County's biggest Christian Choir ever, a Rogersville-based organization is now explaining why.

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Sullivan County commissioners grill sheriff's official on leasing or buying forty-five new vehicles for the department

Sullivan County commissioners grill sheriff's official on leasing or buying forty-five new vehicles for the department

April 17th, 2015 6:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

Commissioner Robert White said he is concerned the expenditure commits too much of the sheriff's and jail's capital funding for too long a period. But White said he understands the sheriff department's needs.

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Tennessee lawmaker arrested on drunken driving charge

Tennessee lawmaker arrested on drunken driving charge

April 17th, 2015 1:45 pm by Associated Press

Nashville police stopped Rep. Bill Beck on Friday morning and arrested him after he declined to complete a roadside sobriety or a breath alcohol test. Beck is a first-term Democrat who represents portions of downtown and eastern Nashville.

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Apple Watch's arrival in stores will be delayed

Apple Watch's arrival in stores will be delayed

April 17th, 2015 10:15 am by By Julia Love, San Jose Mercury News

Apple began showcasing the watch in stores April 10, inviting customers to come in for one-on-one demos -- a new sales strategy for the tech giant. But shipping times quickly slipped back to June for many models, amounting to quite a wait for customers.

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Traveling man: Will Sullivan's Yennie stay or go?

Traveling man: Will Sullivan's Yennie stay or go?

April 17th, 2015 9:30 am by Rick Wagner

"I'll have to weigh pretty heavily the longing to be home and the work we've done here," Yennie said after a school board budget work session, adding that if he moves to his parents' home state, he will miss folks here. "I've got a lot of tasks yet to do

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Tennessee lawmakers OK $33.8B annual state spending plan

Tennessee lawmakers OK $33.8B annual state spending plan

April 17th, 2015 9:29 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State lawmakers on Thursday approved Tennessee's $33.8 billion annual spending plan after rejecting Democrats' attempts to add a provision to authorize Medicaid expansion that had been twice defeated earlier in the year.

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Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

April 17th, 2015 9:28 am by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press; CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press

Federal data and numerous scientific studies show lingering problems. Splotches of oil still dot the seafloor and wads of tarry petroleum-smelling material hide in pockets in the marshes of Barataria Bay.

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