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Kingsport native snares wild birds in original wood carvings

Kingsport native snares wild birds in original wood carvings

December 29th, 2014 12:43 pm by Rick Wagner

After a career in the telephone industry, Richard Quillen has become a nationally recognized wood carver, carving wild birds of all sorts. Those include song birds, eagles and hawks, but he specializes in waterfowl such as ducks.

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LEAP to work: Grant to help Hawkins schools prepare students for workforce

LEAP to work: Grant to help Hawkins schools prepare students for workforce

December 29th, 2014 11:46 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A three-county grant awarded earlier this month will help Hawkins County Schools start new vocational programs at both main high schools, as well as new workforce training programs beginning as early as middle school.

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Cockfighting operation busted in Sullivan County

Cockfighting operation busted in Sullivan County

December 29th, 2014 9:49 am by Rain Smith

Approximately 40 birds have been seized from a Sullivan County residence as part of an ongoing investigation into cockfighting.

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Top crime stories for 2014

Top crime stories for 2014

December 29th, 2014 9:00 am by Staff reports

From the absurd and unusual to the horrific and tragic, the Times-News staff put together a list of the most viewed crime stories on our website during the past year.

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Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

December 29th, 2014 8:34 am by Associated Press

An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here's a look at the key developments:

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Tenn. lawmakers seek extension of hospital funds

Tenn. lawmakers seek extension of hospital funds

December 29th, 2014 8:26 am by Associated Press

Members of Tennessee's congressional delegation are requesting an extension of federal funds to help hospitals care for tens of thousands of low-income patients while they seek a permanent solution to a problem that is unique to the state.

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No estimate for when TVA will begin returning Boone Lake levels to normal

No estimate for when TVA will begin returning Boone Lake levels to normal

December 29th, 2014 8:19 am by J. H. Osborne

Tennessee Valley Authority officials continue to lower the water levels at Boone Dam in order to repair seepage on the riverbank. The lake now is about seven to 12 feet below its usual winter level — or about 30 feet below summer level.

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U.S., NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan

U.S., NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan

December 28th, 2014 8:57 pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul.

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Kingsport Aquatic Center tops projections

Kingsport Aquatic Center tops projections

December 28th, 2014 7:00 pm by Matthew Lane

In its first full year of operations, the Kingsport Aquatic Center saw higher than projected attendance - more than 40 percent over original estimates, and posted strong economic impact numbers.

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Farmers brace for labor shortage under new immigration policy

Farmers brace for labor shortage under new immigration policy

December 28th, 2014 5:29 pm by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to block some 5 million people from deportation.

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