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Shoplifter snags 70 items en route to felony

Shoplifter snags 70 items en route to felony

January 13th, 2015 12:51 pm by Rain Smith

Walmart security personnel called police to the store on Fort Henry Drive, where a woman had loaded a buggy with $1,100 worth of DVDs, cough syrup, red bull, duct tape and men's thermal underwear.

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U.S. job openings jump to 14-year high in a sign of strong hiring

U.S. job openings jump to 14-year high in a sign of strong hiring

January 13th, 2015 12:41 pm by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

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Prospect of Chinese cars in U.S. still remain years away

Prospect of Chinese cars in U.S. still remain years away

January 13th, 2015 11:52 am by DAVID RUNK, Associated Press

Chinese manufacturers have announced plans over the past decade to export to the U.S. only to postpone them when faced with passing U.S. safety and emissions tests and building a dealer network.

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Getting ahead of the curve: VDOT hearing on Wadlow Gap improvements set for today

Getting ahead of the curve: VDOT hearing on Wadlow Gap improvements set for today

January 13th, 2015 10:43 am by Marci Gore

Route 224 carries traffic from the Scott County area of Virginia to the Sullivan County/Kingsport area of Tennessee. VDOT estimates more than 8,000 vehicles per day use this route.

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Police blew door off JC hotel room to reach murder suspect

Police blew door off JC hotel room to reach murder suspect

January 13th, 2015 9:45 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

Johnson City police used explosives to blow a hotel room open just before a man suspected of killing a Kingsport teenager and wounding the teen's sister killed himself over the weekend.

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Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to state

Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to state

January 13th, 2015 8:24 am by Associated Press

A University of Tennessee economic study commissioned by advocates for expanding Medicaid says Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee could create 15,000 jobs and bring $1.14 billion in new spending to the state.

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'Crushing' — AFJROTC instructor calls shooting victim a leader

'Crushing' — AFJROTC instructor calls shooting victim a leader

January 13th, 2015 8:06 am by Rick Wagner

Already accepted into a delayed entry program of the U.S. Marine Corps and set to graduate from South in the spring, 18-year-old Dylan Wayne Ferguson seemed to have everything going to him.

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A revolutionary new treatment in a dangerous flu season

A revolutionary new treatment in a dangerous flu season

January 13th, 2015 7:59 am by By Melissa Dribben, The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)

The annual scourge known as the flu is always a serious health threat, and this season's version is particularly nasty. The winter's reigning strain — H3N2 — has been mutating since last spring, making the vaccine less effective than hoped.

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Clean books: Kingsport gets good report from audit

Clean books: Kingsport gets good report from audit

January 12th, 2015 9:30 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport wrapped up its 2014 fiscal year with steady growth in property and sales tax collections, a slight increase in its rainy day fund while total debt ticked up 6 percent, from $209 million to $222 million.

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Changes afoot: Organizational chart for county school system revealed

Changes afoot: Organizational chart for county school system revealed

January 12th, 2015 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

With a second Sullivan County school system central office employee gone this school year, Director of Schools Jubal Yennie has announced more changes in Blountville, including a new position.

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