Kingsport Times News Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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TVA proposes to extend boat ramps, build temporary beach at Boone Lake

TVA proposes to extend boat ramps, build temporary beach at Boone Lake

June 16th, 2015 12:54 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A permit submitted this month asks for approval to extend boat ramps at Devault Bridge, Pickens Bridge and TVA-owned property off Minga Road in Sullivan County, and to build a temporary public beach at the latter site.

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Ramsey delivers $2.2M grant for new ag center in Sullivan

Ramsey delivers $2.2M grant for new ag center in Sullivan

June 16th, 2015 11:13 am by J. H. Osborne

The center is projected to open within a year off Spurgeon Lane along Highway 75, north of Tri-Cities Regional Airport. Supporters say will provide much-needed meeting space and also contribute to tourism and economic development efforts in the county.

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Federal appeals court asked to throw out TennCare case

Federal appeals court asked to throw out TennCare case

June 16th, 2015 10:15 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Tennessee is asking a federal appeals court to throw out a class-action lawsuit that claims the state left thousands of TennCare applicants in indefinite limbo, with their applications neither approved nor rejected.

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Hunt for killers who escaped from NY prison enters 11th day

Hunt for killers who escaped from NY prison enters 11th day

June 16th, 2015 10:15 am by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press

Search teams headed back into the northern New York woods Tuesday for an 11th day of trying to track down two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum-security prison using tools that authorities say were provided by a woman who worked there.

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Rachel Dolezal says she identifies as black

Rachel Dolezal says she identifies as black

June 16th, 2015 10:14 am by KILEY ARMSTRONG, Associated Press

The woman who resigned as head of a local NAACP branch after her parents said she was white said Tuesday that she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon

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Official: California balcony collapse kills 5 Irish students

Official: California balcony collapse kills 5 Irish students

June 16th, 2015 10:13 am by Associated Press

A fourth-floor balcony of a San Francisco Bay Area apartment building collapsed early Tuesday, killing five Irish students and leaving eight other people injured, officials said.

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First adoption at new animal shelter heading for Kingsport home

First adoption at new animal shelter heading for Kingsport home

June 16th, 2015 8:37 am by Tony Casey, NET News Service

Kingsport's Matt Peace snatched up Zara, a 6-month old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog from the brand new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter just in the nick of time Monday during the facility's soft opening.

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Battle heats up over controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Battle heats up over controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline

June 16th, 2015 7:52 am by By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

As the developer of a pipeline to bring fracked natural gas to North Carolina sues landowners for refusing to cooperate, a politically influential collection of opponents is trying to torpedo plans to route the project through Virginia properties.

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Good news for motorists, gas prices expected to decline through end of 2015

Good news for motorists, gas prices expected to decline through end of 2015

June 15th, 2015 3:07 pm by Holly Nelms

AAA says summer gas prices are the lowest they've been in five years, with motorists currently saving nearly $15 for a full tank of gas. Currently, the average price for gas in Tennessee is $2.58.

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Mayor: Not enough time to close N.C. beach between shark attacks

Mayor: Not enough time to close N.C. beach between shark attacks

June 15th, 2015 9:54 am by Associated Press

A 12-year-old girl was attacked just after 4 p.m. Sunday in Oak Island, and a 16-year-old boy was attacked less than two hours later about two miles away.

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