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Kingsport YouTube personalities at forefront of latest social media trend

June 28th, 2010 1:26 pm by Allison Rupp

Kingsport's self-made YouTube stars Elle and Blair Fowler, seem to be headed for even higher heights.Elle and Blair have an agent, a publicist and a combined 700,000 subscribers to their two YouTube channels. Each video they release now receives at least

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Early-morning drug sweep nets 16 in Greeneville

June 28th, 2010 10:28 am by Staff Report

The Greeneville Sun is reporting that a roundup of street-level users and sellers of prescription pain medications that began at 6:30 a.m. today resulted in the arrest of 16 suspects, with nine persons still being sought, Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns

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Houston Air Force pilots fight a real war from a virtual cockpit

June 28th, 2010 9:31 am by Staff Report

According to the Houston Chronicle Jon Stiles Jon Stiles settled the couple's 1-year-old daughter into a highchair with an Eggo waffle and soy sausage while his wife dressed for work. Lately, Stiles had been working a swing shift, so he had time to read t

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Extension of Bush tax cuts could test GOP's deficit reduction resolve

June 28th, 2010 5:27 am by Staff Report

The Hill is reporting that after Senate Republicans used the increasing deficit as an excuse to shoot down Democratic attempts to extend unemployment benefits, Democrats are questioning if that commitment to fiscal discipline will continue when it comes t

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Employers turning their backs on older workers

June 28th, 2010 4:45 am by Staff Report

CNN Money is reporting that companies are starting to hire again, but many are turning their backs on older job seekers. Statistics from the Labor Department show the employment outlook is improving for most workers. The unemployment rate for those in the

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Americans grow weary of 9 years of war in Afghanistan

June 28th, 2010 4:41 am by Staff Report

According to a Christian Science Monitor report the nine-year conflict in Afghanistan had become "the forgotten war" for many Americans until recently.But the sacking of Gen. Stanley McChrystal as US commander puts Afghanistan - and especially how the fi

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Tennessee laws draw cockfighters

June 28th, 2010 4:30 am by Perla Trevizo

DUCKTOWN, Tenn. -- Tennessee's laws against cockfighting attracts business from surrounding states, according to an animal protection expert."(Cockfighting) is actually quite common in East Tennessee because you border Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia

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Tennessee education office left in limbo

June 27th, 2010 6:07 am by Kelli Gauthier

After winning $500 million for schools statewide, the Tennessee Department of Education got an unusual thanks: It will be shut down in one year unless lawmakers vote otherwise.But the news wasn't a surprise to state education officials, who say they're no

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State fines Eastman $32,000 for air pollution violations

June 27th, 2010 5:58 am by JEFF KEELING

Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation has fined Eastman Chemical Co. $32,000 for air pollution violations, including a vent that emitted many times the permitted amount of carbon monoxide.Representatives from both Eastman and TDEC, though

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