Kingsport Times News Friday, November 28, 2014
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Graduation rate tanks UT ranking

June 29th, 2010 4:28 am by Joan Garrett

If the University of Tennessee is going to climb the ladder to national prominence, the state's flagship school must overhaul a prevailing campus culture that gives students the go-ahead to take five or six years to graduate.And scaling down the state lot

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Kroger pulls weekly 'Rutherford Reader' over 'hate rhetoric'

June 29th, 2010 4:24 am by Janell Ross

Anthony Mijares is a retired international cargo expediter and the kind of man who worked so hard that he sometimes brought a sleeping bag to the office. So, the most political thing he has had time to do is vote. But in April, all that changed.Complain

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Alexander Inn historic? Yes. Haunted? Maybe not

June 28th, 2010 1:30 pm by Staff Report

OAK RIDGE - The spokesman for the first of three paranormal groups that has signed up to hunt for ghosts in the Alexander Inn said today it's "a neat place, but I can't say it's haunted."Clint Ferguson said he and six other members of the Tennessee divisi

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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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