Kingsport Times News Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

October 15th, 2014 8:08 am by J. H. Osborne

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey noted that the state's gasoline tax has not been increased since the late 1980s, and said funding concerns for TDOT have left the state's approach to roads as one primarily of maintenance, not improvement.

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Tennessee man charged with raping Holly Bobo

Tennessee man charged with raping Holly Bobo

October 14th, 2014 3:21 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say the brother of a man charged with kidnapping and killing a Tennessee woman has been charged with raping her.

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Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

October 14th, 2014 9:48 am by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

The vast system, which claimed two lives Monday after spinning off tornadoes in Arkansas and Missouri, sent heavy thunderstorms across much of Georgia.

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Tenn. voters to decide on veterans gaming measure

Tenn. voters to decide on veterans gaming measure

October 14th, 2014 9:39 am by Associated Press

State law limits nonprofit gaming activities to raffles, reverse raffles, cakewalks and cakewheels. It does not authorize bingo, which was responsible for one of the darkest and bloodiest phases in Tennessee's political history.

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US indexes slide; airlines, energy stocks drop

US indexes slide; airlines, energy stocks drop

October 13th, 2014 5:38 pm by Associated Press

The stock market couldn't shake off a case of the jitters from last week and closed sharply lower again on Monday. Many investors remain concerned that economic growth in Europe and Asia could be slowing.

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Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

Poll: Many insured struggle with medical bills

October 13th, 2014 11:29 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JENNIFER AGIESTA, Associated Press

Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. adults say they don't have much confidence in their ability to pay for a major, unexpected medical expense.

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Lawsuit filed over Tenn. child's surname

Lawsuit filed over Tenn. child's surname

October 13th, 2014 8:13 am by Associated Press

The Tennessean reports Brentwood parents Carl Abramson and Kimberly Sarubbi kept their own last names after getting married and decided their child should have a combination of their names: Sabr.

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Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

October 13th, 2014 12:41 am by Associated Press

Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more accepting of gay members.

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Health worker second in U.S. to test positive for Ebola

Health worker second in U.S. to test positive for Ebola

October 12th, 2014 12:27 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said Sunday.

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Study shows growth in Tennessee tourism

Study shows growth in Tennessee tourism

October 11th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee needs to continue supporting taxpayer advertising and marketing campaigns to continue the momentum in the state's growing tourism industry, Gov. Bill Haslam and other officials said

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