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Columns Heritage Yesteryear
London-Kirkpatrick Hardware knew how to make Christmas merrier for downtown shoppers in 1914

London-Kirkpatrick Hardware knew how to make Christmas merrier for downtown shoppers in 1914

December 16th, 2014 4:41 pm by Staff Report

In the 1950s, many of us faithfully went to see western movies at the Liberty Theatre, at 221 E. Main Street. The building on the west (Fountain Square) side at 219 East Main was the Darling Shop, a ladies clothing store. If we were to turn the clock back

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News Regional & National
Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings is found dead

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings is found dead

December 16th, 2014 4:01 pm by SEAN CARLIN and MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press

An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead in the woods near his suburban Philadelphia home Tuesday after a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed schools and left people on edge.

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Entertainment
Yeah, oh yeah! Joan Jett among new acts elected to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Yeah, oh yeah! Joan Jett among new acts elected to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 16th, 2014 2:27 pm by Associated Press

Also in: Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Ringo Starr and Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

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News Regional & National
Tenn. AG asks high court to let same-sex marriage ruling stand

Tenn. AG asks high court to let same-sex marriage ruling stand

December 16th, 2014 2:24 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let a ruling stand that upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Crime
2 Boone, N.C., teens charged with Johnson City shoplifting

2 Boone, N.C., teens charged with Johnson City shoplifting

December 16th, 2014 2:04 pm by Staff Report

Police said the pair took 19 cosmetics items with a total of $597 from JCPenney.

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Community Local Entertainment
Barter's Christmas season in full swing

Barter's Christmas season in full swing

December 16th, 2014 2:01 pm by Contributed

Barter Theatre is producing three different holiday shows for families and loved ones to enjoy together this Christmas season. Barter Christmas shows are always one of the most popular times of the year, and are said to get everyone into the holiday spiri

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News Local News Business & Technology
Computer outage at MSHA leaves staff off network

Computer outage at MSHA leaves staff off network

December 16th, 2014 1:47 pm by Nathan Baker

Medical personnel at all Mountain States Health Alliance facilities are relying on alternative methods, including pen and paper in some cases, to conduct business after an unplanned outage took computer systems offline.

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Regional & National
Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

December 16th, 2014 1:05 pm by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

A sweeping Vatican investigation of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States that began five years ago over fears they had become too feminist and secular ended up mostly praising the sisters Tuesday - a major shift in tone and approach under the social j

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News Regional & National
Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant evacuated after spill

Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant evacuated after spill

December 16th, 2014 12:42 pm by Frank Munger, Knoxville News Sentinel

Federal spokesman Steven Wyatt confirmed that a chemical spill occurred Tuesday inside a building at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.

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Columns Community Voices
Spread your Christmas cheer close to home

Spread your Christmas cheer close to home

December 16th, 2014 12:14 pm by Bonnie Simmerman, Community Voices Columnist

"I would rather be asked out right for a donation than have someone use a ploy to get me to give" - Bonnie Simmerman.

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