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Meet Your Neighbor: First-time competitor brings home national championship

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Meet Your Neighbor: First-time competitor brings home national championship

August 2nd, 2015 10:05 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Grace Bowers wasn't a good listener when it came to one piece of advice and that was a good thing at the recent U.S. Youth National Arabian Championship Horse Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Good Samaritan Ministries helps prepare underprivileged children for start of school

Good Samaritan Ministries helps prepare underprivileged children for start of school

August 2nd, 2015 10:17 pm by Jessica Fuller

Towers of boxes stuffed with back-to-school supplies welcomed fans as they poured in Cardinal Park for Sunday night's game.

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Family headed to Zambia to aid school for orphans

Family headed to Zambia to aid school for orphans

August 2nd, 2015 10:14 pm by Dylan Chesser

Two area educators are planning to put their talents to work in Africa for a second time while working at a Zambian Christian day school that serves orphans and children from low-income backgrounds.

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Excitment and a healthy amount of anxiety precursor to "back to school" time

Excitment and a healthy amount of anxiety precursor to "back to school" time

August 2nd, 2015 10:11 pm by Tony Casey

A combination of anxiety and excitement come before every school year and this year will be no different, but the staff and administration of local schools are aware of the unease of students and their parents and do everything they can to transition them

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Dialog with Women Matter leads Johnson City police to start sexual assault task force

Dialog with Women Matter leads Johnson City police to start sexual assault task force

August 2nd, 2015 10:07 pm by Becky Campbell

When Johnson City resident Ruth Read approached Police Chief Mark Sirois about untested rape kits the department has stored, it created a dialog that led to the two initiating a sexual assault task force to explore better ways to provide services to victi

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SCSO: Piney Flats man threatens to blow up Boone Dam

SCSO: Piney Flats man threatens to blow up Boone Dam

August 2nd, 2015 9:40 pm by NET NEWS SERVICE

A Piney Flats man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to blow up Boone Dam if the Tennessee Valley Authority doesn't raise the water level.

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Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

August 2nd, 2015 9:36 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.

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Bedbugs plaguing residents in Kingsport public housing

Bedbugs plaguing residents in Kingsport public housing

August 2nd, 2015 3:59 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET NEWS SERVICE

Some of the public housing in Kingsport is infested with bedbugs and residents believe the Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority isn't doing enough to address the issue.

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After July 16, tragedy became politics

After July 16, tragedy became politics

August 2nd, 2015 3:55 pm by Joan Garrett McClane, Times Free Press staff

Even before the dead servicemen were buried, there was a cognitive rush for reason.

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Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

August 2nd, 2015 3:53 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday.

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Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

August 2nd, 2015 3:50 pm by JULIE PACE, Associated Press and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year.

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