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Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier

August 2nd, 2014 8:18 am by The Associated Press

Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war.

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District 7 debate facing drought of details

District 7 debate facing drought of details

August 1st, 2014 10:12 pm by Gary B. Gray

Underdog House District 7 candidate Todd Franklin on Friday worked the phone lines in a frenzy to tie together an 11th-hour debate between himself, incumbent state Rep. Matthew Hill and challenger Phil Carriger just days before the Aug. 7 state primary.

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Shoppers out in force for Sales Tax Holiday

Shoppers out in force for Sales Tax Holiday

August 1st, 2014 9:48 pm by Max Hrenda

Although it didn't have a turnout like one would see on Black Friday, local retailers said shoppers were lined up outside their doors in anticipation of what might be the state's second-most coveted shopping event of the year.

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Born country: Bristol becomes home to country birthplace museum - VIDEO

Born country: Bristol becomes home to country birthplace museum - VIDEO

August 1st, 2014 9:42 pm by Tony Casey

The people at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum are personally seeing to it that the circle will remain unbroken.

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Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

Carter school board deflects middle school criticism

August 1st, 2014 9:23 pm by John Thompson

Carter County School Board Chairman Ron McAmis, board members Craig Davis and Rusty Barnett and Director of Schools Kevin Ward responded Friday to comments made in Thursday's County Commission meeting, saying the plans to build a new middle school in Ston

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SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

SCSO searching for Kingsport man after meth bust at his grandmother's home

August 1st, 2014 9:16 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

A Sullivan County man is facing felony drug charges after a methamphetamine lab, which he allegedly was operating out of his grandmother's home, was found.

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Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

Wash. Co. estimates tornado damage at more than $1.2M

August 1st, 2014 5:08 pm by Staff Report

State and county offices estimate that the resultant damage from an EF-1 tornado that touched down in Washington County last weekend totals more than $1.2 million.

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2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

August 1st, 2014 4:09 pm by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press

It was not clear whether they were speaking on their own initiative, or if their comments were coerced. The TV crew was permitted to ask them questions.

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WHO says Ebola moving faster than control efforts

WHO says Ebola moving faster than control efforts

August 1st, 2014 2:13 pm by BOUBACAR DIALLO and KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press

Two American health workers in Liberia have been infected. Plans are underway to bring them back to the U.S.

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TVA to pay Kingston coal ash spill victims $27.8M

TVA to pay Kingston coal ash spill victims $27.8M

August 1st, 2014 12:12 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The 2008 spill happened when a containment dike burst at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant, releasing more than 5 million cubic yards of ash from a storage pond.

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