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The long Rob-Con: Comic, sci-fi convention celebrates 29th year - VIDEO

August 2nd, 2014 11:32 pm by Max Hrenda

For the 29th time, sci-fi enthusiasts in the Tri-Cities swarmed to Rob-Con, the region's pre-eminent science fiction and comic book convention.

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Controversial nitrogen plant gets TDOT right-of-way approval

Controversial nitrogen plant gets TDOT right-of-way approval

August 2nd, 2014 6:32 pm by Hugh G. Willett, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has approved a right of way for a controversial pipeline that would transport water to and from the Nolichucky River for use by an industrial chemical plant.

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Obama has room to maneuver on immigration changes

Obama has room to maneuver on immigration changes

August 2nd, 2014 8:22 am by The Associate Press

What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.

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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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