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Katie Ledecky shares what she ate as her celebratory meal after winning gold

Olympic gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky sits down with CNN's Coy Wire to discuss the two gold and two silver medals she won for Team USA a… Read more

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Pelosi's spokesperson swiftly responds to McCarthy's joke

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked at an event that it "will be hard not to hit" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker's gave… Read more

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See the woman Guinness World Records says has the biggest mouth

Samantha Ramsdell has captured a huge audience on TikTok for her larger-than-life mouth which now holds a Guinness World Record. Read more

Sports

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While COVID-19 still looms, Packers players enjoying ‘seeing people’s smiles again’

“It feels good to have the boys back together,” tight end Robert Tonyan said. “Even just chilling in the locker room or in the cafeteria, I just think everyone's just glad to kind of just be back to normal and have football again." Read more

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4-star TE Keyan Burnett commits to Arizona Wildcats, joins Servite teammate Noah Fifita

Keyan Burnett is the highest-rated tight end to join Arizona since Gronk.  Read more

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Steven M. Sipple: Ahman feels tug to coach football; Adrian's weekend dash; Betts on rise?

All-time Nebraska great Ahman Green, who retired from the NFL in 2009, coaches e-Sports at Lakeland University. But he feels a tug to coach football, and would come home to do it, he says. Read more

Business

Correct tax return mistakes before the IRS discovers them

Correcting tax returns before the IRS discovers the errors can save you a substantial amount of money in penalties. Accuracy-related penalt… Read more

June pending sales up from last year, down from May

Homeowners accepted fewer offers for single-family and condo sales in June than they did in May. It's the first time since February pending… Read more

Curb Appeal Is Important Even In A Hyper-Sellers' Market

Although we're still solidly in a sellers' market – and it looks like things are going to stay that way for a while - some things are as im… Read more

Opinion

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Blueberries, a Forest Treat

Sweet tasting blueberries are a popular food for animals and humans in mid to late summer. Blueberry jam or fresh blueberries on top of som… Read more

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J.P. Doodles

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When The World Dances Around You, Dance With It

According to Bob Wiley, “There are two types of people in this world: Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don’t.” Read more

Obituaries

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Jeffrey Ray Norris

Jeffrey Ray Norris, age 62, went peacefully on July 15, 2021. He was an avid mechanic for the majority of his life. Jeffrey loved racing di… Read more

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Annie Eller Johnson

ROGERSVILLE — Annie Eller Johnson, age 68 of Rogersville, has left behind her Earthly family for her Heavenly family on Tuesday, July 27, 2… Read more

Linda Jennings

ROGERSVILLE — Linda Jennings-age 62 of Rogersville passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at Signature Healthcare. Arrangements by Cooke-Campbel… Read more

Arts & Entertainment

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Yeehaw! Hazzard County coming to Greene!

It’s coming up in October at the Greene County Fairgrounds, and it’ll be worth straightening a few curves and flattening a few hills to get… Read more

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Symphony of the Mountains announces 75th anniversary season

75 years ago, a group of local musicians got together and founded the Kingsport Symphony. Now a fully professional and regional orchestra, Symphony of the Mountains is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary with a wonderfully varied slate of concerts. Read more

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Black History Month: TV's First Interracial Kiss, Launched A Lifelong Career In Activism

On Nov. 22, 1968, an episode of “Star Trek” titled “Plato’s Stepchildren” broadcast the first interracial kiss on American television.

The episode’s plot is bizarre: Aliens who worship the Greek philosopher Plato use telekinetic powers to force the Enterprise crew to sing, dance and kiss. At one point, the aliens compel Lieutenant Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) and Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to embrace. Each character tries to resist, but eventually Kirk tilts Uhura back and the two kiss as the aliens lasciviously look on.

The smooch is not a romantic one. But in 1968 to show a black woman kissing a white man was a daring move. Read more

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