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SCSO: Body found in woods in Bluff City area

An unidentified body was discovered Tuesday in a wooded section of Bluff City, Tennessee, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Read more

Nation

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Monument honoring abolition of slavery unveiled in Richmond two weeks after Robert E. Lee statue was removed

A monument honoring the abolition of slavery was dedicated in Richmond, Virginia, just two miles from where a hulking statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once prominently stood. Read more

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US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland wracked by civil strife and natural disaster, U.S. officials said Thursday. Read more

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US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily. Read more

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PREP ROUNDUP: Curtin assists as Vikings sweep Falcons

Madison Curtin celebrated her 1,000th assist with 14 more in leading Tennessee High past Abingdon on Wednesday night. Montana Sutherland (Castlewood), Leci Sensabaugh (Eastside) and Autumn Miller (Honaker) led their teams to volleyball wins. Sullivan East fell at Daniel Boone.  Read more

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PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Bristol Cross to fill Steele Creek Park with runners for 30th straight year

Steele Creek Park will be a busy place on Saturday. The Bristol Cross returns for its 30th year, and it could be the biggest one yet.  Read more

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Heath Miller on Hall of Fame candidates list

Honaker graduate Heath Miller is one of 122 candidates on the initial list for the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame. Miller had a stellar 11-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers...King and UVA-Wise each won volleyball matches, while Emory & Henry took a loss in volleyball and in women's soccer.  Read more

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Guest View: Wampler: Area coalfields can find new life

Economic diversification is a trendy term bandied about in reports, public comments and on Zoom calls. But not only are economic diversification efforts already underway in the coalfields, those efforts have a demonstrated track record of success across Southwest Virginia. Read more

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Williams: John Shelby Spong's bold stances helped lay the groundwork for Richmond today

The Right Rev. John Shelby Spong had a vision of Richmond and America that the times are still catching up to five decades later. Read more

Their View: Has redistricting commission overcome its shaky start?

Virginia’s new redistricting commission launched this year to a slow and shaky start. However, sometimes initial misfortune can turn out to be a blessing. Read more

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On this Father's Day, play these songs for your dad

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Bristol Herald Courier - Best of Bristol 2021

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Toys of Christmas Past: The toys and tech that defined each decade

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Watch Now: Thanksgiving food myths debunked

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