Kingsport Times News Sunday, April 19, 2015
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UPDATE: Attorney general says Bible can't be official Tennessee book

UPDATE: Attorney general says Bible can't be official Tennessee book

April 13th, 2015 8:10 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Tennessee's attorney general says a bill seeking to make the Holy Bible the state's official book would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions.

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Principal reports on mission trip to Dominican Republic

Principal reports on mission trip to Dominican Republic

April 13th, 2015 7:24 pm by Rick Wagner

Group helped finish second floor of vocational school in small village of the Domincan Republic.

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Pinwheels on courthouse lawn represent a rescued child abuse victim

Pinwheels on courthouse lawn represent a rescued child abuse victim - VIDEO

April 13th, 2015 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Blue often represents the emotion of sadness, but on the front lawn of the Hawkins County Courthouse this month, blue represents hope for a better life for hundreds of abused children.

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Goodwill and Food City collaborate for Earth Day

Goodwill and Food City collaborate for Earth Day

April 13th, 2015 5:00 pm by Staff Report

For the third year, Goodwill Industries of Tenneva and local Food City stores have partnered once again for an Earth Day donation drive. Goodwill has linked protecting the environment to helping people find jobs and strengthen communities.

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Bristol cop killer seeks new trial

Bristol cop killer seeks new trial

April 13th, 2015 4:32 pm by Nick Shepherd

A man sentenced to death in the 2004 killing of a Bristol police officer is seeking a new trial claiming incompetent attorneys, a racist jury, misconduct by the prosecution, mental illness and the unconstitutionality of lethal injection.

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Man punches cop to teach son 'lesson' in police intimidation

Man punches cop to teach son 'lesson' in police intimidation

April 13th, 2015 3:34 pm by Rain Smith

Police were called to a disturbance in Kingsport, where a man claimed his father "had been drinking and was trying to argue." An officer reported that as he spoke with the complainant on the porch, the suspect "busted out the front door and attacked me."

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Guns-in-parks bill likely headed to conference committee

Guns-in-parks bill likely headed to conference committee

April 13th, 2015 2:33 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee lawmakers anticipate a special committee will be needed to work out differences in a proposal that would allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed in all of the state's parks.

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Parham, Clark outspend field in mayoral race

Parham, Clark outspend field in mayoral race

April 13th, 2015 2:19 pm by J. H. Osborne

As of March 31, the five candidates for mayor in Kingsport's upcoming city election had raised more than $73,000 in campaign contributions - and spent more than $47,000, according to public records on file with the Sullivan County Election Commission.

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Wrap It Up! Jackson food program expands to all city schools

Wrap It Up! Jackson food program expands to all city schools

April 13th, 2015 12:39 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Since starting at Jackson in September of 2014, the program has donated about 3,000 pounds of milk, juice, fresh fruit, vegetables, crackers and cheese to local nonprofit groups serving children.

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ETSU physics students explore the galaxy

ETSU physics students explore the galaxy

April 13th, 2015 11:00 am by Jennifer Hill, Community Contributor

Fourteen East Tennessee State University students recently attended a workshop on radio astronomy at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Brevard, N.C.

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