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Johnson City men charged in national Ponzi scheme

Johnson City men charged in national Ponzi scheme

June 25th, 2014 2:51 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

An intricate Ponzi scheme that involved three men from Johnson City and a fake coal-mining business located here bilked $15 million from 160 investors all over the country, according to federal court documents.

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GOP warns McAuliffe of unilateral Medicaid expansion

GOP warns McAuliffe of unilateral Medicaid expansion

June 25th, 2014 2:05 pm by Stephen Igo

Republican officials in Virginia on Wednesday warned Gov. Terry McAuliffe to abandon attempts to take unilateral action to expand Medicaid.

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Photos: Kingsport City Schools holds KCS Summer STREAM Camp

June 25th, 2014 1:40 pm by David Grace

STREAM stands for science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math. It uses project-based learning in chemistry, digital media, engineering, the environment and the arts.

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Justices: 'Get a warrant' to search cellphones

Justices: 'Get a warrant' to search cellphones

June 25th, 2014 12:17 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The message to police about what they should do before rummaging through a cellphone's contents following an arrest is simple. "Get a warrant," Roberts said.

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'She picked drugs over me': Sheriff impressed by fifth grader's candid essay about his mother's addictions

'She picked drugs over me': Sheriff impressed by fifth grader's candid essay about his mother's addictions

June 25th, 2014 8:30 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County fifth grader wrote in an essay last month he is angry that his mother chose drugs over him, but thanks to a class offered by the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, the boys says he won't follow in her footsteps.

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Northeast State, Bell team up for aviation jobs

Northeast State, Bell team up for aviation jobs

June 25th, 2014 7:15 am by Hank Hayes

Core classes in the collaboration — which is part of a greater aviation jobs initiative in the region — will begin this fall on Northeast State's Blountville campus with specific aviation courses to be offered in spring 2015.

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'Rocky Top' publisher seeks to stop town's name change

'Rocky Top' publisher seeks to stop town's name change

June 25th, 2014 6:51 am by Associated Press

The publisher of the bluegrass standard "Rocky Top" is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a request to stop the East Tennessee town of Lake City from trying to cash in on the song's fame.

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Conflict of interest: Complaint alleges probation office gave illegal gifts to judge, court clerk candidate

Conflict of interest: Complaint alleges probation office gave illegal gifts to judge, court clerk candidate

June 25th, 2014 6:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Contributions were given prior to the May 6 primary to Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross and clerk of courts-elect Randy Collier by Rogersville businessman Danny Henry — who at the time co-owned Alternative Correction Services LLC (ACS).

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Jonesborough distillery poised to open this fall

Jonesborough distillery poised to open this fall

June 25th, 2014 12:19 am by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

Stephen Callahan, the distillery's principal owner, said workers will begin installing sidewalks and flowerbeds outside the Fox Street building in mid-July, about the time the tanks and equipment arrive for the moonshine and apple brandy production.

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New owner wants old Cedar Grove site to be rezoned

New owner wants old Cedar Grove site to be rezoned

June 25th, 2014 12:03 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission is being asked to consider a zoning request for a former county elementary school near Kingsport to allow the property to become a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.

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