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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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Tennessee Supreme Court refuses to hear former priest's appeal

Tennessee Supreme Court refuses to hear former priest's appeal

June 24th, 2014 10:45 pm by Wes Bunch

William Casey, previously of Greeneville, is currently serving a 35-year sentence as a result of his 2011 conviction in Sullivan County Criminal Court on charges of first-degree sexual misconduct and two counts of aggravated rape.

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Sullivan school system's 2014-15 draft budget would require no property tax increase

Sullivan school system's 2014-15 draft budget would require no property tax increase

June 24th, 2014 10:25 pm by Rick Wagner

It also has no cost-of-living raises since Tennessee did not help fund them, but teachers and other employees due a salary step increase would receive those.

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Photo Gallery: K-Mets vs. Bluefield Game and Fan Photos

June 24th, 2014 9:06 pm by Ned Jilton

K-Mets in action vs. Bluefield at Hunter Wright Stadium. Photo by Ned Jilton II

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TCRA talks $4 million improvements with NE Tenn leaders

TCRA talks $4 million improvements with NE Tenn leaders

June 24th, 2014 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Tri-Cities Regional Airport officials sold a planned $4 million terminal frontage improvements plan Tuesday to the frontline people who sell Northeast Tennessee on a day-to-day basis.

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