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TDOT plans safety audit on section of Fort Henry Drive

TDOT plans safety audit on section of Fort Henry Drive

April 26th, 2014 9:50 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Department of Transportation plans to conduct a road safety audit on a stretch of Fort Henry Drive where four deadly accidents have taken place in the last seven months.

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Sullivan County budget requests contain no surprises

Sullivan County budget requests contain no surprises

April 26th, 2014 9:46 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission appears poised to begin public discussions about the county's budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Mount Carmel BMA approves the higher of two heat pump bids

Mount Carmel BMA approves the higher of two heat pump bids

April 26th, 2014 8:22 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 5-1 Tuesday to accept the high bid for a heat pump, despite the fact that the low bidder was offering the same unit and an identical warranty.

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Rising ninth-graders' parents  who wanted students in STEM program scrambling for options

Rising ninth-graders' parents who wanted students in STEM program scrambling for options

April 26th, 2014 8:16 pm by Rick Wagner

In the Sullivan County school board's plan to move Innovation Academy into Holston Middle School, students in grades 6-8 next school year still have a chance at attending the STEM platform school in its third year of operation.

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Education commissioner stays neutral on STEM school move

Education commissioner stays neutral on STEM school move

April 26th, 2014 8:06 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Tennessee Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman lauded Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee after spending nearly two hours at the grades 6-8 program Friday.

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Kingsport Aquatic Center adding parking

Kingsport Aquatic Center adding parking

April 26th, 2014 8:02 pm by Matthew Lane

For the second time in less than a year, the Kingsport Aquatic Center is expanding its parking lot in an attempt to meet demand and get ahead of the crowds.

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No clear starting QB following Hokies' spring game

No clear starting QB following Hokies' spring game

April 26th, 2014 7:45 pm by Associated Press

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer insists that the Hokies' offense will be better than it was a year ago. He's just not sure who the quarterback leading that unit next fall will be.

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Southwest Virginia woman dies after car goes into median on Interstate 26

Southwest Virginia woman dies after car goes into median on Interstate 26

April 26th, 2014 5:17 pm by NET News Service

A woman from Southwest Virginia died from injuries suffered in a crash on Interstate 26 early Saturday morning.

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Wellmont seeks donors to fund relocation of NICU

Wellmont seeks donors to fund relocation of NICU

April 26th, 2014 5:08 pm by Hank Hayes

The Wellmont Foundation of the Wellmont Health System is looking for a $1 million donor and other contributors to help with a $2.5 million "Next Generation" fund-raising effort to relocate the neonatal intensive care unit.

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Discrimination potential seen in use of 'big data'

Discrimination potential seen in use of 'big data'

April 26th, 2014 3:07 pm by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment.

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