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Markups on cigarettes, wine, milk decried as hidden tax hike

Markups on cigarettes, wine, milk decried as hidden tax hike

June 4th, 2015 6:30 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

"Product prices should be set based on what consumers are willing to pay and what retailers are willing to charge. Government has no business taking more money from consumers by force of law and handing it over to retailers," he said

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Ethics complaints filed over alleged Hawkins Sunshine Law violations

Ethics complaints filed over alleged Hawkins Sunshine Law violations

June 4th, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Ethics complaints have been filed in the Hawkins County Mayor's office against three county commissioners who allegedly met for breakfast prior to the April 27 commission meeting and discussed an ambulance issue

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Teen allegedly sinks stolen Cadillac in river after finding keys inside

Teen allegedly sinks stolen Cadillac in river after finding keys inside

June 4th, 2015 2:34 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police say it was a crime of opportunity for a Church Hill teen earlier this week who allegedly found the keys inside a Cadillac Escalade, and drove the vehicle off a boat ramp into the Holston River.

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Appalachia gripped by hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV

Appalachia gripped by hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV

June 4th, 2015 10:01 am by CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press

In a study last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that hepatitis C cases across four Appalachian states - Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia - more than tripled between 2006 and 2012.

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Former Memphis officer charged with murder of wife

Former Memphis officer charged with murder of wife

June 4th, 2015 10:00 am by Associated Press

The Shelby County district attorney's office says 34-year-old Jaselyn Grant was off-duty when she killed 29-year-old Keara Crowder during a domestic argument on Nov. 19 in their Shelby County home.

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Warriors Path kicks off 'Summer in the Park'

Warriors Path kicks off 'Summer in the Park'

June 4th, 2015 10:00 am by Collin Brooks

Warriors Path State Park offers multiple programs during its Summer in the Park series and they're meant for families to enjoy together.

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City should head off garish lighting in business district

City should head off garish lighting in business district

June 4th, 2015 9:44 am by Editorial Board

Some may think the city has better things to worry about, but so-called "visual clutter" is becoming a problem in some downtowns where it has taken hold, and it's always better to prevent an issue than resolve one.

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Rogersville woman killed in early morning apartment fire

Rogersville woman killed in early morning apartment fire

June 4th, 2015 8:29 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins woman died in a fire that occurred early Thursday morning in an apartment behind the "Discount Vapors" store on Highway 11-W in Rogersville.

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TDOT marks state's first priority road with commemorative sign

TDOT marks state's first priority road with commemorative sign

June 4th, 2015 8:00 am by Hank Hayes

What TDOT Commissioner John Schroer did not mention during the Allandale stop was the highway's dangerous history in Northeast Tennessee, which led it to be called "Bloody 11W."

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School request pushes Sullivan tax increase estimate to 30 cents

School request pushes Sullivan tax increase estimate to 30 cents

June 3rd, 2015 11:31 pm by J. H. Osborne

Reaction of the Budget Committee to that figure, which would raise the county property tax rate to $2.60 (per $100 of assessed value), was subdued. The county's current tax rate is $2.3054.

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