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Kingsport man sentenced for counterfeiting

Kingsport man sentenced for counterfeiting

November 14th, 2014 12:48 am by Matthew Lane

Ruben Suarez, 20, the third member of a five-person counterfeiting scheme in Kingsport, has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison. The other defendants were Shannon Hawkins, Tyler Monroe, Jordan Johnson, and Kayla White.

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Health care initiative encourages enrollment in federal ACA exchanges

Health care initiative encourages enrollment in federal ACA exchanges

November 14th, 2014 12:39 am by Hank Hayes

Representatives of both Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance noted both health care providers are offering enrollment assistance in the federal health insurance exchanges.

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Local Boy Scouts ask neighbors to fill bags for food drive

Local Boy Scouts ask neighbors to fill bags for food drive

November 14th, 2014 12:35 am by Staff report

Food collection bags were distributed to homes on Saturday, Nov. 8, along with instructions for residents to fill the bags with nonperishable food items. Boy Scouts will return bright and early Saturday morning (Nov. 15) to pick up the bags.

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Sullivan commissioners discuss televised meetings

Sullivan commissioners discuss televised meetings

November 13th, 2014 10:48 pm by J. H. Osborne

Commissioner Joe Herron first broached the topic, saying he'd like for all commissioners to think about finding a way, perhaps through a community partner, to have meetings recorded and made available for viewing later by members of the public.

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Former Massey CEO indicted in W.Va. mine blast that killed 29

Former Massey CEO indicted in W.Va. mine blast that killed 29

November 13th, 2014 10:07 pm by Associated Press

Don Blankenship is accused of conspiring to violate safety and health standards at Upper Big Branch Mine and became the highest-ranking executive to face charges in the blast.

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Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

November 13th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

The malware, called "Cryptowall," doesn't tamper with files on a computer, but keeps them locked until a ransom is paid.

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Johnson City man facing 50 counts of child rape

Johnson City man facing 50 counts of child rape

November 13th, 2014 9:17 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

Rex James Sidney Lane, 52, of Dyer Street, was arrested Thursday on 50 counts of rape of a child, 50 counts of incest and 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery.

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Education commissioner leaving for private sector

Education commissioner leaving for private sector

November 13th, 2014 9:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A letter signed by Republican lawmakers demanded Huffman's resignation, citing complaints from school administrators, teachers and students about his leadership style as his department implemented a series of changes.

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Deputies back to work in wake of crash injuries; DA still mum on BAC

Deputies back to work in wake of crash injuries; DA still mum on BAC

November 13th, 2014 7:30 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The THP has indicated alcohol was involved in the crash, but officials have neither placed charges related to that nor released the blood alcohol content.

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Sloan's Department Store had 'everything from cradle to grave'

Sloan's Department Store had 'everything from cradle to grave'

November 13th, 2014 6:00 pm by Vince Staten

Randy Greear emailed me: "Stamped underneath the bed frame is 'Sloan's Dept. Store, Gate City Va.' I'm 48 and I don't recall a store by that name in Gate City." He wondered if I knew about it. I do now!

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