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Hawkins Commission approves 2015-16 budget with no tax increase

Hawkins Commission approves 2015-16 budget with no tax increase

August 25th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

With all the controversy that went with last year's 12 cent property tax increase, Hawkins County Commissioner enjoyed a much less stressful budget process this year, approving the 2015-16 budget Monday with no tax hike and minimal dissent.

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'Hoedown' at Surgoinsville barn to raise funds for child Christmas gifts

'Hoedown' at Surgoinsville barn to raise funds for child Christmas gifts

August 25th, 2015 5:30 pm by Norma Tremblay

The non-profit organization "Somebody Loves Me Inc." is hosting a Hoedown Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 2-10 pm at "The Barn" - located at 2991 Highway 11-W in Surgoinsville.

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Hawkins awards full $20K to newly relocated Mount Carmel Seniors Center

Hawkins awards full $20K to newly relocated Mount Carmel Seniors Center - VIDEO

August 25th, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mount Carmel vice mayor Paul Hale unsuccessfully made his case before the Hawkins County Commission Monday for a share of the $20,000 contribution that the county allocated in the 2015-16 budget to the Mount Carmel Senior Center Inc.

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Community Scrapbook: Adult Softball

August 25th, 2015 4:30 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Congratulations to the winners in the Kingsport Parks & Recreation adult league softball.

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KPD: Two sought in hit-and-run with McDonald's flagpole

KPD: Two sought in hit-and-run with McDonald's flagpole

August 25th, 2015 3:28 pm by Staff Report

Police are seeking the drivers of two pickups from a recent incident at a Kingsport McDonald's, where one allegedly demolished a flagpole and then got stuck, prompting the other to pull him off the curbing so he could flee the scene.

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Principals, superintendent say $5,800 retreat in Gatlinburg well worth it

Principals, superintendent say $5,800 retreat in Gatlinburg well worth it

August 25th, 2015 1:00 pm by Rick Wagner

All of Kingsport City Schools principals and selected Administrative Support Center officials attended the more than two-and-a-half-day retreat.

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Carter Railroad Museum's Heritage Day features "Small Trains"

Carter Railroad Museum's Heritage Day features "Small Trains"

August 25th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

The small and medium-sized operations coupled the entire rail system to the nation's farthest reaches. Many featured a "mixed train" or a smaller scheduled train that combined freight and passenger service in a single unit.

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Sheriff: Police intervention hopefully ends suspected stalking

Sheriff: Police intervention hopefully ends suspected stalking

August 25th, 2015 12:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

"After you've been told no again and again, and then you start leaving gifts, texts, voice mail and following a person - that's crossing the line." -- Sheriff Ronnie Lawson

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Knife-wielding man Tasered in car dealership

Knife-wielding man Tasered in car dealership

August 25th, 2015 10:58 am by Rain Smith

Dispatch was alerted to a man in a Kingsport car dealership "threatening the employees with a knife." Upon police arrival, a distressed sales employee motioned that the suspect was behind him, with the man then ordered to remove his hands from his pockets

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Second traffic signal coming to Highway 394 interchange at Blountville Historic District

Second traffic signal coming to Highway 394 interchange at Blountville Historic District

August 25th, 2015 9:21 am by J. H. Osborne

The Tennessee Department of Transportation wants to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 394 and the exit ramp for southbound traffic from Interstate 81 at Exit 69.

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