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Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

May 20th, 2014 8:22 am by By David Zucchino, Cindy Carcamo and Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and sometimes manipulating wait lists to disguise long delays for primary and follow-up appointments, according to federal reports.

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Southwest Virginia coal company worker sentenced in plot  to defraud Eastman

Southwest Virginia coal company worker sentenced in plot to defraud Eastman

May 19th, 2014 11:32 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — A 48-year-old Wise, Va., man has been sentenced to one year in prison for lying to a federal grand jury in connection with a scheme of falsifying coal samples for Eastman Chemical Co.

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Woman threatens lawsuit over Bluff City auction

Woman threatens lawsuit over Bluff City auction

May 19th, 2014 11:25 pm by Nick Shepherd

Members of the Bluff City Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed their options regarding the old city hall building at a work session on Monday night. None of those options involved approving the sale to Sherry Grubbs.

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Contestant  with Model City  roots advances to 'American Idol' finals

Contestant with Model City roots advances to 'American Idol' finals

May 19th, 2014 11:19 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — An Asheville, N.C., man with family roots in the Model City could be the next American Idol.

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Warriors rally past Trojans for 5-4 win

Warriors rally past Trojans for 5-4 win

May 19th, 2014 11:18 pm by Greg Peters

Central baseball coach Brian Mills' team was coming off a five-day layoff, and he was worried. He didn't need to be. The Warriors came through with a 5-4 win over John Battle on Monday at Mack Shupe Field.

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Sullivan County commissioners  spar over residency rule

Sullivan County commissioners spar over residency rule

May 19th, 2014 10:48 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Michael Surgenor thinks Commissioner Mark Bowery has vacated his District 11 seat by starting a new home in District 6.

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Sullivan officials set to consider options  on 30 years of liquor taxes

Sullivan officials set to consider options on 30 years of liquor taxes

May 19th, 2014 10:25 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission will reconvene at 9 a.m. on May 29 to consider what to do regarding what could be more than 30 years worth of payments due in liquor-by-the-drink taxes.

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Kingsport police seeking information on fire at construction site

Kingsport police seeking information on fire at construction site

May 19th, 2014 9:37 pm by Wes Bunch

Kingsport police are seeking the public's help in forming possible leads in an arson-related fire at a local construction site.

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Updated with photos: Hawkins man with allegedly stolen pot crashes at school

Updated with photos: Hawkins man with allegedly stolen pot crashes at school

May 19th, 2014 9:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who allegedly admitted stealing several marijuana plants crashed his car Friday into a fence at Mooresburg Elementary School with approximately five pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car.

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Man allegedly passed out on drugs while completing job application

Man allegedly passed out on drugs while completing job application

May 19th, 2014 9:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Grainger County man's chances of being hired at a Hawkins County company were greatly diminished Friday when he allegedly passed out under the influence of drugs while filling out his job application.

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