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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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Community Scrapbook: Surgoinsville Elementary Campout

November 13th, 2014 4:55 pm by Cindy Childress, Community Contributor

Today's Community Scrapbook features photos from Surgoinsville Elementary School's Campout Cookout.

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SPEAK OUT: Should Kingsport have a second high school?

SPEAK OUT: Should Kingsport have a second high school?

November 13th, 2014 4:00 pm by Carmen Musick

Growth and annexation have prompted a lot of discussion over school facilities in the region. Some schools are underutilized, while others are crowded. But how big is too big?

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Pentagon says US troops' role in Iraq could expand

Pentagon says US troops' role in Iraq could expand

November 13th, 2014 3:40 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press; LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

The Pentagon warned Congress on Thursday that the long, drawn-out military campaign against Islamic State militants is just beginning and could expand to include modest numbers of U.S. forces fighting alongside Iraqi troops.

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