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Hawkins audit cites BOE no-bid purchases of school washers

Hawkins audit cites BOE no-bid purchases of school washers

May 6th, 2015 7:45 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County's one negative audit finding pertains to the purchase last year of two industrial washing machines, which individually didn't surpass the $10,000 threshold which requires competitive bidding, but combined totaled $19,710.

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Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case

Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case

May 6th, 2015 7:20 am by JULIET LINDERMAN and DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press

One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon.

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Court lets Washington County join liquor tax suit

Court lets Washington County join liquor tax suit

May 6th, 2015 12:07 am by J. H. Osborne

Counties statewide began to question and challenge the long-held practice of cities not sharing liquor-by-the-drink tax revenues after Hamilton County complained about the city of Chattanooga not sharing.

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Sullivan Street project gets underway next month

Sullivan Street project gets underway next month

May 5th, 2015 11:54 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport plans to widen and improve Sullivan Street from just before Church Circle to Clinchfield Street, converting the roadway over to concrete and adding a mobility path on the north side of the road.

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Rebels overthrow Patriots to earn rematch with Blue Devils

Rebels overthrow Patriots to earn rematch with Blue Devils

May 5th, 2015 10:55 pm by George Thwaites

Sullivan South's baseball team collected a 7-2 win over Sullivan East at J. Fred Johnson Stadium, clinching a Region 1-AA berth and setting up a championship rematch with Unicoi County.

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D-B band receives second Sudler award, this one for marching

D-B band receives second Sudler award, this one for marching

May 5th, 2015 9:30 pm by Rick Wagner

The award falls on the heels of the band's best-ever finish in marching band, coming in second in the country in Class AAA, as well as its recent featured performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

May 5th, 2015 7:30 pm by Associated Press

The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack. The statement marked the first time that IS, which frequently calls for attacks against the West, had asserted responsibility for one in the United States.

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Hawkins humane society rescues 'mating' dogs from feces-filled cages

Hawkins humane society rescues 'mating' dogs from feces-filled cages - VIDEO

May 5th, 2015 7:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Humane Society rescued 10 dogs from a Bulls Gap residence Tuesday morning, most of which had been kept in pairs in filthy, feces filled cages for the purpose of mating.

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Woman who made false 911 stabbing call admits to using meth

Woman who made false 911 stabbing call admits to using meth

May 5th, 2015 5:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill woman who allegedly made a false stabbing report to Hawkins County 911 Monday morning was charged with misuse of 911, public intoxication, and other charges.

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Aetna curtails coverage of surgical tool tied to cancer risk

Aetna curtails coverage of surgical tool tied to cancer risk

May 5th, 2015 5:30 pm by Associated Press

The nation's third-largest health insurer is ending most coverage of hysterectomies performed with a once-popular device that has drawn warnings from federal regulators over a risk for spreading cancer.

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