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Former Grainger jail employee pleads guilty to sexual conduct with inmate

Former Grainger jail employee pleads guilty to sexual conduct with inmate

April 23rd, 2014 12:34 pm by Associated Press

Jessie Cummings, 24, was one of five former jail employees indicted by a Grainger County grand jury on various charges stemming from an investigation after three inmates escaped from the facility.

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Washington County traffic stop nets 500 Xanax

Washington County traffic stop nets 500 Xanax

April 23rd, 2014 12:29 pm by NET News Service

A man suspected of driving under the influence is now facing even more trouble after a bottle containing nearly 500 Xanax pills allegedly fell out of his pants leg during a traffic stop.

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21 car batteries stolen from Blountville towing lot

21 car batteries stolen from Blountville towing lot

April 23rd, 2014 11:37 am by Rain Smith

Police are seeking information on an individual who apparently cut through the fence at a Blountville towing company's storage lot, disabled the surveillance system, and stole batteries from 21 vehicles.

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Couponing 101: Lowe's

Couponing 101: Lowe's

April 23rd, 2014 8:39 am by Amanda Arnold-Drinnon

It seems as though there is ALWAYS something to do around the house. Home improvement can quickly become expensive, but there are some couponing tricks to help save.

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Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

April 23rd, 2014 8:07 am by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press

Officials across the U.S. have taken aim at sugary drinks with proposed bans and taxes. In Mexico, lawmakers approved a junk food tax and a tax on soft drinks last year as part of that government's campaign to fight obesity.

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Republican activists push party on gay marriage

Republican activists push party on gay marriage

April 23rd, 2014 7:57 am by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press

As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions.

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Henry formally inaugurated  as 8th chancellor of UVa-Wise

Henry formally inaugurated as 8th chancellor of UVa-Wise

April 23rd, 2014 12:35 am by Stephen Igo

The rector of The University of Virginia, George Keith Martin, dubbed Donna P. Henry "Henry the Eighth," a lighthearted yet official proclamation making it so.

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Kingsport man charged with burglary, aggravated  assault

Kingsport man charged with burglary, aggravated assault

April 23rd, 2014 12:24 am by Rain Smith

An altercation involving several Kingsport neighbors prompted multiple charges after a man allegedly armed himself with a steak knife and threatened to kill a woman, then kicked in her apartment door when she retreated inside.

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Three seek GOP nomination for Sullivan highway post

Three seek GOP nomination for Sullivan highway post

April 23rd, 2014 12:07 am by J. H. Osborne

The Times-News asked Jim Belgeri, Dwight King and Bobbie Manning to answer, in writing, six questions — limiting each answer to 200 words. These are their unedited responses.

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Outdoor classroom, park on site of Lee coal tipple to open Thursday

Outdoor classroom, park on site of Lee coal tipple to open Thursday

April 22nd, 2014 11:48 pm by Wes Bunch

The park is located at the former Rand Osborne Coal Tipple Yard, which is situated along Straight Creek in the Stone Creek Community between St. Charles and Pennington Gap.

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