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Fight over gay character in movie lands Hawkins stepfather in jail

Fight over gay character in movie lands Hawkins stepfather in jail

January 6th, 2015 3:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

The suspect reportedly confronted his stepson for watching a movie that contained a homosexual character, then was arrested after the ensuing argument escalated into violence.

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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio headed to Hall of Fame

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio headed to Hall of Fame

January 6th, 2015 2:45 pm by RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year.

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It's time to make cockfighting a felony in Tennessee

It's time to make cockfighting a felony in Tennessee

January 6th, 2015 2:20 pm by Editorial Board

If society wishes to prevent a behavior, the punishment for engaging in it needs to be sufficient. And cockfighting, like dogfighting, is a cruel, disgusting activity engaged in by people who are in need of serious counseling, to say the least.

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Scott deputies equipped with body cameras

Scott deputies equipped with body cameras

January 6th, 2015 2:00 pm by Marci Gore

GATE CITY — In an effort to protect deputies and the public they serve, all of the Scott County Sheriff's Office's road officers and school resource officers are equipped with body cameras, Sheriff John Puckett said.

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KPD awaits medical records in fatal I-81 crash

KPD awaits medical records in fatal I-81 crash

January 6th, 2015 1:01 pm by Rain Smith

Investigation continues into a weekend crash that killed two people on Interstate 81 in Kingsport, with police saying circumstances of the fiery wreck have temporarily delayed the victims from being publicly identified.

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Who owns the heat? Va. AG answers Wise official's query

Who owns the heat? Va. AG answers Wise official's query

January 6th, 2015 11:39 am by Stephen Igo

WISE — Virginia surface property owners hold ownership of geothermal resources, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring asserts in an opinion sought by Wise County Clerk of Courts Clerk J. Jack Kennedy.

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Update: SCSO deputy shares credit in rescue from burning home

Update: SCSO deputy shares credit in rescue from burning home

January 6th, 2015 9:34 am by Rain Smith

An elderly Bluff City man sustained only minor injuries after being trapped on the roof of his burning home, thanks to a deputy who guided him off by flashlight and then — with the assistance of witnesses — broke his fall to safety.

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ALDI reveals opening dates for Kingsport, JC stores

ALDI reveals opening dates for Kingsport, JC stores

January 6th, 2015 8:26 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Company officials and employees will be on-hand to distribute gift certificates to the first 100 customers and will take names for a sweepstakes that could provide the winner with a year's supply of produce.

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Snow expected for much of U.S., then bitter cold

Snow expected for much of U.S., then bitter cold

January 6th, 2015 8:08 am by Associated Press

A winter weather system expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places has begun its trek east, with a separate blast of arctic air right on its heels.

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Let's Talk! to provide conduit for comments and questions about Sullivan County schools

Let's Talk! to provide conduit for comments and questions about Sullivan County schools

January 6th, 2015 8:00 am by Rick Wagner

Communications platform to go live Friday, Jan. 9, at Sullivan school system website,

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