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Union officials blame escape attempt at Lee federal prison on staffing shortage

Union officials blame escape attempt at Lee federal prison on staffing shortage

June 9th, 2014 11:02 pm by Wes Bunch

PENNINGTON GAP — The labor union representing employees at the United State Penitentiary-Lee County is blaming budget cuts for a recent escape attempt involving two inmates housed at the high-security facility.

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Kingsport man charged in alleged attack, chase

Kingsport man charged in alleged attack, chase

June 9th, 2014 10:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Kingsport man is facing numerous charges including attempted second degree murder for allegedly "pistol whipping" his girlfriend Saturday evening, attempting to shoot her, and then leading police on a high-speed chase.

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Wine-in-grocery-stores advocates launch effort to include issue on Nov. 4 ballot

Wine-in-grocery-stores advocates launch effort to include issue on Nov. 4 ballot

June 9th, 2014 8:57 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Wine-in-grocery-stores (WIGS) advocates formally kicked off their petition drives Monday to get WIGS referendum measures on the November 4 election ballot all across Tennessee.

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Hawkins County man facing four additional counts of attempted first-degree murder

Hawkins County man facing four additional counts of attempted first-degree murder

June 9th, 2014 8:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man accused of shooting at children on a hayride near Rogersville in October, and then firing at responding deputies with an AR-15, was indicted last week on seven counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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Kingsport paving project expected to begin Tuesday night

Kingsport paving project expected to begin Tuesday night

June 9th, 2014 7:45 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — A major resurfacing project along Center Street and Lynn Garden Drive that was supposed to start Sunday night should be under way Tuesday night.

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Young Kingsport musician makes mark in Gatlinburg

Young Kingsport musician makes mark in Gatlinburg

June 9th, 2014 7:34 pm by Leigh Ann Laube

Since she was little, Meaghan Allen has shown a propensity to make music — whether on the guitar, violin or mandolin. It's a talent that has enabled her to share the stage with top bluegrass bands.

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Mountain Home VA ranked ninth worst in nation for wait times

Mountain Home VA ranked ninth worst in nation for wait times

June 9th, 2014 6:54 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — A Veterans Affairs audit has found that two health care facilities in Tennessee have among the nation's longest wait times for new patients to receive specialist care.

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UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Kingsport kills one, injures one

UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Kingsport kills one, injures one

June 9th, 2014 2:58 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — One person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 81 in Kingsport.

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Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

June 9th, 2014 2:42 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday.

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Gate City beats George Mason in VHSL 2A team tennis semifinals

Gate City beats George Mason in VHSL 2A team tennis semifinals

June 9th, 2014 2:39 pm by Pat Kenney

The Lady Blue Devils doubles team of Karson Light and Hannah Spivey earned the clinching point Monday in a convincing 5-2 win over the Lady Mustangs at Weber City Elementary School.

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