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KINGSPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - Adopt a Furry Friend! 7.10.14

KINGSPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - Adopt a Furry Friend! 7.10.14 - VIDEO

July 10th, 2014 11:00 am by Matthew Carroll

Need a break from your day? Meet some puppies who need a good home at the Kingsport Animal Shelter. Today we meet: Athena, Precious, Rosco, Skyler, and Winnie.

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Kingsport chase suspect allegedly drives at police while high

Kingsport chase suspect allegedly drives at police while high

July 10th, 2014 10:45 am by Rain Smith

A Greeneville man has been jailed after allegedly leading a police pursuit along the outskirts of Eastman — driving his vehicle head-on at multiple patrol cars during the incident — and admitting that he "hit the pipe" as officers gave chase.

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Food City CEO expects close vote in Hawkins wine referendums

Food City CEO expects close vote in Hawkins wine referendums

July 10th, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

"I think you'd be naive to think, as close as the (liquor) referendums were, that this wouldn't be close too." -- Food city president and CEO Steve Smith

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Lower crime rate at 'projects' results in RPD ending extra policing contract

Lower crime rate at 'projects' results in RPD ending extra policing contract

July 10th, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Since 2004 the Rogersville Housing Authority has been using federal grant funding to pay the Rogersville Police Department $20,000 extra per year to spend at least 25 hours per week at the "projects."

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New Tenn. law allows action when child spotted in hot car

New Tenn. law allows action when child spotted in hot car

July 9th, 2014 11:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

As of July 1 of this year, people who spot a child left in a hot car are allowed to break the windows without fear of being held liable for damages.

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Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

July 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Associated Press

Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.

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Scott school board OKs drug, alcohol policy for faculty

Scott school board OKs drug, alcohol policy for faculty

July 9th, 2014 10:49 pm by Wes Bunch

Scott County Schools Superintendent John Ferguson said during the meeting that he wanted to emphasize the fact that "reasonable suspicion" is needed to trigger a drug test under the new policy.

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Recent rain eases drought concerns for local farmers

Recent rain eases drought concerns for local farmers

July 9th, 2014 10:27 pm by ELIZABETH SAULSBURY, NET News Service

"I've been worried about (my crops)," said farmer Jess Price. "We got a good rain last night, and that will hold us off for a few days."

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Sullivan BOE approves $82.1 million budget

Sullivan BOE approves $82.1 million budget

July 9th, 2014 10:19 pm by Rick Wagner

The budget was balanced by strategies that included eliminating at least 18 positions through attrition and using more than $1.8 million in fund balance. It also counts on savings from convincing employees to switch to a limited PPO health plan.

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Kingsport woman bikes 72 miles to celebrate 72nd birthday

Kingsport woman bikes 72 miles to celebrate 72nd birthday

July 9th, 2014 10:05 pm by J. H. Osborne

Before Helen Wilmoth turned 70 two years ago, she'd thought a fun way to celebrate would be to bicycle 70 miles with a group of friends.But she was still recovering from major back surgery, and a ride of that length didn't seem feasible that year.

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