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The Band Perry honored in Kingsport

The Band Perry honored in Kingsport

May 14th, 2014 8:36 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

At the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center on Tuesday night, Junior Achievement of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia inducted the Greeneville-based trio and their parents into its Business Hall of Fame.

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Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

May 14th, 2014 8:30 am by Associated Press

Children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by an international rights group.

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Hundreds contact FBI about pedophile teacher case

Hundreds contact FBI about pedophile teacher case

May 14th, 2014 8:14 am by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

Calling William Vahey one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory, the FBI had said that the teacher molested at least 90 boys whose photos were found on a memory drive stolen by his maid.

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Contest winners from Sullivan schools get special tour of Boone Dam

Contest winners from Sullivan schools get special tour of Boone Dam

May 13th, 2014 11:44 pm by Rick Wagner

Almost 40 Sullivan County fifth-graders spent some time 100 feet below TVA's Boone Lake Tuesday — along with Director of Schools Jubal Yennie and some of their teachers.

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Correction: Rogersville water customers face first rate increase since 2011

Correction: Rogersville water customers face first rate increase since 2011

May 13th, 2014 10:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

The increase recommended by the commission Tuesday is much less than last year's and would increase the minimum monthly bill of a city resident by $1.73.

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Alexa finally gets a marker

Alexa finally gets a marker

May 13th, 2014 10:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

On Tuesday, a new gravestone was placed over the final resting place of Alexa Linboom at the Long Bend Baptist Church cemetery near Surgoinsville.

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Chuckey-Doak snares OT win over South in regional soccer semifinals

Chuckey-Doak snares OT win over South in regional soccer semifinals

May 13th, 2014 10:30 pm by Greg Peters

A weather delay and the threat of darkness played into Tuesday's regional soccer semifinal at South. But in the end, it came down to a bad — or lucky, depending on the side — bounce as Chuckey-Doak posted a 2-1 win in overtime over the Rebels.

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Coal mine blast leaves 166 dead, many trapped in Turkey

Coal mine blast leaves 166 dead, many trapped in Turkey

May 13th, 2014 10:29 pm by Associated Press

Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside the coal mine in Soma, some 155 miles south of Istanbul, at the time of the accident and 363 of them had been rescued so far.

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Mayor Dennis Phillips:  'This is the worst year ever'

Mayor Dennis Phillips: 'This is the worst year ever'

May 13th, 2014 9:39 pm by Matthew Lane

Raising property taxes, establishing a garbage collection fee, laying off city employees and freezing pay for at least one year. Some or all of these actions may be taken by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to balance Kingsport's 2015 budget.

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VDOT announces $64.5 million in paving projects

VDOT announces $64.5 million in paving projects

May 13th, 2014 9:25 pm by Wes Bunch

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced plans Tuesday to make millions of dollars in pavement improvements over the spring and summer months to nearly 800 miles of roadway in Southwest Virginia.

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