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Senate GOP blocks Dems' minimum wage boost

Senate GOP blocks Dems' minimum wage boost

April 30th, 2014 12:49 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

The legislation would have gradually raised the $7.25 hourly minimum to $10.10 over 30 months and then would have provided automatic annual increases to account for inflation.

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Rogersville veteran takes 'Honor Flight'

Rogersville veteran takes 'Honor Flight'

April 30th, 2014 11:11 am by Jeff Bobo

Maurice DeWitte, and 85-year-old Korean war veteran, was recently selected by the "Honor Flight Network" to participate in a tour of national war memorials.

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Prom 2014: Dobyns-Bennett High School

April 30th, 2014 10:45 am by Sunday Scrapbook

Here's a collection of photos from the Dobyns-Bennett High School prom, which was held April 26 at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport. The theme was "A Night in Vegas."

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Deaths reported from US storms reaches 35

Deaths reported from US storms reaches 35

April 30th, 2014 7:30 am by Associated Press

At least 35 deaths have been reported from a large, stubborn storm system making its way through the South after pummeling the central U.S.

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Economy is expected to improve as year progresses

Economy is expected to improve as year progresses

April 30th, 2014 7:10 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Economists think the first-quarter slump, caused in large part by the severe winter, will give way to stronger growth that should endure through the rest of the year.

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Sullivan County officials set to receive raises of more than 3 percent

Sullivan County officials set to receive raises of more than 3 percent

April 29th, 2014 11:37 pm by J. H. Osborne

As Sullivan County officials begin development of a budget for the fiscal year that begins in two months, one thing they'll be looking for is funding for their own pay raises.

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KATS hosting its first-ever customer appreciation week

KATS hosting its first-ever customer appreciation week

April 29th, 2014 11:25 pm by Matthew Lane

The Kingsport Area Transit Service wants to thank the thousands of people who use the citywide service and to welcome others who may not have had the chance to hop a bus through the Model City.

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Tribe outruns Cyclones 11-2 in regular-season finale

Tribe outruns Cyclones 11-2 in regular-season finale

April 29th, 2014 10:45 pm by Greg Peters

For three innings Tuesday, Elizabethton hung with Dobyns-Bennett. Unfortunately for the Cyclones, the game went seven. The Indians posted nine runs over the last three frames for an 11-2 non-conference win at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.

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Hawkins County man accused of improper touching of children

Hawkins County man accused of improper touching of children

April 29th, 2014 10:42 pm by Jeff Bobo

Eric Aaron Byrd, 716 Melinda Ferry Road, Rogersville, was arraigned on three counts of inappropriate touching of a juvenile. The children's mother, Destiny Amber Seay, 507 Prices Grove Road, Rogersville, was arraigned for failure to report child abuse.

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Education
IA developing new lottery process for sixth grade

IA developing new lottery process for sixth grade

April 29th, 2014 10:33 pm by Rick Wagner

The Sullivan County Board of Education voted April 17 to move the stand-alone program from the old Brookside Elementary building in Bloomingdale to a school within a school at Holston Middle School in Blountville.

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