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TVA relying more on local police to patrol lakes, public areas

TVA relying more on local police to patrol lakes, public areas

May 24th, 2014 8:16 pm by Hank Hayes

The Tennessee Valley Authority's public use area overlooking the Fort Patrick Henry Dam and reservoir looks much like it did when it opened more than a half century ago, but conditions have changed.

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Local News Education
Ailshie: Additional funding for computers essential in today's educational climate

Ailshie: Additional funding for computers essential in today's educational climate

May 24th, 2014 8:04 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City school leaders await final disposition of their 2014-15 budget request from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

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Local News Business & Technology
Kingsport  BMA approves first  high-end housing incentive

Kingsport BMA approves first high-end housing incentive

May 24th, 2014 7:48 pm by Matthew Lane

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the first, and to date only, incentive under its Professional Housing Incentive Program — $200,000 for infrastructure work in the expansion of the Preston Park subdivision.

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News Regional & National
Gates says he would have allowed gay adults in Scouts, opposes new debate

Gates says he would have allowed gay adults in Scouts, opposes new debate

May 24th, 2014 7:33 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization but said he opposes any further attempts to address the policy now.

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Sports Regional & National
Redskins to senators: Team's name is 'respectful'

Redskins to senators: Team's name is 'respectful'

May 24th, 2014 7:18 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Redskins President Bruce Allen said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday that the football team's nickname is "respectful" toward Native Americans.

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Regional & National Education
State releases TCAP test scores

State releases TCAP test scores

May 24th, 2014 7:04 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Education has reversed its decision to delay the release of students' assessment scores.

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Regional & National Outdoors
Two wildlife officers injured on Norris Lake

Two wildlife officers injured on Norris Lake

May 24th, 2014 6:46 pm by Associated Press

CLINTON, Tenn. — Authorities say two Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers have been injured in a boating accident on Norris Lake in East Tennessee.

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Local News Business & Technology
Kingsport veteran creates tool to battle heat-related illness

Kingsport veteran creates tool to battle heat-related illness

May 24th, 2014 6:29 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Back in the sweltering summer of 2011, the U.S. Army was reeling from a series of heat-related deaths and casualties that occurred during training at bases across the Southeast.

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Community Local News
New MECC Foundation fund to provide textbooks

New MECC Foundation fund to provide textbooks

May 24th, 2014 5:37 pm by Staff Report

The Ida Bonicelli Trigiani Book Fund honors a well-known citizen of Big Stone Gap, an active member of the cultural and business community of the town for many years.

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Local News
Church Hill budget holds tax rate without dipping into savings

Church Hill budget holds tax rate without dipping into savings

May 24th, 2014 5:09 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mayor Dennis Deal noted that the tax rate stays the same, there are no rate increases for any city services, city employees received a raise, and the city is still paying 100 percent of employee health insurance premiums.

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