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Kingsport City Schools' call for social media support on budget funding brings strong response

Kingsport City Schools' call for social media support on budget funding brings strong response

June 8th, 2014 9:17 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Can Facebook likes, Tweets and emails influence increased local government funding levels for education?

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Kingsport considering specific policy for single families seeking annexation

Kingsport considering specific policy for single families seeking annexation

June 8th, 2014 9:07 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — In the past, when a single family requested annexation, Kingsport's policy was to bring them into the city limits, if the cost to provide services was reasonable.

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Scott County native graduates from Virginia State Police academy

Scott County native graduates from Virginia State Police academy

June 8th, 2014 8:21 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — A Scott County native was among the 44 new troopers who graduated Friday from the Virginia State Police academy's 121st basic training session.

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Crime Local News
Jonesville man charged in string of arsons in Lee County

Jonesville man charged in string of arsons in Lee County

June 8th, 2014 8:14 pm by Wes Bunch

PENNINGTON GAP — A Southwest Virginia man was arrested on arson charges for allegedly burning down an unoccupied apartment building Friday in Lee County.

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Regional & National Faith
Tennessee pastor's wife ministers to strippers

Tennessee pastor's wife ministers to strippers

June 8th, 2014 6:43 pm by HEIDI HALL, The Tennessean

MT. JULIET, Tenn. — Erin Stevens isn't that kind of evangelist who stands outside the strip club with her bullhorn, yelling at the customers to repent or face the flames.

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Name of girl killed in Kingsport crash released

Name of girl killed in Kingsport crash released

June 8th, 2014 6:02 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Authorities have released the name of a 7-year-old girl killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred Saturday afternoon in Kingsport.

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Entertainment
Star-studded performance caps George Strait's last tour

Star-studded performance caps George Strait's last tour

June 8th, 2014 5:48 pm by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — Country music king George Strait capped off the last tour of his career with an epic, star-studded final performance.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Earnhardt wins at Pocono for second victory of season

Earnhardt wins at Pocono for second victory of season

June 8th, 2014 4:54 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski down the stretch to win a Sprint Cup Series thriller Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

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Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

June 8th, 2014 2:52 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.

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Update: Bristol man killed in motorcycle crash near Butler

Update: Bristol man killed in motorcycle crash near Butler

June 8th, 2014 2:40 pm by NET News Service

A Bristol man was killed Saturday as he was riding a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 321 and crashed head on into a pickup.

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