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Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

April 15th, 2014 11:03 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.

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KEDB approves temporary lease with railroad tie recycler

KEDB approves temporary lease with railroad tie recycler

April 15th, 2014 10:59 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Economic Development Board has approved a temporary lease with an Indiana-based company planning to grind up old railroad ties and supply the material to the downtown Domtar paper mill.

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Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

April 15th, 2014 10:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — With Hawkins County's "Race to the Top" federal grant funding set to expire this year, school officials will be looking for extra funding somewhere to keep four of the five instructional coaches the grant helped pay for.

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SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

April 15th, 2014 9:24 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — Crisis negotiators were dispatched to the Wise County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after a Southwest Virginia man reportedly threatened to cut his own throat during court.

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Rebels play Cyclones to 1-AA draw

Rebels play Cyclones to 1-AA draw

April 15th, 2014 9:00 pm by Greg Peters

With temperatures dropping, Elizabethton twice came back from a one-goal deficit to tie the score and Sullivan South settled for a 3-3 draw with the Cyclones in chilly District 1-AA soccer action Tuesday.

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Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

April 15th, 2014 8:36 pm by DON THOMPSON and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first pla

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49ers' Kilgore has public intoxication charge dismissed

49ers' Kilgore has public intoxication charge dismissed

April 15th, 2014 6:20 pm by Staff Report

49ers center Daniel Kilgore, arrested in January and charged with public intoxication, had his case dismissed Friday following his appearance in Kingsport General Sessions court, the San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday.

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Override of local bans of guns in parks fails

Override of local bans of guns in parks fails

April 15th, 2014 3:49 pm by Associated Press

A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments' power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year.

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Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

April 15th, 2014 3:39 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are offering surveillance footage of a woman believed to be fraudulently using a stolen debit card, hoping someone may have information on the suspect.

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Donations needed at Kingsport non-profit

Donations needed at Kingsport non-profit

April 15th, 2014 2:43 pm by Nick Shepherd

New things are happening at Hunger First — a new director, a donated freezer and a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank — but donations have almost dried up. Each month they feed around 500 to 600 people, no questions asked.

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