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KPD: Homeless man stole sick boy's money

KPD: Homeless man stole sick boy's money

January 22nd, 2015 1:17 pm by Rain Smith

Police say they have arrested a man who swiped cash from the donation jar at a Kingsport store — effectively stealing $200 from the family of a local boy who is battling cancer.

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Local News Business & Technology Health
Blood Assurance holding grand opening

Blood Assurance holding grand opening

January 22nd, 2015 12:12 pm by Hank Hayes

A nonprofit regional blood center is holding a grand opening of its Kingsport donor center today from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Food City shopping center off Clinchfield Street.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season

Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season

January 22nd, 2015 11:50 am by By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Gordon did not officially call his decision a retirement because there is "always the possibility I'll compete in selected events, although I currently have no plans to do that."

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Community Photos Videos TriCityMom Furry Friends

KINGSPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - Adopt a Furry Friend! 1.22.15 - VIDEO

January 22nd, 2015 11:00 am by Matthew Carroll

We meet some new adoptable shelter animals on this week's Furry Friends video. This week we meet: Candy, Craig, Frosty, and Oscar. Also, the photo gallery below has photos of adoptable shelter animals.

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Opinion
Opinion: Insure Tennessee good for uninsured, hospitals, jobs

Opinion: Insure Tennessee good for uninsured, hospitals, jobs

January 22nd, 2015 9:19 am by Editorial Board

Insure Tennessee will bring $1.14 billion federal dollars to the state, while creating 15,000 jobs, according to a study by the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research.

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News Local News
TVA still investigating cause of water seepage at Boone Dam

TVA still investigating cause of water seepage at Boone Dam

January 22nd, 2015 8:29 am by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

The warmer days of spring are just over the horizon, but what that will mean for boaters, skiers and fishermen who want to take to Boone Lake's waters is, well, up in the air.

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News Regional & National
House heads to vote on border security bill

House heads to vote on border security bill

January 22nd, 2015 8:22 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Pres

The bill aims at securing the U.S. border with Mexico, as majority Republicans seek to demonstrate that they can chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.

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Community Local News
Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

Local schools, emergency responders told to plan together

January 22nd, 2015 12:10 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency director Gary Murrell said Wednesday's training reinforces the partnerships that schools and emergency responders already have in place.

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Local News Education
Johnson's 'castle' playground  nearing end of its useful life

Johnson's 'castle' playground nearing end of its useful life

January 22nd, 2015 12:01 am by Rick Wagner

The structure will need to be renovated or replaced in a few years at an estimated cost of $110,000 or $250,000, respectively, according to Johnson Elementary School Principal Stacy Edwards and Parent Teacher Organization President Courtney Hobbs.

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News Local News
Dead livestock added to illegal dump in Hawkins

Dead livestock added to illegal dump in Hawkins

January 21st, 2015 11:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Wednesday his department has been notified of the dump, and although no one has filed an official complaint, there will be an investigation.

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