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UPDATE: Tennessee lawmakers: VW incentives threatened by UAW

UPDATE: Tennessee lawmakers: VW incentives threatened by UAW

February 10th, 2014 2:35 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are threatening that the state could turn off the spigot of incentives for Volkswagen if workers at the German automaker's plant decide this week to approve union representation.

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7 more Vols cited on alcohol-related charges

7 more Vols cited on alcohol-related charges

February 10th, 2014 12:43 pm by Associated Press

Seven more Tennessee football players have received citations in connection with a party that led to the arrests of two current players and one former Volunteer.

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Tractor trailer crashes in Norton after driver allegedly falls asleep

Tractor trailer crashes in Norton after driver allegedly falls asleep

February 10th, 2014 11:58 am by Stephen Igo

Police were dispatched Monday morning to the southbound U.S. 23 exit near J.I. Burton High School to find a tractor trailer hauling wood chips had struck a concrete barrier.

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Community Sunday Stories
Harvest of Hope community garden will soon spring back to life

Harvest of Hope community garden will soon spring back to life

February 10th, 2014 9:25 am by Katherine Scoggins

Now is time to get involved and reserve your own garden spot for the upcoming season. Applications and waivers are available from the United Way of Greater Kingsport office or by calling 423-378-3409.

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Chamber bestows Lifetime Member Awards on Dudney, Rogers

Chamber bestows Lifetime Member Awards on Dudney, Rogers

February 10th, 2014 8:49 am by Hank Hayes

The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce honored two community and business leaders — Citizens Bank’s Bill Dudney and Eastman Chemical Co.’s Jim Rogers — with its prestigious Lifetime Member Awards during its 67th Annual Dinner Friday night.

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Medical marijuana gains traction in the Deep South

Medical marijuana gains traction in the Deep South

February 10th, 2014 8:25 am by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press

Powerful GOP lawmakers in Georgia and Alabama are putting their weight behind bills that would allow for the limited use of cannabis oil by those with specific medical conditions. Other Southern states are also weighing the issue with varying levels of su

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Local News Education
Hawkins County BOE approves student transportation bill compromise with RCS

Hawkins County BOE approves student transportation bill compromise with RCS

February 10th, 2014 8:20 am by Jeff Bobo

A dispute between Hawkins County’s two school systems over the most recent student transportation bill was put to rest Thursday night, and now the debate is ready to begin over how future bills will be calculated.

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North Carolina admits to unsafe arsenic in river

North Carolina admits to unsafe arsenic in river

February 10th, 2014 8:17 am by By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The leak at a retired Duke Energy power plant dumped up to 82,000 tons of ash into the river in North Carolina and Virginia. It was reported Feb. 2.

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Missouri All-American says he’s gay

Missouri All-American says he’s gay

February 10th, 2014 12:10 am by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Missouri All-America defensive end Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year, says he is gay, and he could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

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Road project resolution on tap for Wise County School Board

Road project resolution on tap for Wise County School Board

February 9th, 2014 11:04 pm by Stephen Igo

The Wise County School Board will consider moving forward on a project to improve traffic flow at the school division’s Big Stone Gap schools campus during Tuesday’s 6 p.m. regular session at the Education Center in Wise.

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