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Tennessee unemployment rate lowest in 6 years

Tennessee unemployment rate lowest in 6 years

May 16th, 2014 8:20 am by Associated Press

According to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the state's unemployment rate has decreased from 8.3 percent to 6.3 percent over the past year.

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Roommates find $40K in lumpy used couch, return cash to 91-year-old widow

Roommates find $40K in lumpy used couch, return cash to 91-year-old widow

May 16th, 2014 8:00 am by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

After three young roommates found $40,000 stuffed in a lumpy old sofa, they raised such a ruckus that their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. And then they returned the money to the 91-year-old widow whose couch had been given away.

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Sullivan may go after back payment of liquor-by-the-drink tax revenues

Sullivan may go after back payment of liquor-by-the-drink tax revenues

May 16th, 2014 7:00 am by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County might soon be asking Kingsport and Bristol to come up with some back payments for what could — or could not — be liquor-by-the-drink tax revenues owed to the county's school system for the past 30 years or so.

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Update: Jonesborough teen charged in Johnson City motel murder

Update: Jonesborough teen charged in Johnson City motel murder

May 16th, 2014 1:46 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Johnson City police charged an 18-year-old Jonesborough man with murder after he shot and killed a man at a Johnson City motel on Thursday, police said in a news release.

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CHPD seeks self-proclaimed gangster wanted for burglary

CHPD seeks self-proclaimed gangster wanted for burglary

May 15th, 2014 11:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

One man was arrested in connection with a burglary Wednesday in an apartment manager's office, and police were looking for a second suspect who they say is a self-proclaimed gang member and may be armed.

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Hawkins woman claims paver completed work without permission, demanded $6,400

Hawkins woman claims paver completed work without permission, demanded $6,400

May 15th, 2014 10:40 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is investigating a $6,400 paving scam allegedly perpetrated last month by a man recently indicted for a similar crime in Virginia.

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Scott County Sheriff's Office deputy cleared of misdemeanor assault

Scott County Sheriff's Office deputy cleared of misdemeanor assault

May 15th, 2014 10:32 pm by Wes Bunch

A Scott County sheriff's deputy was cleared of wrongdoing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Wednesday after he was found not guilty of assaulting his wife.

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Lady Eagles, Raiders win Conference 48 track and field titles

Lady Eagles, Raiders win Conference 48 track and field titles

May 15th, 2014 10:29 pm by Staff Reports

Kennede Matthews won five events but still could not carry the Twin Springs girls past Rye Cove. Ervin Beaty and Alex Keys led the J.I. Burton boys.

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BMA reaches consensus on property tax rate increase, solid waste fee during work session

BMA reaches consensus on property tax rate increase, solid waste fee during work session

May 15th, 2014 10:05 pm by Rick Wagner

Kingsport property owners would see a property tax rate increase and those with curbside garbage service would pay a new solid waste fee as part of a proposed fiscal package reviewed Thursday during a Board of Mayor and Aldermen work session.

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Surgoinsville man faces drug trafficking charges after disturbance call

Surgoinsville man faces drug trafficking charges after disturbance call

May 15th, 2014 8:40 pm by Jeff Bobo

An intoxicated man who was allegedly causing a disturbance Wednesday at a Surgoinsville trailer park is facing a drug trafficking charge after police allegedly found his one-day-old pill prescription excessively depleted.

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