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Northeast Tennessee lawmakers: No battle plan yet for war on meth

Northeast Tennessee lawmakers: No battle plan yet for war on meth

January 4th, 2014 9:56 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Northeast Tennessee lawmakers admit they don’t have a good feel for how to combat methamphetamine use.

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Lundberg, Ramsey optimistic wine bill will  pass this year

Lundberg, Ramsey optimistic wine bill will pass this year

January 4th, 2014 9:50 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Growing Tennessee’s economy and keeping state government fiscally strong are top priorities cited by Northeast Tennessee lawmakers for the next legislative session beginning on Jan. 14.

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Judge refuses to dismiss smoke shop owners’ suit against Kingsport, Bristol

Judge refuses to dismiss smoke shop owners’ suit against Kingsport, Bristol

January 4th, 2014 9:47 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — Sullivan County has been dismissed from a federal lawsuit filed by four local smoke shop owners challenging local bans of synthetic drugs.

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Church Hill woman facing drug charges following single-car crash

Church Hill woman facing drug charges following single-car crash

January 4th, 2014 9:41 pm by Staff Report

CHURCH HILL — A Church Hill woman faces four criminal charges following a single-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Cold Comfort Road.

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Take measures to protect pipes during extreme cold

Take measures to protect pipes during extreme cold

January 4th, 2014 8:17 pm by J. H. Osborne

National Weather Service forecasters project temperatures well below freezing beginning overnight Sunday and continuing through Tuesday.

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Sullivan County Board of Education to interview four consultants for facilities study

Sullivan County Board of Education to interview four consultants for facilities study

January 4th, 2014 8:13 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — By the middle of January, Sullivan County school officials hope to choose one of four consultants to do a comprehensive study of the school system’s facility needs.

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D-B boys dominate Hurricanes, end skid

D-B boys dominate Hurricanes, end skid

January 4th, 2014 7:46 pm by Dave Ongie

For a Dobyns-Bennett boys basketball team riding a five-game losing streak, a visit from Morristown East proved to be just what the doctor ordered. The Indians forced 23 turnovers en route to their first victory since Dec. 13.

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Four area organizations among Virginia  groups receiving tourism grants

Four area organizations among Virginia groups receiving tourism grants

January 4th, 2014 7:43 pm by Wes Bunch

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office announced more than $750,000 in funding as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Grant program.

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Obamacare doesn’t put brakes on Friends in Need

Obamacare doesn’t put brakes on Friends in Need

January 4th, 2014 6:01 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Friends In Need believes it will still be needed despite Obamacare’s uncertain impact on charity care programs.

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Vols trounce Tusculum 98-51 for third straight win

Vols trounce Tusculum 98-51 for third straight win

January 4th, 2014 5:41 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE — Jordan McRae scored 19 points to lead six Tennessee players in double figures Saturday as the Volunteers tuned up for league play with a 98-51 blowout of Division II program Tusculum.

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