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State takeover approved for Hawkins cemetery plagued by fraud claims

State takeover approved for Hawkins cemetery plagued by fraud claims

December 2nd, 2014 4:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cemetery owner Vickie L. Ringley has been accused of taking payment for services which she didn't perform, as well as double-selling grave plots.

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Scrapbook Showcase: A Visit to Hawaii

December 2nd, 2014 4:00 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

This week's Scrapbook Showcase features a recent family gathering in beautiful Hawaii. It was submitted by Kingsport native Elizabeth Carroll Tritapoe.

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Photos: Local police investigate 'cloned' credit card cases

Photos: Local police investigate 'cloned' credit card cases

December 2nd, 2014 1:53 pm by Rain Smith

Detectives are seeking information on a woman who allegedly racked up more than $2,000 in purchases with a 'cloned' credit card at stores in Kingsport and Johnson City.

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Kingsport's new interstate welcome center is now open for business

Kingsport's new interstate welcome center is now open for business

December 2nd, 2014 11:48 am by Matthew Lane

The project was on the drawing board and in the works for more than a decade, going through several different studies, delayed for unknown reasons and sat idle over concerns of a connector road from Wilcox Drive.

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Update: $14-an-hour jobs expected at new Kingsport call center

Update: $14-an-hour jobs expected at new Kingsport call center

December 2nd, 2014 10:20 am by Hank Hayes

The Findlay, Ohio-based medical collections company said it will employ 100 people within a year and forecasts between 350 and 500 new jobs within four years of opening its Kingsport "Patient Contact Center."

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Johnson City man charged with making fake Social Security, resident alien cards

Johnson City man charged with making fake Social Security, resident alien cards

December 2nd, 2014 8:29 am by NET News Service

State agents say Gerardo Dario Sosa-Munoz, 22, was arrested on fraud charges after state and local agencies spent more than a year investigating him.

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Kingsport BMA will consider $150 gift cards for school employees

Kingsport BMA will consider $150 gift cards for school employees

December 2nd, 2014 12:22 am by Matthew Lane

Fewer things have created more misunderstanding than the BMA's decision two weeks ago to deny a request from the school system, Mayor Dennis Phillips said on Monday.

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Ramsey says GOP-controlled General Assembly must decide what to do about Common Core

Ramsey says GOP-controlled General Assembly must decide what to do about Common Core

December 2nd, 2014 12:19 am by Hank Hayes

"I do believe Common Core has some major, major problems," Ramsey, R-Blountville, told a Greater Kingsport Republican Women's luncheon. "But I also believe that there are some things out there that's a fallacy about Common Core."

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Sullivan BOE OKs response to state concerns about funds' 'deficiencies'

Sullivan BOE OKs response to state concerns about funds' 'deficiencies'

December 1st, 2014 11:47 pm by Rick Wagner

In a nutshell, the Yennie-Wells letter points out that the school system has the required 3 percent of general purpose school budget money in the fund balance and also meets state law in three other instances the comptroller questioned.

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Suspect in four West Virginia killings found dead

Suspect in four West Virginia killings found dead

December 1st, 2014 9:26 pm by MATT STROUD, Associated Press

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia man suspected in four killings in separate shootings was discovered dead in his truck of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an hourslong manhunt, police said Monday.

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