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Hawkins school director urges  12 cent tax hike to balance budget

Hawkins school director urges 12 cent tax hike to balance budget

July 29th, 2014 5:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Director of Schools Steve Starnes told the Hawkins County Board of Education Monday that the school system is on an "unsustainable path" without new revenue.

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K-Mets' road woes continue with 7-1 loss to Braves

K-Mets' road woes continue with 7-1 loss to Braves

July 29th, 2014 12:34 am by Staff Report

The road has not been kind to the Kingsport Mets this month. Of 13 games played away from Hunter Wright Stadium in July, the K-Mets have dropped nine of them, including Monday's 7-1 loss at Danville.

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KPD: Twister turns up stolen goods at destroyed home

KPD: Twister turns up stolen goods at destroyed home

July 29th, 2014 12:05 am by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — Sunday evening's Sullivan County tornado revealed more than the devastating side of nature, according to police, but also nearly $2,000 worth of goods recently stolen in Kingsport burglaries.

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Kingsport police investigating shooting on Dale Street

Kingsport police investigating shooting on Dale Street

July 28th, 2014 11:54 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Police are investigating a shooting that reportedly occurred late Monday night near downtown Kingsport.

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Hawkins commission agrees to bid out new emergency radio system

Hawkins commission agrees to bid out new emergency radio system

July 28th, 2014 9:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County will use the 2014-15 construction impact payment from the Tennessee Valley Authority to pay for an emergency radio system upgrade which will hopefully eliminate most of the dangerous radio dead spots in the county.

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Greeneville crash kills Kingsport businessman

Greeneville crash kills Kingsport businessman

July 28th, 2014 9:16 pm by Wes Bunch

GREENEVILLE — The owner of a Kingsport jewelry store was killed Saturday evening in a motorcycle crash that occurred in Greeneville.

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UPDATE: National Weather Service: Kingsport tornado packed winds of 110 mph

UPDATE: National Weather Service: Kingsport tornado packed winds of 110 mph

July 28th, 2014 9:07 pm by Staff Report

The National Weather Service has confirmed that tornadoes hit Sullivan and Washington counties Sunday evening, while storm damage in Hawkins County is believed to have been caused by straight-line winds.

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Photo Gallery: Lynn View Pee-Wee Football JV Dolphins vs JV Redskins.

July 28th, 2014 8:59 pm by Ned Jilton

More football action from Lynn View on Monday, July 28. Photo by Ned Jilton II

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US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

July 28th, 2014 7:20 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.

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Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

July 28th, 2014 6:27 pm by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

A judge ruled against Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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