Kingsport Times News Thursday, November 27, 2014
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States wrestle with developing, restricting drones

States wrestle with developing, restricting drones

March 11th, 2014 6:34 am by MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press

Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.

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News Regional & National Business & Technology
Colorado collects $2M in recreational pot taxes

Colorado collects $2M in recreational pot taxes

March 11th, 2014 6:25 am by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Including licensing fees and taxes from Colorado's pre-existing medical marijuana industry, the state collected about $3.5 million from the marijuana industry in January.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
At 50, Bloomquist still brings  passion to win to the racetrack

At 50, Bloomquist still brings passion to win to the racetrack

March 10th, 2014 11:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

While East Tennessee race fans are just now coming out of hibernation this weekend, the "Dirtrax Dominator" is in full stride, with nearly 20 feature starts and a prestigious points championship already in the record book for 2014.

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Local News Business & Technology
Contract for partial demolition of former Pet Dairy property approved

Contract for partial demolition of former Pet Dairy property approved

March 10th, 2014 11:34 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport purchased the Pet Dairy property just over two years ago for $250,000 and in that time has been working to find a suitable business to locate in the building.

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Local News Education
Updated: Kingsport BOE: Bills attack on local control of schools

Updated: Kingsport BOE: Bills attack on local control of schools

March 10th, 2014 11:20 pm by Rick Wagner

"I've never seen anything like this," Kingsport Board of Education member Susan Lodal told the board. "Our voices are not going to be heard. Right now, public education is under attack."

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Local News
Wildfires plague  Scott, Lee counties

Wildfires plague Scott, Lee counties

March 10th, 2014 11:09 pm by Wes Bunch

Virginia Department of Forestry crews were kept busy over the weekend responding to multiple wildfires in Scott County, Lee County and surrounding areas. Since March 8, the VDOF has responded to a total of 8 fires in its Abingdon district.

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Local News
Sullivan sends final warning on 2012 taxes

Sullivan sends final warning on 2012 taxes

March 10th, 2014 10:44 pm by J. H. Osborne

If you own property in Sullivan County and haven't paid the 2012 county property taxes on it, you've got about three weeks to do so and avoid being taken to court.

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Sports Sports Live
Koesters in command, pitches Rebels to opening win over Cyclones

Koesters in command, pitches Rebels to opening win over Cyclones

March 10th, 2014 9:53 pm by Pat Kenney

Russell Koesters pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11 to help Sullivan South open its baseball season with an impressive 5-2 Three Rivers Conference win over Elizabethton on Monday.

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Sports Vols Sports NASCAR/Racing
Vols' Jones, Hokies' Beamer to be Food City 500 co-grand marshals

Vols' Jones, Hokies' Beamer to be Food City 500 co-grand marshals

March 10th, 2014 5:13 pm by Staff Report

Though their teams won't meet at Bristol until 2016, the coaches of two of the nation's tradition-rich football programs - Butch Jones of Tennessee and Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech - will be together at Sunday's Food City 500.

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Crime Local News
Suboxone and $1,148 in cash seized during DUI traffic stop in Rogersville

Suboxone and $1,148 in cash seized during DUI traffic stop in Rogersville

March 10th, 2014 4:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

Shandi Burton gave consent to search her cell phone which allegedly revealed specific text messages pertaining to Burton selling Suboxone

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