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Sullivan County could reconsider delay in appointing road commissioner

Sullivan County could reconsider delay in appointing road commissioner

February 17th, 2014 9:51 pm by J. H. Osborne

Heavy speculation swirled through county government on Monday about what might, or might not, happen Tuesday at the Sullivan County Commission's monthly meeting.

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Local News
Social Security gaffe a $12,000 mistake

Social Security gaffe a $12,000 mistake

February 17th, 2014 9:38 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A mix-up at Johnson City's Woodland Elementary School could cost the city's insurance as much as $12,480 to provide identity protection to students.

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Community Local News Outdoors
Benefit set for Mount Carmel man paralyzed in hunting mishap

Benefit set for Mount Carmel man paralyzed in hunting mishap

February 17th, 2014 9:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Mount Carmel father of four who was paralyzed in a hunting accident last fall still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, and the financial burden on him and his family continues to grow.

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Crime Local News
Pennington Gap woman, children sentenced in attempt to burn own home

Pennington Gap woman, children sentenced in attempt to burn own home

February 17th, 2014 8:59 pm by Wes Bunch

A Southwest Virginia mother, her two children and her daughter's boyfriend were all sentenced to prison last week in Lee County for their roles in a failed plot to burn down their mobile home and collect the insurance payout.

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Sports Regional & National
Blind man hits 3-pointer, wins year's worth of McDonald's value meals

Blind man hits 3-pointer, wins year's worth of McDonald's value meals

February 17th, 2014 7:37 pm by Associated Press

A Springfield man who is blind and mentally impaired is getting some national attention, and a years worth of McDonald's value meals, after hitting a 3-point shot during halftime of a college basketball game.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Older Americans are early winners under health law

Older Americans are early winners under health law

February 17th, 2014 7:17 pm by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Intellectually disabled struggling to find work

Intellectually disabled struggling to find work

February 17th, 2014 7:09 pm by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

Most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programs to help them.

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News
Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva

Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva

February 17th, 2014 6:34 pm by ?GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

It seemed like a routine overnight flight until the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner went into a dive and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling.

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Sports Photos

Highlights and photo gallery from Monday's Sochi Games

February 17th, 2014 6:31 pm by Associated Press

Highlights and a photo gallery from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Monday, Feb. 17.

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News Local News Police Blotter
Man arrested after demanding, then refusing, police and EMS

Man arrested after demanding, then refusing, police and EMS

February 17th, 2014 5:20 pm by Rain Smith

A man reported an assault on Highpoint Avenue, but declined to pursue charges, then demanded an ambulance due to suffering an alleged stroke. When EMS arrived he started yelling over payment for their services.

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