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Vote on Sullivan County highway department chief expected next week

Vote on Sullivan County highway department chief expected next week

February 8th, 2014 9:18 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Republican-controlled Sullivan County Commission is likely now to vote next week to appoint an interim head of the county’s highway department.

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Education reform  plans moving forward

Education reform plans moving forward

February 8th, 2014 9:16 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam doesn’t want to “back up” education reform, instead pressing forward to raise expectations in K-12 and beyond.

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Haslam: No  expansion  of TennCare ‘right now’

Haslam: No expansion of TennCare ‘right now’

February 8th, 2014 9:14 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Any notion of Tennessee giving more people health insurance coverage by expanding the state’s Medicaid program appears to be dead for now, according to Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Haslam’s education adviser pitches 'Tennessee Promise' in Hawkins County

Haslam’s education adviser pitches 'Tennessee Promise' in Hawkins County

February 8th, 2014 8:28 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s point man in the “Tennessee Promise” pitched the idea to a Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast Saturday.

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Tribe sends seven wrestlers to state; 'Toppers take team title

Tribe sends seven wrestlers to state; 'Toppers take team title

February 8th, 2014 8:27 pm by Staff Report

Multiple injuries formed a dark cloud that loomed over Dobyns-Bennett wrestling this season. Saturday's Region 1-AAA championships served as a silver lining when three Indians won regional championships and four more made the finals.

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Lazarus the cat gives Kennedy students lesson in accepting differences

Lazarus the cat gives Kennedy students lesson in accepting differences

February 8th, 2014 8:10 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Some pre-kindergarten students learned Thursday about appreciating the differences among humans, a lesson delivered by a famously different feline.

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Northeast State plans expanded dual enrollment

Northeast State plans expanded dual enrollment

February 8th, 2014 8:02 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — With Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam pushing dual enrollment in his Feb. 2 State of the State address, Northeast State Community College is ready to oblige.

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Holder applies same-sex rights to Justice Department

Holder applies same-sex rights to Justice Department

February 8th, 2014 6:09 pm by PETE YOST, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department.

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Kingsport Chamber reflects on its accomplishments at annual dinner

Kingsport Chamber reflects on its accomplishments at annual dinner

February 8th, 2014 5:54 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce’s 67th annual dinner is billed as the “Social Event of the Year,” but remains a time for the business community to look back on accomplishments in the previous year.

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McRae, Vols put away Gamecocks 72-53

McRae, Vols put away Gamecocks 72-53

February 8th, 2014 5:28 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Jordan McRae scored 24 points, hitting 6 of 8 shots from 3-point range, and the Tennessee men's basketball team trounced South Carolina 72-53 on Saturday to beat the Gamecocks for the 13th consecutive time.

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