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Hawkins commission meets to approve budget, avoid state funding freeze

Hawkins commission meets to approve budget, avoid state funding freeze

October 2nd, 2013 9:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — With the federal government already shut down, the Hawkins County Commission meets Thursday morning to prevent a possible shutdown of its own.

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Sullivan County BOE critiques team skills, communication

Sullivan County BOE critiques team skills, communication

October 2nd, 2013 9:31 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Sullivan County’s school board has given itself relatively low rankings on team building, community and one aspect of communications.

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Kilgore plans legislative fix for gas royalties now in limbo

Kilgore plans legislative fix for gas royalties now in limbo

October 2nd, 2013 9:09 pm by Wes Bunch

Delegate Terry Kilgore announced plans this week to introduce legislation in the Virginia General Assembly next year that will address the disbursement of millions of dollars in natural gas royalties that are currently held in escrow.

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Hunger First asking for ‘off the street’ donations

Hunger First asking for ‘off the street’ donations

October 2nd, 2013 9:07 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — One local organization is asking the community for donations to help feed and clothe low-income families in the area.

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Suspects in death of disabled veteran indicted on felony murder charges

Suspects in death of disabled veteran indicted on felony murder charges

October 2nd, 2013 8:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Two Hawkins County men accused in the March 16 beating death of a Rogersville disabled veteran were indicted Tuesday on numerous charges, including felony first-degree murder.

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J. Fred Johnson Stadium project  set to begin soon

J. Fred Johnson Stadium project set to begin soon

October 2nd, 2013 8:14 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Work to renovate and expand J. Fred Johnson Stadium is finally coming to pass. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously this week to appropriate $4.59 million toward the stadium project.

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D-B's Cary Daniels honored by the TSSAA

D-B's Cary Daniels honored by the TSSAA

October 2nd, 2013 8:09 pm by Pat Kenney

Dobyns-Bennett athletic director Cary Daniels has been selected to receive the TSSAA’s Distinguished Service Recognition award.

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Pressure mounts to fix health insurance exchanges

Pressure mounts to fix health insurance exchanges

October 2nd, 2013 7:33 pm by JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press

The pressure is on for the federal government and states running their own health insurance exchanges to get the systems up and running after overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers for a second day.

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South girls capture state golf title, boys finish second

South girls capture state golf title, boys finish second

October 2nd, 2013 6:54 pm by Pat Kenney

The Sullivan South girls shot a final-round 159 for a two-day total of 315 and captured the TSSAA Class A-AA state golf championship held at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester on Wednesday.

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Man convicted in fatal 2005 Johnson City North Roan drag racing crash released from prison

Man convicted in fatal 2005 Johnson City North Roan drag racing crash released from prison

October 2nd, 2013 6:44 pm by Rex Barber, NET News Service

David Phillips, convicted for his role in a drag race that ended in a fiery crash that killed a local high school homecoming queen and seriously burned her friend in late September 2005, was released from prison Monday.

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