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Police killings increase calls for independent investigations

Police killings increase calls for independent investigations

December 17th, 2014 9:25 am by By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

In light of the video of Eric Garner's arrest, Vincent Warren, of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said the New York prosecutors were either incompetent in presenting their case to the grand jury or simply didn't want the officers charged.

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DNA residue on cigarette links arson suspect to 2012 Rogersville inferno

DNA residue on cigarette links arson suspect to 2012 Rogersville inferno

December 17th, 2014 12:36 am by Jeff Bobo

Trinity Brian Livesay, 29, 1602 Melinda Ferry Road, Bulls Gap, was arrested Monday on a Hawkins County grand jury sealed indictment warrant issued Dec. 8 charging him with arson and burglary.

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Woman shocked to learn Hawkins dentist allegedly prescribed narcotics in her name

Woman shocked to learn Hawkins dentist allegedly prescribed narcotics in her name

December 17th, 2014 12:33 am by Jeff Bobo

April Ford has never been a patient of Dr. Ronald David James, but she had been friends since childhood with James' daughter, Haley Vance Simpson.

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School study panel converges on three high school options

School study panel converges on three high school options

December 17th, 2014 12:24 am by Rick Wagner

In five years, Sullivan County could have two new high schools of up to 1,700 students each instead of four current high schools ranging from about 500 to about 1,100.

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'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

December 17th, 2014 12:20 am by Jeff Bobo

Stephanie Faye Hamman reportedly told police the devil was inside her and talking to her on the night of March 16, when she drove her car through the front doors of a church on Ordnance Drive in Church Hill.

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No tiff over TIFs: Washington, JC business leaders say others' tax incentives won't lure away developers

No tiff over TIFs: Washington, JC business leaders say others' tax incentives won't lure away developers

December 16th, 2014 10:13 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

Both the Bristol Tennessee City Council and the Sullivan County Commission considered proposals this month to create a tax increment financing, or TIF, district to help the prospective developers of a planned apartment complex.

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Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

December 16th, 2014 10:07 pm by Rick Wagner

They are among 12 new additions to a list of qualified individuals "ready to assume the demanding position of school superintendents," according to a news release from the Tennessee School Boards Association or TSBA.

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Wreck involving heavy equipment closes part of Carters Valley Road for 25 hours

Wreck involving heavy equipment closes part of Carters Valley Road for 25 hours

December 16th, 2014 9:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

A small section of Carters Valley Road was reopened Tuesday evening after being blocked for more than 25 hours by 200,000 pounds of truck, trailer and equipment that got stuck in a ditch on its way to the Carters Valley landfill.

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Hawkins Commission narrowly defeats EMS franchise resolution

Hawkins Commission narrowly defeats EMS franchise resolution

December 16th, 2014 9:27 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County 911 Board agreed last week to dispatch ambulances in southwest Hawkins County to the nearest available unit, whether that be a new service operating out of Bulls Gap or Hawkins County EMS.

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Hunters for the Hungry: Non-profit sees drop in deer meat donations

Hunters for the Hungry: Non-profit sees drop in deer meat donations

December 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A non-profit organization that provides venison to needy families in Virginia is in desperate need of more meat after donations are down significantly from last year.

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