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Hawkins commissioners not enthusiastic about cutting membership from 21 to 14

Hawkins commissioners not enthusiastic about cutting membership from 21 to 14

August 25th, 2014 9:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

With a property tax increase expected to be on the agenda for next month's Hawkins County Commission meeting, a separate proposal that would give commissioners a 50 percent pay increase was not met with enthusiasm.

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Wanted Blountville man escapes police in Gate City

Wanted Blountville man escapes police in Gate City

August 25th, 2014 8:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Tennessee man managed to escape troopers in Virginia — while handcuffed — on Friday afternoon, and has yet to be found.

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

August 25th, 2014 7:24 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

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UPDATE: Vehicle crashes into Fort Patrick Henry Lake; one dead

UPDATE: Vehicle crashes into Fort Patrick Henry Lake; one dead

August 25th, 2014 6:24 pm by Rain Smith

An elderly woman has been killed after crashing through the carport of her Kingsport home, sending her vehicle over a retaining wall and into Fort Patrick Henry Lake.

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Scott County teen's Tebow wish comes true

Scott County teen's Tebow wish comes true

August 25th, 2014 5:00 pm by Marci Gore

Haley Burke battles a rare genetic disease that impacts her life every day. But recently this 18-year-old Gate City High School graduate was able to forget all about being sick, doctor's appointments and surgeries.

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Kingsport teen killed in rollover crash

Kingsport teen killed in rollover crash

August 25th, 2014 3:17 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said seatbelt use could have made a difference in a rollover accident last week in which a Kingsport teen was ejected and killed.

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Hawkins man allegedly slings gas on ex-girlfriend, threatens her with lighter

Hawkins man allegedly slings gas on ex-girlfriend, threatens her with lighter

August 25th, 2014 2:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man is facing charges including attempted arson and aggravated assault for allegedly splashing gasoline on his ex-girlfriend Saturday evening and threatening to set her and her friend on fire.

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$1.5 M grant to support Eastman infrastructure

$1.5 M grant to support Eastman infrastructure

August 25th, 2014 1:54 pm by Hank Hayes

The federal grant coming from the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration will create an estimated 120 jobs in the area and generate $640 million in private investment, according to a release.

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VSP investigates shooting of dog in Wise County

VSP investigates shooting of dog in Wise County

August 25th, 2014 1:16 pm by Staff Report

According to a Virginia State Police news release, shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, Wise County Sheriff's deputies arrived at a residence on Fuchasia Road. The deputies had received information that a wanted subject was at that residence.

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Why big health care systems like Wellmont are looking at partnering as a means to survive

Why big health care systems like Wellmont are looking at partnering as a means to survive

August 25th, 2014 12:52 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — If you believe Wellmont's decision to align with another health care entity is a knee-jerk isolated move, think again. One of the more significant health care trends involves hospital consolidation to create larger hospital systems.

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