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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

August 7th, 2013 7:25 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Horse’s death likely to bring charges against Jonesborough man

Horse’s death likely to bring charges against Jonesborough man

August 7th, 2013 7:25 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Jonesborough man is facing an animal cruelty charge related to a horse he owned that died from poor upkeep.

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Local News
Sullivan commission considers prohibition on hiring convicted felons

Sullivan commission considers prohibition on hiring convicted felons premium content

August 6th, 2013 11:18 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sponsored by Commissioner Eddie Williams, the resolution in question seeks to have the commission go on record that “individuals convicted of a felony are not to be hired in any capacity as a Sullivan County employee.”

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'Recovery Court': New state facility  to provide substance abuse treatment

'Recovery Court': New state facility to provide substance abuse treatment

August 6th, 2013 11:11 pm by Hank Hayes

Doug Varney never thought he would see the day when narcotics would pass alcohol as Tennessee’s number one substance abuse problem. But that day has come, and Varney — the state’s mental health commissioner — now has a tool to address the situation.

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K-Mets continue to struggle in August

K-Mets continue to struggle in August

August 6th, 2013 11:01 pm by Dave Ongie

The Kingsport Mets rallied for three runs in the eighth but came up one short in a 4-3 loss to the Pulaski Mariners on Tuesday.

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Local News
Code enforcement officers are seldom welcome visitors

Code enforcement officers are seldom welcome visitors

August 6th, 2013 10:23 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Most people probably don’t want a visit from the city’s code enforcement officer. Some of the encounters turn heated, residents argue over whether or not a vehicle in the yard is junk or if the house is indeed dilapidated.

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Sullivan County schools go Apple-centric

Sullivan County schools go Apple-centric

August 6th, 2013 10:07 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Among other things, the plan the Board of Education has approved proposes to put a school system-purchased iPad or other wireless device in the hands of all students and teachers. A more immediate goal is to get Wi-Fi at all schools.

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Business & Technology
KEDB to contribute $25,000 to help merchants hurt by flooding

KEDB to contribute $25,000 to help merchants hurt by flooding premium content

August 6th, 2013 9:33 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — "Many of them had put every dollar they could scrape or borrow from their family members into this. ... It’s a situation where two or three or four thousand dollars could mean an awful lot," Mayor Dennis Phillips told the KEDB.

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KPD: Barbershop owner violated sex offender registry law

KPD: Barbershop owner violated sex offender registry law

August 6th, 2013 8:36 pm by Wes Bunch

Joseph Richard Jackson, 52, 807 Chilhowie Avenue, Johnson City — who is also known as J.R. Carew Jackson — was taken into custody Tuesday by the Kingsport Police Department at Carew Cuts, located at 806 E. Center St.

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Scott County man indicted on child sex charge

Scott County man indicted on child sex charge

August 6th, 2013 7:43 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Charles Franklin “Buck” Hensley, 59, of Gate City, is facing a single count of aggravated sexual battery by sexually abusing a child less than 13 years of age after a Scott County grand jury returned a “true bill” indictment.

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