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Hawkins County Memorial Gardens, cemetery’s manager facing  numerous complaints, lawsuits

Hawkins County Memorial Gardens, cemetery’s manager facing numerous complaints, lawsuits

December 3rd, 2013 11:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — On May 15, 2012, Ron Fleenor paid $1,249 to the Hawkins County Memorial Gardens in Surgoinsville to have a bronze marker, which was already provided for free by the military, placed over the grave of his brother Ken.

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Sullivan moves closer to vote on ankle bracelets for some inmates

Sullivan moves closer to vote on ankle bracelets for some inmates

December 3rd, 2013 11:20 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The use of ankle bracelets for some inmates — to allow them to serve sentences at home — is moving closer to reality in Sullivan County. The Sullivan County Commission will likely vote on a proposal in January that will help seal the deal.

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Questions outnumber answers on IA’s future

Questions outnumber answers on IA’s future

December 3rd, 2013 10:41 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The answer to the biggest question — whether IA would continue despite Kingsport’s pullout at the end of the school year from the joint city-county STEM program — was yes.

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Cyclones pull off Three Rivers sweep of Raiders

Cyclones pull off Three Rivers sweep of Raiders

December 3rd, 2013 10:20 pm by Greg Peters

The Elizabethton basketball teams followed different routes inside Richard Carroll Gymnasium Tuesday evening, but their paths still converged into a Three Rivers Conference sweep.

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Former Hawkins judge returned to region to serve last months of jail time

Former Hawkins judge returned to region to serve last months of jail time

December 3rd, 2013 10:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

Taylor, 42, of Rogersville, was transferred from Davidson County to the Hawkins County Jail on Nov. 27, where he spent one day before being transferred to the Sullivan County Jail to serve out his sentence.

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Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US

Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US

December 3rd, 2013 10:03 pm by Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president’s late father, testified he has lived in the U.S. since 1963. He had a series of immigration hearings in the 1980s and was ordered to leave the country in 1992 but remained.

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Steelers’ Tomlin: On-field foray ‘inexcusable’

Steelers’ Tomlin: On-field foray ‘inexcusable’

December 3rd, 2013 9:00 pm by WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

Mike Tomlin was “mesmerized” during Jacoby Jones' run in last Thursday night's game. He was also, the Pittsburgh Steelers coach admits, out of position. Way out of position.

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Updated with letter: Lee officials ask Wellmont to donate former hospital property to county

Updated with letter: Lee officials ask Wellmont to donate former hospital property to county

December 3rd, 2013 8:42 pm by Nick Shepherd

A letter was hand-delivered to Wellmont Health System on Monday formally requesting the former Lee Regional Medical Center building be donated to the Lee County government no later than March 31, 2014.

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Wellmont opens new blood donation facility

Wellmont opens new blood donation facility

December 3rd, 2013 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Wellmont Health System celebrated its new blood collection facility and appealed to the public for more blood and platelet donors on Tuesday. The Marsh Regional Blood Center has relocated to Wellmont’s Urgent Care building on West Stone Drive.

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Audit: $48 million in Shelby County school equipment missing

Audit: $48 million in Shelby County school equipment missing

December 3rd, 2013 6:25 pm by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Commercial Appeal reports that the auditor, Maryland-based ProBar, was unable to account for more than 54,270 pieces of equipment, including laptop computers, hard drives, tools and driver training cars.

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