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School crossing guard positions in Kingsport may be privatized

School crossing guard positions in Kingsport may be privatized

September 1st, 2015 3:21 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - The city of Kingsport is looking at privatizing school crossing guards posts, hiring a company to provide the service with employees that it hires instead of having them work as police department employees.

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Hawkins households enjoying new Kingsport water service

Hawkins households enjoying new Kingsport water service

September 1st, 2015 2:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

For her entire life Sandy Mendenhall has had to endure low water pressure that trickled well water with heavy mineral content that stained sinks, tubs and clothes.

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Football dad allegedly threatened to break Rogersville Middle coach's windows

Football dad allegedly threatened to break Rogersville Middle coach's windows

September 1st, 2015 1:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

On Aug. 25 the HCSO received a separate report from a parent who stated that last year the same suspect threatened to shoot players "one by one" because he felt his son was being hit too hard in practice.

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Community
Tenn. Secretary of State Hargett to visit with Carson-Newman students Thursday, Sept. 3

Tenn. Secretary of State Hargett to visit with Carson-Newman students Thursday, Sept. 3

September 1st, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

The visit is part of a student voting registration drive. It is one of several events planned by the university as part of highlighting the 50th anniversary of U.S. Voting Rights Act.

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Two charged in rape of child at Warriors Path

Two charged in rape of child at Warriors Path

September 1st, 2015 12:07 pm by Rain Smith

A Virginia couple have been arrested in connection with the rape of a child in Kingsport: one for allegedly committing the act at Warriors Path State Park, his wife for failing to tell authorities and trying to cover it up.

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Opinion
UT pronoun crusade ridiculous

UT pronoun crusade ridiculous

September 1st, 2015 11:30 am by Letters to the Editor

I remember the good old days when you went to school to receive an education, and that was the primary focus. How far will we let this PC stuff go? How long will a significantly small minority be allowed to control our lives?

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FRIENDS promotes awareness, understanding of Down syndrome

FRIENDS promotes awareness, understanding of Down syndrome

September 1st, 2015 10:30 am by Chelsey Bishop

FRIENDS, a local non-profit support group for families with Down syndrome, is hosting its 15th annual Buddy Walk at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the ETSU soccer warm-up field.

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Community
UETHDA to hold commodity distribution event

UETHDA to hold commodity distribution event

September 1st, 2015 9:30 am by Community Contributor

Items will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis to income eligible households until all commodities are gone. All recipients must be residents of Tennessee.

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Model City upgrading light poles downtown

Model City upgrading light poles downtown

September 1st, 2015 9:26 am by Matthew Lane

American Electric Power is replacing the 50-year-old light poles through downtown Kingsport with black aluminum ones that city officials say will be more attractive and aesthetically pleasing for residents and visitors.

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Erwin man allegedly kills wife during argument over church tithes

Erwin man allegedly kills wife during argument over church tithes

September 1st, 2015 8:40 am by NET News Service

An 81-year-old Erwin woman whose husband confessed to shooting her on Sunday has died, resulting in a first-degree murder charge, authorities said.

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