Kingsport Times News Saturday, August 1, 2015
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A Life Well Lived: Dave Mason had a genuine love for people

A Life Well Lived: Dave Mason had a genuine love for people

June 17th, 2015 1:45 pm by Tanja Moody

David began his 32-year education career teaching and being an assistant coach in Rich Valley, Va. When a head coach position became available in Gate City, he applied and got it. He spent 29 years as a teacher and coach in Gate City.

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Rhododendron Festival marks yearly blooming of colorful flowers

Rhododendron Festival marks yearly blooming of colorful flowers

June 17th, 2015 12:56 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ROAN MOUNTAIN - This week marks the peak blooming time for the Catawba rhododendron at the 6,000-foot elevation level of the Cloudland Gardens. While called a gardens, the rhododendron grow wild and cover hundreds of acres.

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Keep up fight against obesity by hooking up with Healthy Kingsport

Keep up fight against obesity by hooking up with Healthy Kingsport

June 17th, 2015 11:18 am by Editorial Board

Kingsport is a pilot community in the state's Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative, which is part of a nationwide effort, the "Healthiest Nation in One Generation."

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Father, son charged in bloody Kingsport brawl

Father, son charged in bloody Kingsport brawl

June 17th, 2015 10:55 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man and his son have been arrested for an alleged alcohol-fueled fight with each other, leaving them both "covered in blood" after the younger combatant's neck was sliced open, while the senior's eyes were pushed "back in his head."

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All fired up: Kingsport firemen share spicy, sweet station fare

All fired up: Kingsport firemen share spicy, sweet station fare

June 17th, 2015 9:30 am by Sharon Harris, community columnist

Growing up in a southern household, I never really saw a lot of men in the kitchen. However, I observed early on that when a bunch of men rolled out a grill and you started to smell charcoal, something pretty exciting was about to happen.

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HSN to move Va. operations to Piney Flats

HSN to move Va. operations to Piney Flats

June 17th, 2015 8:26 am by Associated Press

The facility in Roanoke County employs 350 people. HSN says in a statement that the facility can't accommodate its distribution network's expanding needs and its plans for automation. The facility's operations will be transferred to Piney Flats.

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Property Tax Relief eligibility now tougher for disabled vets

Property Tax Relief eligibility now tougher for disabled vets

June 17th, 2015 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Many disabled veterans are just now discovering that the qualifications for their state Property Tax Relief Program eligibility has changed, and they're not happy according to Hawkins County Veterans Services Officer Danny Breeding.

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Marijuana laws haven't blazed any trails on Capitol Hill, yet

Marijuana laws haven't blazed any trails on Capitol Hill, yet

June 17th, 2015 7:40 am by By Rebecca Gale, CQ-Roll Call (TNS)

Even if marijuana use is legal in the District of Columbia and 23 states, the U.S. government still considers possession or use of the substance to be illegal.

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Video: Kingsport, Sullivan school boards present united front on facilities study

Video: Kingsport, Sullivan school boards present united front on facilities study

June 17th, 2015 12:05 am by Rick Wagner

"Decisions need to be made for what is best for the students of Sullivan County, Kingsport and Bristol included," city BOE President Carrie Upshaw said. County BOE Chairman Dan Wells said the county system is "quickly approaching a crucial crossroads."

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