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Barking lot: New downtown Kingsport dog park opens

Barking lot: New downtown Kingsport dog park opens

July 23rd, 2015 7:20 am by Matthew Lane

About a dozen dogs officially christened the Model City's newest dog park Wednesday afternoon - sniffing around the lone tree, running to each corner of the fenced-in lot and taking care of other business.

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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

July 23rd, 2015 6:53 am by LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press

In New York, the state Wage Board Wednesday endorsed a proposal to set a $15 minimum wage for workers at fast-food restaurants with 30 or more locations.

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Sullivan budget moving ahead based on 27-cent property tax increase

Sullivan budget moving ahead based on 27-cent property tax increase

July 23rd, 2015 12:10 am by J. H. Osborne

A nearly two-hour discussion by the group Wednesday evening did not change its decision earlier this month to recommend the 27-cent increase.

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Hawkins BOE to eliminate million-dollar budget deficit using savings

Hawkins BOE to eliminate million-dollar budget deficit using savings

July 22nd, 2015 10:26 pm by Jeff Bobo

Last year, the BOE was faced with a $2 million deficit. The Hawkins County Commission approved a 12 cent property tax increase which eliminated exactly half of the deficit, and the other million was drawn from savings.

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Crowe's comments on same-sex marriage could affect future couples

Crowe's comments on same-sex marriage could affect future couples

July 22nd, 2015 9:43 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

In the near month since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized marriage equality, 16 same-sex couples have obtained marriage licenses in Washington County. Twelve have already tied the knot.

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Photo Gallery: Photos from the Kingsport Mets Wednesday game with the Pulaski Yankees

July 22nd, 2015 9:42 pm by George Thwaites

Photos from the Kingsport Mets' Appalachian League baseball game with the Pulaski Yankees at Hunter Wright Stadium on Wednesday.

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Pet therapy program makes positive impact on patients

Pet therapy program makes positive impact on patients

July 22nd, 2015 8:30 pm by Holly Nelms

The dozen therapy dogs that recently paid a visit to Holston Valley Medical Center, are part of one of the largest volunteer pet therapy programs in the region.

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Update: Three people rescued after boat overturns in Holston

Update: Three people rescued after boat overturns in Holston

July 22nd, 2015 7:12 pm by Staff report

An overturned boat sent rescue workers to the South Fork of the Holston in Kingsport Wednesday.

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Photos: TVA re-opens visitor centers at local dams

Photos: TVA re-opens visitor centers at local dams - VIDEO

July 22nd, 2015 7:00 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT After being closed for more than a decade due to security reasons, the visitor centers at Fort Patrick Henry and South Holston dams have been reopened to the public.

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Disorderly skateboarder solicits Fun Fest arrest

Disorderly skateboarder solicits Fun Fest arrest

July 22nd, 2015 5:15 pm by Rain Smith

The suspect, 28, ducked to pass beneath a trailer that was backing up on Fort Henry Drive, then "smiled and rode away" when police ordered that he stop. He soon returned, weaving around several pedestrians - and one officer - "in a reckless manner."

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