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Godsey, Venable square off at BMS forum

April 15th, 2014 11:22 pm by J. H. Osborne

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Steve Godsey and Richard Venable, the two candidates for Sullivan County mayor, spent an hour Tuesday answering questions about their experiences, perceptions and abilities when it comes to leading county government.

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Wise Central student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

Wise Central student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

April 15th, 2014 11:17 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — A Wise County high school student was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and could face criminal charges for allegedly making unspecified threats on social media.

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SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

April 15th, 2014 9:24 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — Crisis negotiators were dispatched to the Wise County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after a Southwest Virginia man reportedly threatened to cut his own throat during court.

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Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

April 15th, 2014 3:39 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are offering surveillance footage of a woman believed to be fraudulently using a stolen debit card, hoping someone may have information on the suspect.

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UPDATE: Cal hires Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin as coach

UPDATE: Cal hires Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin as coach

April 15th, 2014 1:36 pm by Associated Press

Cal announced Cuonzo Martin's hiring Tuesday. He went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, including a 24-13 mark and an appearance in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament this season.

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Kingsport BMA OKs rezoning for supermarket row property

Kingsport BMA OKs rezoning for supermarket row property

April 16th, 2014 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the rezoning of 15.5 acres of downtown property, a move undertaken to better accommodate a proposed development for the supermarket row portion of the site.

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Tenn. House votes to express regret for slavery

Tenn. House votes to express regret for slavery

April 15th, 2014 11:23 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state House has voted to express "profound regret" for slavery and segregation in Tennessee, but stopped short of an outright apology.

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Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

Lawmakers pass Haslam free tuition plan

April 15th, 2014 11:03 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.

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Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

Funding running out for instructional coaches in Hawkins schools

April 15th, 2014 10:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — With Hawkins County's "Race to the Top" federal grant funding set to expire this year, school officials will be looking for extra funding somewhere to keep four of the five instructional coaches the grant helped pay for.

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Rebels play Cyclones to 1-AA draw

Rebels play Cyclones to 1-AA draw

April 15th, 2014 9:00 pm by Greg Peters

With temperatures dropping, Elizabethton twice came back from a one-goal deficit to tie the score and Sullivan South settled for a 3-3 draw with the Cyclones in chilly District 1-AA soccer action Tuesday.

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Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

April 15th, 2014 8:55 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A special committee of lawmakers on Tuesday recommended that the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed for one year.

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