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Sullivan commission will hear potential settlement with highway employees

August 26th, 2014 11:29 pm by J. H. Osborne

Three of the seven former Sullivan County Highway Department workers who are suing to get their jobs back might be back on the county payroll come next Tuesday.

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Kingsport woman suspected of TennCare fraud, police seize pills

Kingsport woman suspected of TennCare fraud, police seize pills

August 27th, 2014 11:34 am by Rain Smith

A search of a Kingsport home has led to approximately $2,000 worth of prescription drugs being seized, along with the arrest of a woman suspected of using state benefits to obtain the pills for resale.

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Dobyns-Bennett Band accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dobyns-Bennett Band accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27th, 2014 9:59 am by Andy True

The Dobyns-Bennett Band will take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, having accepted the challenge issued by the Franklin High School Band in Williamson County (TN).

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Anti-UAW workers to form own union at VW plant

Anti-UAW workers to form own union at VW plant

August 27th, 2014 8:35 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen workers who oppose the United Auto Workers at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga are looking to form their own union.

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Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

August 27th, 2014 8:32 am by Associated Press

Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.

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Seat belt violation leads to drug trafficking charge for Surgoinsville man

Seat belt violation leads to drug trafficking charge for Surgoinsville man

August 27th, 2014 8:24 am by Jeff Bobo

Upon conducting a traffic stop for not wearing a set belt, police observed the driver moving his hand "in an unusual way like he was possibly hiding something."

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North volleyball takes East in four

North volleyball takes East in four

August 26th, 2014 11:25 pm by George Thwaites

The first thing we needed this year was to beat East," said Lady Golden Raiders coach Debby Booher, whose team collected a 25-11, 28-26, 17-25, 26-24 win over the visiting Lady Patriots.

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Sullivan school officials: Employees, system would save money with gap health insurance

Sullivan school officials: Employees, system would save money with gap health insurance

August 26th, 2014 11:24 pm by Rick Wagner

The approved 2014-15 budget already banks on $350,000 in savings for the half of the fiscal year starting Jan. 1, but that will depend on how many employees opt for a limited PPO combined with gap coverage during the month of open enrollment.

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Roe discusses Veterans Administration reform with local veterans group

Roe discusses Veterans Administration reform with local veterans group

August 26th, 2014 10:05 pm by Hank Hayes

Roe, a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, was critical of the Department of Defense being unable to transfer a soldier's medical records to the VA.

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Va. deputy cleared in fatal Sullivan County shooting

Va. deputy cleared in fatal Sullivan County shooting

August 26th, 2014 5:42 pm by Rain Smith

A Southwest Virginia police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a fatal May shooting in Sullivan County, Tenn., after the victim led authorities on a lengthy high-speed pursuit and rammed multiple law enforcement vehicles.

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Hawkins man  indicted on attempted murder charges in girlfriend's shooting

Hawkins man indicted on attempted murder charges in girlfriend's shooting

August 26th, 2014 3:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man accused of breaking into his girlfriend's home in February and shooting her in the torso was indicted Monday on several charges including two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

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