Kingsport Times News Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Sullivan BOE votes to cut number of high schools

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Sullivan BOE votes to cut number of high schools

August 4th, 2015 12:04 am by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE - One of former Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie's lasting legacies may be the system's move from four high schools to two.

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Sullivan to hold called meeting for the official first reading of proposed budget, tax increase

Sullivan to hold called meeting for the official first reading of proposed budget, tax increase

August 4th, 2015 9:34 am by J. H. Osborne

The purpose: meet a legal requirement for "first reading" of the proposed budget - which is based on a potential 27-cent increase in the county's property tax rate. City residents pay that tax, too.

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Eastman Chemical Co. and the South Fork Holston River - VIDEO

August 4th, 2015 8:30 am by Staff Report

These are contributed images showing how the river interacts with Eastman today.

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Tennessee lawmaker says he'll file bill to let people 'deannex'

Tennessee lawmaker says he'll file bill to let people 'deannex' - VIDEO

August 4th, 2015 8:22 am by Hank Hayes

Of the 36 states with deannexation laws, Tennessee is one of only 10 that do not allow residents or owners to initiate deannexation proceedings.

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Obama carbon-reduction plan will force states to act more like California

Obama carbon-reduction plan will force states to act more like California

August 4th, 2015 8:07 am by By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

California has practically eliminated coal from its energy portfolio and leads the nation with the toughest regulations to cut the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet.

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End of an era for local dining: Pat Summey retires after 55 years

August 4th, 2015 7:55 am by J. H. Osborne

Summey began storied career at Chuck's Drive-In and later worked at many well-known eateries in the city.

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Sullivan BOE offers Rafalowski position as director of schools

Sullivan BOE offers Rafalowski position as director of schools

August 4th, 2015 12:33 am by Rick Wagner

When Evelyn Rafalowski attended her first Sullivan County school board meeting in July as interim director of schools, she didn't realize her new name plate didn't have the word "interim" in her title until after the meeting.

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Titans' Mariota just fine after colliding with scout during practice

Titans' Mariota just fine after colliding with scout during practice

August 3rd, 2015 11:15 pm by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer

Marcus Mariota gave the Tennessee Titans a momentary scare Monday night when he scrambled and ran to the sideline where he crashed into a scout.

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UPDATE: Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns himself in

UPDATE: Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns himself in

August 3rd, 2015 8:10 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

MEMPHIS - An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, authorities said.

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Haslam says guns-in-parks bill worth reviewing for clarity

Haslam says guns-in-parks bill worth reviewing for clarity

August 3rd, 2015 8:03 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee lawmakers should consider reviewing a new law that allows handgun carry permit holders to bring firearms to parks and other areas following a key opinion from the state's attorney general, Gov. Bill Haslam said.

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'Find My iPhone' app helps victim locate stolen phone, nab alleged thief

'Find My iPhone' app helps victim locate stolen phone, nab alleged thief

August 3rd, 2015 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Kingsport woman was able to track down two stolen cell phones and locate the alleged thief Saturday using the Apple app Find My iPhone'.

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