Kingsport Times News Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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High water prompting road closures

March 4th, 2015 12:52 pm by Stephen Igo

At noon VDOT reported several closures across Wise, Lee, Scott and Dickenson Counties. Motorists are also advised to use caution on U.S. Routes 23 and U.S. 58 and be on alert for ponding water across road surfaces.

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Two of three Sullivan schools facilities options would close North

Two of three Sullivan schools facilities options would close North

March 4th, 2015 12:12 am by Rick Wagner

After a 4 p.m. school board work session today in Blountville, the options will go before the steering committee one more time before going to the school board in early May, consultant Tracy Richter said.

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

March 4th, 2015 1:01 pm by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

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Kingsport Carousel Project hits homestretch

Kingsport Carousel Project hits homestretch

March 4th, 2015 12:04 pm by Matthew Lane

More than 300 volunteers and woodcarvers have spent countless hours carving and painting animals, refurbishing the carousel frame and drafting plans to open a traditional carousel adjacent to the Kingsport Farmers Market.

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Flooding, wintry mix on tap through Thursday

Flooding, wintry mix on tap through Thursday

March 4th, 2015 9:45 am by Staff Report

NWS forecasters caution that exactly when temperatures will fall below freezing remains uncertain. As of Wednesday morning, the rain turning to a wintry mix was expected to begin sometime after midnight, continuing until about 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Mixer launches quest to master art of yeast

Mixer launches quest to master art of yeast

March 4th, 2015 9:30 am by Matthew Carroll, community columnist

I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, not only because it calls to my latent science brain (my degree is in evolutionary biology), but at the end of learning this something new I get to put it in my face.

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Congress should override Obama's Keystone veto

Congress should override Obama's Keystone veto

March 4th, 2015 9:23 am by Editorial Board

Six years and five separate environmental impact studies show it is the safest and most environmentally friendly way to transport oil. The worst way is by rail, and since Obama took office, a million barrels a day are moving across the country on rail.

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Two Gate City strays finally in foster homes

Two Gate City strays finally in foster homes

March 4th, 2015 8:36 am by Marci Gore

Two dogs that have been wandering around the streets and neighborhoods of Gate City for eight months are finally safe. No one knows their story or from where they came. And until last month, no one could catch them.

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Maryville stops D-B just short of state tournament

Maryville stops D-B just short of state tournament

March 4th, 2015 12:10 am by Dave Ongie

Maryville pulled out a 74-58 victory over Dobyns-Bennett on Tuesday night in the TSSAA Class AAA boys basketball sectionals. It wasn't easy, though. "They kept fighting and kept fighting," Tribe coach Charlie Morgan said.

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Hawkins students making up for lost time after 11 straight snow days

Hawkins students making up for lost time after 11 straight snow days - VIDEO

March 4th, 2015 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

After 11 consecutive snow days it was back to business Tuesday for Hawkins County students, except at the rural Clinch School which remained closed due to snow and ice still covering that community's rural mountain roads.

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Twin Valley dumps Castlewood 73-54 in girls 1A West semis

Twin Valley dumps Castlewood 73-54 in girls 1A West semis

March 3rd, 2015 11:01 pm by George Thwaites

In Tuesday night's opener at Lebanon High School, Kayla Mullins scored 15 points and Clintwood earned its second VHSL 1A Final Four appearance in three years with a 48-41 win over Honaker.

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