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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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Man held at gunpoint after visiting wrong home

Man held at gunpoint after visiting wrong home

August 4th, 2015 2:48 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly before 5 p.m., a Kingsport resident heard a noise outside his front door, then looked out to find an unknown man "yelling and screaming."

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Highly anticipated comedy-thriller garners extra attention and earns extra performances

Highly anticipated comedy-thriller garners extra attention and earns extra performances

August 4th, 2015 2:30 pm by Community contributor

High demand for an upcoming comedy-thriller has encouraged Barter Theatre to add 17 additional performances of the fall show, "I'll Be Back Before Midnight."

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Gas prices dropping, could hit $2 a gallon

Gas prices dropping, could hit $2 a gallon

August 4th, 2015 1:56 pm by By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

Normally, pump prices are flat or even up a bit in August as Americans finish up the summer holidays with a roadtrip before sending the kids back to school.

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Kingsport man arrested in Weber City traffic stop

Kingsport man arrested in Weber City traffic stop

August 4th, 2015 12:35 pm by Marci Gore

During a stop for speeding, an officer allegedly found the driver impaired and detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

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Tusculum College alliance to increase opportunities for distance learning

Tusculum College alliance to increase opportunities for distance learning

August 4th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

Tusculum College has been approved to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a nationwide initiative of states that will make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines.

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Letters: Combine the three school systems

Letters: Combine the three school systems

August 4th, 2015 11:04 am by Letters to the Editor

Since the monies from a huge proposed tax raise will be shared among three school systems, Sullivan, Bristol and Kingsport, wouldn't the only logical answer be the consolidation of these systems?

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Community Scrapbook: Kingsport Parks & Rec Softball

August 4th, 2015 10:30 am by Sunday Scrapbook

Today's Community Scrapbook features photos from the teams who participated in the Kingsport Parks & Recreation 7-9 Coach Pitch and 10-13 Junior Girls softball leagues.

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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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