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Last-minute federal income tax filers who mail their returns Tuesday evening will have to go to Johnson City to get the Tuesday, April 17, postmark and avoid a late return. A Kingsport Post Office official said the main Johnson City Post Office, 530 E. Main St., will be open until 11:59 p.m., while the Kingsport post offices on Eastman Road, Center Street and in Colonial Heights will operate on their regular hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Bristol Post Office official said it also would be open regular hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Johnson City main post office will open at 8 a.m. Because April 15 falls on a Sunday and April 16 is a holiday in Washington, D.C., the tax filing deadline has been delayed until Tuesday, April 17.

Appalachia woman gets one year for violation

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JONESVILLE - Idella Renee Slayton, 24, 355 Callahan Ave., Appalachia, had one year of a previously suspended sentence reinstated Friday in Lee County Circuit Court after being found guilty of a probation violation. Judge Tammy McElyea further gave Slayton three years of probation to serve upon her release from jail and ordered that she find employment within 60 days of her release. Slayton had previously been sentenced to three years of probation for a July 2005 larceny. She violated her probation by not informing the probation office of a change of address.

Two Lee County residents charged in wounding

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JONESVILLE - Two people are being held without bail on charges of malicious wounding in relation to a Wednesday fracas that left a Lee County man seriously injured. Rebecca Rayanne Carroll, 30, Route 3, Box, 951, Jonesville, and Roger Hall, 42, P.O. Box 148, Ben Hur, will be arraigned Monday in Lee County General District Court on the charges. A warrant obtained by Fred McDonald alleges that Carroll, Hall and two others attacked him on Wednesday. The attack left McDonald with head and other injuries that required stitches and other medical attention. Court officials say charges are pending against the other two suspects, but warrants had not been served as of Friday morning. Hall was also charged with possession of marijuana when officers executing his arrest warrant found one ounce of marijuana in the center console of his vehicle.

Area writers to read aloud at Northeast State

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BLOUNTVILLE - Local writers are invited to Northeast State Technical Community College Saturday, April 21, for the fourth annual "Read-Around Tennessee," a celebration that will be simultaneously observed in communities across the state. Coordinated by the Tennessee Writers Association, Read-Around welcomes all writers, published or unpublished, to share five minutes of their fiction, non-fiction or poetry. Selected passages should be appropriate for all ages. Northeast State is co-hosting the event in Room L106 of the Wayne G. Basler Library on the college's main campus in Blountville from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Reading sign-ups will begin at 1:15 p.m. For more information about the Tri-Cities Read-Around contact Tamara Baxter at 354-2563 or tmbaxter@northeaststate.edu.

LMU invites high school students to Preview Day

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HARROGATE - Lincoln Memorial University invites high school students and their families to Preview Day on Saturday, April 28. The annual event will give prospective students a chance to visit the campus and interact with current students, faculty and administration. The daylong program will include campus tours, a financial aid workshop, a faculty question-and-answer panel, student services workshops, music auditions for those who are interested in the music programs, and an LMU student question-and-answer panel. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Tex Turner Room of Tex Turner Arena at the LMU campus in Harrogate.

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