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Sullivan mayor 'preaches' against Obama, gay NBA player and other stories you may have missed

Staff Report • May 3, 2013 at 11:14 AM

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Sullivan mayor

'preaches' against Obama, gay NBA player To mark National Day of Prayer,

Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey took to a makeshift pulpit Thursday, feet

from his office in the Sullivan County Courthouse, to preach against President

Obama for “embarrassing us” with a “disgraceful” telephone call to National

Basketball Association player Jason Collins. Read



cyberheist sparks lawsuit against Kingsport-based bankA nearly $328,000

cyberheist from a local contractor’s bank account has resulted in a lawsuit

filed in Sullivan County Circuit Court against a Kingsport-based bank. Read

more:Calhoun's, Smoky

Mountain Brewery among tenants announced for Bristol, Va., development

Officials with the City of Bristol, Virginia announced Thursday that

three restaurants and a travel center will join anchor, Cabela's, at The Falls

Development at Exit 5. In a joint meeting between City Council and the

Industrial Development Authority, purchase agreements and contracts were

executed today with Calhoun's, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Zaxby's and Sheetz. Read

more:Unsung heroes:

Dispatchers serve as community's lifeline In moments of crisis they’re

the calming voice on the other end of the line, channeling an air of stability

and order to the panicked. Read

more:Eastman declares

quarterly cash dividend of 30 cents per share Eastman Chemical Co.

declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share on the company’s common

stock following its annual stockholders meeting Thursday. Read

more:The new house

call: Tech changes way doctors, patients communicate Dr. Steven Adkins

was in Target on a Saturday night when his cell phone rang. One of his patients

had finally broken out in the rash that Adkins was expecting. The patient sent a

photo of the rash to Adkins, he diagnosed her with shingles and called in a

prescription for her. Read

more:Hawkins Foster

Care Review Board to meet in courthouse because of security concerns

Hawkins County’s Foster Care Review Board (FCRB) will be using a

conference room in the Justice Center from now on so that it can utilize the

metal detectors and sheriff’s deputies for security during potentially volatile

hearings. Read

more:Abby Rike: There

Is Life After Tragedy Abby Rike had a great life – until her beloved

husband and their two small children were killed in a car wreck in 2006. Read

more:Celebrities join

opposition to animal abuse bill in Tennessee Celebrities including

Emmylou Harris and Ellen DeGeneres are joining the opposition to an animal abuse

bill in Tennessee that is waiting for the governor's signature. Read more:

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