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School bus wreck sends 21 to hospital, Venable to run for mayor, Kingsport home destroyed by fire, and more stories you may have missed

Staff Report • Feb 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Venable files to run for mayor in SullivanRichard Venable, several notable supporters in tow, filed his petition Wednesday to seek the Republican Party’s nomination to run for Sullivan

County mayor.

Student triggers two-bus collision after activating alarmA Ketron Elementary student is alleged to have inadvertently sent 21 schoolmates to the hospital on Thursday by pulling an emergency window latch and activating an alarm that distracted a bus driver, triggering a two-bus crash.

Kingsport home blaze attributed to cooking fireAuthorities on Wednesday were probing the gutted remains of a Kingsport residence, where reports of explosions and the possibility of dynamite forced evacuations of neighboring homes during an overnight blaze.Benefit set for Mount Carmel man paralyzed in hunting mishapA Mount Carmel father of four who was paralyzed in a hunting accident last fall still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, and the financial burden on him and his family continues to grow.Couponing 101: WalmartOne of the biggest perks of shopping at Walmart and Target stores is the ability to do price matching. Instead of running to two or three different stores to get the best prices, you can simply bring the ads and price match at check-out. It can be a big time saver. You can use your printable and mobile coupons on top of the price match. D-B wins District 1-AAA championshipPoint guard Makale Foreman stroked six 3-pointers en route to 23 points and Dobyns-Bennett won its first district title since 2008 with a 58-42 win over Tennessee High in the District 1-AAA tournament championship at Viking Hall on Tuesday night.Sullivan County Commission votes Godsey out as chairmanIn a move initiated by members of his own party and from his own neck of the woods, Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey lost the authority Tuesday to preside over proceedings of the Sullivan County Commission.Neglected animals rescued from Hawkins residence after woman taken for mental evaluationThe Hawkins County Humane Society was still trying to round up animals Thursday at the home of a Hawkins County woman who was hospitalized Wednesday after being discovered in extremely unsanitary conditions.Man still hoping for answers 12 years after sister who lived in Hawkins disappearedGregory Rogers prays about his sister Nadine every day, but the emotions are always stronger in February because that’s the month she went missing from her Church Hill home 12 years ago.

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