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

May 5th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

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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 bank
A 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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