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October 6th, 2013 10:53 am by Staff Report

Kingsport police chief honors men who rescued crash victims
Nothing short of heroic. This is how Kingsport Police Chief David Quillin described the actions of five “Good Samaritans” who rushed to the scene of a fatal head-on collision last month and worked together to rescue the victims of the crash.

WJHL cut from DISH Network
CBS affiliate WJHL-TV has been cut out of DISH Network’s local TV schedule for now.


Recovered from gunshot to the face, Riley gets her ‘furever home’
Nearly three months after being shot in the face and then dropped off at the Hawkins County Humane Society, little Riley finally has her “furever home.”

Second Harvest reaps rewards of North food drive
 The 10th annual homecoming food drive at Sullivan North High School gathered more than 5,000 cans, boxes and other units of food for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Revolutionary War vet’s grave getting makeover for Heritage Days ceremony
The resting place of a Revolutionary War veteran and one of Rogersville’s earliest citizens will get a makeover later this month, and more “Patriots” can expect the same treatments in years to come.

Byrns indicted on charges stemming from high-speed chase that injured state trooper
A Kingsport man was indicted by a Scott County grand jury on more than a dozen felony charges Thursday for allegedly causing a high-speed chase earlier this year that left a Virginia State Police trooper severely injured.

Kilgore plans legislative fix for gas royalties now in limbo
Delegate Terry Kilgore announced plans this week to introduce legislation in the Virginia General Assembly next year that will address the disbursement of millions of dollars in natural gas royalties that are currently held in escrow.

J. Fred Johnson Stadium project set to begin soon
Work to renovate and expand J. Fred Johnson Stadium is finally coming to pass. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously this week to appropriate $4.59 million toward the stadium project.

Kingsport restaurants face fines in beer sting
A dozen people have appeared in Kingsport court during the past week for allegedly selling alcohol to underage customers,  while the businesses where they work face fines and potential loss of beer permits.

Winning couple thrilled with their Dream Wedding experience
This time last year Laura Begley Bledsoe and Matthew Bledsoe’s plans were to have a rustic, outdoor wedding on Laura’s family farm in Gate City.

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