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Lottery winner, meet the Coupon Diva, Ramsey's daughter seeks office, Elf on the Shelf, and more stories you may have missed

December 1st, 2013 9:02 am by Staff Report

Lottery winner, meet the Coupon Diva, Ramsey's daughter seeks office, Elf on the Shelf, and more stories you may have missed

A look back at some of the past week's important and interesting stories you may have missed.

Ramsey's daughter plans run for Sullivan register of deeds
It looks like another member of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey’s family is running for elected office.

Big Stone Gap man wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery scratcher game
A Big Stone Gap man has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season after winning $100,000 playing a Virginia Lottery scratcher game.

VDOT chief says area ‘dodged a bullet’
 Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor snowplow crews expect to stay at it into Thanksgiving Day after the season’s first major storm dealt mostly a glancing blow across Southwest Virginia on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kingsport mayor clarifies remarks on BMA oversight of hiring, firing, city manager and charter
Remember two weeks ago, when Mayor Dennis Phillips said he would like to see the Board of Mayor and Aldermen hire the police chief, city attorney and city recorder, rather than the city manager?

Rare disorder: Local 2-year-old will receive bone marrow transplant from sister
Mia Taylor is a pro at having her blood drawn. Once every two weeks, she sits patiently while doctors take a sample from her finger. Every four weeks, she plays quietly or watches TV at Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City while she’s undergoing a two and a half hour blood transfusion.

'Coupon Diva' helps Times-News readers save money
Our coupon blogger says you can realistically save between 30 and 40 percent on your grocery bill if you use coupons. She'll be sharing her tips with readers.

Kingsley building being considered for affordable housing for seniors, disabled
Kingsley Apartments could be coming to the Bloomingdale community.

Godsey, Anderson to face Republican challengers
— Two of Sullivan County’s constitutional officeholders already are facing challenges from within their own party for next year’s election.

The magic of Elf on the shelf
Although Kevin Helms’ children are older now — Sydney is 13 and Jacob is 11 — he says they still look forward to their annual holiday tradition with “Fred.”

Big improvements coming to I-26/Highway 75 interchange
Elizabethton’s Summers-Taylor has secured a nearly $14 million contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to complete a project aimed at keeping infrastructure improvements in step with growth at the Interstate 26/Tenn. Highway 75 interchange in Gray.


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