A look back at some of the past week's important and interesting stories you may have missed.
17-year-old Lynn Garden Drive crash victim dies
KINGSPORT — A Church Hill teenager died Wednesday from injuries he received in a multiple-vehicle car crash that occurred last weekend in Lynn Garden.
Preliminary report: Hypothermia cause of death of Volunteer senior
ROGERSVILLE — The cause of death for a Volunteer High School senior found deceased outside a Church Hill mobile home last week is believed to be hypothermia, based on the results of a preliminary autopsy report.
Kingsport BMA approves rezoning for gun shop
KINGSPORT — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave final approval to a rezoning Tuesday night, which will allow a gun shop to open across the street from Andrew Jackson Elementary School.
Scott school board forms committee to draft drug testing policy
GATE CITY — The Scott County School Board formed a new committee Tuesday night to develop a drug testing policy for all students involved in sports and extracurricular activities.
'Downhill all the way' - Kingsport man hikes Appalachian Trail from north to south
KINGSPORT — When most folks tell you they’re going for a walk you expect that means a couple of times around the block.
Hawkins County Memorial Gardens, cemetery’s manager facing numerous complaints, lawsuits
SURGOINSVILLE — On May 15, 2012, Ron Fleenor paid $1,249 to the Hawkins County Memorial Gardens in Surgoinsville to have a bronze marker, which was already provided for free by the military, placed over the grave of his brother Ken.
Kingsport chooses site for ballfields
KINGSPORT — Kingsport has selected the General Shale property as the site for its new softball/baseball complex, while the next step will be to firm up a better cost estimate for the project.
Local expert weighs in on alleged 'top toys' for Christmas
Every fall, several retail giants release their “hot toys” list, perhaps serving as a way to let parents know what their children expect to find under the Christmas tree. There’s not much on these lists that interests Beverly Wiginton, director of the Child Study Center at East Tennessee State University.
The future of the past: Junior Apprentice program helps ensure continuation of Exchange Place
KINGSPORT — Catherine Shook usually draws a bit of attention when she volunteers during public events at the Exchange Place Living History Farm in Kingsport. The 17-year-old can be found in the blacksmith shop, working alongside Will Vogt, from Graysburg Forge in Limestone, demonstrating how items like horseshoes, wagon wheels and simple tools were crafted before the Industrial Revolution.
Public, potential buyers can tour Cedar Grove, Valley Pike Saturday
BLOUNTVILLE — The public and hopefully would-be buyers have the chance Saturday to tour two former Sullivan County elementary schools scheduled for the auction block next week.
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