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Top stories: Reporter recounts fatal crash, war on pot questioned, incentives for Kingsport IMAX

December 28th, 2013 1:00 pm by Staff Report

Top stories: Reporter recounts fatal crash, war on pot questioned, incentives for Kingsport IMAX

A review of some of the important and interesting stories you may have missed this past week on

* Account of fatal Kingsport crash credits other motorists

I was headed down I-26 West on Monday around 1:30 for an interview in Johnson City. When I came around the curve near mile marker nine, I saw something completely unexpected.

* Kingsport BMA OKs incentives for IMAX theater

The Kingsport Economic Development Board approved an $800,000 incentive package to Frank if it brings an IMAX to the Model City.

* Sullivan County authorities investigating fatal shooting in Bloomingdale

Police investigators believe the shooting was the result of a family dispute between two brothers. According to statements taken at the scene, the two men were arguing when the shooting took place.

* Editorial: It’s time to end irrational, costly war on marijuana

Is it logical to continue to expend society’s legal resources to prosecute and incarcerate those who choose to consume a drug which is no more a threat to safety or a detriment to any of us than is alcohol?

* Former South soccer standout overcomes injuries to win 4th title, player of year award

The plot has the making for a good television movie. Talented athlete signs scholarship, athlete excels at sport, injuries hamper career, athlete overcomes adversity and garners a National Player of the Year award as well as a national title.

* SW Va. woman's baking creativity wins trip to Duncan Hines’ test kitchen

Genell Patterson was treated to a trip to Parsippany, N.J. after one of her recipe creations was selected as a winner of the Duncan Hines 2013 Spring Bake Recipe Contest.

* Kingsport considers tax increase to pay for students’ laptops

Does the Model City’s property tax rate need to be raised by five cents to ensure each student in Kingsport City Schools, from the fourth grade up, has access to a laptop computer?

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