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Ring missing 63 years fetched from river, smoke shop lawsuits and more stories you may have missed

January 12th, 2014 10:30 am by Staff Report

Ring missing 63 years fetched from river, smoke shop lawsuits and more stories you may have missed

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

* Kingsport man loses 135 pounds the old-fashioned way

Tyler Ramey was only 22 when he went to the doctor with cold-like symptoms. During that doctor’s visit, he learned that both his blood sugar and his blood pressure were too high.

* Wellmont considers aligning with another health system

Wellmont Health System announced Thursday it is considering “strategic options for the organization’s future,” including the possibility of aligning with another health system.

* Man finds 1951 Lynn View class ring in Holston, returns it to owner’s son

After 63 years of sitting at the bottom of a river, a lost high school ring was returned to the owner’s son on Wednesday.

* Judge refuses to dismiss smoke shop owners’ suit against Kingsport, Bristol

Though some of the claims against Kingsport and Bristol have been dismissed, a federal judge recently ruled the two cities would not be completely dismissed from the lawsuit.

* Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen open in Kingsport

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is bringing New Orleans-style cooking to its new East Stone Drive location.

* Conversion cost may force Rogersville theater to close

 Like many small-town independent theaters across the country, the Cinema 4 in Rogersville may be forced to close its doors at the end of this month if it can’t afford to convert to a digital projection system.

* Kingsport Speedway under new management

When the new racing season kicks off at Kingsport Speedway this spring, Robert Pressley will no longer be running the show.

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