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TBI probe in sheriff's reelection campaign, Kingsport Carousel groundbreaking, YMCA expansion grant and more stories you may have missed

March 23rd, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

TBI probe in sheriff's reelection campaign, Kingsport Carousel groundbreaking,  YMCA expansion grant and more stories you may have missed

Photo gallery: Groundbreaking held for Kingsport Carousel
One man's dream of creating a traditional carousel for the children of Kingsport is on the path to becoming a reality.
Kingsport officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the carousel project Thursday morning, with more than 100 people in attendance, including many volunteers, carvers and donors to the six-year-old project.

$1.6 M donation to fund Kingsport YMCA expansion
A substantial gift is being given to the Kingsport YMCA so the non-profit organization can expand its facilities after it saw rapid growth over the last year.

TBI probes claims of misused county resources in sheriff's reelection campaign
A former Sullivan County officer turned political opponent of Sheriff Wayne Anderson has made criminal complaints about the incumbent's reelection campaign, claiming misuse of taxpayer-funded resources and spurring a probe by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

At 80, longtime bus company owner will no longer provide service to Sullivan schools
Kenny Morrell turned 80 back in the fall, and he's spent almost 58 of those years operating a business that has transported generations of Sullivan County school students.

Hawkins officials hope house with asbestos and mold finally sells at delinquent tax auction
Hawkins County leaders are hoping a house near Rogersville that has been on the delinquent tax list for about a decade can be sold without the county having to absorb environmental cleanup costs.

Drug court offers road to recovery
David Ray was quickly reaching bottom. He was smoking bath salts and crack, doing pills and drinking all day long.
He was on the run from the police. He barely ate and weighed maybe 138 pounds. He was walking a razor thin edge between life and death. One night, he may have crossed the edge.

Church Hill Middle teachers again raising funds to help one of their own with huge medical bills
For the second year in a row, teachers at Church Hill Middle School are hosting a charity 5K run and craft fair to raise money for one of their own who has amassed seemingly insurmountable medical bills.

10 finalists selected for Kingsport city manager
Ten candidates have been selected as finalists to be Kingsport's next city manager and are expected to be presented to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen this week for consideration.

Bearing state championship trophy, Lady Warriors receive rousing homecoming
It rained on the Wise Central Lady Warriors' parade on Sunday. But nobody cared. For anybody and everybody in Wise County, it was just really wet celebratory confetti showering down on the state basketball champs.

Manning chosen interim highway chief in Sullivan County
The Sullivan County Commission voted Monday to appoint Bobbie Manning to serve as interim highway commissioner for the next five months, until voters go to the polls in August.

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