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Krispy Kreme returns, wildfires rage and more stories you may have missed

April 27th, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

Krispy Kreme returns, wildfires rage and more stories you may have missed

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

* Kingsport issues building permit for new Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is coming back to Kingsport. A $525,000 building permit was issued by the city's building department last week for a Krispy Kreme establishment on Stone Drive.

* The Promise Church fulfills pastor's promise to God

Jonathan Lovelace grew up in church, but says, when he got to high school, he gave in to peer pressure. "As so often happens, I let so many different things come against me," Lovelace said. "And I began to be the one to influence other people, and not in the best way."

* Fire guts home in East Carters Valley

Scott County authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a single-family home Sunday in East Carters Valley.

* 100-year-old Easter egg a treasured memento of father's long-ago hunt

If Harriet Broome Helton's house ever caught fire, there's one thing she knows for certain she would grab — her father's 100-year-old Easter egg.

* Innovation Academy principal says students upset by plan to move school

Of 15 teachers this year at Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, Principal Sandy Watkins Friday said she knows of only three considering going to the new IA STEM platform school location at Holston Middle School.

* Parents of Innovation Academy students launch petition to keep Bloomingdale site

Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee parents have launched a petition drive aimed at keeping the grades six-eight STEM platform school at its current location and expanding it to ninth grade.

* J.J. Kelly surplus auction holds special meaning for auctioneer

The halls and classrooms of the former J.J. Kelly High School in Wise are quiet now, but the bustle and buzz common to a school in session should heat up quite a bit come May 3.

* Williams Fresh Produce opens at Traders Village

The mural at Williams Fresh Produce depicts an old country store atmosphere and shows two young boys walking down a dirt road in their overalls.

* Local K-9 handlers and partners crowned top dogs

A pair of K-9 handlers from two local police departments and their respective four-legged partners recently took home top honors at certification field trials in Loudon County, Tenn.

* Scott County wildfire claims 115 acres

Local, state and federal firefighters were kept busy Easter weekend battling a large wildfire that began in a remote area of Scott County near Fort Blackmore.

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