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A father's last dance, $114 million natural gas pipeline project, new license tag decals and more stories you may have missed

July 27th, 2014 10:15 am by Staff Report

A father's last dance, $114 million natural gas pipeline project, new license tag decals and more stories you may have missed

*Woman stages wedding so terminally ill Kingsport father can walk her down aisle
As the song 'Daddy Dance With Me' played, David Moore took the hand of his daughter, Whitney, and began to dance. They forgot this was not a real wedding, but a chance for a daughter to be walked down the aisle by her father before it was too late.

*New decals speed up license plate renewals in Sullivan County
It sounds like a simple idea. But it's a major change for license plate renewals in Sullivan County.

*A mother's love
Most adults may have some kind of surgery in their lifetime, possibly later in life. But young Solomon, at the tender age of almost five months, has already had multiple surgeries, including two eye surgeries and surgery on his tiny stomach.

*6.5 mile gas pipeline taking shape in Sullivan County
A $114 million natural gas pipeline project unlike any this region has ever seen is taking shape in western Sullivan County.

*Happy Snaps Photographer at Fun Fest 2014 -Train Concert Saturday
The Times-News Happy Snaps photographer was out catching people having fun at Fun Fest 2014, including those at the Train Concert. 

*Commissioners OK Cedar Grove rezoning to accommodate pharmaceutical firm
The Sullivan County Commission voted Monday to rezone the former Cedar Grove Elementary School property from residential to business, to allow a pharmaceutical drug development company to open there.

*Longtime Sullivan County trustee challenged by wife of comptroller's office chief of staff
Longtime Sullivan County Trustee Frances Harrell seeks re-election to another four-year term in the upcoming county general election.

*Neighbors file suit seeking removal of new Bulls Gap Family Dollar store
Residential neighbors of the new Family Dollar store under construction in Bulls Gap have filed a lawsuit against the town, the store, and the current and past property owners alleging that zoning setback and public notice laws were violated.

*Arch Coal eliminating 213 jobs by shutting down operation in Wise, Letcher
More coal mine closures continue to plague Southwest Virginia's economy with Monday's announcement involving Cumberland River Coal Co., a subsidiary of St. Louis, Mo.-based Arch Coal Inc.

*$1 million lawsuit accuses Hawkins privatized probation company of illegal takeover
A $1 million lawsuit filed Wednesday in Sullivan County Chancery Court claims the owner of a new privatized probation company in Rogersville illegally stole Hawkins County "clients" during a takeover last month.

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