Kingsport Times News Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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UPDATE: Sullivan commissioners approve property tax increase

UPDATE: Sullivan commissioners approve property tax increase

August 17th, 2015 3:28 pm by J. H. Osborne

Proponents of the 27-cent hike said it is needed to realistically fund regular government operations and schools, and to stop digging ever-deeper into the county's much-depleted general fund "surplus."

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NLRB tosses ruling allowing college athletes to unionize

NLRB tosses ruling allowing college athletes to unionize

August 17th, 2015 1:45 pm by MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

In a unanimous decision, the National Labor Relations Board on Monday threw out a historic ruling that gave Northwestern football players the go-ahead to form the nation's first college athletes' union.

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Motoring with Mopar: TCAT technician program geared toward Chrysler dealership jobs

Motoring with Mopar: TCAT technician program geared toward Chrysler dealership jobs

August 16th, 2015 12:30 pm by Community contributor

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC established the Mopar CAP LOCAL program, in partnership with NC3, with a goal of training approximately 1,000 students annually at more than 100 colleges. John Fox, global director of dealer training at FCA US, said

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Downtown icon Wallace News under new management

Downtown icon Wallace News under new management

August 15th, 2015 10:39 pm by Matthew Lane

"I've enjoyed being in here and had a lot of good times, but there's stuff I need to do. Work ties you down," said Marty Mullins, who ran the business for 41 years.

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Rogersville BMA votes to end fire protection contract with TVA power plant

Rogersville BMA votes to end fire protection contract with TVA power plant

August 14th, 2015 11:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Fire Chief David Jackson told the Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday he believes providing fire coverage to the nearby TVA power plant has the potential to leave the city vulnerable.

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Tenn. lawmakers speak out against gas tax amid Haslam tour

Tenn. lawmakers speak out against gas tax amid Haslam tour

August 13th, 2015 7:55 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam is bringing his transportation funding road show to Nashville on Thursday - and Kingsport next week - amid increasing skepticism among fellow Republicans in the Legislature about the need to raise Tennessee's gas tax.

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Board sets vote on developers' tax incentive requests

Board sets vote on developers' tax incentive requests

August 12th, 2015 10:57 pm by Matthew Lane

The Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority heard more information on Wednesday about two proposed apartment complexes, where both developers are seeking $4.5 million in incentives to help make the projects a reality.

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Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Kingsport Pavilion

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Kingsport Pavilion

August 12th, 2015 3:03 pm by Matthew Lane

Things are cooking at the Kingsport Pavilion. Kingsport's building department on Wednesday issued a $700,000 building permit to Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers for the construction of a new restaurant.

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Hawkins Class of 2016 offered chance to earn Work Ethic Diploma

Hawkins Class of 2016 offered chance to earn Work Ethic Diploma - VIDEO

August 12th, 2015 11:45 am by Jeff Bobo

Members of the class of 2016 in all three Hawkins County high schools have an opportunity this year to earn an extra diploma that gives them a leg up on getting a good job, whether it be right out of high school or after college.

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Keystone XL review drags on 5 times longer than average

Keystone XL review drags on 5 times longer than average

August 12th, 2015 7:40 am by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department.

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