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Grant to help fund equipment upgrades, overtime for Weber City PD

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Grant to help fund equipment upgrades, overtime for Weber City PD

April 23rd, 2014 10:24 pm by Wes Bunch

Weber City Police Chief Phillip Lane said he and Mayor Grover W. Dougherty applied for the funds last year after the Attorney General's Office received roughly $50 million from a settlement with Abbott Labs stemming from a lawsuit over misbranded drugs.

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Early voting to begin in Kingsport,  Bristol

Early voting to begin in Kingsport, Bristol

April 24th, 2014 12:05 am by J. H. Osborne

Early voting began at the Sulllivan County Election Office in Blountville on April 16, and as of close of business Wednesday had drawn a much higher turnout than during the same period four years ago.

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Kingsport  issues building permit for new Krispy Kreme

Kingsport issues building permit for new Krispy Kreme

April 23rd, 2014 3:55 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport has been without a Krispy Kreme for more than four years.

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Coeburn takes over operation of town Public Works Department

Coeburn takes over operation of town Public Works Department

April 23rd, 2014 11:09 pm by Staff Report

Last fall, the Coeburn Town Council voted against renewing a public works contract with Veolia Water North America (VWNA). The company operated the town's Public Works Department since May 14, 2009, according to a press release.

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Area law enforcement agencies participating in Drug Take-Back Day

Area law enforcement agencies participating in Drug Take-Back Day

April 23rd, 2014 11:09 pm by Nick Shepherd

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is held around the nation twice a year to raise awareness of permanent prescription drug disposal boxes available to the public.

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Parents of Innovation Academy students launch petition to keep Bloomingdale site

Parents of Innovation Academy students launch petition to keep Bloomingdale site

April 23rd, 2014 10:51 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie said the school board is keeping the STEM program alive and well by voting 5-0 with one absent and one abstaining for his recommendation to move it to a school within a school at Holston Middle.

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Photo Gallery: Gas Line Break on Greenway Street

April 23rd, 2014 2:41 pm by Ned Jilton

Workers installing a fence behind Hayworth Tire and Auto, 2101 W. Stone Drive, struck a gas line forcing closure of Greenway Street. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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At least 100 new jobs coming to Wise

At least 100 new jobs coming to Wise

April 23rd, 2014 1:40 pm by Stephen Igo

Sykes opened its Wise County center in 2000 and has maintained an employee base of 200 to 250 employees since. McReynolds said the facility will employ between 350 to 400 employees by early summer.

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21 car batteries stolen from Blountville towing lot

21 car batteries stolen from Blountville towing lot

April 23rd, 2014 11:37 am by Rain Smith

Police are seeking information on an individual who apparently cut through the fence at a Blountville towing company's storage lot, disabled the surveillance system, and stole batteries from 21 vehicles.

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Henry formally inaugurated  as 8th chancellor of UVa-Wise

Henry formally inaugurated as 8th chancellor of UVa-Wise

April 23rd, 2014 12:35 am by Stephen Igo

The rector of The University of Virginia, George Keith Martin, dubbed Donna P. Henry "Henry the Eighth," a lighthearted yet official proclamation making it so.

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Kingsport man charged with burglary, aggravated  assault

Kingsport man charged with burglary, aggravated assault

April 23rd, 2014 12:24 am by Rain Smith

An altercation involving several Kingsport neighbors prompted multiple charges after a man allegedly armed himself with a steak knife and threatened to kill a woman, then kicked in her apartment door when she retreated inside.

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