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Local reaction not positive to FDA decision allowing Oxycontin to children

Local reaction not positive to FDA decision allowing Oxycontin to children

August 22nd, 2015 8:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

"My reaction was there are those occasions where that is necessary," said Barry Staubus, Sullivan County District Attorney General. "If it goes the way Oxycontin was first prescribed, we're going to create a generation of young addicts."

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Scott County Public Library's branch manager set to retire this month

Scott County Public Library's branch manager set to retire this month

August 22nd, 2015 6:30 pm by Marci Gore

Rita Walters began volunteering at the Scott County Public Library when her children were young. Later, she was hired on as an employee, starting out at 16 hours a week. After 27 years she calls it the best job she's ever had

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Johnson County Commission says "no" to prison privatization

Johnson County Commission says "no" to prison privatization

August 22nd, 2015 12:17 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

The Johnson County Commission and Mayor Larry Potter sent that message to Nashville Thursday night, unanimously approving a resolution to "strongly oppose any privatization of Northeast Correctional Complex."

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Suspect in Kingsport robbery captured in Big Stone Gap

Suspect in Kingsport robbery captured in Big Stone Gap

August 21st, 2015 8:44 pm by Staff report

Kairi Thompson was taken into custody Friday evening thanks to a tip from the public.

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Bristol's youngest winner ever returns as Cup rookie with small team

Bristol's youngest winner ever returns as Cup rookie with small team

August 21st, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

At the age of 16 Matt DiBenedetto became the youngest driver ever to win a race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Seven years later, DiBenedetto still holds the record as Bristol's youngest winner ever.

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Online sting nets six arrests for prostitution

Online sting nets six arrests for prostitution

August 21st, 2015 2:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

When the alleged prostitutes met with the undercover officers, each woman agreed to perform various sex acts for money. Officers then identified themselves and arrested the women.

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KPD probes theft of tools, baby formula

KPD probes theft of tools, baby formula

August 21st, 2015 1:27 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are requesting public assistance in a pair of felony theft cases: one in which $15,000 in tools were stolen from storage containers, the other when $650 in baby care items were wheeled out of Walmart.

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Man drives through yards to flee stop for seat belt violation

Man drives through yards to flee stop for seat belt violation

August 21st, 2015 11:33 am by Rain Smith

On Fairview Avenue, the suspect pulled into the front lawn of a residence, "accelerated rapidly through several yards" and nearly struck a woman who was outside of her home - missing her by only three feet.

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Northeast State set to open downtown JC campus

Northeast State set to open downtown JC campus

August 21st, 2015 9:00 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

It's been three years in the making and has seen several delays, but Northeast State Community College is finally ready to open its downtown Johnson City campus.

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Walking Tall: New sections of Greenbelt opening later this year

Walking Tall: New sections of Greenbelt opening later this year - VIDEO

August 20th, 2015 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Two more sections of the Kingsport Greenbelt should be opening later this year, while two others are currently in the environmental review process.

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