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Extreme cold amps up homeowners'  danger from fire  -  and ice

Extreme cold amps up homeowners' danger from fire - and ice

February 18th, 2015 9:00 pm by Staff report

With wind chills predicted well below zero in the next few days, the risk of both fires and frozen pipes will increase greatly for homes across the region. But some local experts say that with a few precautions, each potential catastrophe can be avoided.

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Alleged road rage lands habitual motor offender in jail

Alleged road rage lands habitual motor offender in jail

February 18th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Surgoinsville man who has been a convicted habitual motor offender since 1997 was arrested Tuesday evening in Church Hill following an alleged alcohol fueled road rage incident with another motorist on Highway 11-W.

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Power companies urge conservation during cold snap

Power companies urge conservation during cold snap

February 18th, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Power demand is expected to reach record peaks with Thursday predicted to be near the highest total energy day in Tennessee Valley Authority history.

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High-speed pursuit adds to Rogersville woman's rap sheet

High-speed pursuit adds to Rogersville woman's rap sheet

February 18th, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman who has acquired a colorful criminal record over the past four years is back in jail after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph.

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Downtown church offers food, shelter

Downtown church offers food, shelter

February 18th, 2015 4:05 pm by David Grace

A Kingsport church and its numerous volunteers will provide shelter, warm drinks and hot meals to anyone seeking refuge from the bitterly cold temperatures.

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Church service scuffle prompts complaint against pastor

Church service scuffle prompts complaint against pastor

February 18th, 2015 2:30 pm by Rain Smith

A man told police he had attended a Kingsport church earlier in the afternoon, but the pastor told him to leave because "he was there for the wrong reasons." When he refused, the pastor grabbed the worshiper's belt to forcefully remove him from a pew.

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Reward offered for info on THP trooper's barn fires

Reward offered for info on THP trooper's barn fires

February 18th, 2015 12:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - The state fire marshal's Bomb and Arson Squad determined Wednesday that two barns which burned simultaneously on a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper's family farm Friday night were intentionally set ablaze.

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Live blog for winter weather updates

Live blog for winter weather updates

February 18th, 2015 10:04 am by Staff report

This live blog will periodically be updated throughout the day with all the latest news regarding winter weather, including school closings, road conditions and weather updates.

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Flashlight leads to lockdown at Cherokee High

Flashlight leads to lockdown at Cherokee High

February 17th, 2015 11:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

With so many acts of school violence occurring across the country, Hawkins County Schools emphasize that students, faculty and staff are the first line of defense in preventing tragedies by reporting any potential safety concerns.

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Phipps Bend spec building payoff may come with strings attached

Phipps Bend spec building payoff may come with strings attached

February 17th, 2015 11:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Commission may use county funds to pay off the debt on the Phipps Bend spec building which has been for sale since it was constructed in 2009.

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