Kingsport Times News Saturday, April 25, 2015
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3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

April 15th, 2015 8:05 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Darby Ratcliff, whose Pendleton Farms is near Tri-Cities Regional Airport, said he viewed the potential cash crop as a possible replacement for the tobacco fields that once provided income for families in Northeast Tennessee.

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Kingsport BOE gets first look at school budget

Kingsport BOE gets first look at school budget

April 15th, 2015 12:12 am by Rick Wagner

Kingsport City Schools' draft 2015-16 budget on the surface might appear to be $1.1 million out of balance. But school system officials said that the real shortfall likely isn't that much because of some expenditure reductions.

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Virginia endorses Region 7 school improvement plan

Virginia endorses Region 7 school improvement plan

April 15th, 2015 12:06 am by Stephen Igo

Schools that fall short of certain federal and/or state benchmarks on a consistent basis typically receive state control to turn those schools around.

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Police: Woman sought attention, drama with false claim of assailant

Police: Woman sought attention, drama with false claim of assailant

April 14th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police believe a Hawkins County woman was seeking "attention" and "drama" last year when she allegedly lied to police about a man who confronted her at a used car lot and made her fear she might be in danger.

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Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

April 14th, 2015 6:30 pm by Matthew Lane

City leaders have approved a measure requesting the city limits as an Adventure Tourism District. Businesses that would qualify for state tax credits include kayaking, all-terrain vehicles, equine activities, rappelling, hang-gliding and shooting sports.

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Woman nabbed months later for leaving crashed car in field

Woman nabbed months later for leaving crashed car in field

April 14th, 2015 5:23 pm by Jeff Bobo

A woman who has been wanted since December for allegedly leaving her crashed car tangled in a fence in a Mooresburg farmer's field was returned to Hawkins County Saturday to answer several charges.

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Fugitives in Kingsport attempted murder case arrested in S.C.

Fugitives in Kingsport attempted murder case arrested in S.C.

April 14th, 2015 4:39 pm by Rain Smith

A suspect in a recent attempted murder at a Kingsport hotel has been arrested in South Carolina, along with a female accomplice who allegedly aided in his flight from the region.

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Hawkins County school system honors top teachers

Hawkins County school system honors top teachers

April 14th, 2015 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

During a ceremony held last week, Hawkins County schools honored teachers chosen as this year's best of the best at each school as well as the top elementary, middle and high school teacher for the whole system.

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String of stolen spectacles spurs Kingsport arrest

String of stolen spectacles spurs Kingsport arrest

April 14th, 2015 2:52 pm by Rain Smith

A man has been arrested after swiping a combined 30 pairs of eyeglasses from Kingsport opticians, according to police, then leading a foot chase across Fort Henry Drive before he was tackled by an officer.

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Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

April 14th, 2015 1:21 pm by Hank Hayes

With more people flying, more of them are also packing firearms and doing the wrong thing by trying to get them through airport security checkpoints. Four guns were confiscated last year at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, with two already taken this year.

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