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Wheel tax not dead in Sullivan County

Wheel tax not dead in Sullivan County

August 20th, 2015 7:27 am by J. H. Osborne

As the Sullivan County Commission mulled and then approved a 27-cent increase in the county's property tax, the idea of a new wheel tax as an alternative means of generating revenue was lobbed out several times.

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Felony evading charge dismissed against DUI suspect in 105 mph chase

Felony evading charge dismissed against DUI suspect in 105 mph chase

August 19th, 2015 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

With his arresting officer out on medical leave for the foreseeable future and unable to testify, a Church Hill man agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to DUI while charges including felony evading arrest were dismissed.

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Kingsport school board looking at meeting times, days

Kingsport school board looking at meeting times, days

August 19th, 2015 7:00 pm by Rick Wagner

The BOE is changing its meeting and work session times to be uniform at 6 p.m., but the head of the board doesn't want an earlier start time to dampen parent and student attendance.

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Church Hill petition seeks removal of speed tables in Deerfield

Church Hill petition seeks removal of speed tables in Deerfield

August 19th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Speed tables were installed in Church Hill's Deerfield Subdivision about five years ago to slow down traffic, but now some residents there want the speed tables removed.

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Wise sewer work among SW Va. projects awarded funding

Wise sewer work among SW Va. projects awarded funding

August 19th, 2015 2:24 pm by Stephen Igo

A Wise County wastewater treatment project has been included in the latest round of state funds under the Community Development Block Grant program.

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Sinkholes, walls, 150 acres of grass keep KCS maintenance workers busy

Sinkholes, walls, 150 acres of grass keep KCS maintenance workers busy

August 19th, 2015 12:47 pm by Rick Wagner

It was all part of work done to keep things working as smoothly as possible in more than 1.5 million square feet of school space in Kingsport, not counting the Administrative Support Center.

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Gas station shooting in SW Va.

Gas station shooting in SW Va.

August 19th, 2015 11:18 am by Staff Report

An early Wednesday morning altercation in the parking lot of a Washington County, Va., convenience store has resulted in the shooting of one individual.

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Food hauler mishap will 'take a little while' to clear up

Food hauler mishap will 'take a little while' to clear up

August 19th, 2015 10:32 am by Southwest Virginia Bureau

A tractor trailer that overturned on State Route 58-A just east of Coeburn early Wednesday will "take a little while" to clear up, the investigating Virginia State Police trooper told the Times-News this morning.

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Couple who stabbed neighbor over loud sex complaint take plea deal

Couple who stabbed neighbor over loud sex complaint take plea deal

August 19th, 2015 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County couple who beat and stabbed a neighbor after he complained to police about their loud sex were sentenced Monday to a combined 500 days in jail.

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TVA poised to change boathouse standards, enforcement

TVA poised to change boathouse standards, enforcement

August 19th, 2015 7:52 am by Sue Guinn Legg, NET News Service

While floating homes were the intended topic of Tuesday's Tennessee Valley Authority hearing in Johnson City, it didn't take long for Boone Lake's no-longer-floating houses to rise to the surface.

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