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Hawkins school director urges  12 cent tax hike to balance budget

Hawkins school director urges 12 cent tax hike to balance budget

July 29th, 2014 5:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Director of Schools Steve Starnes told the Hawkins County Board of Education Monday that the school system is on an "unsustainable path" without new revenue.

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KPD: Twister turns up stolen goods at destroyed home

KPD: Twister turns up stolen goods at destroyed home

July 29th, 2014 12:05 am by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — Sunday evening's Sullivan County tornado revealed more than the devastating side of nature, according to police, but also nearly $2,000 worth of goods recently stolen in Kingsport burglaries.

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Kingsport police investigating shooting on Dale Street

Kingsport police investigating shooting on Dale Street

July 28th, 2014 11:54 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Police are investigating a shooting that reportedly occurred late Monday night near downtown Kingsport.

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Hawkins commission agrees to bid out new emergency radio system

Hawkins commission agrees to bid out new emergency radio system

July 28th, 2014 9:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County will use the 2014-15 construction impact payment from the Tennessee Valley Authority to pay for an emergency radio system upgrade which will hopefully eliminate most of the dangerous radio dead spots in the county.

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Greeneville crash kills Kingsport businessman

Greeneville crash kills Kingsport businessman

July 28th, 2014 9:16 pm by Wes Bunch

GREENEVILLE — The owner of a Kingsport jewelry store was killed Saturday evening in a motorcycle crash that occurred in Greeneville.

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UPDATE: National Weather Service: Kingsport tornado packed winds of 110 mph

UPDATE: National Weather Service: Kingsport tornado packed winds of 110 mph

July 28th, 2014 9:07 pm by Staff Report

The National Weather Service has confirmed that tornadoes hit Sullivan and Washington counties Sunday evening, while storm damage in Hawkins County is believed to have been caused by straight-line winds.

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Kingsport crews work after-hours to clear storm damage, debris

Kingsport crews work after-hours to clear storm damage, debris

July 28th, 2014 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport's Streets and Sanitation Department will be running after-hour routes in the Rock Springs/Tri-Cities Crossing area of town for at least the rest of the week in order to help with clean-up efforts in these sections of town hardest hit by Sunday's

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NWS: Kingsport tornado packed 110 mph winds, Gray area twister traveled 7.1 miles

NWS: Kingsport tornado packed 110 mph winds, Gray area twister traveled 7.1 miles

July 28th, 2014 5:37 pm by Rain Smith

The National Weather Service has confirmed that tornadoes hit Sullivan and Washington counties on Sunday evening, while officials are still investigating a potential touchdown in Hawkins County.

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Couple on bail for burglaries reportedly nabbed with meth labs

Couple on bail for burglaries reportedly nabbed with meth labs

July 28th, 2014 3:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County couple arrested earlier this month accused of stealing batteries from several large parked vehicles are back in trouble, this time accused of manufacturing meth in their home.

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Man threatens to 'stomp' cop's mother, sexually assault children

Man threatens to 'stomp' cop's mother, sexually assault children

July 28th, 2014 3:14 pm by Rain Smith

Police were requested for a standby on Rock Springs Road, where a woman said her boyfriend had taken her van without permission. While on scene the suspect returned her keys, but ignored an officer's commands to step away from the vehicle.

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