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Arch Coal eliminating 213 jobs by shutting down operation in Wise, Letcher

Arch Coal eliminating 213 jobs by shutting down operation in Wise, Letcher

July 21st, 2014 10:47 pm by Stephen Igo

"We deeply regret the need to take this action," said Arch President and CEO John Eaves in a release. "We thank the men and women at Cumberland River for their dedication, hard work and strong commitment to operating in a safe and responsible manner."

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Aquatic Center offers special needs swim lessons

Aquatic Center offers special needs swim lessons

July 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Thirteen-year-old Adam Byczko is learning how to swim this summer. This may not sound like a big deal for most teenagers, but for Adam is it. He has Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic condition causing developmental delays

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Piney Flats man sentenced in counterfeit postage scheme

Piney Flats man sentenced in counterfeit postage scheme

July 21st, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

A 34-year-old Piney Flats man has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for using more than $200,000 in counterfeit postage with his online vinyl decal business.

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Woman allegedly attacks daughter, bites Kingsport officer

Woman allegedly attacks daughter, bites Kingsport officer

July 21st, 2014 5:20 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman is facing numerous charges after allegedly pouring a bottle of liquor on her daughter, ripping off the other woman's shirt and attempting to choke her with it, then biting an officer after she was pepper sprayed.

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Man charged with attempted murder of Kingsport woman

Man charged with attempted murder of Kingsport woman

July 21st, 2014 3:55 pm by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

A Johnson City man was arrested this weekend after a Kingsport woman said he abducted her, beat her and pushed her out of a moving vehicle.

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Some counterfeit Kingsport cash not detectable with pens

Some counterfeit Kingsport cash not detectable with pens

July 21st, 2014 2:54 pm by Rain Smith

Following eight additional reports of fake money over the weekend, Kingsport police are now offering several tips for revealing phony bills, while noting that detector pens won't alert to some counterfeiting techniques being deployed.

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The hot seat: Ivester, Hughes, Reed contest District 4 Sullivan BOE slot

The hot seat: Ivester, Hughes, Reed contest District 4 Sullivan BOE slot

July 21st, 2014 2:17 pm by Rick Wagner

In the only contested county BOE race of three this year, incumbent Robyn Ivester of Piney Flats and challengers Michael Hughes of the Bluff City area and Bruce Reed of the Blountville area are seeking the District 4 BOE seat in the Aug. 7 election.

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Mumpower has PAC money advantage over Harrell in trustee race

Mumpower has PAC money advantage over Harrell in trustee race

July 21st, 2014 12:59 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Alicia (Mrs. Jason) Mumpower is getting big bucks to fund her campaign to unseat Sullivan County Trustee Frances Harrell in the Aug. 7 county general election.

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Kingsport theft suspect remains hospitalized following fall from cliff

Kingsport theft suspect remains hospitalized following fall from cliff

July 21st, 2014 12:29 pm by Rain Smith

An attempt to steal a home theater, air compressor and two pairs of blue jeans is what reportedly led to the serious injury of a Rogersville man, who fell from an approximately 50-foot-high cliff while fleeing a Kingsport Walmart.

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UPDATED: Naming names: City, school leaders to pool BOE nominees

UPDATED: Naming names: City, school leaders to pool BOE nominees

July 21st, 2014 11:34 am by Rick Wagner

City and school leaders hope to come up with appointees for two vacant school board seats Monday. Failing that, they at least hope to narrow the list of prospects so that appointments can be voted on by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Aug. 5.

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