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Gray boy finalist in GapKids contest

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by Staff Report

A 7-year-old Gray boy is a finalist in a national contest to pick the next faces of babyGap and GapKids.

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Kingsport city manager proposes hiring recruiter for medical businesses

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

City Manager John Campbell has decided to not replace recently retired Leisure Services Director Tom Bowman at this time. Instead, he wants to use part of the money to hire an economic researcher who will focus on recruiting medical businesses to the city

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Two charged in Johnson City's Rotary Park vandalism

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by NET News Service

Two of the people believed to be responsible for Tuesdayas vandalism of Rotary Park, 1001 N. Broadway St., have been arrested thanks to a tip received by Johnson City police investigators through Crimestoppers.

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Stanton hopeful tuition increases will stabilize

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by Rex Barber

A full-time, in-state undergraduate student is charged $2,151 for one semester of classes at East Tennessee State University. That includes tuition and fees, but not room and board. The cost will be more next year due to decreased support from the state o

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Deadline for Angel Tree gifts a week away

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by J. H. Osborne

With about a week to go before the deadline for returning gifts, about 500 angels a" representing area children who need help this Christmas a" have not been plucked from Angel Trees at local stores, a Salvation Army of Kingsport official said Friday.

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Preston Forest study costs $6,000

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

The city of Kingsport paid a Michigan consultant more than $6,000 to draft a 5A-page report that answered four questions for the Kingsport Regional Planning Commission

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Kingsportas Dogwood Park set to open

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by Matthew Lane

The city plans to hold a grand opening event for the new park a" dubbed Kingsport Dogwood Park a" Tuesday at 2 p.m. The park is located behind left field at Hunter Wright Stadium.

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Elizabethton fugitive arrested after car, foot pursuit

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by John Thompson

A man who was listed on the Elizabethton Police Departmentas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives was arrested by a Carter County deputy Thursday afternoon after a pursuit by car and on foot.

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Kingsport teen's reckless homicide sentence suspended

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by Becky Campbell

Aaron Z. Decker, 18, spent three months in the Washington County Detention Center after he pleaded guilty in September to reckless homicide in an October 2007 crash that killed a friend. He was in court Friday for the final sentencing in the case.

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Johnson County receives grant to develop plant, food facility

December 8th, 2008 12:00 am by John Thompson

A new grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used to help Johnson County develop new energy-efficient agriculture emphasizing the raising of native ornamental plants and sustainable organic food.

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