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Wise supervisors get first look at 2007-08 budget

May 10th, 2007 11:36 pm by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - The Wise County Board of Supervisors was presented a working draft of the 2007-08 county budget Thursday that includes a suggested net increase of $2.75 million over the current fiscal year, and about $350,000 less than the increase in "new" mone

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Tennessee Senate approves measure that would protect Indian mascots

May 10th, 2007 11:36 pm by Hank Hayes

Only Tennessee lawmakers would have the power to ban school mascots and symbols featuring American Indians under legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday.

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Daybook for May 11, 2007

May 10th, 2007 11:36 pm by Staff Report

Humane Society of Greater Sullivan County will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 613 Foothills Road, Kingsport. All proceeds will help fund the construction of a new no-kill adoption center.

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Briefs

May 10th, 2007 11:27 pm by Staff Report

Suspect charged in Coeburn burglary

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Sullivan moves inmates into jail

May 10th, 2007 11:21 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - Members of the Sullivan County Commission's Budget Committee seemed happy with news Thursday that the county's new jail facility is now about half full.

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Top Dog: KPD K9 Zak takes trophy at Police Dog Trials

May 10th, 2007 11:21 pm by KACIE DINGUS

"Woof! Woof! Woof!"

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ETSU Foundation members flock to get first look at fossils

May 10th, 2007 9:18 pm by SAM WATSON

GRAY - Peering through a microscope, former East Tennessee State University first lady Martha Street Culp on Thursday got a firsthand glimpse at the sort of scientific discoveries taking place at the Gray Fossil Site.

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ETSU hoping to build math, science building

May 10th, 2007 9:18 pm by SAM WATSON

GRAY - East Tennessee State University leaders hope to build a vast math and science building as part of efforts to integrate instruction and accommodate enrollment growth, President Paul Stanton said Thursday.

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Former Kingsport employee files wrongful termination suit

May 10th, 2007 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - A former Kingsport employee fired for using a city-owned backhoe for personal use has filed a $100,000 federal lawsuit against the Model City and seeks to be reinstated to his former position.

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'Smithsonian Gates' back at Old Deery Inn

May 10th, 2007 12:12 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - There's a lot of history connected to Blountville. Some of it started here. Some of it was just passing through, on the Great Stage Road.

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