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GOP lawmakers still pushing for cut in sales tax on food

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by Hank Hayes

Republican lawmakers making up most of Northeast Tennessee's legislative caucus said there was one item missing from Gov. Phil Bredesen's plan to reform education funding.

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Kingsport's free Wi-Fi service expands

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by SHARON CASKEY HAYES

Individuals with a Wi-Fi enabled laptop, PDA or cell phone can access the Internet in several areas around the city including downtown Kingsport, Riverview, and the Borden Mill and Meadowview areas.

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Schools present budget plan in Wise

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - The Wise County School Board presented its 2007-08 budget proposal to the county Board of Supervisors on Thursday, which includes a $750,000 increase in local funds over current year local support of the school division.

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Bredesen proposes education funding overhaul

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by Hank Hayes

NET school systems that have claimed to be shortchanged by the BEP would see millions in new money if Bredesen's plan wins approval. MGN Graphic.

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Daybook for May 4, 2007

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by Staff Report

Early voting for the Kingsport, Bristol and Bluff City municipal elections will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Election Commission Office, 3258 Highway 126, Blountville; at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium, 1550 Fort Henry Drive; and the YWCA of Brist

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Corrections, May 4, 2007

May 3rd, 2007 11:27 pm by Staff Report

Netherland Inn grand opening is 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday

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Washington BOE gets update on contract talks

May 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm by BEN INGRAM

JOHNSON CITY - The Washington County Board of Education was informed Thursday of the status of contract negotiations between the board and the Washington County Education Association, particularly in the area of finances and teacher salaries.

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Erwin Food Lion hosting 'Spring Fling' fund-raiser for Children's Miracle Network

May 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm by JIM WOZNIAK

ERWIN - Efforts to raise more money for the Children's Miracle Network will have a youthful feel Saturday when Food Lion hosts its "Spring Fling for the Kids" event in the parking lot of the Erwin store.

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Gatton promises $1 million to VI in fund-raising challenge

May 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm by Staff report

BRISTOL, Va. - Local automobile retailer Bill Gatton on Thursday gave Virginia Intermont College $250,000 and promised to up the gift to $1 million if the financially struggling college can raise $5 million from other sources.

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Warrants filed against ex-Scott jailers accused of assaulting, sexual abuse of inmate

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

GATE CITY - Warrants were filed recently in Scott County General District Court against two former Duffield Regional Jail employees accused of assaulting an inmate.

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