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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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MEOC walkathon weekend kicks off with 'Wise County Idol'

May 3rd, 2007 9:54 pm by Staff report

BIG STONE GAP - Mountain Empire Older Citizens' annual walkathon to raise emergency fuel assistance funds for the elderly is on Sunday, but the 31st annual fund-raiser also includes events tonight and Saturday morning.

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Man photographed using stolen Kingsport ATM card

May 3rd, 2007 12:00 am by Timesnews.net Staff

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Sullivan Central buses back on the road after vandalism; two juveniles charged

May 3rd, 2007 12:00 am by Timesnews.net Staff

Thanks to hustled repairs and pulling in spare vehicles, all routes were back to normal one day after buses were forced to double up on students. MGN Graphic.

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U.S. health care costs $2.2 trillion - and rising

May 2nd, 2007 11:57 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - The cost of health care in the United States was $2.2 trillion in 2006, including an average cost to businesses of $7,800 per employee.

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Daybook for May 3, 2007

May 2nd, 2007 11:57 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.

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Sheriff delays new Sullivan jail's opening

May 2nd, 2007 11:45 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - Sheriff Wayne Anderson has delayed opening Sullivan County's new jail facility, citing a need for "adjustments" to satisfy security concerns about some aspects of the $3.4 million facility's design.

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May 2nd, 2007 11:45 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Permanently changing sedentary habits leading to obesity requires a fundamental shift in local government planning, according to walking guru Mark Fenton.

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